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Restaurant Valentijn

Rodekoningstraat 1 | Patershol, Ghent 9000 , Belgium
+3292250429
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Ranked #6 of 520 Restaurants in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $48 - $71
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Ghent, Belgium
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

4 of us visited on a Saturday evening. Turned up on spec. Getting a table was not a problem, although I would recommend a reservation as there is not a lot of spaces available. The restaurant layout still feels like the original house layout, floor not flat ( a few steps, so be careful as you walk around) Space is... More

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Listowel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and it was great, food was great, wine was kept flowing and the service was top notch. It has everything you'd want for a great restaurant experience.

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High Wycombe
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We must have visited the night after StephenR285, as we had the same menu, which was really tasty, so see his review for some of the choices :) The other choice for starter was smoked mozzarella and tomato, with basil and spicy guacamole, which I had. For the main course, my wife had the other choice, which was cod and... More

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Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

After reading the Trip Adviser reviews we booked in for a Monday night and were glad we did. The place was full and we have missed out if we had not booked. We both opted for the four course menu with wine and coffee included (55 euros a head) and we were not disappointed. There were two choices for each... More

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Bangkok
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This restaurant is such a lovely place to dine, it is a small restaurant in Ghent, I was there early before its opening time (6.30pm) hoping there was a table for two and luckily we got a table. It was the first time we had Belgian food and we enjoyed it a lot, I had very nice homemade smoke salmon... More

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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went here a couple of times, and it never loses its quality. The service is great, the cosy setting makes sure that you have a lovely evening and the food is to die for. This is lovely for couples, but also great for a family trip (of course, with older children) to celebrate something (or if you want fine... More

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Wokingham, Berkshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We booked the restaurant on the strength of its trip advisor reviews and weren't disappointed. The service was very good after an initial bit of confusion over the set menu and the food was excellent. The restaurant is small and intimate and ideal for a romantic dinner for 2.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I would highly recommend Restaurant Valentijn, should you find yourself in Ghent, Belgium as we did last week. Hats off to the owners, Catherine and Yoeri Moerman for making both natives and travelers feel welcome in their small restaurant with only 14 tables--but the best thing is that they offer a set menu with aperitif, wines and desserts selected especially... More

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Naples, Florida, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We used trip advisor to find a good restaurant in Ghent. This was our 1st choice and when we got there at about 6PM it wasn't open yet. It opened around 6:30 and we were the 2nd couple in the restaurant. The hostess/waitress/bartender asked if we had reservations (we didn't) and we were lucky enough to be given the last... More

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hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

we would not have found this place without the help of Tripadvisor.It is in a lovely building in the old town(Patershol),and certainly deserves it's high rating among the restaurants in Ghent.It is quite small and a real family run place with the chef's wife doing all the front of house and the waiting as well. We had dinner in three... More

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