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The House of Eliott

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French, Eclectic
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Jan Breydelstraat 36, Ghent, Belgium
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Thu - Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 194
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Good food in a great and special setting

Located in the old Ghent city center, close to the medieval Caste of the Counts The House of Eliot serves a menu with surprising choices. Good tasting food in the great and also special eclectic location. Nice and friendly service by one of the owners who likes to makes his guest laughing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Samurai44
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Ghent, Belgium
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Ghent, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Located in the old Ghent city center, close to the medieval Caste of the Counts The House of Eliot serves a menu with surprising choices. Good tasting food in the great and also special eclectic location. Nice and friendly service by one of the owners who likes to makes his guest laughing. Reasonable priced and when leaving a free local... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The lobster is delicious, staff very friendly and funny, and the decoration is really special. I would highly recommend to have dinner here when you are in Ghent. Be sure to make a reservation in time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Lobster is my favorite type of meat so when I found the House of Elliot I was in lobster heaven. From the very interesting decor (like a museum of antiques) delicious food and excellent customer service this was an A+ experience. Everything at the restaurant was very thought out and shows the owner really cares. Specially, owner meets with each... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A must visit place to those who loves lobster!!👍👍👌👌we had a family dinner here during my mom's b-day and all of us are satisfied with the service especially the food. I am not so impressed with the place especially the decors but that is not a big deal as long as i am satisfied w/ what i eat!!

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Amsterdam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This place got such good reviews so we were excited to try it. We've been living in Ghent for 2 years now and must say this place was a little underwhelming. It wasn't terrible, but it was average. There are many more interesting places to experience here in Ghent.

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Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

If you love lobster this is THE place to be! À rather " special " furnished restaurant where we ate grilled lobster, so delicious you'll lick your fingers. Do NOT hesitate, try it and you'll see!!! Enjoy ;-)

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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We had booked this restaurant and was pleased that we did as it does get busy and it is a small place - they have a terrace but we had gone in January. The food was wonderful and I had telephone the restaurant prior to visiting to let them know that I am vegetarian - this place is for lobster... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We had an absolutely great dinner here on december 21 of 2014. We had the "Lobster Carrousel" menu which was absolutely great, consisting of 6 different preparations of lobster. The interior of the restaurant is very special as well! We will go back in the summer because they have a terrace that is right by the water. The waiter downstairs... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Just fantastic, great cozy atmosphere yet private. You need to book weeks ahead. Recommend the lobster menu prepared six ways.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is just something else then the standard restaurants. It mainly is lobster and the service is perfect. Informal, they have time for you as a customer and they really like to serve you. We will come back to Gent again and will eat here again. We wish them all the best for the future and keep up the good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jan Breydelstraat 36, Ghent, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 146
  • Cuisine: French, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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