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Ketelvest, 9, Ghent, Belgium
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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For the people who like fine cuisine and lobster,the place to be! Small but cozy restaurant in cellar,with in summer nice terrace to sit at the border of the river. Few times we had lunch and dinner. Perfect! Owners are very nice polite and attend full.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
Marc B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

For the people who like fine cuisine and lobster,the place to be! Small but cozy restaurant in cellar,with in summer nice terrace to sit at the border of the river. Few times we had lunch and dinner. Perfect! Owners are very nice polite and attend full.

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Thank Marc B
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The decor was suitably tasteful, and luckily the colour green really gets me in the mood for some lobster time. Staff were encouragingly discreet and only visible when called upon for more butter, which they were all too happy to provide by the literal bucket load! My one concern is about the coming of the lobster, mine seemed a little... More 

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4 Thank Arnold G
Ghent, Belgium
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

We went there yesterday. We got a nice table overlooking the " Ketelvest". We had a wonderful starter (potato mash wrapped in smoked salmon - delicious) followed by an incredibly tasteful grilled lobster. With this lobster came a very mineral Austrian white wine. It was a perfect dinner, just simply perfect.

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Thank Sint-Denijs
Ghent
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

First of all, I go to lots of restaurant, it's part of my job, I have been literally to 1000 restaurant. This is the worst experience by far. I never actually write bad reviews because most of the restaurant try hard and it's a though business. But this restaurant never heard about hospitality and is really the worst I have... More 

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4 Thank zhxu
Ghent, Belgium
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The menu is quite limited, but the lobster is well prepared. So if you are a fan of lobster, this is your place.

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Thank T0urist_il_
gentbrugge
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170 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

We went to the restaurant on a saturday evening and it was fully booked so were lucky to have a made a reservation. The choice on the menu is limited, so if you do not like lobster you should go to another restaurant. Sevice was very friendly and the food was excellently prepared.

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Thank dd220786
Reading, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had a lovely meal in this tiny restaurant but there was not much else other than lobster - the clue is in the name! There is no choice of puddings - just the one house pudding. It was all delicious though and a real treat. We'd definitely recommend it and thought it had lots of atmosphere.

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1 Thank Minkette_12
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

My husband & I had the set menu for 50€ which consisted of 3 courses (two baby lobsters) and a brûlée for desert. It was really delicious and the wine they recommended was very good too. The restaurant is let down by the slow (though friendly) service; it's nice to relax over a meal, but to wait 45 minutes between... More 

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1 Thank Hils652
Miesbach, Germany
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16 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We went to Le homard rouge to have a nice dinner and did not regret our choice. We chose the 3 course menu with salmon tartar, scallops, a sorbet and 1/2 lobster. Everything was well-prepared, fresh and tasted well. The price was absolutely justified for what you get. It's not haute cuisine but on a high level. Only little downside:... More 

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Surrey
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

It was an evening in the latter part of September when we chose to dine at Le Homard Rouge. It had turned warm during the day and everyone had chosen to eat out on the terrace overlooking the canal. We decided to do likewise. It really was very pleasant. We chose the Grand Menu which included a lobster each, served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ketelvest, 9, Ghent, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Seafood

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