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The House of Eliott

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

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  • Food
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  • Value
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lobster as never else

superbe setting to enjoy a caroussel of lobster dishes near the water in the basement. it is worth every euro you spend

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ghent, Belgium
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Ghent, Belgium
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

superbe setting to enjoy a caroussel of lobster dishes near the water in the basement. it is worth every euro you spend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Best location. Best decor. Best mix of tourists and people from Ghent. Best service. Friendliest owners. A lovely place to come with your grandmother, as we did, because the decoration is retro. And the staff treated hete like a queen. With you children , with your boyfriend. Romantic. Not cheap but great value. Nicest area in Ghent.

Thank Geert V
Ghent, Belgium
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Was really Nice place in the City Center next to Gravensteen it good place and easy to find and the food was Great , อาหารซีฟูด ล๊อปเต้อร. อร่อย บรรยากาศดี ริมคลอง xxxxx

Thank bewzaa
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

this is one of the best restaurant in Ghent, they are specialized in lobster and I can tell you that it's one of the best you'll ever have. the carousel menu let you taste 6 different taste. beside the great food, the service is very good. we had a 3 year old and they did everything possible to make us... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Lovely food and quite unique atmosphere, paid 140 euro for dinner for 2 and drinks, which is on my top end for one dinner but great for a birthday or any other special occasion and will be a memorable experience for sure! Also,compared to other places in the area the food just feels as value for money ,expensive yes, but... More 

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Kent, UK
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150 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We loved this restaurant, it was on my list of places to eat after looking at Trip Advisor reviews. We called in on our first day and arranged a booking for lunch on our last day....that was the only time they had free during our stay...so next time we will book in advance. The decor is simply amazing (unless you... More 

Thank Candice M
Ghent, Belgium
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

These guys serve tasty savoury lobster, and were very creative while decorating the restaurant. You need an extra pair of eyes to enjoy the decor you're in. great chef also : helped my mother in law choosing a dish as she has a weak stomach

Thank bettyi345
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The House of Eliott is the place in Ghent to have diner with a loved one. The only problem you will face is how you want your lobster prepared. Everything is good and if you are lucky enough to have a spot on the terras, the experience will be really unique.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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118 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The restaurant is amazing! Cosy and cute and the lobsters were great. We ordered the Eliott Menu and they served 1,5 lobster is different tastes. I prefered the lobster with broccoli and looksaus and lobster belle vue. We did'nt have a dessert because of the quite large portions of lobster. We'll be back soon!

Thank 197netherlands197
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477 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were not aware that this is actually a lobster restaurant! My husband is not a fan, but as the venue was amazing and the staff very friendly we stayed. We chose the lobster in six varieties and were not disappointed (he was not either). Spectacular decor, funny and friendly staff, seating on the terrace on the waterfront - all... 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, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic


Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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