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“Best Spaghetti EVER!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of L'Estaminet

L'Estaminet
Ranked #108 of 701 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$17
Cuisines: Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Kitchen open from 12:00 till 23:00
E.wa
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Spaghetti EVER!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

Thankfully, despite a tour book recommendation that it was more locals than tourists, it was still more locals than tourists! Go when they are busy and spend the whole evening like the Europeans do! Be sure to watch the non-stop action of the does-it-all bartender while you wait for a table. Our waitress was outstanding and super patient translating & explaining the menu to us. And, the vegetarian spaghetti was the best we'd ever tasted - baked in the oven...Mmmm my mouth waters thinking of it! A lovely memory of a leisurely dinner with traveling companions after a full day of sightseeing, in a charming locale. Can't beat good food & good friends! Prices were good. Be warned, they recently switched over to only accepting credit cards with the chip! (No PIN necessary yet though).

Visited May 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Cincinnati
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141 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Off the beaten path”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

Good onion soup and cheese sandwiches that come with unlisted salad. If you sit outside on the porch, take a peek inside. Old Bruges at its best with the usual wide range of beers. Blonde is usually a lighter brew good for lunch.

Visited May 2013
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Winchester, England
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Local experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

Great little local bar and restaurant. Food was good though fairly limited choice but full and buzzing with mainly local trade. Great prices and a very enjoyable experience.

Visited May 2013
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Pittsburgh PA
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136 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Can't be beat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

Local type place with local people. Very good food. Good prices. Why bother to go to the touristy places, this is very convenient to most of the town. Try it you'll like it for lunch or for dinner.

Visited April 2013
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Shepshed, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Salads!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

This small place is a little off the main roads but is well worth the couple of minutes extra. The waitresses were really friendly and the salads were amazing! I have never had one as good, and all three at our table were impressed. The fresh produce was great and there was a lot of it, so good value for money, although not cheap. Well done L'Estaminet.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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