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Hoogstraat 5, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 16 60
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12:00 - 14:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

This tiny restaurant looks very nice and has a great ambiance, however I felt it was let down by the food. The mussels were served up in a broth that was tasteless and disappointing - not horrible but just "meh". Likewise the Belgian beef stew-nothing bad but nothing particularly good about it either. The french fries were good. I got... More 

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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Mostly local food, but not so tasteful as in other restaurants. Nice surrounding and until late (rare in Brugge).

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Alloa
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

We ate here as it was a short walk from where we were staying, Cote Canal Guesthouse. A really nice feel to the place and the guy who served us, appeared to run the place, was charming and the food was great. The restaurant isn't that big and I'd suggest booking. The menu isn't huge but the food that we... More 

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Bawtry, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

As this hostelry was Opposite our hotel we stopped of at night on our way home. The evening lighting exudes a warmth and you are not disappointed. Great friendly staff , fantastic selection of beers.

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Ramsden Heath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Bang opposite our hotel, lovely restaurant, quality food and a pleasant atmosphere. Well worth the visit especially if you like a quality steak or a juicy muscle.

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Half Moon Bay, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

I was there with my family (6 total) and had a very nice evening. The restaurant is small and quiet which suited us well. We were there fairly early, so did not have trouble getting a table. We started with an order of mussels which were wonderful. Very well prepared and tasty. The service was never rushed with some great... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Lovely evening here with friends as part of my birthday weekend. Manager was very accommodating and fitted us in...we were lucky! Food was of a high standard and very tasty. I had the stew and it was delicious!!! When seated the tables are a bit dark so can be difficult to read the menu...tip, use your light on your phone!!

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Piraeus, Greece
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

We went there for a drink but the manager told us that we had to eat in a really bad way... We had to leave because of that.

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Horley, Surrey
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

We had a superb evening meal in this charming, cosy, traditional Bruges style restaurant. The owner Vincent was friendly, welcoming and helpful. The atmosphere is romantic - small and quite dimly lit with sparkly lights and candles. Good choice on the menu, we had the Moules which were plentiful, beautifully cooked and so delicious. Reasonable prices too. Would highly recommend.

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

Wasnt really sure about stopping here for a meal The restaurant was lovely and very welcoming But on looking at the menu there wasnt a great deal of choice. But we all choose the steaks and we were very pleased The steaks were all cooked to perfection. Excellent choice All four of us left nothing on our plates We all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hoogstraat 5, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 33 16 60

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