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Emile Braunplein 1, Ghent, Belgium
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Ranked #38 of 547 Restaurants in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Fri - Tue 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Belgian, International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: friendly welcome and worth trying out the Flemish dishes. Reasonable value.

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144 reviews 144 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We only managed to visit once, but were very impressed. Had the flemish stew (with apple compote), and the rabbit stew. Both excellent, and good sized portions. Very quiet night, but still a lovely atmosphere, really comfy seating in the window area. Staff were friendly, service was excellent, no complaints other than we were too full to manage a dessert!

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Novato, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had lunch here on the recommendation of the owner of the tapestry shop up the street. It is quite a pretty restaurant inside, and the service was good. My husband had the local speciality "Waterzooi" which turned out to be a cross between chicken soup and stew. He thought that for 18 euros it wasn't worth it, but there... More 

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Heathfield, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Service was extremely good and the food excellent. Not too many dishes but between the four of us and over 3 visits, we managed to try most and they were very, very good.

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Kinross, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Pleasant interior and service was friendly. I just had to try the beef stew (reasonably priced) and it was as good as other reviewers have said. Also tried the shrimp croquettes for a starter but although they were tasty enough the price was ridiculously high so not to be repeated. Good selection of beers and generally a nice experience. But... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for a drink lunchtime after climbing the clock tower. What we being served at lunch prompted us to return for our evening meal. We were not disappointed. We both had the traditional prawn croquettes for starters. My wife them had the Flemish stew and I had the stewed eels in the local sauce. A very enjoyable meal. Service... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

From the outside it looks dull but actually this is a nice place, pleasant service and classic ambiance and perfectly adequate food. The starters were ok, prawn croquettes especially nice (but not cheap) and the mains (vol-au-vent and pan-fried eel with tartare sauce) were very tasty indeed. Prices are on the steep side but overall quite a recommendable experience for... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Ignore the outside - very bland and unappealing. If it hadn't been for reading the other reviews, we wouldn't have bothered. However, once inside the decor is much better and the staff very welcoming. Food was very good; particularly the Prawns Passion starter and the Belgian stew.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We spent six days in Ghent, so obviously we tried many restaurants. We declared our meal at Passion to be the best! Their Ghent specialties, the Carbonade Flamande and the Waterzooi, were terrific (We had tried these dishes at other restaurants too!) The wines and beers were also fine, and service was prompt and friendly. We can't comment on the... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Just don't take the Irish rib eye and you will not be disappointed. The beef stew is the best that you can get in Ghent.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The beef stew is excellent. The prawn/scampi salad was good, could do with less dressing. Also had a taste of fried eel. Would order this next time. Apple cake was good. We were in Ghent for the day. Been to this restaurant before and would go again.

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Additional Information about Passion

Address: Emile Braunplein 1, Ghent, Belgium
Phone Number: 92256886
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Belgian, International

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