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“fantastic local restaurant”
Review of L'Estaminet

L'Estaminet
Ranked #143 of 749 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$19
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Kitchen open from 12:00 till 23:00
Reviewed 22 May 2014

we found this restaurant after reading a review in guide book, a short walk from the centre but well worth it. the menu has something for everyone and even as a vegetarian i was spoilt for choice, our party had the goats cheese croquette salad and salmon lasagne, all excellent - 3 main courses and 3 glasses of wine for 46 euros! the following day we checked out other restaurants and decided none offered a better choice than this and returned for a second night, we all had the 'world famous' spaghetti bolognese (meat and veggie versions) OMG this is not to be missed, if you only have time for 1 meal in bruges then eat here you will not be disappointed, it is frequented by locals and has a lovely atmosphere.
don't be ripped off by the tourist restaurants on the square!

1  Thank maggiemay1925
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

We went to L' Estaminet two times. The best buy we had was the hearty spaghetti for 9 euros.
It was very good with a slightly unusual presentation. It's served in a warm personal size casserole and has melted cheese on top.
The place was full of local families both times we were there. It's a few blocks from the main square and it's worth it to search it out. It has a casual atmosphere. Friendly service even for us English speakers.
Although service is slower than expected, it was worth it. Enjoy!

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2  Thank JohnandKathyR
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

This was around the corner from my hotel, and I ate here both nights I was in Bruges. There's nothing fancy here, just soup, salad, pastas, sandwiches, simple entrees and Belgian beer. Prices are reasonable and service is with a smile, if rather slow: the place, understandably, is hugely popular.

1  Thank slsiege
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Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

A lovely local pub recommended by our hotel on arrival - lasagne was amazing, staff friendly. Anybody know what the numbered box on the wall is - we saw people put money in it!!!

Thank Mel D
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

We only wanted a light meal and our hotel recommended this place. Even on a Thursday evening in February it was full, but were soon slotted in. We felt that the locals were using it rather than tourists (and indeed there is nothing outside to indicate it does food!!). Many of them were enjoying pasta - we chose instead a croque Monsieur (good with plentiful salad) and a shrimp croquette which was fine. Service was prompt and we enjoyed the musicians who popped in!

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Thank OxfordJulieT
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