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Cafe Theatre

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Schouwburgstraat 5, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 265 05 50
10:00 - 03:00
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Deurle, Belgium
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even with a very late booking on a Saturday, we were happy to get a table for 4 in Gent. With the Kouter parking close by, it was an easy access. The restaurant recently changed ownership, but did not change the food menu card nor the focus on some specific Belgian food. This was appreciated and personally I find it... More 

Thank karelblonde
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Very convenient if you come by car - there is an undergraound parking . The restaurant is in the building of the Opera house . So if you come for a concert - always nice to have a drink or dinner there. It's quite a noisy place though. The staff was nice but one of the waiters always kept forgetting... More 

Thank Anzhim V
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Few times we went to have lunch,and every time food was ok , well cooked and fresh. Prices are little high but the enterior is very cosy ,and you are in an a classified building in the total centrum.

Thank Marc B
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We ate in this restaurant Sunday evening and it's located in the town centre. We started with a drink in the bar and later moved to the restaurant close to the bar. Good food with some traditional dishes.

Thank Cibolando
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53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The Café Theatre was the third choice recommended to us by our hotel. It being Sunday, the first two were closed! The décor is fancy but not unpleasant and the food is quite good. Unfortunately the service was slow and one of the waitresses seemed to think she was doing us a favour. The worst thing though was the was... More 

Thank Yorksgolfer
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We were recommended to come here and unfortunately we did not check trip advisor prior to going which we normally do. We arrived to a rather sour front manager. No smiles or welcome, basically he pointed to coat racks and had someone show us to the table. Menu looked nice but unfortunately the entrees were average and out of 4... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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679 reviews
532 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

As the name suggests this bar is housed in the same building as the theatre. It is a large area, adjacent to a large separate area for dining. There is a very good choice of beers, wines and stronger drinks all at reasonable prices. We had two glasses of prosseco and used the free Wi-Fi. The service is pleasant and... More 

Thank LauraDaveJames
Ghent, Belgium
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

My family and I we invited our family in law. We reserved a quiet table, which was impossible. The garçon at the entrance was rather rude to point it out. His answer was: yes yes it's saterday, so... The starters were okay. My scallops a bit overcooked. Nothing really special. Especialy after the cold welcome. Luckily the waitresses were nice... More 

Thank Jeromito2014
London, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

In pouring rain one does not wander far but takes the first door that is open, we had no plans but ended up here, did not regret the choice. Contrary to several previous posters I found the service to be perfectly fine, fast and courteous at all times. The food was very good, though I'm sure one can find the... More 

Thank andrasz
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Shame of the service ... unfriendly, clearly not motivated to work. This place could be good - cause they have a nice menu and the food is good - but then they will need to make a big intervention on the team !!!

Thank Peter B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$37
Belgian, European, French, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Schouwburgstraat 5, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 9 265 05 50

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