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“What a waste!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bistro Gasthuishoeve

Bistro Gasthuishoeve
Ranked #41 of 50 Restaurants in Geel
Price range: $10 - $38
Cuisines: Belgian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Zurich, Switzerland
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“What a waste!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

We had a great evening at the Gasthuishoeve but that was only because we were with a group of very good friends.
The staff is very friendly but the atmosphere in the restaurant is very unpleasant. It became colder as the evening was progressing and there was a musty smell.
The menu was not innovative and it took a while to decide what to pick as there was nothing that got me excited. Everything just sounded so outdated. I decided on the Ostend Sole: the fish was cooked with too much butter and too greasy, I ate maybe half of it. The accompanying fries were not tasteful at all; hard to believe they were freshly made. My partner had the Steak Hoevegras. The steak was completely covered by a big pile of little fries. And, he got another bowl of those little fries on the side! Even 6 people would not have been able to eat all those fries! So they all went to waste! One in our party had the Vispannetje. I noticed that he only took a few bites from it. The rest went to waste. Somebody else took the pasta with asparagus and salmon; she finished maybe 1 third of it and the rest went to waste. Portions are ridiculoulsy huge and since the food is not appetizing, most of it goes to waste. What I enjoyed most, was the salad that accompanied the fish: it was fresh and the dressing tasty. Besides our large group, there were very little people dining that evening. Unless they get a new cook, fresh up the place and overhaul the whole menu, I will not return and I will certainly not recommand to go there.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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4 Thank SP MD 2
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  • Dutch first
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English first
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awfull restaurant in a great location - what a shame”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2012

The location for De Gasthuishoeve is stunning! Located in a magnificent historical building it has all opportunities to be great!
Sadly, the restaurant is quite the opposite... It is everything but stunning, magnificent or great! What a shame and what a waste of this property...

Simply come here to enjoy a few drinks and the architecture! Don't come here to eat, it is not worth 1 euro...

    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank R626
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Geel, Belgium
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“It's double...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

The first time I went here the food was absolutely terrible. The second time I went with my friends for New Years Eve and they had a very good buffet for a fair price. It's a pleasent place with a friendly staff.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Kellyke1
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Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not so good”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2010

- Service: The server looked like he had a bad day and wasn't very polite
- Waiting: Long time waiting ( 40 mins for entree) 35 mins main course and 1 hour for a simple ice cream dessert
- Food: The entree was good but the main course wasn't. The meat was overcooked and the frites were the worst frites I had ever tasted in my live. They tasted like fries that were once prepared then turned cold and prepared again.
Conclusion: I wouldn't go in there again in my livetime

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
4 Thank JohnTheRestaurantDon
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