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“Flemish classics in a traditional setting” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of De Lieve

De Lieve
Ranked #242 of 839 Restaurants in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$31
Cuisines: Belgian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ghent, Belgium
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104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Flemish classics in a traditional setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2013

Living in Ghent, we like eating in De Lieve. This is a typical Flemish restaurant that servers typical Belgian dishes (stoofvlees - stew, konijn met pruimen - rabbit, bloedworst - black pudding, traditional fish, ..). The price you pay is fair, the service is excellent and extremely friendly and the great location and nice atmosphere make this a recommendation, both for locals and visitors!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • Italian first
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English first
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Feels like home”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2012

This is one of the best restaurants in Ghent, and it really feels like home. The menu changes every day, as the chef cooks daily specials and prepares something fresh if they sell out. It's not haute cuisine, but very fair, simple and traditional food, served in a very down-to-earth atmosphere. Staff is fantastic, they really make you feel welcome.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank BartDV
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Ghent, Belgium
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“For locals”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

No, there's nothing special about the food. But locals like the place, it's simple charm and sympathetic boss. There's a good chance you gave a chat ...

Visited February 2012
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Thank Jan T
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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Sometimes excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2012

We've been there several times, and on the latest occasion the food was impeccable and the house wine very adequate. Do make sure to inquire as to how the dishes are composed to avoid disappointment.
This is a small, family operation run on the first floor above a pub, but the food is proper restaurant quality, far better than typical pub food. The service is friendly, bordering on the familiar. This restaurant is aimed primarily at the local rather than at the tourist trade; without knowing about it, one would not suspect its existence.
Prices are not particularly low, but on the whole the place can be soundly recommended.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank BDManding
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Wales
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A classic local restaurant popular with the locals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

We had great local food well cooked and very tasty, great beer selection too.

Visited April 2012
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Thank macdob
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