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The Habit

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Belgian, Dutch, European
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Kemelstraat 9, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 34 24 21
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As we meandered through Bruges we came across The Habit, on Kemelstraat close to our hotel, Acacia. Under the Habit name on its sign the offer of traditional Flemish food caught my eye. Trip Advisor rated it highly, but its website did not work. We decided to take a chance that evening without reservations and got a table. To be... More 

Thank NewfHalifax
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious Flemish cuisine, vintage atmosphere. At the first sight looks likes you're in a miscellaneous of art. Then you meet Ingrid whom attend you very personal and make you feel in home. We order filet mignon (melted in the mouth) with the fantastic and Flemish fries!!! And a delicious salad! Local beer. And a curiosity you can buy some of... More 

Thank SandraStewart
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

So I booked this restaurant a month in advance of our trip based on a friends recommendation and received a confirmation email from the restaurant stating our booking was accepted for Thursday 27th. However we arrived in Bruges to find the restaurant seemed to be shut and also seemd to say they were closed on Thursday's! and despite taking several... More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Such fun! The hosts (husband and wife) bustled constantly, sharing the duties of server and chef, and yet never seemed too rushed. They explained the menu, enquired if all was well, chatted (briefly), were attentive to all our needs, offering suggestions and a light-hearted, enthusiastic approach to their cuisine. We always look for locally-sourced food, and creative menus based on... More 

Thank Mary D
Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

What a great find down a stunning side street. We both stopped off for an Irish coffee which tasted great but what made it even better is everything you see inside is for sale so we ended up leaving with a couple of quirky items for our home.

Thank vix1410
Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful time wonderful atmosphere and wonderful meal. Direct in the town center. Strongly recommened to visit

Thank Максим К
Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This little restaurant, sitting quietly down a side street, makes no bold statements and seems rather unremarkable at first glance. Peering inside, reveals a treasure trove of oddities and curios for sale and which adorn every available space of this lovely restaurant. My wife and I arrived unannounced in the early evening. We were the only customers - always an... More 

Thank bellytubby
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We visited this restaurant whilst in Bruges following trip advisor reviews. We weren't disappointed. Food excellent. Reasonable priced 3 course set meal (E25) with a good variety of choices to suit all. Service was excellent with lots of banter and we where presented with a bottle of beer each when we paid for the meal, but perhaps that because we... More 

Thank sheena-edin
Mankato, Minnesota
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We found The Habit as we wandered the streets of Bruges the other night. What a great find! Unique decor, full of fun stuff that is for sale, and a fantastic menu at really good prices. We had the fish soup and highly recommend it. Paul, the host, was fun and attentive. We had a wonderful evening and didn't want... More 

Thank YCariveau
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited this restaraunt last night. The food was absolutely gorgeous with a wide variety on the menu. There was a family feel to the place and the Owner/Waiter Paul was very helpful and friendly. Dinner was a very reasonable price for the food we got and after we paid our bill Paul gave my wife a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, Dutch, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kemelstraat 9, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 34 24 21

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