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£51 - £122
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Belgian, European, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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St-anna
0.1 miles from Basilica of the Holy Blood

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The initial impression of romanticism conjured up by the historic edifice in which Bruut is located, quickly gives way to a pared-down, almost brutal i...
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Reviewed 10 May 2024 via mobile

Went for my birthday dinner and honestly one of the best meals we’ve ever had. We love a set menu to explore and experience what the chef has created and this was amazing! The dishes change based on what’s available that day so the menu...was a surprise and we love that! What came out of that kitchen was incredible. We also opted for the wine pairings and the sommelier got it just right. It’s a small, casual spot with incredible food and the 5 staff (kitchen included!) are all fantastic! Just relax & let them do what they’re great at!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 24 April 2024

Bruno and staff were excellent, food sensational we were in town from London and had a lovely time and meal. Thank you Giorgio and Natalia

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 April 2024

Splendid food. The meal was marvellous. Everything was delicious and tasty. The wine and cocktails were very good too.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 29 March 2024 via mobile

We booked this as a special meal to celebrate a promotion. We had an incredible meal, with each course explained to diners personally by the chef. Each course was matched with a delicious and interesting wine by the sommelier/server. The funky interior, delicious and interesting...food and the stunning wines made for a wonderful evening. Thank you.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 March 2024 via mobile

Wow, great food great experience. Very relaxed atmosphere, if you want formal and stuffy this is not for you. But if you want Michelin star quality food and wine in a fun atmosphere, this is the place to go. Not your typical fancy restaurant, knowledgeable...sommelier in a tshirt and jeans, and the chef Bruno sitting at your table describing his vision with the food. No menu, you get what they serve, so be open minded and try it all! Every wine complimented the food and was worth the additional cost. Highly recommended for those with the right mindset. Be ready to joke and have fun, it will be a better experience!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 12 March 2024

Bruut is a fantastic restaurant. The food and drinks are tasty. The dishes are beautifully presented. Amazing place to dine.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 7 December 2023

Fine dining small plate tasting menu. You do not get a choice. You eat whatever the chef has chosen. The whole restaurant eats the same food at the same time. The chef tours the tables explaining the food preparation and combinations. Wine pairings with each...course chosen by an enthusiastic sommelier. Unusual wines - none that you will know. Not for you if you have allergies, intolerances or are veggie or vegan. Small restaurant sits max 20 people at your own table. It was an interesting experience and food was enjoyable.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2023 via mobile

Very HIV level. Perfect service and good and warm atmosphere in the heart of Old Brugge. Quiet and relaxing. Really enjoyed the visit.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023

I can totally understand why Bruut has been lavished with such praise and high marks. It just wasn’t for my wife and I. It is a very individual restaurant, and that individual is the owner/chef Bruno Timperman. When you eat at Bruut, you eat on...his terms. The 6-course set dinner menu is non-negotiable, and it was only after aggravated negotiation that we were allowed to spend E130 on a wine of our own choosing (and then it didn’t appear for half an hour as if to emphasise the error of our ways that Bruno and his Maitre D told us we were making on more than one occasion in the meantime – it was a very nice Barolo). Perhaps the atmosphere that dispute created between ‘them and us’ was the main reason that our romantic night at Bruut didn’t quite work out, but the point that I’m making for anyone considering the E200 deposit on a table booking and the handsome bill to follow is that you will probably not begin to appreciate the ethos of the restaurant unless you buy completely into Bruno’s vision for it and of himself. Frankly, we found this ‘personality chef’ to be rude and arrogant. He spent little or no time in the kitchen, he took our (few) compliments as read and actually allowed himself several solo cigarette breaks within smoke-wafting distance of our table. He told me off for not finishing one dish and, when we ventured to comment that another tasted ‘very different’, he responded ‘that’s why you come to my restaurant’. Fair enough. The food is the essence of such a unique restaurant. Each course was truly beautifully presented and lavishly explained with an emphasis on local Flemish produce. A couple of the tastes were as distinctive and delicious as the rather overblown descriptions but only a couple. The final beef dish was deliberately fatty but to a fault (imo). (I say ‘final’ because after 3 hours, 20 minutes of the Bruut experience, we skipped the dessert, paid the damage and left. I’m sorry but it felt like an escape). I can’t really ‘mark’ Bruut because nothing was ‘average’. The preparation of each dish was 5-star, the atmosphere created by our hosts was 1-star. We were fortunate to sit at a table on the quaint bridge outside the dining room with the most wonderful canal views as the sun set on a blue sky day, and yet there was barely a minute passed without a car and its fumes rolling by no more than a couple of metres from our table. They are the contrasts of Bruut! It is what it is. It makes no compromises to your own personal taste (be advised the steps to the only loo would be a challenge to anyone whose mobility is in any way challenged). It felt a bit like ‘emperor’s new clothes’ to us but dining is a matter of opinion and those clothes were the emperor’s favourites. All I’m saying is that dining at Bruut is very much Bruno’s opinion. I can only hope you find him agreeable. We didn’t.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023

So fantastic I almost dont wanna increase their exposure to keep them for myself. All dishes were full of flavors and beautifully presented. It was a highlight of our gastronomical trip thru a dozen very good restaurants throughout Europe.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023

My wife and I went for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The fixed 6 course menu was absolutely brilliant and the head chef was clearly, and rightly, proud of his creations. We paired our food with wines recommended by the sommelier all of which...were delicious and some of which were quite unlike anything we had ever experienced - notably the very rich dark rose. Restaurants like Bruut are real gems and I cannot recommend it highly enough.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 16 June 2023

Absolutely amazing! There is only set menu, so we can just sit back and wait for the wonderful dishes. All the dishes are creative and phenomenal, in which only fresh seasonal local ingredients are used, stimulating your senses with nice presentation. The staff are attentive...to all customers and explained every dishes to us in details. Can’t wait for our next Bruut visit!!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 24 May 2023 via mobile

AMAZING! Absolutely amazing, every single element. Dishes and pairings so thoughtful and genius inspired that they literally brought tears to eyes. Bruno is an absolute magnetic genius of a chef and truly beautiful, gifted human. This was truly.. and not exaggerating.. our best meal of...our lives so far.. and we have been blessed to have had many around the world at this point. Thank you for the lovely souvenir, Bruno!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 11 May 2023

Amazing experience! Very beautiful place, good service and quality food! My whole family had a lovely time and we are definitely coming back during our next holiday!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 7 May 2023

Phenomenal set menu with delicious flavours. Chef and staff took great care to explain the various dishes, mainly sourced locally. Highly recommended for a special occasion.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Bruut is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5