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Karel De Stoute

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Belgian, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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0.4 miles from St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)
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Karel De Stoute is steeped in character, as you will see from the elegant décor of this edifice in the heart of the Patershol district, but also in the...
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Taste is the driver - atmosphere the surplus - very very good kitchen in the heart of the coolest Belgian city

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

We had an amazing set menu meal at Karel de Stoute last week. Easy booking, welcoming staff and fabulous food. Highly recommended !!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed May 15, 2019

nicely decorated restaurant, very friendly staff, excellent food and wine pairing. Dinner menu was fixed, you can only choose between meat or fish and which drinks to have (ie, soft or alcoholic).

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed January 16, 2019

The restaurant is a bit hidden in Patershol, Gent. But it's worth te visit. Nice clean restaurant. We took the lunch: two courses for 30 euro. Wine included: 12 euro. Delicious, surprising dishes and outstanding presentation.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Nice restaurant with friendly people serving you excellent food. nice interior + friendly staff + nice food. What moe can you want on a trip to Ghent

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This place is without a doubt the best place to eat, that is from all the places I have been to. I have been to this restaurant several times and each time it was fantastic. The menu is a set and sometimes I wonder if...I would actually like what is on offer, silly me everything is outstanding. Of course great restaurants in Ghent are not cheap, this is no exception. However, I can’t wait for my next visit. Book early as it is very popular.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Booked a table for two, and I can only state that, from the moment of entering the restaurant, this was a wonderful experience. A very great welcome, swift and oh so kind service, but above all, what a great tasting adventure, such nice and different...aromas, and this combined with fantastic wines. For me, by far, the best restaurant in town. And, honnestly, it already starts when entering this very old neighborhood. You can feel that it will be a great evening... Enjoy!More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Just a few words: Very honest kitchen !! Thomas is the best ‘restaurateur’ in town. His combinations in taste, color and structure are unique...

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

It's good restaurant to visit in gent food is delicious and services is good need more organize but okay

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

We had the 7 course meal which was fantastic. Nice stylish restaurant with a great host and sommelier. You should try it!

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

A very basic but high quality menu, you get the choice of extending the three main courses to five, which we did, and left very content. Especially with the additional wine pairings. The restaurant is exceptionally well run, the food is fantastic, and I thoroughly...enjoyed my experience. Highlights for me were the langoustine ravioli and lemon sorbet tart.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

And you’ll be amazed. Very impressive. Can’t say otherwise. We went for tje 5 course meal and were bloewn away. Very good! Nice wines on the side. Great service. What else can you ask for in a beautiful city.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed May 6, 2018

We stumbled upon this fancy restaurant and the originality of the cuisine surprised us very much. What they do with poatoes, carrots and root vegetables and fish and seafood are truly amazing.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed February 26, 2018

We went there following a spur of the moment decision... We wanted to east some good food... You have the choice between a three, four or five course meal. There were four of us and we all opted for the five course meal. We were...charmed and surprised by a very varied choice of small dishes, each more delicious than the next. Macrel, ray wing, barn poultry, winter cod, duck, caramel.. all served with really wonderful and surprising accompaniments... Service was impeccable. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a very pleasant evening at Karel de Stoute together with my partner. The quality of the ingredients that they use is without any doubt excellent and we were served several dishes with fish. The only combination that was not on our taste was...the starter made of a carpaccio of scalops with a pate from chicken and red beet sorbet. We found too many different strong flavors to be combined in one dish, but that's just us. All in all excellent food and atmosphere.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Karel De Stoute is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4