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La Galleria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, Seafood, French, European
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James Ensorgalerij 30-32, Ostend 8400, Belgium
+32 59 70 01 50
Thu - Mon 12:00 - 21:00
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Brussels, Belgium
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187 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

When we are in Ostend and we have something to celebrate, we go to La Galleria. A small, cosy restaurant in a covered gallery in the centre of Ostend, offering delicious seafood plates. We were four and chose the €50 menu. We kicked off with a nice glass of champagne (small extra cost) and some fresh Northsea shrimps. We couldn't... More 

Thank Erik_Tervuren
Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

When I go to Ostend this is one of my favourites to eat croquettes crevettes, lobster and fish. all dishes are very good. excellent fresh fish and seafood and very well prepared. A hidden treasure in the Galerie off the shopping street. Very friendly staff and cosy restaurant.

Thank ignatia2016
Ostend, Belgium
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

very good food and top quality, the personnel is very kind and friendly. Luxury dining! I go back as citizen of Ostend. Near the grand place.

Thank 9mauricio9
Hamme, Belgium
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

This tiny restaurant stands out through its interior decorating (which is tastefully kitschy, as only coastal places can be) and its friendly staff. But what really takes the cake is the food. We got here on a friday, which meant we could take the Belle Epoque menu, an absolute must. We had the shrimp croquettes ('world renowned', and VERY tasty),... More 

Thank Julie S
Brussels, Belgium
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187 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

We went to La Galleria for my wife's birthday and we had an excellent evening out. We took the €50 menu which still offers you quite some choice for starter and main course. After a nice glass of champaign (included in the menu) and a dish of super fresh North Sea-shrimps, we both took the croquettes crevettes as starter. A... More 

Thank Erik_Tervuren
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197 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

We had a late lunch and chose the 50 Euro set menu. A glass of champagne was included. 6 fresh oysters for a starter was my husband's choice and I had the shrimp rockets served with a side salad and more shrimps (this on its own was enough for lunch) we both followed with half a lobster which was served... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Started with a cocktail...the caipirinha served was all but a caipirinha, why can't they just say they don't know what it is... Tried the famous shrimp croquettes next...another disappointment, not even close to what it should be: texture, taste,... Then the lobster...more like chewing gum. Asked NOT to have potatoes, only the rice, guess what...of course the potatoes were added.... More 

Thank mrcv
Ostend, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Here, you'll find the best shrimp croquette and lobster in town. Don't forget to book in advance, because this restaurant isn't that large....

Thank Europrofs
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

What a delicious little restaurant ! The menu is overwelmingly rich and only serves the best local freh ingredients one can get. All dishes are very copious and the proprietors and staf are every so friendly. An absolute must to visit !

Thank frank v
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

Walked past this small fish restaurant purely by chance, attracted by its early opening hours (open all day) and lots of ways serving a lobster which we could see in an aquarium in the middle of the dining room for € 45,-, we went there to have an early dinner, after having walked around Oostende for nearly 3 hours. Because... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, Seafood, French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: James Ensorgalerij 30-32, Ostend 8400, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Ostend
  • Phone Number: +32 59 70 01 50

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?