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The House of Eliott

Jan Breydelstraat 36, Ghent, Belgium
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Ranked #1 of 520 Restaurants in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $37 - $146
Hours:
Thu - Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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English first
Manalapan, NJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I ate at this restaurant with my wife and another couple last week. The food was excellent. I had beef carpacio to start and then the lobster cooked six different ways. Both were exceptional. Service was OK, but that seems to be the name of the game in Belgium, with a 3-hour dinner considered normal and an hour delay between... More

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Keizer, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I'd walked by The House of Elliott the evening before, while strolling around the beautifully illuminated city of Ghent. The ambiance looked so rich and festive and quirky, I was immediately envious of the people dining inside (even though I had just eaten elsewhere). A life-sized statue of Josephine Baker in her famous banana skirt beckoned from the lobby, and... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

the decor is splendid and the lobster is very nice. All the food is delicious. The staff is vey nice and friendly. Please always make a reservation.

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Brussels, Belgium
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130 reviews 130 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a restaurant full of charm in the middle of the city-centre of Ghent.The hosts are very friendly and charming, a feeling runs through the restaurant.The decor is old-fashioned but very stylish.The food is delicious and has his focus on fish especialy on lobster.Prices are not cheap but get so many back for the price.One of the best restaurants... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We spent a wonderful evening in The House of Elliott last July and returned this August. The place is still one of a kind. The atmosphere is wonderful. The quirky décor adds to the charm. Check out the Dior cloakroom.You can sit up or downstairs, or outside, next to the canal on a good weather day. The best thing to... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The food was exquisite, perfectly cooked, and the service was outstanding. Fresh ingredients, good balance of spices, very cold wine and friendly owner

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Ghent, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The food is excellent, the best I ever had. It's an amazing expierence. the interior is very special. the waiters are very friendly. If you are in Ghent you should definitely try it, but you have to like lobster.

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Maldegem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Additional Information about The House of Eliott

Address: Jan Breydelstraat 36, Ghent, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
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
Average Prices: USD 37 - 146
Cuisine: French, Eclectic

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