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Restaurant Valentijn

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$$ - $$$
French, Belgian, European, Central European
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Rodekoningstraat 1 | Patershol, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 04 29
18:30 - 21:30
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Wed 18:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 21:30
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great restaurant could not fault it. We had the set menu with wine,it was good value and very tasty. The lady that served us was very friendly I think it was the owners wife. would come here again without a doubt.

Thank kamsoul
Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

What a delightful experience! An amazing setting, superb food and excellent service. And all for a ridiculously low price. Thank you!

Thank Brian A
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142 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We visited at lunch time during the Ghent festival and the basis of trip advisor reviews. They had a limited fixed price lunch menu during the festival that could make it too expensive if you only wanted a light lunch. Food great and very enjoyable. Service very efficient and pleasant. Recommended.

Thank pandtReading
Fareham, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Looked at tripadvisor, originally going all out for seafood type, however, not all our party wanted fish. So went for a mix of options, and opted for Valentijin. Pre booked from England as we know good restaurants in Ghent are difficult to access. Very good food and wines. Service quite good as well. Downside not for us but possibly others... More 

Thank David H
Groningen, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Small cozy restaurant in the old city centre. Easy to find. Only a few choices on the menu but when it is of high quality that is only good. Accompanied by good wines we had a delightful evening.

Thank Coos J
Ghent, Belgium
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Came back here after a whole. Still as friendly as ever!!! Thnx Katrien for the perfect service you provide!! Thnx For the delicious food Youri!!! The Rosé champagne is perfect.....

Thank Jonathan W
The Hague, The Netherlands
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182 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Like many other restaurants in the center of Ghent, also this one is located in a historic monument. Downstairs, there are only four tables and upstairs also a handful. The menu of the day varies, but offers four courses for € 35. For € 20 extra you have a glass of wine with every course. Good value! We enjoyed the... More 

Thank Evi55
Saugerties, New York, United States
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Four of us went to the Patershol section of Ghent expecting to go to one of 2 restaurants but they were both closed so we found Valentijn and the menu looked interesting. We went in and had great meals my Duck Breast & Waterzooi, a kind of fish stew. They were both outstanding. The service, bread & munchies were great... More 

Thank Jules M
London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

We asked our hotel to book a table at this restaurant based on the recommendation on their blog and the positive trip advisor reviews. It is small and beautifully decorated. Just one lady serving but she was helpful and efficient. Although they do have an a la carts menu the main event is the 4 course set menu which you... More 

Thank Fryer
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

When someone has managed to arrange a beautiful setting, provide professional service and prepare the best ingredients in an appetising way, they deserve the time it takes to write a review. We visited this restaurant and were so glad. Complimentary pork pate/olives and a beautiful bread bun. Followed by Hare compote and beetroot. More beautiful bread. A magnificent pea soup... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$43 - US$59
French, Belgian, European, Central European
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rodekoningstraat 1 | Patershol, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 9 225 04 29
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?