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$6 - $17
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Belgian, Bar, European, Cafe, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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0.7 miles from St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)
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Reviewed December 1, 2019

Best memory of a weekend visit to Ghent. We did a bit of research on this, looking for music (jazz, swing, anything) that would give us the possibility to (partner) dance. We wanted some quality music from a live band. We wanted to eat and...reserve a table handy for those first two requirements above. We wanted reasonably easy access by public transport so we could have a drink and not worry about the car. We hoped for a friendly atmosphere and good service. WE FOUND ALL OF THESE THINGS !!! A great lively atmosphere, quite youthful BUT STRANGE........We looked around carefully and found that all these customers were doing was chatting, joking, laughing and even dancing together. SO WHAT WAS STRANGE??? No one, I swear, not one person, was fiddling with their phone !!!!! It was like travelling back in time. If you want a really social evening, with some simple but very tasty food (yes, stuff for veggies and vegans too!!!) this is a must visit pub/bar/restaurant. I recommend you book a table to eat. We booked, missed the tram and rang. They held our table. Brilliant. Check out their web/fb for band details.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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selinedecloet, Eigenaar at De Walrus, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2019

Hey Robin, What nice of you to share this with us and everyone who wants to read it. It gives me a warm feeling and it makes me happy that you had a nice time in the walrus. Hope to see you another time :)

Reviewed June 17, 2019

I popped in for lunch on a short visit to Ghent - and was immediately placed as a UK visitor and offered a menu in English. I opted for a vegetarian croque monsieur and a ginger ale. The food was quickly served and nicely presented....The ale came with lemon and mint (I had asked for no ice.) Felt like a nice atmosphere with people in of different ages. Would call again if ever in Ghent.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed February 8, 2019

Good and cheap food with a lot of people in their twenties. Nice place to pop in for lunch with a lot of people who rather talk than watch screens. Cool staff.

Date of visit: January 2019
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selinedecloet, Eigenaar at De Walrus, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Thank you for this review ! we love you to !

Reviewed August 27, 2018

I've been coming here with friends after sport for a beer, in the summer on the terrace with a cocktail or with my gf to eat. You can't go wrong in this place.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

The food was incredible, big portions and great value. Staff were really friendly and let us eat at the bar because it was really busy. Loads of vegetarian options and I managed to have an AMAZING meal as a vegan - 5 bean chilli burrito...with rice, salad and nachos for 14 euro and it was a massive portion. Really nice atmosphere, we had a great time and would recommend!More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Really tasty food. Very popular and busy place so a booking is recommended. Food came out quickly and friendly staff.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

I stopped in for dinner after a long day. I enjoyed the vegetarian chili and a local beer. The service was good and everything was delicious. My only complaint is that the menu is somewhat limited.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

We celebrated my friend's bachelorette on a Saturday and had dinner at de Walrus (with a party of 7.) It was really nice that we could each choose our own preferred dish. The menu is quite restricted but there is enough choice for both veggies...and non-veggies. The service was friendly. I had the 'croque op u végé muile' and particularly enjoyed the good quality of the vegetables on my plate and the fact that I got more than 1 slice of tomato and 1 leaf of lettuce. :-) Would absolutely go back!More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed April 23, 2017

Went with adults and kids and we all found something on the menu we liked, ranging from a simple omelette or crocque monsieur to the curry dish of the day. The food is simple and nice. Good value for money. Friendly waiters.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed March 21, 2017

It's a vibrant place, often very busy. The food is basic, the quality is good for a quick meal for a good price! Don't expect fancy dining. You go there for the atmosphere, good beers, easy meal and good service.

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Nice for a vegetarian dish of the day. Informal atmosphere, lots of students and former students. We were there on a saturday night between 19:30 and 22:00 and had a surprising combination of 'dining' and a free, live alternative rock gig. It is a bit...outside the very city centre, but if you are staying on the west side of town and in for a veggie experience, check out the Walrus.More

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed February 24, 2016

My experience at De Walrus was that its a good cosy bar, a good size and the night we went some decent live music. But the acoustics are dreadful. I found myself waking the next day with a very sore throat. You have to almost...shout even if you are trying to talk to someone on the other side of your table. We also had one not massively welcoming waitress but hey, everyone has their bad days, and the other waitress was very nice... we tried to catch her eye if we wanted anything. I wouldn't say my night out here was amazing but its ok.More

Date of visit: January 2016
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Reviewed December 21, 2015

Delicious healthy food for a very reasonable price. Cozy place, the evening we went there was also acoustic live music. They also have some interesting beers on the menu.

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed April 28, 2015

Cozy pub where you can eat something e.g. today's special. Unfortunately sometimes a bit crowdy, even on an evening during the week. And not only when there are small concerts going on.

Date of visit: April 2015
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Reviewed April 11, 2015

The menu is relatively small (don't expect a chunck of beef) but the chili deluxe is superb. The taste is marvelous, the plate nicely filled and they take care of vegetables. Also the daily (veggie) suggestion is nicely priced and delicious. They also have original...and tasty beers... It is a student's place with a terras outside. Therefore it is best that you make a reservation. The forgot ours, but were so friendly to give us a drink for free! Great place for a simple meal and a drink.More

Date of visit: April 2015
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De Walrus is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5