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The House of Eliott

Jan Breydelstraat 36, Ghent, Belgium
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Ranked #2 of 506 restaurants in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $37 - $146
Cuisines: French, Eclectic
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Maldegem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Last year we where a little disappointed after our visit to this restaurant (please see my earlier posts) but this time we hit the jackpot. Our visit to the House of Eliott was fantastic. It already started with a very good mousse of smoked eel. After that we had the menu with 3 half lobsters : lobster Belle-vue, lobster with... More

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Amazing Unusual and totally different. Front of house service fantastic we were made to feel very welcome The restaurant is like sitting in a 1920s front parlour weird but comfortingly wonderful. I had lobster done 6 ways it was beautiful my friends had different meals of fish and steak which they thoroughly enjoyed. Gent is also a beautiful friendly city... More

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uk
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Absolutely wonderful restaurant in a lovely city. Top rate food especially the lobster. Decor very different and beautifully done Shame overrated restaurants like St Helenas in Elstow can't learn to treat their customers and serve good food like this. The House of Eliot fully deserve their place as best restaurant in the city and will definitely be going again

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ghent
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

i will keep this brief : the food, the setting and the service are all top notch! The restaurant is located in the epicenter of old ghent, so surroundings are also worth the visit.

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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Here is the place to go in Ghent if you like lobster. The way the chef prepares it, is just a fest for your tastebuds. They also make sure you don't have too much work left to eat it, so it's not like you have to break your food into thousands of pieces if you actually want to eat. A... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Nice dinner experience. Nothing negative to say about our visit. Good food and good company. Yes it is expensive but you get also value.

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I have visited this restaurant on a single occasion for a dinner. As said,to describe inerior as ecclectic is a gross understratement.The rooms are overflowing with objects,in an attempt to create bourjois sense of wealth and taste.Not everybody would like it,but effort may be appreciated.This is a place to eat lobsters and mainly lobsters. There are couple of options on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Great lobster. Excellent atmosphere and really helpful attentive service. You don't have to eat Lobster here and there is a good menu, but it seems a shame to go here if you are not coming here for the Lobster. Great intimate restuarant with scenic view by the water

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Charlotte, NC, USA
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140 reviews 140 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We stumbled upon this place while walking thru Ghent. Never realized it was the #1 rated restaurant in Ghent until writing this review! How's that for luck! Fabulous lobster and seafood dishes with sauces so divine you'll have to stop yourself from licking the plate! We noticed the canal side shaded patio as we were crossing a nearby bridge. Ask... More

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Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Tasty food, nice staff! Great place for a romantic dinner, expensive but it's worth it .... Be sure to come back here!

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