Patrick Foley's Irish Bar & Restaurant was established in 1997, in the vibrant Flemish city of Ghent.
Located just a short five minute walk away from Gent’s historical city centre, Foley’s is a staple of the city's burgeoning hospitality sector, offering something for everyone at prices which remain amongst the most competitive in our class.
Central to our success has been combining big hearted Irish hospitality and a homely decor, with quality drink and outstanding food. Our kitchen combines hearty Irish cuisine with the finesse of the Belgian kitchen and our ever popular burgers and Irish fries have kept our customers coming back for years.
Foley's is one of Gent's go to places for quality food
Similarly, our extensive drinks card ensures that nobody will be left wanting for choice, particularly whiskey drinkers, who can choose from what we are confident, is amongst the most extensive selection of whiskey in the region.
As you will be able to read for yourself on this website, we offer a broad range of facilities to all our visitors. We are able to facilitate football screenings and student parties in our dedicated party lounge, host drinks out in our extensive terrace and central bar area, whilst providing ample dining space for those seeking a quiet evening for two or a small family gathering.
We welcome all bookings and enquiries received, and we invite you to make use of the calendar, news, discussion and feedback features of this website, to help us continue to be the Irish heart of Flanders.
Food & Drink:
Our extensive and varied menu offers all the staples you would expect from an Irish bar and restaurant. Diners can choose from our sumptuous (and now available via Deliveroo) range of delicious burgers, along with classic Irish dishes such as rib eye steak, fish & chips or cottage pie. If you’re seeking something a little lighter, you will be more than satisfied with our popular range of pies, salads and sides. For the kids, we have put together a selection of our classics in mini-form.
As well as offering an à la carte menu, we also provide a shortened offering for groups of ten or more to choose from, as well as a set and student menu, both of which are reservation only.
All our meals are cooked using the finest ingredients it is practical and possible to source, whilst our kitchen team’s many years of experience have allowed them to hone our classic dishes to be best in class.
We cater to a range of dietary needs, offering several vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes. If you have any dietary needs which go beyond these requirement (such as nut allergies etc.), please don’t hesitate to phone or email us before your visit, or speak to one of our staff on arrival.
Behind the bar you will find a selection of the most popular Belgian beers, as well as Irish classics such as Guinness and Bulmers cider. We also stock an extensive range of Irish whiskey, to rival the stocks of anywhere in the region. To round out our drinks selection, we sell the expected range of soft and warm drinks, which includes a very special hot chocolate, which is reason enough to drop by on a cold evening.
Easy To Reach:
Situated in the heart of Gent and just a short five minute walk from the cities central Veldstraat shopping street, Foleys is easy to reach no matter your mode of transport:
Foot / Bike - Foleys is located on the Recollettenlei, which is easily accessible by both bike and foot. Foot paths lead to the front door from both directions.
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Bus / Tram - The closest bus stop to Foleys is the Gent Zonnestraat stop, (stop number 200069) from there, just walk over the bridge and we’re the first turn to the left.
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Car - Visiting Foleys by car? No problem, whilst we don’t have any private parking available, street parking is more often than not available just across the road from us, although during peek times such as Friday and Saturday evening, you may wish to make use of one of the two underground parking facilities, at either Interparking or on the Kouter.
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A Place For Everyone:
With our specialist party rooms, old style bar, multiple dining areas and spacious terrace, we can play host to a range of parties and events at any one time, whilst doing our best to ensure that louder groups are kept apart from those just out to enjoy a quiet drink or meal.
Foley’s has always had a broad appeal and our recent renovations have taken into account the many walks of people and the reason you each have for visiting us.
To start, families have always been a lynchpin to our success. We provide a special menu for children and we have ample seating downstairs so that older people don’t have to navigate the stairs.
If you have visited Foley’s and felt anything other than welcome, we ask you to use the suggestions form contained within our info panel to let us know why, and we will endeavour to make things right.
As well as hosting a range of daily specials within our menu, we regularly run promotions on certain lines of drinks and menu offerings.
We will often run promotions to coincide with sporting events and we celebrate St. Patrick's day every year with an all day party, which typically includes a range of drinks promotions, goodie bags and special side dishes.
Students can benefit from the Foley’s student card (available to any student who can present their student ID, and to any Erasmus students with an ESN Network photo card). This card entitles members to beers for just €1.50 and our classic burgers for just €10. This deal alone makes us the best place in town for students to share a beer.
Entertainment & Quiz:
Be it live football and rugby, live music or our Monday night pub quiz, Foley’s has always worked hard to make us more than just a place to eat and drink.
We cover all the big football games and as a pub with a passion for rugby, we show the 6 nations and southern Hemisphere rugby union games. We have several HD screens dotted around the bar, with a central TV where fans often gather to follow the action.
Quiz night is held every Monday, starting at 8pm. We host the quiz and provide prizes for the top 3 teams. Its free to participate (no more than 4 persons per team please). To keep things fair, we don’t take reservations for the quiz, so we recommend you turn up in plenty of time to avoid disappointment, as it has become a very popular event.
For additional events, check out our events calendar above or follow us through Facebook.