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“nice food, unique interior”
Review of Pakhuis

Pakhuis
Ranked #70 of 958 Restaurants in Ghent
Price range: $0 - $51
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Via an atmospheric alleyway between the towers of Ghent, you enter the distinctive Brasserie Pakhuis. You will immediately be overwhelmed by the enormous space, which exudes the atmosphere of the former warehouse. Portuguese architect Pinto has given the premises a new lease of life. A unique combination of a 600 m² storage space with specially designed interior elements. You can admire the architecture from any angle, and experience the culinary highlights. In other words: gastronomy in a spectacular setting.
Reviewed October 17, 2013

this is a restaurant worth having lunch or dinner, good quality;
it has a very nice interior;
it is situated in the hart of the city of Ghent;

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Reviewed October 17, 2013

We walked round the block several times on a rainy night before we found this place. We knew it existed because it is listed on the Ghent tourist info's helpful ' veggie plan' which lists the restaurants serving vegetarian dishes. (Although some are a bit more token than others!) The Pakhuis is well tucked away off the Predikheerenlei. We were glad we persevered. The imaginative adaptation of the old Pakhuis makes the architecture a slightly disorientating and/or magical mix of shining brass, green-painted metal and marble and glass surfaces at unexpected angles. The welcome was warm, the beer- list long, my partner's ' veggie tower' was interesting and my fish was perfectly cooked. An ideal haven from the elements.

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Have been coming here for many years and have found that the food and service has maintained at a high level. Its quite difficult to find, down a small street, but youd never expect it there. The restaurant is very spacious and there are two floors to it. Ive never had a bad meal here and have always tried something different from the menu. The wine list is very good and accommodating. The staff are very friendly and always on hand to assist you. Ive been to the restaurant on many occasions without a reservation and the staff have assisted in finding a table despite being very busy and overwhelmed.

A tip is to try the steak, its delicious and cooked to how you'd like it.

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Thank DC_Solihull
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Not easy to find but well worth the effort. Magnificent renovated warehouse with authentic elements. Very good food, great service. Only a bit noisy as a result of the building and the construction. Make sure you make a reservation because even on a midweek night it is packed.

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Thank Ronald B
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

A local recommended us this restaurant. Although it is in Gent old town, it is not in a transit area. In fact the street is very small, so you might miss it unless you are looking for it. You step into a multilevel restaurant with a 360 bar in the middle, very high ceilings and lots of mirrors. It feels like a 20's restaurant and you can easily imagine people from that era dining here.

Although it feels upscale, both tourists and locals fill the restaurant. The staff is friendly but down to earth, and everybody mind their own business, so you feel comfortable even if you wear jeans and sneakers after a full day getting around Gent with no time to the hotel to change to a more decent outfit.

They have classic dishes like mussels, as well as modern dishes like a flower salad or crab tempura with tomato coulis and a warm salad of greens and cucumber. Everything is good here (we dined twice), even the desserts. The star is the chocolate mousse in three ways: milk, white, and dark chocolate. To die for!

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Thank Sandrita007
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