Restaurants

Next to its cultural heritage, picturesque buildings and wonderful, romantic atmosphere, Ghent is the-place-to-be for “foodies”. There are over 400 eateries, ranging from more traditional French-Belgian restaurants to restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world. From numerous trendy coffee places, healthy salad bars and cozy lunch spots scattered around the city center, to star-quality restaurants from award-winning chefs, Ghent surely has something in store for everybody’s taste and budget.

Ghent is also heaven on earth for vegetarians and can be called “the veggie capital of Europe”, as there are proportionally more vegetarian restaurants in Ghent than for instance in Paris or London.

If you want to check out the latest new breakfast, lunch and dining places in Ghent yourself,
you can click on these links below:

However, below we have listed our personal favorite lunch and dining places 😉 All these places, have vegetarian options available! Making a reservation beforehand can be recommended, especially when intending to go with a larger group.

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

LUNCH

Pain Perdu – €€
BRUNCH – LUNCH,
WALPOORTSTRAAT 9, GHENT
http://www.painperdugent.be/
Romain Roquette – €
SALAD BAR,
NEDERKOUTER 7, GHENT
http://romain-roquette.be/
Soep+ – €€
LUNCH & SALADE BAR,
LAMMERSTRAAT 33, GHENT
http://www.soepplus.be/

COFFEE AND SWEETS

Julie’s House – €€
COFFEE & PIE,
KRAANLEI 13, GHENT
http://www.julieshouse.be/en

DINNER

BURGERS

Ellis – €€
GOURMET BURGERS,
KORENMARKT 12, GHENT
http://ellisgourmetburger.be/nl/locations/be/gent

 

Jacks – €€
BURGER PLACE,
CORNER VLASMARKT/OUDE SCHAAPMARKT GHENT
http://www.jackburgers.be/fotos

 

Jilles – €€
BURGER RESTAURANT,
TENTOONSTELLINGSLAAN 152, GHENT
http://www.jilles.be/en

!! Located more out of the city center (a 10-minute walk out of the city center)

INTERNATIONAL KITCHEN

Mosquito Coast – €€
– Famous for its cocktails too 😉
– Very popular restaurant among travelers
– Very particular dinning environment; worth visiting 😉
– Room for large groups
– Menu; various dishes for all over the world
TRAVEL RESTAURANT,
HOOGPOORT 28, GHENT
http://www.mosquitocoast.be/

 

Holy Food Market – €€
– An ancient chapel transformed into an indoor market with various food stands
– Room for large groups
FOOD MARKET,
BEVERHOUTPLEIN 15, GHENT
http://holyfoodmarket.be/en/home-en/

 

TAPAS

Casa De Las Tapas – €€
– Located in the heart of the city center; very nice to stroll around in this neighborhood!
TAPAS BAR,
CORDUWANIERSSTRAAT 41, GHENT
http://www.casadelastapas.be/index_ENG.html

 

La Malcontenta – €€€
TAPAS RESTAURANT,
HARINGSTEEG 7, GHENT

PIZZA

Otomat – €€
PIZZA PLACE,
KLEINE VISMARKT 3, GHENT
http://otomat.be/contact/gent/

VEGETARIAN

Avalon – €€
(Only vegetarian & sustainably produced food is served here)
VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT,
GELDMUNT 32, GHENT
http://www.restaurantavalon.be/

 

FISH & MEAT

Pampas Rodizio – €€

– Grill – restaurant 
– “All you can eat” – menu 
SOUTH – AMERICAN CUISINE,
BURGSTRAAT 1, GHENT

 

De Gekroonde Hoofden – €€
– “All you can eat” spareribs – formula
SPARE-RIB RESTAURANT,
BURGSTRAAT 4, GHENT

 

EXCLUSIVE RESTAURANTS

Vrijmoed – €€€€
– “Young Top Chef of Flanders” (Gault-Millau 2015)
– “Beste Veggie Menu Benelux” (Gault-Millau 2016-2017)
MICHELIN STAR RESTAURANT,
VLAANDERENSTRAAT 22, GHENT
http://vrijmoed.be/en/

 

Belga Queen – €€€€
– Beautiful location close to the water at the heart of the city center
TRADITIONAL RESTAURANT,
WOLVENGRACHT 22, GHENT
http://www.belgaqueen.be/en/Ghent.aspx

 

Publiek – €€€€
– Star quality food in a more informal & cozy environment
STAR RESTAURANT,
HAM 39, GHENT
http://www.publiekgent.be/
!! Located more out of the city center (a 10-minute walk out of the city center)

 

Volta – €€€€
– Very special interior to dine in!
TRADITIONAL RESTAURANT,
NIEUWEWANDELING 2B, GHENT
http://www.voltagent.be/diner.html
!! Located more out of the city center (a 10-minute walk out of the city center)

TRADITIONAL KITCHEN

Café Renee – €€
– Very famous for its burgers & Belgian fries!
– There is an outside terrace
– Located close to the water & the Conference Venue “Pand”
BELGIAN RESTAURANT,
GEBROEDERS VANDEVELDESTRAAT 2-4, GHENT
http://caferenegent.be/en/

 

Revue – €€€
– They have a nice bar too; we would recommend to have drinks here 😉
– There is an outside terrace
– Located close to the water & the Conference Venue “Pand”
FRENCH – BELGIAN RESTAURANT,
NEDERKOUTER 1, GHENT
http://www.revue-gent.be/
Godot – €€€
– There is an outside terrace
– Located in the heart of the city center
BELGIAN RESTAURANT,
HOOIAARD 8, GHENT
http://www.godotgent.be/

 

Keizershof – €€€
– Cozy environment
– Room for large groups
BELGIAN RESTAURANT,
VRIJDAGSMARKT 47, GHENT
http://www.keizershof.net/

 

Café Theatre – €€€
– Room for larger groups
FRENCH – BELGIAN RESTAURANT,
SCHOUWBURGSTRAAT 5-7, GHENT
https://www.cafetheatre.com/

 

AZIAN

Ocean Sushi – €€
SUSHI PLACE,
BELFORTSTRAAT 31, GHENT
http://gent.oceansushi.be/

 

Le Baan Thai – €€€
– The best Thai restaurant in town!
– Located in the heart of the city center; very nice to stroll around in this neighborhood!
THAÏ RESTAURANT
CORDUWANIERSTRAAT 57, GHENT
http://www.lebaanthai.be/en/