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Ferdinand Lousbergskaai 134, Ghent 9000, Belgium
3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:30 pm - 3:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 am
Sat - Sun 3:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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250 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended to go to this little eatery by a local and well done for his advice. They squeezed us in with no reservation but served us well and swiftly. The atmosphere was buzzing and it was full of locals. I had the large spaghetti which was delicious and my husband had one of the best burgers he's ever... More 

Thank happytravellady
Ghent, Belgium
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

This bistro/café has an extensive menu and dayly suggestions, all at excellent prices! If you make a reservation, make sure you're in the front part. This is the actual café (you can have your meal there too) and has more atmosphere. Great place to hang out with friends and have a drink on the terrace in summer!

Thank Ekvin
Greater London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

Friendly local restaurant /bar, visited one evening, menu looked interesting, serving local cuisine but also variety of meals. We had couple of local beers and cheese and salami. Next time I would definitely go for a full meal. I liked the informal atmosphere.

Thank aljsha
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great time over there, very nice atmosphere, easy for families, toys and books for babies, very good food, daily meal (always around 14 euro!) also on Saturdays. Recommended. Fresh and tasty cakes as well, try the homemade tiramisu.

Thank paolocz
The Hague, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I loved this place. The food was great, staff very very friendly and helpful and the vibe was cozy and laid back. It's a bit like a trendy pub with food, but then the food was so good.. Funny detail: owner made some dolls, coming from the ceiling. Funny if you see them for the first time.

Thank Sannew1
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My family had two fantastic meals at Fabula Rasa over the past week while visiting Ghent. They welcomed our 5-week over daughter with open arms when we arrived late both evenings in the pouring rain. There was a great atmosphere Fabula Rasa, which is mostly frequented by locals as it's a distance from the tourist areas. All of the waiting... More 

Thank Mhenr
Culemborg, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Good food, place where locals meet. Good selection of Belgian beer. Small menu, also for vegetarians. Feree snacks (cold and warm) with your drinks.

Thank Ward H
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

We went here for a drink after cycling from Brussels. The staff and locals were so so friendly and were asking about our trip and telling us about the local area. Even though the chef had left for the day, they cooked us the most amazing and enormous pasta dinner. Such a nice place in a quieter part of the... More 

Thank becky l
Ghent, Belgium
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I'm a regular, and most of the times I am a very satisfied customer. Only when it's very busy, it can take a long wait for your meal (small kitchen), but everything is very good prepared and delicious, and the portions are good. Great atmosphere, nice and friendly service, I can recommend this place and I often suggest this place... More 

Thank martinnogiets
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

Fabula Rasa was a few doors down from a B&B we have spent a long weekend in. It was recommended by our hosts, and although the other reviews are very mixed indeed, we gave it a try. The staff were very friendly and were able to help with deciphering the menu (given our near-absent Flemish). We both opted for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$27 - $34
Belgian, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, French
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 3:00 am
11:30 pm - 3:00 am
11:30 pm - 3:00 am
11:30 pm - 3:00 am
11:30 pm - 3:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 am
3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ferdinand Lousbergskaai 134, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?