Vegetarian in Ghent


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 presents a truly artistic palate of flavours, organic beers ar…
Turkish in Ghent

Pizza Gülhan

Want to (over) fill your stomach for €5? It’s possible at Gülhan, a large, mildly garish modern diner that's NOT a pizzeria, unless you count the groaning plate-loads of excellent garnished fresh pide as 'pizza'. It…
European in Ghent

Brasserie Pakhuis

This hip, if mildly ostentatious, modern brasserie-bar-restaurant is set in a magnificently restored former textile warehouse. It retains the original century-old wrought ironwork and an incredible roof. It’s well w…
Cafe in Ghent

’t Oud Clooster

Mostly candlelit at night, this atmospheric double-level ‘pratcafe’ is built into sections of what was long ago a nunnery, hence the sprinkling of religious statues and cherub lamp-holders. Well-priced café food is …
Vegetarian in Ghent


‘Live well and laugh often’ is the Avalon’s sage suggestion, backed up with copious, reliably delicious vegetarian and vegan lunches. Eat in the intriguing warren of little rooms or on a delightful tree-shaded rear …
Seafood in Ghent

Carte Blanche

Lobster is a big feature of the menu at this elegant but friendly restaurant. The dark-hued dining room feels very grown up, and the Flemish food is beautifully presented.
Cafe in Ghent

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 free.
Bakery in Ghent


Rustic bakery and tearoom serving lunches, breakfasts, soups and savoury snacks. It also has simple, colourful B&B rooms with shared bathrooms (from €60).
Ribs in Ghent


All-you-can-eat spare ribs (€15.95) at four Ghent addresses, all within ancient buildings that are full of atmosphere, bustle and cheerful conversation.