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Het Groot Vleeshuis

$$ - $$$, European
Groentenmarkt 7, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 223 23 24
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“hams” (7 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
“soups” (3 reviews)
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Belgian, European
$$ - $$$
Groentenmarkt 7, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This historical building is free to visit and you can have a coffee or a meal at the restaurant inside. You can also find all kind of local products there in the shop, typical products for the East of Flanders

Thank veerledejaegher
Vleeshuis, Manager at Het Groot Vleeshuis, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your enthousiastic reaction!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the butcher's market controlled in medieval times by the Butcher's Guild, and therefore the only place you could buy meat at that time. It's stone construction outside and massive roof beams speak volumes for the wealth of Ghent at that time. It's worth...More

Thank AllanJGJ
Vleeshuis, Manager at Het Groot Vleeshuis, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your reaction!

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Old meat market. Worth a view. Didn't try the restaurant but went there to buy local produce before we left.

Thank Madeleine J
Vleeshuis, Manager at Het Groot Vleeshuis, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you for this positive reaction.

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We went to Het Groot Vleeshuis to try some lokal cousine and boy were we not disappointed. We ordered a waterzooi which was perfect and this is coming from a guy who actively dislikes creamy soups. Additionally we tried the local meats and cheeses plate...More

Thank Bor H
Vleeshuis, Manager at Het Groot Vleeshuis, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for your very enthusiastic reaction! We keep in mind to inform our guests about the products we serve.

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch on the off chance passing though. Great local food very casual and good service. Nice place to have lunch that's local food and not too pricey.

Thank 4Kandles
Vleeshuis, Manager at Het Groot Vleeshuis, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for your positive reaction!

Reviewed 25 July 2017

Our guide book suggested the old butchers' hall as a place to eat authentic Belgian foods, and the book was right. There seemed to be two options, a poshish looking bit behind a glass screen or a more cafe style eatery where the hams were...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We stumbled into the old meat halls worn old and cold from hours of walking through rainy Ghent. The signs promised authentic Flemish food, so we decided to lunch and relax there. The menu consisted of a great variety of salads and soups mainly, and...More

Thank Brock53
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Nice setting to stop for lunch whilst exploring Ghent. Service can be a little slow, but the platters of meat and sausage were excellent as were the little accompaniments like the fresh bread and the hot mustard.

1  Thank Brooke P
Vleeshuis, Manager at Het Groot Vleeshuis, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you for your nice message!

Reviewed 13 November 2016

A wise menu, in which the majority of products are local. Medium range prices, good food. The only concern: it was a bit weird to have to walk outside of the place to reach the toilet

Thank Giuseppe Luca P
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

A very nice restaurant, very good ambiamce . lovely people and very nice Dutch cuisine. If you want to taste the authentic dutch food and feel the dutch ambiance don't ever missed going to this restaurant.

Thank Dennis T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Groentenmarkt 7, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 9 223 23 24
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The impressive medieval Great Butchers' hall houses the centre for the promotion of local East Flemish products. Discover the East Flanders' cuisine!

The Groot Vleeshuis is in all the guide books as a place to buy and taste flemish food and drinks.
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