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Van Eyck

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, Belgian, Dutch, European
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Visserskaai 41, Ostend 8400, Belgium
+32 59 70 35 81
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Two visits in 2 days superb food wonderful friendly service. The food was excellent the steak we had on the first night was perfectly cooked would recommend to anyone if in Ostend

Thank Ian R
Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Four of us walked in here on a cold wet, Saturday afternoon. The restaurant was clean, warm and inviting. The maitr'd -Mounier - was excellent, attentive, helpful, with a great sense of humour. The food we had was sublime. Excellent selection of wines. Highly recommended

Thank dave_campana
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

There are so many restaurants along the sea front that you will be spoilt for choice, but do try to visit this one and I am sure you will not be disappointed. We chose this for our anniversary whilst on holiday in Ostend. The staff could not have been more helpful, even nipping next door for a translation of an... More 

1 Thank WanderlustStockport
Brussels, Belgium
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

Pleasant and relatively small bistro with a terrace on the harbor. It has a quite atmosphere and good music from the sixties. When you engage with the waiter you may learn a lot about Ostend the wine.or the fish. Food is average but good (mainly fish) and price is lower than in many other places. We had the fish casserole... More 

Thank Jean-Claude D
Rochester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

Very friendly service and excellen food for affordable prices. Follow their reccomandation, you can't get wrong

Thank Rainer M
Ostend, Belgium
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

it is the 4th time I visit the restaurant and again all was super delicious If you are fond of eating fish then I recommend you the several menu's which are offered for a good price/quality ! If you are not keen on fish then several other plates are also recommended = steak, entrecote,.... TRY OUT FOR SURE

Thank Raymond W
Malchin, Germany
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

Nice outdoor lunch place. Specials of the day - Muscles 16 Euro! super. And you can't knock the grilled ham and cheese with pomme frittes - makes French fries sound fancy doesn't it? We enjoyed our wait staff and the great couple sitting next to us who helped with our Flemish - Danku

Thank Farmspiders
Roeselare, Belgium
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268 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Nice and polite service by a good waiter. Nice to have dinner on the terrace / patio. Food: - North sea bouillabaise: perfect for me - entrecote was not cooked as was asked ( according to our US-friends ), but taste was good. Sauce béarnaise: not perfect, but good for me. - scampi dish: well served, no complaints heard here.... More 

1 Thank rattenpakker
Saarbrucken, Germany
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

When we (me, my wife and our 2 years old son) wanted to have a dinner there, the ovner didn't let us in for uknown reason. First he said that all tables are reserved and as I pointed that there are still some unreserved he replied, that he is the ovner this is his decision. This make us feel unpleasant,... More 

1 Thank Bohdan2014
Koblenz, Germany
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

The waiter was very slow and rather rude, even asked us to move to another table (table with 2 seats to an uncomfortable corner table), after not beeing able to cook our order (missing ingredients), for other customers. So we ended up only taking 2 hot chocolates, which ended up taking more than 45 minutes due to incredible slow service... More 

1 Thank Dennis B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Belgian, Dutch, European
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Visserskaai 41, Ostend 8400, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Ostend
  • Phone Number: +32 59 70 35 81

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?