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“An ideal lunchtime place to try Flwmish dishes”

Het Groot Vleeshuis
Ranked #101 of 926 Restaurants in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$18
Cuisines: Belgian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: 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.
Reviewed 24 October 2011

The hearty waterzooi was a welcomed warmer for my wife on a cold but sunny autumn day; I chose the Flemish meats and cheese platter which was served with a small bowl of onion soup. Deliceous. Throughly recommended with the bonus of a historic location

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Reviewed 10 October 2011

This restaurant is in the old meat market: now also houses a shop/deli selling a great range of local produce (try the excellent Ghent mustard). We really enjoyed our lunch here: exclusively local specialities including the famous Waterzooi (chicken stew in a creamy sauce). Good range of beers.

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Reviewed 10 September 2011

This place is not really a restaurant. It is run to preserve a historic building and promote Flemish specialities. The fact that you can get great value food here is a happy consequence of these objectives.

Do check the opening hours and fit a meal here into your schedule. This is where you can try waterzooi, stoverij or enjoy one of our favourite Dutch/Flemish specialities, verwenkoffee ("surprise coffee") in the certainty that you have not wandered into a tourist trap.

If it is sunny, you may want an outside table and find that they are all taken. Ask the staff nicely and they may well let you help them move a tale outside.

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Reviewed 11 August 2011

Restaurant and shop in the old Meat Market. Try the Flemish dishes...the various tastr dishes for starters have a great range of hams and cheese. The Waterzooi is a wonderful chicken soup/stew. And Sunday morning breakfast is a great treat. Also try local Ghent beer. On top of all that they have a great shop if you have room in your luggage to take treats home. Staff can manage Englihs if necessary ( there is a menu in English too). Realxed place to eat, happy with families. All of this in a wonderful old building, with an ingenious glass insert for cold wet days. Just grab a table and they will come out to serve you.

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