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Restaurant Valentijn

$$ - $$$French, , European
Rodekoningstraat 1 | Patershol, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 04 29
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Belgian, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rodekoningstraat 1 | Patershol, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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1 - 10 of 131 reviews

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Just had a meal at this restaurant which I found on a list of restaurants recommended by locals. We were not disappointed. On Saturday the only option is the 4 course meal which for 40 euros pp is great value. We paid an added 20...More

1  Thank holidayfanBelgium
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Nice food and nice selection of the chef, menu similar to "a la carta" so just relax and relay on chef's recommendations, if you are not that kind of customer dont recommend. Very friendly and professional attention, lots of details like a small sweet the...More

Thank Pakit00
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Run by a couple. Catherine at front of house and Yoeri cooks with daughter helping currently. We went early evening on spec and were delighted there was a free table. We were very lucky. Catherine was so welcoming and we had a gastronomic feast. Really...More

Thank zazu2012
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This is just the best restaurant we have found in Ghent. The Chef Patron has a way of making good fresh ingredients taste divine and his delightful wife runs a well ordered front of house. This means you can just enjoy the food and atmosphere...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Cosy, small restaurant in the foodie area of Ghent. As soon as i entered the restaurant i was welcomed by a very friendly lady of the house, Catherine. She presented the 4 course menu and explained everything nicely. I got my alcoholfree aperitive and was...More

1  Thank HugoColle
Reviewed 19 June 2017

On our last night in Ghent we were recommended Valentijn for dinner. Food and presentation was excellent. A lovely room with great lighting. The Menu was a 4 course menu which was fantastic. Service was faultless and would love to dine here again.

Thank mfoundas
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Probably the best restaurant in Ghent. Would visit this city just to have another incredible meal at this iconic little gem. Catherine welcomed us warmly and had no idea that we would probably have the best meal we have eaten. The atmosphere is warm,cosy and...More

Thank Tania J
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We were pleasantly surprised to find this restaurant a couple of weeks ago while vacationing in Ghent. Walking around, we saw a few decent options but something drew us to this wonderful little spot -- we ate outside but the indoor decor was also quite...More

2  Thank Firerider
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely little restaurant in the heart of Gent. A small menu with 2-3 choices for starters, mains and dessert, but everything on the menu sounded and was delicious. You can pay extra on top of the menu to include wine and an appetitive (and they...More

Thank NilsGB
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We weren't terribly hungry but my sister was desperate to have duck breast. Unfortunately it was not very good, it was properly pink but the outside showed little sign of being cooked hot enough and perhaps it had not properly rested Whatever the reason it...More

Thank Deepwater2
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25 November 2015|
Response from Bill J | Reviewed this property |
Hi Alpen23. Just looked it up here in Belgium but unfortunately the restaurant doesn't have a registered e-mail address.
21 October 2015|
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Response from Gent70 | Property representative |
Yes,on simple request by making reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 47 - USD 65
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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