Mémé Gusta, Ghent

Meme Gusta, Ghent

About Mémé Gusta

Meme Gusta is a firm favourite with locals serving food just how grandma used to make it. An eclectic style of old meets new with its mix of chandeliers and industrial lighting, oak tables, stone floors and vintage style wall paper.

Menus at Mémé Gusta

If you cannot speak Dutch then make sure you have google translate to the ready! Spoken English is limited here and two of the three menus are in Dutch.

Complimentary water is presented in wonderful bottles complete with logo…

Complimentary water in bottles with logos on

alongside a portion of sweet and salty brown shrimps and …

Brown shrimps at Meme Gusta

… freshly baked bread served with butter and dripping…

Complimentary bread, butter and dripping

Appetizers are priced between Euros 6-14 and include…

  • Duck Confit
  • Cheese Board
  • Wild sardines in olive oil

Main courses range from Euros 17-30 and include

  • Beef stew with brown ale and pork cheeks
  • Gentse waterzooi – a traditional fish stew with 4 types of fish
  • Belgian eel in a green herb sauce

Stoemp – Belgian mashed potatoes with sausage.

Stoemp - delicious!

This is an incredible dish! A tasty, meaty sausage is served with creamy root vegetable mashed potato with a rich gravy. On top are crispy spirals of carrot and sweet potato with a sprinkling of chervil, giving the dish a twist of aniseed.

Desserts are priced between Euros 7-9 and include…

  • Gestreken Mastel – a typical Ghent pastry flavoured with cinnamon
  • Profiteroles with chocolate sauce and ice cream

The service at Mémé Gusta

The service here is excellent. Staff are friendly, efficient and professional. They are clearly very busy. Nonetheless, they are attentive and quick to check all is good with your meal. At the end of the meal the bill is presented in a beautiful tin, filled with toffees.

toffees at the end of the meal served with the bill

Would I Return:

I absolutely loved everything about this restaurant. It is not touristy and the food is outstanding serving traditional local dishes. Staff are friendly and the ambience is extremely pleasant for solo dining. Mémé Gusta is definitely a place to return to on a future visit to Ghent.

Suggested Further Reading:

How to spend 48 hours in Ghent