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Belfort Restaurant

$$ - $$$, , Cafe
Emile Braunplein 40, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 223 35 65
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
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“great drinks” (2 reviews)
“food quality” (2 reviews)
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Belgian, Bar, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Emile Braunplein 40, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a casual lunch during our visit to Ghent. This restaurant menu is similar to others in the area, both in selection and price. Our toasted sandwiches and coffees were good. The vista looking back to the main street is pleasant. Options for inside and...More

Thank TWal1
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Very nice ambiance and perfect view for people watching. Great drinks and snack food, as this was an afternoon respite. Staff was friendly and attentive to me. Prices were okay too. I give this restaurant a "thumbs up!"

Thank glenuehlein
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We were hot and tired, and looking for a place to eat. Found a shady table outside and had a very nice luncheon. Ordered Smoke Salmon appetizer, Two Burgers, Seafood Pasta and a Goat Cheese Salad. Waitress was very nice and food was great.

Thank Snorkelbear
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is situated close to the belfry, or ‘belfort’ in Flemish, hence the name. Its bells clang pleasantly every 15 minutes and it’s a bit of a glowering presence as you chomp through your food, in particular your veggies. These are oddly presented in...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Walked in and told it would be an hour for a table. Just about to leave abd free table becomes available as people leave. Ordered beers then told no food orders as computer is broken after drinks brought to table. Ask another waitress who brings...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The service was terribly slow during my visit. It seems that the waiters and the waitresses are ignoring their customers deliberately, and you have to keep waving at them or even calling them to secure their attention. Regarding the food quality, we took Waterzooi as...More

Thank flowerowl
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, friendly to kids and delicious foods. Recommend the spare ribs, meat balls and the steak. Normally most of the restaurants have a main dish inclusive of fries in the price, resulting to be little expensive and getting several buckets of fries which you...More

Thank MMKThomas2017
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

A lovely place in the heart of Gent. We sat outside in the sunshine and we were served almost immediately. My husband had a cappuccino and I had the hot chocolate. The hot chocolate came as a cup of hot milk and a small pot...More

Thank Tracey Paul T
Reviewed 22 September 2017

A little hidden, you can find this café under the hall (stadshal), in the centre of the city. A very nice architectural design, close to all great places to visit in the city. Yes, and a nice kitchen, great drinks and, if the weather is...More

Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Poor service. We have to go ask menu, cause no one came. Waitreses were standing and talking to each other. There were not much of people. In the menu said that salads includes bread. We have to ask that bread twice and we had eaten...More

Thank Voyager726931
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$129
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Emile Braunplein 40, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 9 223 35 65
  • E-mail
The Belfort Restaurant will become a modern brasserie led by Tom Klussendorf who used to be the chef at Cafe Parti during the last couple of years. He aims for tasty and healthy dishes with a focus on organic and local products. The centerpiece is undoubtedly the rotisserie with farm chicken, roasts and, in season, pheasant! Of course there is also a wide range of vegetarian dishes and there will also be a selection of dishes for those with gluten allergies or for those who want to eat food with low carbohydrates. Besides that, something to really look out for, will be the exquisite wine list at the restaurant! Both the Cafe and the Restaurant have a spacious terrace overlooking the new park that was built along the Stadshal. A lovely oasis in the center of Ghent where you can enjoy delicious products, a wide selection of beers and the environment. The Belfort Stadscafe and Restaurant are situated beneath the Stadshal on the Emile Braun square in Ghent.
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