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Restaurant Valentijn

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Belgian, French
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Rodekoningstraat 1 | Patershol, Ghent 9000 , Belgium
+3292250429
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We wish you a warm welcome...
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 137
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely food

We booked this restaurant through our hotel, Making reservations in advance is a must for any of the good restaurants as they mainly operate on a single sitting. The menu was all in Flemish and the set menu was explained in full by the waitress who seemed a little miffed when we asked what was on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Boho1979
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Deal, kent
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Deal, kent
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We booked this restaurant through our hotel, Making reservations in advance is a must for any of the good restaurants as they mainly operate on a single sitting. The menu was all in Flemish and the set menu was explained in full by the waitress who seemed a little miffed when we asked what was on the ala carte menu... More 

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

On a charming cobblestone street in a neat neighborhood, I frankly wasn't too keen on the style of the this restaurant, the layout was a bit odd and sort of cramped, lots of stairs. But what really matters is the food and Restaurant Valentijn certainly delivered. We opted for the fixed menu which was inventive and unique. We started with... More 

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Austin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My wife, son and I had dinner at Restaurant Valentijn last September. My son, who entertains frequently in his business, noted that our meal was one of the best he had encountered. The food was absolutely delicious. We telephoned the day of our visit and were probably the last reservation accepted. The restaurant is small and has an intimate atmosphere.... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We enjoyed a memorable meal here when visiting Ghent for the Christmas markets. The food was excellent and all eight of us who have eaten in restaurants far and wide agreed that it was a special meal. The service was relaxed and efficient and the husband and wife team of chef and front of house gave the evening a special... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This small restaurant is run by an older couple. We had the 55 euro menu that includes a 4 course menu with red/white wine and coffee. The food and wine are ok/good; what I expect to get in a medium priced restaurant. No big thrills, but nothing to complain either. The service is sometimes a little bit slow, but that... More 

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Ascot
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236 reviews 236 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

First class TA recommendation - not to be missed in Gent, though recommend booking ahead. Cosy restaurant with very friendly and attentive service, the small but exquisitely executed menu was perfect. Very reasonable 4 course menu options including wine and locally sourced ingredients representing good value for money if you're looking for a top end dining experience.

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London
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197 reviews 197 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

It was thanks to all the tripadvisor reviews that made us choose this lovely cosy restaurant where we had a wonderful meal (best of our trip), a wonderful evening and the service was delightful. I won't describe the menu or food as there are some very good previous reviews that do that in detail. I can only say the next... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Visited this restaurant with my husband after reading Trip Advisor reviews. We were very impressed. Such a cosy restaurant, in a quiet cobbled lane. It felt very homely, & we were told that it had originally been two houses. Run by a husband and wife, as previously stated on previous reviews. The ambience, service, quality and presentation of food were... More 

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Hemel Hempstead
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I loved how cosy and relaxed the atmosphere of this small restaurant was. Run by a couple - I wish I had caught her name but the wife runs the service by herself mostly and the husband is the chef - and very skilfully maintained. The food is delicious and well prepared and the set menu with wine is great... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
415 helpful votes 415 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Ate here on a Friday night, prebooked after reading TA reviews. Small restaurant, as previously stated ran by a couple, so 1 front of house, 1 in kitchen. Chose to eat off the set menu, including wine at 55€. Sparkling wine aperitif served with white sausage and a gorgeous green and black olive tapenade. Lovely fresh ciabatta bread and creamy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rodekoningstraat 1 | Patershol, Ghent 9000 , Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +3292250429

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 42 - 62
  • Cuisine: Belgian, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

We wish you a warm welcome...

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