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NIEUWE WANDELING 2B, Ghent, Belgium
09 32 40 500
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The restaurant is situated in an ancient electricity factory which has been restored with great taste. The building is divided in two parts, upstairs the cocktail bar, where you can have your appetizers before and your coffee after your meal. Downstairs is the dining room. The guests can see the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Veronique52
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  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The restaurant is situated in an ancient electricity factory which has been restored with great taste. The building is divided in two parts, upstairs the cocktail bar, where you can have your appetizers before and your coffee after your meal. Downstairs is the dining room. The guests can see the kitchen staff working at all times and that gives the... More 

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gent
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We ordered the menu and received so much more than that! First some delicious appetizers, then the 5 course meal, and then some little bites to finish off. It was so good, that I can't even choose which course I preferred! Every bite was a very pleasant surprise. The staff is also really friendly. Ask the sommelier for help, because... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We had dinner at this restaurant - when we got there, we were directed to the bar upstairs where we had G&T of the day and we were given the menu and explained about the 5 course menu - I am vegetarian but they had a 5 course menu specially for the vegetarian and I was extremely pleased with the... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Thuesday 9th of December I decided to have dinner with my fiancé in Volta. We started with cocktails upstairs, in the bar. The bartender was very professional and was glad to give us some advise. We had the first amuse-bouches in the bar with our aperitive, which were one by one sublime! We choose the 6-course menu (with the extra... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal at Volta. The service and hospitality was fantastic, an amuse bouche was served between every course, including when we retired to the bar after dinner. The standard of the food was excellent - fantastic presentation and great flavours. I am pregnant and the staff were happy to recommend alternatives where appropriate. The restaurant itself is... More 

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Belgium
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338 reviews 338 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
366 helpful votes 366 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Since Olly Ceulenaere left Volta has gone down hill. The food was nicely presented but rather uninspired. During the game season you'd expect some game but for one dish with hare all the other dishes were suited for summer than winter we all thought. The staff was ok but not very professional for a place that pretends to be be... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had a great degustation at Volta, although the service let this place down - it was a busy night but our sommellier totally forgot about us half way thru the meal - by the time the main arrived and we'd asked where our wine was, it took them so long we had to eat before it was cold. Waiters... More 

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Mechelen, B
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81 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Was a bit perplexed that there was not a single vegetarian dish on the menu, but still I asked for both a vegetarian starter and vegetarian main. Veggie order was taken without any problem, chef made two dishes and they were both inventive and sublime... Absolutely great. So why, why not put some veggie options on the menu; it is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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49 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Went here on my first night in Ghent. Started at the bar upstairs. The bartender specializes in gin drinks. Very ambitious menu and great value for food of this quality. Ample wine list. Nice space. Desserts are very strong part of menu.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Start with a drink at the bar above the restaurant, you can already order. They have really good food and very experienced waiters. Great wines also, good service. You will have a great evening!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: NIEUWE WANDELING 2B, Ghent, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: 09 32 40 500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

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