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Karel De Stoute

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vrouwebroerstraat 5 | 9000, Ghent, Belgium
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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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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
In some near time in the future you won't get in....

....without making a reservation months upfront. We were lucky..30 Dec, our reserved restaurant let us know they were not open just half an hour before we had to go. Called Karel de Stoute and last table for 2 that evening... This was for us "the" revelation since a very long time. This guy can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
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Budapest, Hungary
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Budapest, Hungary
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

....without making a reservation months upfront. We were lucky..30 Dec, our reserved restaurant let us know they were not open just half an hour before we had to go. Called Karel de Stoute and last table for 2 that evening... This was for us "the" revelation since a very long time. This guy can cook...the new upcoming talent in Flanders!... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The restaurant is located in a very old part of Ghent called the Patershol, with very good restaurants. Karel De Stoute is one of those! The atmosphere inside is dull, with whispering people and nobody laughs. However, this negative feature is more than compensated by the excellent, delicious and very original menus. So if you only care about great food,... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Menu is very limited, you have just 1 or 2 options to choose from. 1 or 2 more would be perfect in my opinion. Food is really good, very appetizing and well prepared. Service is ok, but not waw. You can sit outside, it seems a nice mini garden. But there are pigeons flying over and sitting in the trees..... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

yesterday night i had one of the best surprises ever in a restaurant. Very close to where I live, in one of the oldest parts of the city close to the Castle, you can find the restaurant Karel de Stoute. I had been there moren than 10 years ago. The place had different owners, but the food was very good.... More 

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Belgium
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337 reviews 337 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
361 helpful votes 361 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: vrouwebroerstraat 5 | 9000, Ghent, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Description

Nice young couple recently took it over and made a great little restaurant!

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