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Nice lunch in Bruge

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Nice lunch in Bruge

I will be stopping in Bruge on a Cruise. After a short tour of marketplace, Belfry, etc. I will have 3 hours on my own to have lunch and shop.

Could anyone recommend a nice cafe or restaraunt to have lunch? I expect that I will still be in the marketplace area.

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1. Re: Nice lunch in Bruge

The nicest thing to do in Bruges is taking a canal cruise. I would surely include that in your time and then just grab a bite anywhere on a terrace.

Personally I am going to have a lunch or dinner on the terrace right by the canal, of Pergola Kaffee of the hotel www.dieswaene.be (very fancy hotel) but I have a lot more time.

Have a great stay in any case.

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2. Re: Nice lunch in Bruge

hi Tees,

Have a look through my list below which I have recommended. I also strongly agree you take a canal tour.


and other tips >


Have Fun ☺


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3. Re: Nice lunch in Bruge

Thank you, I will definitely do the canal cruise!

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Ellemay, Thank you!

I hadn't really considered the cobble stones but now I will definitely be investing in some good walking shoes especially since I will be doing a walking tour earlier that day.

Now that I know that there will be restaraunts near the canal, I'll pick an eatery there.

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5. Re: Nice lunch in Bruge

What is your budget for lunch?

In the market place area it's more expensive,but you have a wonderful view on the belfry.

In case of hot weather: Under the belfry tower you can enjoy a three course lunch + drink included €30.00 in 'Strijdershuis'.

Off street shade-terrace.

Tight budget: first floor of the 'Hema' shop Steenstraat.

€ 5.50 light meal + drink.

Have a nice stay in Bruges!

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6. Re: Nice lunch in Bruge

Another good spot for lunch, especially at the lower end of the price range, is the cafe at the Concertgebouw. The do soup & bread for €3.50, lasagne for €9 and sandwiches & croque monsieurs for a little less. The sandwiches etc come with plenty of salad and make a really good value lunch - good quality and very filling.

And the drinks are very well priced too - the hot drinks are particularly nicely served, which sounds strange but will make sense to anyone who has visited.

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Maybe try the Half maan brewery, the tour of the brewery is interesting, the beer, excellent and the bistro lunch good quality and value, a window seat will give you a view of the canal and passing tourist boats, there's also a small cobbled courtyard which is pleasant on a sunny day.

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8. Re: Nice lunch in Bruge

If the weather is good I always like to eat lunch by the canal. De Torre on Langestraat is a preferred place of mine as you can sit right next to the canal and they have a good selection of food at a range of prices.

If the weather is not nice enough to sit outside I tend to use somewhere like Cambrinus on Philipstockstraat as they have a great beer and food menu or Cranenbourg on the Mark't square. As another poster mentions though prices are higher on the Mark't but this place is pretty popular and that's not by accident.

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