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“Business diner !”
Review of De Gouden Klok

De Gouden Klok
Ranked #185 of 1,012 Restaurants in Ghent
Price range: $74 - $147
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant, good eating. Very expensive for what you get .
When I asked the Turkish waitress the wife of the Italian chef , why is so expensive? She answered very bad and started jelling to me in an strange language .

1  Thank Sarah V
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Reviewed September 25, 2016

We went for dinner at this place knowing its classic, unique and expensive. So we were not really going to eat & pay anything average. The interior is an ultimate classic. The chairs, tables, the huge piano in the back. It was a Saturday night but for the entire evening we were the only two customers inside - never a good sign for a restaurant. BUT, the food showed otherwise. We were first served a vegetable & fish with watermelon sauce on the house and after that a crab capuchino soup (yes you heard right). Both were very delicious. We ordered champagne oysters as a starter and a lobster as a main dish. Both were supremely nice.
However, all of this great food sort of did not match with the overall ambiance and quality. The waiter smelled and we were always a bit hesitant to call him because could not stand the odor. There were constantly bugs around our table to a point that we had to cover our wine glasses so that we could keep them away.
The wine waiter was also poor. He was not able to reccommend a wine that would go better with lobster - after we had declined his first wine choice - which was really really poor.
A bottle of wine, oyster & lobster, plus coffee 230 euros for two people. And I would never mind if the overall quality of service, atmosphere and hygiene would be at the same level.

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1  Thank Vjosa M
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Reviewed December 5, 2015

a beautiful house, built a century ago where an Italian chef prepares delicious food of top quality according to the classical rules of French and Italian cuisine.
A limited menu but completed with a large choice of possibilities depending on the market and the season. Very nice choice of wines

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Reviewed August 20, 2015

I am so pleased I didn't really research De Gouden Klok before going. I've had the privilege to dine in some special places in Ghent (Flemish cuisine is a well-kept secret!) yet everything about this place was surprising. Quirky yet without gimmicks - a perfect showcase for what the chef does best. Outstanding wine list too. I cannot wait to go back with friends

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1  Thank AllegraLondon
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Reviewed May 25, 2015

One of the table guests told us "you can really surprise a natural born Ghent-inhabitant with this restaurant". That summarizes this excellent restaurant. Run by an Italian chef, you do not look at you menu card, you just ask the chef what he recommends. Agree with his suggestions and you will be overloaded with magnificent courses. His specialty is duck and white fish. But do not skip the dessert. The chef has some curious surprises there too. A secret to be unveiled in Ghent (but not by too many).

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1  Thank Dimitri381
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