Must see restaurants in Ghent

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    Carte Blanche

    Lobster is a big feature at this intimate, elegant restaurant. It's the brainchild of partners Walter Goderis and chef Paul Rapati, who've been receiving…

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    Brasserie Pakhuis

    This hip, if mildly ostentatious, modern brasserie-bar-restaurant is set in a magnificently restored former textile warehouse. It retains the original…

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    Balls & Glory

    This easy-going eatery is popular with students and hipsters for its classy interiors and good value. It serves big meaty or vegetarian balls (a bit like…

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    Mostly candlelit at night, this atmospheric double-level cafe is built into sections of what was long ago a nunnery, hence the sprinkling of religious…

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    Comida (by Palenque)

    Sister store of the neighbouring Palenque bar/boutique, Comida does tasty, cheap tacos and Tex-Mex.

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    Good veggie food set to classical music and served on linen at tables with fresh orchids. Three windows have canal views. The daily changing lunch plate…

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    Pizza Gülhan

    Want to (over) fill your stomach for €5? It’s possible at Gülhan, a large, mildly garish modern diner that – despite the name – is not a pizzeria, unless…

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    Since 1987 this joint has been hardening the arteries of Gentiens with its knockout all-you-can-eat spare ribs (€17.95) at this and two other local…

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    Brooderie Jaffa

    This rustic bakery and tearoom looks a treat from the street, beckoning you inside for breakfasts, light lunches, soups, savouries and, of course, great…

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    Soup Lounge

    At this bright, central retro-'70s soup kitchen, each bowlful comes with add-your-own cheese and croutons, two rolls and a piece of fruit. Canal views are…

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    Yaki Noodle

    Cheap, tasty and with whopping portion sizes, Yaki Noodle is a student fave, best for big appetites or friends who like to share.