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Karel De Stoute

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vrouwebroerstraat 5 | 9000, Ghent, Belgium
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110 reviews
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Reviewed November 15, 2014

Menu is very limited, you have just 1 or 2 options to choose from. 1 or 2 more would be perfect in my opinion. Food is really good, very appetizing and well prepared. Service is ok, but not waw. You can sit outside, it seems a nice mini garden. But there are pigeons flying over and sitting in the trees..... More 

Thank feijeD
Ghent, Belgium
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed August 14, 2014

yesterday night i had one of the best surprises ever in a restaurant. Very close to where I live, in one of the oldest parts of the city close to the Castle, you can find the restaurant Karel de Stoute. I had been there moren than 10 years ago. The place had different owners, but the food was very good.... More 

1 Thank Ignace B
Ghent, Belgium
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400 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 433 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2014

A fine restaurant. Great food, delicious wines and smooth service. Why only three? Because we find that it is rather on the pricey side. Small restaurant with a lot of staff so maybe that's the reason. But we dined extensively for € 50 less at michelin starred Vrijmoed a few months back and Karel de Stoute is not of this... More 

2 Thank markhebbelinck
Ghent, Belgium
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

Cosy small restaurant, with inversely proportional marvellous food. The menu is very well designed (easy to chose, which I like a lot). Had a 4 course meal, and every course was mesmerising, intriguing and felt rewarding...ummm. A good blend of flavours, technique, and service. Looking forward to coming again.

Thank Vikram V
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13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Everything very badly passed from the beginning to the end. First of all, the welcome was cold because I was late. There was a misunderstanding for the schedule with the hotel which had reserved restoring her(it) for me. I arrived at 9 pm. Late apparently for this restaurant. The maximum hour of arrival being 8 pm. Result:I had no choice... More 

8 Thank Manros57
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Incredibly slow service here despite an almost empty restaurant. The starter was pretty to look at, but insubstantial and not particularly tasty. The little loaves of bread were a nice touch in their baking tins, but were very necessary as we might have had to go elsewhere for sustenance later. The main course was disappointing and not in any way... More 

3 Thank odaglas
Ghent, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed July 1, 2012

I didnt know of this restaurant and read comments on this site. Reviews sounded convincing enough for me to try this restaurant. I can tell that all positive comments found here are true! I cant find any negative point, really. We were in company of eight, and all of us shared same experience. I believe this restaurant will some day... More 

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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2012

If you want to spend a typical flemish high cuisine, this is a very good place to be. Don't be surprised to be served a 7 course meal of small and excellent selections with delicious sorbets and fine fruit ice creams in between. The environment is quite unique with the old custom way of service.

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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2012

Fine and very honest food. good vibe and excellent wines, recommended by the house.

1 Thank Lefere
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2012

My wife and I dined at Karel De Stoute in December based on reviews here at TA. We were following an experiment to see if highly regarded places like this one were measurably better than say places that did not have as many reviews. Look at my other review in Ghent for the other place we dined. But on to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, European, French, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: vrouwebroerstraat 5 | 9000, Ghent, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
Nice young couple recently took it over and made a great little restaurant!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?