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Karel De Stoute

vrouwebroerstraat 5 | 9000, Ghent, Belgium
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Ranked #28 of 506 restaurants in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nice young couple recently took it over and made a great little restaurant!
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nice young couple recently took it over and made a great little restaurant!
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87% Recommend
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Belgium
Top Contributor
316 reviews 316 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
318 helpful votes 318 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

A fine restaurant. Great food, delicious wines and smooth service. Why only three? Because we find that it is rather on the pricey side. Small restaurant with a lot of staff so maybe that's the reason. But we dined extensively for € 50 less at michelin starred Vrijmoed a few months back and Karel de Stoute is not of this... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Cosy small restaurant, with inversely proportional marvellous food. The menu is very well designed (easy to chose, which I like a lot). Had a 4 course meal, and every course was mesmerising, intriguing and felt rewarding...ummm. A good blend of flavours, technique, and service. Looking forward to coming again.

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Metz
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Everything very badly passed from the beginning to the end. First of all, the welcome was cold because I was late. There was a misunderstanding for the schedule with the hotel which had reserved restoring her(it) for me. I arrived at 9 pm. Late apparently for this restaurant. The maximum hour of arrival being 8 pm. Result:I had no choice... More

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UK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Incredibly slow service here despite an almost empty restaurant. The starter was pretty to look at, but insubstantial and not particularly tasty. The little loaves of bread were a nice touch in their baking tins, but were very necessary as we might have had to go elsewhere for sustenance later. The main course was disappointing and not in any way... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

I didnt know of this restaurant and read comments on this site. Reviews sounded convincing enough for me to try this restaurant. I can tell that all positive comments found here are true! I cant find any negative point, really. We were in company of eight, and all of us shared same experience. I believe this restaurant will some day... More

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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

If you want to spend a typical flemish high cuisine, this is a very good place to be. Don't be surprised to be served a 7 course meal of small and excellent selections with delicious sorbets and fine fruit ice creams in between. The environment is quite unique with the old custom way of service.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012 via mobile

Fine and very honest food. good vibe and excellent wines, recommended by the house.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

My wife and I dined at Karel De Stoute in December based on reviews here at TA. We were following an experiment to see if highly regarded places like this one were measurably better than say places that did not have as many reviews. Look at my other review in Ghent for the other place we dined. But on to... More

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Ghent
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

We come here twice a year, and every time, they just seem to surprise us with new things and excellent food. The cook really knows what he is doing, we expect a michelin star soon. Service is very good and very friendly, superb location! If there is something in the menu you don't like, a good alternative is never a... More

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Dorset, England
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225 reviews 225 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

When we got there we thought that we might be the only customers but the place, somewhat hidden away, was soon close to full. Unlike another reviewer, we didn't find it too noisy, and the outside courtyard tables are probably lovely in the summer We had the 5 course taster menu with wine - I think 58 Euros and wine... More

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