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Le Homard Rouge

French, Belgian, European, Seafood
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Ketelvest 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

As soon as you are seated in this cosy restaurant, you feel 'at home'. We were lucky to be able to eat outside on the terrace, but the restaurant itself also looks very nice. Most important thing to mention here: the king crab that they serve is ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. It was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Loved it. Their lobster was... More 

Thank Caroline026
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Some of the previous reviews slate the restaurant for having a limited menu, we were informed from the outset that the menu was solely lobster and were under no illusions going in. What fantastic lobster it was! In fairness, not a lobster connoisseur, but we thought the food was fantastic. A bit dear, although, probably not for lobster and for... More 

Thank Slowy_13
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

For the people who like fine cuisine and lobster,the place to be! Small but cozy restaurant in cellar,with in summer nice terrace to sit at the border of the river. Few times we had lunch and dinner. Perfect! Owners are very nice polite and attend full.

Thank Marc B
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The decor was suitably tasteful, and luckily the colour green really gets me in the mood for some lobster time. Staff were encouragingly discreet and only visible when called upon for more butter, which they were all too happy to provide by the literal bucket load! My one concern is about the coming of the lobster, mine seemed a little... More 

8 Thank Arnold G
Ghent, Belgium
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63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

We went there yesterday. We got a nice table overlooking the " Ketelvest". We had a wonderful starter (potato mash wrapped in smoked salmon - delicious) followed by an incredibly tasteful grilled lobster. With this lobster came a very mineral Austrian white wine. It was a perfect dinner, just simply perfect.

Thank Acacia9051
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

First of all, I go to lots of restaurant, it's part of my job, I have been literally to 1000 restaurant. This is the worst experience by far. I never actually write bad reviews because most of the restaurant try hard and it's a though business. But this restaurant never heard about hospitality and is really the worst I have... More 

5 Thank zhxu
Ghent, Belgium
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104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The menu is quite limited, but the lobster is well prepared. So if you are a fan of lobster, this is your place.

Thank T0urist_il_
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

We went to the restaurant on a saturday evening and it was fully booked so were lucky to have a made a reservation. The choice on the menu is limited, so if you do not like lobster you should go to another restaurant. Sevice was very friendly and the food was excellently prepared.

Thank dd220786
Reading, England, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had a lovely meal in this tiny restaurant but there was not much else other than lobster - the clue is in the name! There is no choice of puddings - just the one house pudding. It was all delicious though and a real treat. We'd definitely recommend it and thought it had lots of atmosphere.

1 Thank Minkette_12
London, United Kingdom
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

My husband & I had the set menu for 50€ which consisted of 3 courses (two baby lobsters) and a brûlée for desert. It was really delicious and the wine they recommended was very good too. The restaurant is let down by the slow (though friendly) service; it's nice to relax over a meal, but to wait 45 minutes between... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, Belgian, European, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ketelvest 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: 0475378838

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