Karel de Stoute | Restaurant

About us

We could fill entire paragraphs on the chef’s training, the ingredients of unseen quality, the favourable reviews by Gault&Millau and the likes, but that’s not what it’s about.

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It’s about the fact that when we see guests arriving with a smile on their faces, we love to respond to that with a top experience.

It’s about astonishing cuisine, away from the everyday. Just let yourself be spoiled. Enjoying the total experience we create with all our heart. Enjoying life also, just because we can. That’s what it’s about.

It’s about working, cooking, serving as if we were doing it for ourselves. It all is the result of hard work and minutely mastering our craft. But also of doing what we feel like doing.

It’s about passion. About giving our best, time and again, with all of our heart. We are bon vivants, so as long as we are enjoying what we are doing and as long as people come to enjoy at our place, we are more than happy.

KAREL, the Mysterious

Restaurant garden
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The second best-kept secret in Ghent? That must be our spacious terrace at the heart of Patershol. On a summer day this is the place for a unique dining experience. Almost as well hidden as the painting of The Just Judges, that’s true.

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KAREL, the Team

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Our team consists of people who believe they have the best job in the world: providing others with an unforgettable culinary experience. What that means? Thomas, the chef who isn’t afraid to leave his kitchen, Lien, the hostess who links one indulgence to the next with a warm flair, and a team that is the co-author of our story with an equal amount of spirit and appetite.