Great food in Ghent

Karel de Stoute

This great restaurant is located in the Patershol, the oldest neighbourhood of Ghent. Enjoy refined dishes, prepared with passion by top chef Thomas de Muynck, in a beautiful setting with very good service. The people of Ghent are known to be rebellious, and so is Karel De Stoute. Because tons of new 'hip' restaurants & bars have been opening the last years, but Karel De Stoute is not hip, hallelujah! Hostess Lien has no tattooed forearms, the chef has no cooking program on television and there are white blankets on the tables. Classic, cozy and very tasty!

Karel de Stoute

Luv L'oeuf

Delicious breakfast, and this 'all they long' ... That's about the concept of this trendy place in the Nederkouter, at a short walk from the historic city center. They serve original and tasty (breakfast)dishes in a beautiful setting. The service is very friendly. The only disadvantage: you can not make reservations and the place is often fully packed.

Luv L'oeuf

Frituur Tartaar

When in Belgium, you will eat fries! And if you pass by Ghent, you better try 'em at Frituur Tartaar. Because overhere they beat the competition on different aspects. First: the fries are delicious, the snacks are 'to die for', and they serve local beers. Second, the shop looks cool and clean. And third, they are open 7/7 and do not close after lunch. Ps: don't feel guilty for eating too many fries, that's something cultural over here ;-)

Frituur Tartaar

Roots

One of Charlie's favorite lunch spots! The friendly service and the casual, cozy setting are already a good reason to pay 'em a visit. The fact that the cooking skills of chef Kim Devisschere and his team undoubtedly belong to the best in Ghent, makes everything complete. Make reservations, now!

Roots

In Bocca Lupo

Bastiaan De Smet. Not exactly the roaring name of a passionate Italian chef, right? This gentleman compensates this with excellent risottos and a vitello tonato that they envy even in the deepest south of Italy! Ok, the latter is not really correct, but they are very tasty ;-) And dining is always much more fun with good service. Let that be the specialty of hostess Pauline. Must visit!

In Bocca Lupo

Gado Gado

A touch of Indonesia in the oldest neighbourhood of Ghent, the Patershol! Host Phillippe is one of the charming people in Ghent. No idea if the man can cook too. It is suspected that eating is more his thing ;-) Luckily his wife - Siska - has mastered this art to the full. Top service and delicious exotic food: a nice cocktail for a restaurant that is packed on daily basis!

Gado Gado

Fou du Goût

Located in Lovendegem, so theoretically not the 'territory of Ghent'. A bit of cheating is allowed, because Fou du Goût is definitely worth mentioning and paying a visit, because of the perfection. This is the kind of establishment where everything is just right. The plates are prepared perfectly and with an eye for detail, the service is top notch and the fresh, yet cozy interior has clearly been thought about. Recommended for those who want to escape the bustle of the city.

Fou du Goût

Keizershof

"In stoverij we trust", the tagline of this family business could not be clearer. Chef Stef Hulstaert makes the best stoverij (beef stew) overhere, and we are sure that not too many locals will disagree with that. So don't leave Ghent without trying. Located on the Vrijdagmarkt, with a beautiful terrace, which absolutely is an added value.

Keizershof

Hong Thong Thai

Hidden gem on a 10min. drive from the historic center. Delicious Thai cuisine, prepared with passion for the job. Very reasonable prices. Impossible to find this combination of quality and reasonable prices in the tourist city center. Hint: try the Mai Thai cocktail!

Hong Thong Thai