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Fabula rasa

$$ - $$$
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Ferdinand Lousbergskaai 134, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 63 30
11:00 - 01:00
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Mon 17:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We were staying on a houseboat near Keizerpark and our host recommended this restaurant. It was excellent - great food, very local feel but very friendly, decent prices, good drinks, great service. They do traditional Belgian food as well as great vegetarian dishes. The salad and vegetables, as well as the meat dishes, were really tasty and generous portions.

Thank Sean P
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

A little on the outskirts of the city center, Fabula rasa is always busy and lively. There is a nice selection of beers. The food is mostly "Vlaamse kost", copious portions of decent Belgian food, not refined but good. The owner is a bit short and the back room is a bit strange, but we keep going back for lunch.

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to go to this little eatery by a local and well done for his advice. They squeezed us in with no reservation but served us well and swiftly. The atmosphere was buzzing and it was full of locals. I had the large spaghetti which was delicious and my husband had one of the best burgers he's ever... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This bistro/café has an extensive menu and dayly suggestions, all at excellent prices! If you make a reservation, make sure you're in the front part. This is the actual café (you can have your meal there too) and has more atmosphere. Great place to hang out with friends and have a drink on the terrace in summer!

Thank Ekvin
Greater London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Friendly local restaurant /bar, visited one evening, menu looked interesting, serving local cuisine but also variety of meals. We had couple of local beers and cheese and salami. Next time I would definitely go for a full meal. I liked the informal atmosphere.

Thank aljsha
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Great time over there, very nice atmosphere, easy for families, toys and books for babies, very good food, daily meal (always around 14 euro!) also on Saturdays. Recommended. Fresh and tasty cakes as well, try the homemade tiramisu.

Thank paolocz
The Hague, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I loved this place. The food was great, staff very very friendly and helpful and the vibe was cozy and laid back. It's a bit like a trendy pub with food, but then the food was so good.. Funny detail: owner made some dolls, coming from the ceiling. Funny if you see them for the first time.

Thank Sannew1
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

My family had two fantastic meals at Fabula Rasa over the past week while visiting Ghent. They welcomed our 5-week over daughter with open arms when we arrived late both evenings in the pouring rain. There was a great atmosphere Fabula Rasa, which is mostly frequented by locals as it's a distance from the tourist areas. All of the waiting... More 

Thank Mhenr
Culemborg, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Good food, place where locals meet. Good selection of Belgian beer. Small menu, also for vegetarians. Feree snacks (cold and warm) with your drinks.

Thank Ward H
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

We went here for a drink after cycling from Brussels. The staff and locals were so so friendly and were asking about our trip and telling us about the local area. Even though the chef had left for the day, they cooked us the most amazing and enormous pasta dinner. Such a nice place in a quieter part of the... More 

Thank becky l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$34
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ferdinand Lousbergskaai 134, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 9 225 63 30

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