Kasteel Van Laarne (Laarne)


The Place

Kasteel Van Laarne is a gastronomical restaurant located in the outbuildings of the castle of Laarne (near Ghent). The beautiful castle dates from the thirteenth century and is a protected monument since 1943. Nowadays it serves as a museum. The castle offers an amazing décor for a culinary night out and the authentic, medieval atmosphere is also present in the restaurant itself.

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The interior of restaurant Kasteel Van Laarne is tasteful, luxurious and combines characteristic authentic elements with arty accents. Chef Bart Gossye and his wife Sofie manage the restaurant and guarantee a warm and exclusive welcome.

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The Food

Chef Bart Gossye cooks with passion and in his kitchen you will find tradition and craftsmanship. Bart has been cooking at Het Kasteel van Laarne for over 15 years and recognizable, mainly Belgian products form the basis of his dishes.



Catalan Olives & dried Angus beef


Gazpacho with red cabbage, sorbet of Tierentheyn mustard


Aperitif:  German Kloster Eberbach Riesling Sekt Brut


Marinated salmon with mascarpone & goat cheese cream, watercress
Wine: Silvaner, Muschel Kalk 2012, Weingut am Stein

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Cod, flower sprouts, oyster mushroom, smoked milk 
Wine: Silvaner, Muschel Kalk 2012, Weingut am Stein


St-Jacques scallops, potato cream and Parmesan, oxtail, arugula pesto
Wine: Passerina-Terre Chieti-Colle-Cesi IGT


Farm pigeon and foie gras in pastry, spinach, sauce with Porto
Wine: Vestigo 2010 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC – Marche

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Cheese: St Maure – Saint Felicien – Mouton – 24 months Comte – Achelse Blue, Brioche
Beer: Lousberg artisan beer


Chocolate, mango, ginger, lemon, lime, rosehip

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Coffee & sweets

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The “Belgian Taste Buds” Experience

Kasteel Van Laarne is a nice and decent gastronomical restaurant integrated in the remarkable surroundings of the Castle of Laarne, near Ghent. Chef Bart Gossye prepares pleasant dishes without taking too much risks. We appreciated the classic preparations and pure products, but missed some seasoning & creativity throughout the meal. The pigeon with foie gras dish was the highlight of our menu and surprised in simplicity and great flavours.  

Belgian Taste Buds:

–          Food Buds                                                      7/10

–          Wine Pairing Buds                                          7/10

–          Price/Quality Buds                                         7/10

–          Service Buds                                                 7/10

–          Experience Buds                                            7/10

Kasteel Van Laarne
Eekhoekstraat 7
9270 Laarne
Tel.: +32 9 230 71 78


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