Patrick Foley's Irish Pub & Restaurant
Recollettenlei 10 9000 Gent
Tel: +32 (09) 2250 885 Email: info@foleys.be Make A Booking Now Open TODAY 11h - 01:00 | Kitchen: 12h - 14h30 & 17h - 22h
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Welcome To Foley's Bar & Restaurant

Welcome to Patrick Foley's Irish Bar & Restaurant, where the pints flow like the River Liffey! Since 1997, we've been proudly serving the wonderful city of Ghent, combining the best of Irish hospitality with a cozy atmosphere that feels like home.

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At Foley's, we take pride in offering a wide range of drinks and hearty Irish food with a Belgian twist. From our hearty Irish burgers and famous Irish fries to succulent rib eye steak and traditional fish & chips, our menu has earned us a reputation as one of the the cities favourite places to eat.

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No Irish kitchen would be complete without a matching range of drinks. We stock an extensive range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, from your favourite Belgian beers to the Irish classics such as Guinness and Magners cider. But the real star of the show is our impressive lineup of Irish whiskey, sure to satisfy even the most discerning whiskey connoisseur.

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Whether you're here for a quiet dinner for two, a family celebration, or a night out with friends, Foley's has something for everyone. With dedicated party rooms, a charming old-style bar, multiple dining areas, and a spacious terrace, there's plenty of room to spread out and soak up the atmosphere.

Located just a stone's throw away from Gent's central Veldstraat shopping street, Foley's is easy to find whether you're arriving by foot, bike, or public transport. So whether you're a local looking for a cozy spot to unwind or a visitor in search of a taste of Irish charm, I look kforward to welcoming you to our establishment. Sláinte!

We look forward to seeing you.

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Foley's is more than just your typical bar and restaurant – we're a great place to visit for live entertainment! Every Monday night between the months of September and April, our pub quiz kicks off at 8pm, offering teams the chance to test their knowledge and win fantastic prizes. But that's just the beginning! We regularly host local standup talent and for special occasions like St. Patrick's Day and New Year's Eve, we organise celebrations with drink specials, goodie bags, and plenty of Irish cheer.

Keep an eye on our events calendar and follow us on Facebook to stay in the loop about upcoming celebrations and festivities. Get ready to party the Foley's way!

Features You'll Love


Spacious & Open Bar Area

Our bar area provides ample space with a modern celtic style, which will instantly make you feel at home. Whilst we are often busy in the evenings, we have ample table space suitable for large groups and private diners.

With several HD screens dotted around the bar, you'll never miss a moment of the action, whether it's live football and rugby matches or our weekly pub quiz which runs from September until April. We also have an area for live entertainment as well as an upstairs area which can be reserved for larger groups

The bar includes all the modern facilities you would expect from a modern restaurant, including wheelchair access and disabled toilets.


Ideal For Parties & Large Gatherings

Foleys is a popular place to celebrate everything from birthdays and promotions to wedding parties and wakes. We have a special group menu to help you get your food faster and for large parties, we will be happy to sit down with you and plan for your specific requirements.

For larger groups we also have a dedicated Oscar Wild Room, capable of hosting up to 50 people. This room is situated off the main building but is easily accessible via our terrace area, making it ideal for larger gatherings.

In addition to this dedicated room, we also have an upstairs area, just above our main dining area which also affords some degree of privacy for large groups.


Front & Back Terrace

Enjoy the summer sun or the autumn breeze in either of our terrace areas. Our main back terrace is the ideal spot to kick back. It is decorated with an enormous mural design and it has some covered areas for those who wish to enjoy the outdoor air without wishing to get rained on.

Both of our terraces offer full table service and are regularly cleaned and maintained to ensure you'll enjoy a hygienic outdoor dining experience.


Wide Drinks Menu

We have an extensive drinks menu, covering a wide range of local and well established beers, soft drinks and wines. Fans of Belgian beer will be well served by our bar, which stocks not just the biggest names but we regularly sell a special range from local breweries.

We also stock a hearty selection of spirits and we serve a range of cocktails (including mocktails) and we still boast one of the largest selections of Irish Whiskeys in Flanders.


Hotel Onderbergen

Situated just to the back of Foleys is our sister business, Hotel Onderbergen. This gorgeous bespoke hotel hosts 24 rooms, from single to family size. Each room features all the modern comforts and we offer special romantic packages to make your stay extra special.

