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“Brilliant local food”
Review of Passion

Passion
Ranked #52 of 869 Restaurants in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Belgian, International
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: friendly welcome and worth trying out the Flemish dishes. Reasonable value.
Canberra, Australia
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132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Brilliant local food”
Reviewed 9 January 2014

On a winters, rainy Christmas Eve when most of the residents of Ghent seemed to be hibernating and the majority of eateries had shut for the holidays, we came across Passion.

Reasonably busy but not packed at 1300, it was obvious that this was a haunt of many locals.

We decided to go for the regional specials and both chose the Gent Beef stew with the compulsory frites, this was quite frankly the best stew we have ever eaten in a restaurant. Large succulent and very tender pieces of quality beef in the finest of gravies and washed down with a small bottle of the local beer and a glass of wine.

Friendly and cheerful service in a plain but pleasant environment, very close to the market square and the cathedral so vey convenient for visitors.

Well worth a visit when in Ghent, we would certainly go back.

  • Visited December 2013
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Augusta, Georgia
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Eat like a king”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Food was delicious. We shared the escargot and both ordered the rabbit. They brought out a large pot and served each basically half a rabbit. After cleaning our plates the server returned with a second pot and another serving. We were shocked. Neither of us could eat anymore. Who eats an entire rabbit? Anyway, sad to see it go to waste and it would have been nice to know we could have just shared the main dish. Can't speak to anything else on the menu but if it's anything like the snails and rabbit you'll be happy.

  • Visited December 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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559 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 807 helpful votes
“excellent Flemish rabbit, great location”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

had lunch here with my husband today. We made a reservation in advance and were glad we did - we got the best table in the house - right by the window, with a great view of the Belfort and the Christmas markets. I had the Flemish rabbit (EUR 23), and my husband had a pasta dish (EUR 17). His pasta was just ok (he's from Italy so his pasta standards are very high :)) - the sauce was fine, but the penne were really overcooked. My rabbit was spectacular - served in a ceramic pot with a lid, it was piping hot and the serving was very, very generous. The sauce - was delicious (onions, mushrooms, small pieces of ham). The sides (potatoes and wonderful home-made apple sauce) were very tasty as well. The food came promptly. We had sightseeing plans and were happy to be in and out in about 1 hour. The total came to EUR 50.
The restaurant has several other traditional Flemish dishes - I'd highly recommend it for that (but make a reservation!).

  • Visited December 2013
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Paris, France
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Big portions, ok value”
Reviewed 23 December 2013

Good standard Belgian fare. Not sure this place deserves to be this highly rated in tripadvisor, but the food was good and the portions were huge. Could not finish he delicious beef stew. We paid 100 euros for four, one main course each, a bottle of water and a half carafe of white wine.

  • Visited December 2013
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“nice flemish food”
Reviewed 17 December 2013

We were a group of 6 and all had the flemish stew and chicken waterzooi. We thought the portions were a bit small until the waiter came out with seconds which was lovely and then thirds which was fantastic. Maybe it could be explained for those that order these dishes that seconds will be coming as the portions did look small to start with. Nice idea to do it that way. Friendly staff, and recommend that ice cream puddings - large and yummy. My partner has chosen this restaurant to bring his large group of guys to when they do a trip next year so he will be in touch!

  • Visited December 2013
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