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“Excellent experience”
Review of Au Vieux Port - CLOSED

Au Vieux Port
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

What a cosy atmosphere, excellent service, a very professional hostess and well trained staff. And not to forget the superbe food. We chose the menu of the month, which is good value for money and offered a couple of specialty dishes of the chef-cook. The goose liver was delicious. The coquilles saint Jacques were superbe, but the most I liked the combination of the monkfish and green cabbage. The restaurant also has an exquise wine list. Make sure you have a reservation if you opt for a dinner during the weekend, and do not want to be disappointed. We highly enjoyed our five course dinner. Thank you for our excellent experience with unbeatable service!

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1  Thank Rosita_Amsterdam
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Ostend is well worth a visit.
It's the kind of grand seaside resort that has more-or-less disappeared from the UK.
The town flourished under the late 19C patronage of the Belgian royal family. Since then, two world wars have destroyed many of the older buildings. Nevertheless and despite 10-storey condo developments all along the prom, the town has retained its style. It is crowded with people.

The first part of the prom, between the railway station and the casino, provides for a fish market, various seafood stalls and a variety of restaurants with different price-points.

We chose the VP based on its well presented, old school style, dining room...the menu offered a selection of set-priced meals, specialities and a la carte. It's mostly fish and sea-food platters.
The food was top quality and served in hearty portions. My fish stew kept going for three servings and was a meal in itself.
Karen's chose a set-price offer and was equally delighted.
Top notch all around.

With drinks, wine and coffees, the bill was about 75GBP for two - amazing value, service and quality.

Upon our return, we were pleased to discover that VP is rated number one in Ostend. We weren't surprised and can recommend it unreservedly.

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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Very friendly reception, good traditional Belgian cuisine, and very efficient staff. A place to return to. Although living in Ostend since 30 years it was our first visit and we really enjoyed it.

1  Thank Rita A
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Reviewed March 16, 2012

Visiting this restaurant for many times and several years ,and allways be served ,me and my friends near perfect..

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1  Thank Nico-Oostende
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Reviewed December 23, 2011

Good ambience, attentive staff and beautifully cooked food that was well presented. The Menu Gastronomique @ 37Euros was good value.

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