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Passion

Emile Braunplein 1, Ghent, Belgium
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Ranked #28 of 520 Restaurants in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Fri - Tue 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: friendly welcome and worth trying out the Flemish dishes. Reasonable value.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: friendly welcome and worth trying out the Flemish dishes. Reasonable value.
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Poole
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Massachusetts
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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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We ate at this restaurant on a recent visit to Ghent on the basis of reviews we'd read on Trip Advisor, but found our experience in no way matched those of other contributors. I ordered the vegetarian salad and the dish delivered to the table could only be described as a mess - a mixture of salad items topped with... More

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Franklin, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Wonderful place for dinner. My hubby had traditional stew and it was so tasty and a lot of it, honestly two people could share it. I had pasta with fresh mozzarella and I enjoyed every single bite of it. Highly recommended.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Good, traditional Flemish food served in a matter of fact way – We had just arrived in Ghent and simply wanted a quick (but good)meal. We called in and just had two main dishes - beef stew and chicken Waterzoi. Other dishes on the menu included steak, eel stew, rabbit stew – very Flemish. Both of our dishes were good.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We've been to this restaurant several times and the food is excellent. The beef stew is the best I've ever had and they give you a whole pot full with endless chips! I've eaten a few stews in Ghent and this is by far the best.

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