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“What a hidden wonder”
Review of Restaurant Curiosa

Restaurant Curiosa
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Ranked #243 of 741 Restaurants in Bruges
Cuisines: French
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Very steep steps hide a lovely restaurant! Friendly staff and we all had fish pot which was absolutely wonderful! The apple pie was to die for. Amazing experience

Thank Kim B
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Erwin L, Owner at Restaurant Curiosa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

Thank you for giving us a good comment and hope to see you again the next visit to Bruges ;-)

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Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

Steep steps into a wonderful restaurant. We had fish pots which was totally amazing. The apple pie was to die for and the service was good and friendly. Would defo recommend.

Thank d4doo
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Erwin L, Owner at Restaurant Curiosa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

Lucky you found us, no? lol
Thanks for the nice comment
Best regards

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Reviewed 18 December 2013

....but glad we didn't. Like the last reviewer we too were wandering around having failed to book anywhere when we noticed the unprepossessing stairway from across the street. Luckily they had a spare table available in the back of the restaurant so we were sorted. I had a delicious lobster soup to start followed by the mixed kebab. It was a large tasty skewer of meat and chicken served with a huge bowl of frites and went down very well. My partner had the Flemish stew for her main and she really enjoyed it. The house white wine was good and very reasonably priced. Well worth a visit.

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Thank HarryB777
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

We have just got back from Bruges Christmas Market weekend. On saturday 15th Dec, there was some fun run at night, (a 10k I think), that coupled with the fact that there was 6 in our party, and we left it till about 7.30pm to think about eating that night left us in a quandry, everywhere was booked, and could not accomodate, dispite our hosts in the Hotel Biskajer phoning a load of restaurants, so we trudged out and just went door to door, ( was there any room at the inn? how ironic!!) and was unlucky on about 4 occaisons, then we stumbled upon a door leading to a basement, and the name Curiosa above it, we descended into the vaults, and lo! there was room. What a find, lovely staff, lovely food, lovely setting, and no one rushed us,
I cannot recommend this venue enough, if you are lucky enough to get in, go there, *****

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Thank Cessonfire
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

We have never before walked out of a restaurant but on this occasion had no alternative. We were looking forward to our meal the restaurant had previous good reviews. It was a Saturday evening booked for 8 o'clock - our starter arrive at 9 when we said that we were disappointed by how long it had taken to arrived without any update or mention that things were busy - the waitress said we are fully booked - what do you want me to do cancel your order? We said no but it would have been nice to at least have had an apology - she said again do you want me to cancel your order - we said no but perhaps you could offer a small discount on the meal. She said that she would ask her manager - she came back and said he said no discount you can cancel your meal! - I felt a strong sense of disbelief as I have never encountered such disregard for the customer as I have in this restaurant.

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5  Thank Sally G
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Erwin L, Owner at Restaurant Curiosa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2013

Sometimes I have the feeling that people, as you, think that we are playing cards in the back of the kitchen in the middle of service...but here is how it realy went
You come in to a busy restaurant on Saturday evening at 20h00-20h10, get accompanied to your table, take off your coats and sit down (20h15), you look at the menu and the waitress takes your order at 20h25. this order comes to the kitchen at 20h30. meanwhile you are served wather and wine and the starter comes at the table at 20h55, that mean's that you were served within 30 minutes, not 1 hour, and than you start being disrespectful and asking for a discount. Sorry.
That's why we had to ask you to leave the restaurant.
What comes around, goes around. Give respect and you will recieve, give disrespect...
Sorry, I don't like situations like that, but people need to learn that if you want to have nice food on your plate, you have to give us the time to prepare it as well
Maybe next time you will think a little bit further before asking discounts ;)

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