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$$ - $$$
French, Belgian, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Schuurkenstraat 4, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 223 55 55
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife & I hadn't been here for 10 years and we were so pleased nothing has changed. Perfect service, great wines, house beer & wonderful food. This place is really good for sea food but the red meats are also good. A friendly buzz in here; families, couple & old friends meeting but you need to book. Easily done... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a real pleasure to be shown this restaurant by some business associates. It is a spectacular setting. The food and service equals the setting. I had Scottish Salmon cooked perfectly and my hosts had the local cod which looked equally attractive. Highly recommend a visit, but recommend reservations.

Thank crusted2014
New York City, New York
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to have local delicacies, including some of the best seafood at Ghent. We were lucky to have found a table on the same day, having gone here by recommendation from our hotel, and we are glad we got to savor the food. The vegetarian spinach ravioli was excellent and so was the lobster. The ambience was great... More 

Thank oneworldmanywonders
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I saw in the other reviews, the resto tends to be a bit loud, but that is because the guests are so happy with the food that they become a bit loud ;-)) We were a party of 7 and everbody was very positive about food and wine, and service ( although sometimes a bit slow) I had the... More 

Thank jempie145
Oakham, United Kingdom
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390 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told that this restaurant is 'very Ghent', I think they meant the food. It is situated in the old part of the town and is a converted warehouse on three levels, there is also a bar. The kitchen, toilets and cloaks were all on the first level and I did feel a bit sorry for the waiting staff... More 

Thank ge0rgiana
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

When I am alone or need a rather quiet stop at noon being correct served and having not the feeling being pushed out, I prefer to take the lunch here. But phone for reservation! + With visitors who are in Gent for the first time this is a good adress for dinner also. In the middle of the old town... More 

Thank Christine T
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

My heart sank when we entered as the place is noisy and once you've noted that it is an old warehouse covered in distressed paint, and gone "ooh" and "ah" the reality is that you're on a bit of a conveyor belt and it shows. So I was going to knock points off my review for lack of charm etc... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

The restaurant is very centrally located in the historical part of Ghent. A very lively place, with friendly atmosphere. Perhaps some would find it a bit loud, but this was not a problem for me. Staff were friendly and efficient. All dishes were well prepared and tasty. The deer filet was superb. Good selection of wine and beers. All in... More 

Thank Breiva
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

The food was fresh made but the potatos where more like röstis, so they where fried in fat, they didn't put that fat away from the potatoes, resulted in a very fat taste, it toke a bit the good taste of the duck. I will go there again to see if the other dishes are the same. Because the waiter... More 

Thank Nathalie S
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134 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

An institution in the city mainly for groups but with good service and food. Lovely trendy environment well situated and with a good choice of Belgian beers.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, Belgian, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Schuurkenstraat 4, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 9 223 55 55

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?