Visitors to Hotel Onderbergen will also be treated to a cooked breakfast hosted in Foley's upstairs dining area. For more information, please visit our dedicated website: hotelonderbergen.be.

General Information

Foley's offers a range of facilities and options for visitors. In this section you will find our opening hours, a range of general questions and answers to the most popular questions people have about our establishment. You will also find travel information, including direct links to both Google Maps and Waze and lastly, we have included a list of Reviews from Google, where you can read a range of opinions about our services.

Day Pub Lunch Dinner
Monday 11:00 - 01:00 12:00 - 14:30 17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 01:00 12:00 - 14:30 17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 01:00 12:00 - 14:30 17:00 - 22:00
Thursday 11:00 - 01:00 12:00 - 14:30 17:00 - 22:00
Friday 11:00 - 03:00 12:00 - 14:30 17:00 - 22:00
Saturday 11:00 - 03:00 12:00 - 15:00 15:00 - 22:00
Sunday 11:00 - 00:00 12:00 - 15:00 15:00 - 22:00

We serve brunch every Saturday & Sunday between 12:00 & 15:00

  • What sort of parties can you host?
  • We can host eating and drinking parties. We generally don’t reserve the Oscar Wilde room on Fridays and Saturdays for drinking only parties as this space is generally needed for dinner service.
  • Do you have private parking?
  • There is no private parking available, but there is a large, secure underground car park at the Kouter just a few minutes walk from the pub.
  • Are your facilities wheelchair friendly?
  • You can read more about this on our facilities page, under accessibility, but we have made a commitment to ensuring our building is as wheelchair friendly as is practical.
  • Is Foleys a child friendly bar / restaurant?
  • We welcome well behaved children who are kept under supervision at all times. bear in mind that many people come to the pub to escape the sound of screaming children for a few hours.
  • How early do I have to reserve for a party / table?
  • We will always do our best to find space for you in the restaurant and it is usually no problem, but it’s generally a good idea to reserve a day in advance on a Friday and Saturday. If you have a very large booking it helps to give us a few days notice, as this allows us to make extra staff provisions, to ensure a speedy service for your group.
  • Do you show football?
  • We show all the big football matches, particularly the premier league games. As a pub with a passion for Rugby, we also screen the 6 nations, and southern Hemisphere rugby union games. With a number of large High Definition Screens throughout the premises, we provide a comfortable and atmospheric environment to watch the big games.
  • Do you cater to specific dietary requirements (vegetarian / vegan / gluten free / nut allergy etc.)?
  • We already offer a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes. For any special dietary requirements, we encourage you to call us before arrival, so that we can let you know what's possible.
  • Can we turn up most evenings and expect to be seated?
  • We welcome you to turn up at the door and we will do everything we can to seat you, but be aware that the restaurant can be very busy on a Friday and Saturday, so we cannot always guarantee you will get a table straight away.
  • Any more details on quiz night?
  • The quiz night is every Monday between the months of September and April, starting at 8pm. teams of 4 maximum. We don’t take reservations for the quiz, but we recommend you turn up in plenty of time to avoid disappointment, as some night we have lots of teams.
  • I’d like to work at Foleys, how do I go about this?
  • If you are looking to join our team please feel free to drop by with a CV, or alternatively email one with a short introduction to yourself to info@foleys.be.
  • Can you host private meetings?
  • We have various spaces in the pub for private meeting, but they must be reserved and confirmed in advance, and are unavailable on certain nights.
  • When do you serve the Irish Breakfast?
  • We serve our traditional Irish breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays between 11am and 3pm.
  • Can I pay with credit / bank cards?
  • We accept all major bank and credit cards.
  • Can I speak to the bar staff in Dutch or English?
  • Foleys is predominantly an English language pub (in for a penny, in for a pound), and it is the primary language of most of our staff. However, we do have Dutch speakers on the team, and should the need arise, it is rare that a native speaker cannot be found to serve your table for the duration.

Foleys is situated centrally in Gent, at: Patrick Foley's, Recollettenlei 10, 9000 Gent:

Contact & Bookings


If you have any further questions or would like to contact us about hosting a party or large event, please contact us using any of the links options below. For regular bookings, please select our reservation form, powered be Table Booker:

Patrick Foley's
Recollettenlei 10
9000 Gent


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