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Travellers' Choice2023
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St-anna
0.4 miles from Basilica of the Holy Blood
Sponsored by: Bij Koen & Marijke

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. There is a place like home
1. There is a place like home
"The owners were wonderful, so friendly and knowledgeable about their produce"
charlottegking80
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2. Best Steak
2. Best Steak
"The best steak in Belgium! Absolutely brilliant experience."
charliea871
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3. beer
3. beer
"Marijke gave good recommendations on the beer"
PaoloR
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About
Delight in the flavors of Bruges at Bij Koen en Marijke, a top-rated culinary destination renowned for its local sourcing and exceptional meat selections including rib eye, chateaubriand, and filet. Our family-owned restaurant pairs these exquisite dishes with a fine assortment of Belgian beers, providing a personalized dining experience in a cozy, inviting setting. Celebrated as one of Bruges' top 10 restaurants for several years, we are dedicated to offering both familiar and innovative tastes. Book your table today and experience our commitment to quality and service firsthand.
PRICE RANGE
£21 - £63
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Everything was phenomenal. Food, vibe, atmosphere, service - a meal and experience we’ll never forget. Best steak I’ve ever had but everything was fresh and delicious.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 September 2022 via mobile

The best steak in Belgium! Absolutely brilliant experience. Really welcoming and friendly hosts, incredible steaks, wider range of beers. Would certainly recommended. Worth every Euro. We will be back.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here for my husband’s birthday meal having read the reviews. From start to finish everything was excellent. The host was amazing and engaged with our 4 year old daughter providing colouring to keep her entertained. We had the table right by the chef...and it was great to watch him cook on the fire. We had padrona peppers to start and the langoustines. We both had steak for main which cooked to perfection. Finished off with a birthday card from the hosts for my husband which was a nice touch. It was one of the more expensive meals we had during our visit but completely worth it and I would 100% recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A perfect evening, dining at one of the top restaurants in Bruges. The owners, Mariyke (host, beer expert and server) and her husband Koen (the chef and sommelier) were warm, welcoming and very delightful.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a place! The couple who run this place are genuinely so lovely...we booked several months in advance as we love steak and wanted to make sure we had a seat at the #1 restaurant in Bruges, but since booking we found out that my...wife was pregnant, we asked for her steak well done (a sin, i know) and they went above and beyond to explain the science behind what is safe for pregnant ladies to eat etc. And made extra sure her steak reached the correct internal temperature which was really reassuring, and meant my wife didn't have to have a cremated steak!! They also came out with a card to congratulate us! To put it simply, I had the best steak of my life here, and it was made even better by being served by lovely people who genuinely care about their customers! We will return to Bruges some time, and I hope this place is still there so we can go again!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food, atmosphere all amazing. A hidden gem. We visited with two children 7 and 5. Kids menu was great and the hosts made the kids feel so welcome with activities for the kids which meant we could also enjoy. It’s amazing to see them cooking,...and the food was incredible.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, perfect if you like to eat steak in lovely surroundings and a laid back style, fantastic couple cooking and serving, unbelievably friendly and great with kids. they take care of you with colouring etc

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you plan a visit Bruges you must put this place at the top of your list for dinner. The Nieuw Museum is such a unique dining experience and the wonderful hosts, Koen and Marijke, somehow manage to achieve it all on their own, with...absolutely no additional help. The place feels so welcoming and cosy, so full of character and quirkyness. The menu is simple and straight to the point and we didn’t hesitate to choose the Chef’s recommendations, cooked on the woodfired oven and grill. I can still taste bubbling, herby sweet Camembert, the smokiness of those potatoes and the tender juicy ribeye steak, even the salad was exquisite. You must go and I guarantee once you’ve been you will be writing a similar review to this one.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have visited Bruges for the last 12 years and on every occasion we have visited at In't Nieuw Museum. The food is exceptional. During our recent visit I had fillet steak and my wife had salmon. They were unbelievably good. The welcome is incredibly warm...and the advice on beer/wine and food pairings is always helpful. If you are in Bruges this is a place you must visit.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 8 May 2024 via mobile

This restaurant is a treasure. It is small. The owners do it all. Husband is chef, wife is hostess/server. They are both delightful. The food was delicious; the wines and beers recommended were superb. I highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 7 May 2024 via mobile

We had the most fabulous experience here! It offers the most welcoming and homely atmosphere where the cooking takes place in front of you and nothing is too much trouble. From the moment you step in the door to the moment you leave you are...made to feel special. The whole place exudes calm! The food is ordered and delivered at a leisurely pace and you are not rushed off your table. The restaurant is quirky, the service amazing and the food to die for!! A steak lovers paradise and worth every penny! A fantastic end to our two days in Bruges and it couldn't have been better. Thank you so much!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 May 2024

Koen grilling those rib eyes in front of you is a sight that makes you happy. Meijke beers and sweets are extremely good as well! Excellent cosy place with great atmosphere. A must eat place for meat lovers in Bruges. Don’t miss it

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 25 April 2024

Everything from the welcome at the door to the delicious food was absolute perfection. Lovely warm friendly couple who really do make you feel as if you are in their home! Will definitely visit again. Thank you so much! ❤️

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 25 April 2024

Fantastic family run restaurant serving high quality food. It's mainly a steak restaurant but we had a vegetarian with us and they couldn't have been more accommodating. It was like visiting friends in their own home. Koen cooked on an open fire in front of...us and Marijke welcomed us with a friendly smile and amazing service. I would highly recommend!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 24 April 2024 via mobile

The atmosphere was great, the food was so delicious and the owners were kind and generous. We go to Bruges often and this is by far our favorite dining location. It is off the main tourist path and it is so well worth going to...find. When you walk in, you feel welcome and the owners want you to truly enjoy the experience as well as their food. We will most certainly be back!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bij Koen & Marijke

Yes, Bij Koen & Marijke offers takeaway services.

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Bij Koen & Marijke is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5