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“Great atmosphere, enchanting new food combinations, super cocktails” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Volta

Volta
NIEUWE WANDELING 2B, Ghent, Belgium
09 32 40 500
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Ranked #24 of 537 Restaurants in Ghent
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Kortrijk, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, enchanting new food combinations, super cocktails”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We had a great evening with 7 friends. We took a menu all together so we could discuss our findings. The overall conclusion was we had great food. The combinations made are creative and not everyday to be found. If we have to give one negative point is that we found the portions rather small. Even for fine gastronomic cuisine it could have been justa little bit more.

afterwards we moved to the bar on the firs floor for a couple of great cocktails. Nice atmosphere. We heard you could also visit the cocktail bar without having dinner which is nice!

Price wise this is not a cheap restaurant. With food and drinks you quickly have 80 - 90€ per person but for this type of restaurants this is a normal price so we didn't mind paying this amount.

Worth going there and worth going back.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Wetteren, Belgium
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“fair and good modern styled restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

we had dinners and lunches at Volta, a young initiative that started some 3 years ago. But I'd recommend the lunches. For 25 € you get 4 small starters (a bit tapa-like but the word is not the right one - it's far more original than a tapa) and a main course. The chef and his young team is creative with simple, regional ingredients keeping food cost low whilst giving you the pleasure of eating well and original food. That's probably the strength of the approach.
After the lunch you can complete your light lunch with nice and again modern creative desserts
At night things get somewhat more heavy and slightly more traditional.

Nice and trendy bar upstairs as well.
I forgot to mention the restaurant was in a old utility electricity (transfo) station
the renovation is OK and spacious.

Service is a bit technical but they mean well.

When in Ghent, don't miss out on Volta.

PS. when you leave the restaurant, you can check your ... alcohol level ... always good to know...

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Refined”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

We've been here a few times for lunch (both for work and in our free time), and once for dinner. Very nice atmosphere, beautiful bar, great decor. The drinks in the bar are superb. I always ask for something new, and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent as well. The chef transforms simple ingredients to high standard dishes. The lunch is very good value for money, diner is a bit more expensive. But still, worth every penny. Highly recommended. Would make a detour for this restaurant!

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Ghent
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Surprise lunch in a special environment close to center of Ghent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

With business contacts or friends, you will find a very nice restaurant (brasserie-style) in an old renovated transformer factory near the city center where you can enjoy a special lunch formula with 4 original tapa-like starters and one main course for a reasonable price - reasonable since cooking and presentation of the dishes are very good and the athmosphere is very agreable.

Don't forget to visit the bar upstairs for your 'apéritif' or 'digestif'.

One smaller remark - the restaurant is apparently not easy to heaten due to its high ceiling - so dress accordingly.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Best meal for a long time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We tried this place on a hunch and some of the good reviews in TripAdvisor and were not disappointed.

Great cocktails in the bar upstairs followed by an amazing journey through various dishes.

It is not cheap, but definately one of the best value for money places i've visited for a long time.

Try it before it gets a Michelin star and prices hike!

Visited January 2013
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