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“Picture Perfect Courtyard”
Review of De Republiek

De Republiek
Ranked #238 of 713 Restaurants in Bruges
Cuisines: Belgian
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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153 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Picture Perfect Courtyard”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We stumbled into this Cafe next to our hotel. Inside is a typical bar with worn wood floors and walls. Walk through the cafe to as nice a courtyard as as you can imagine. A turreted building on one side, classic old Bruges building on the other. A fairly modern building on the back with a music teacher's studio. Imagine listening to a piano recital while drinking great beer looking at a castle's turret under a clear blue sky. They also have HUGE drinks for 10 euros (I think) that are big enough that three people can share! Snacks were good but not outstanding.

  • Visited June 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
“unfriendly staff”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Unfriendly black lady, she was smelly and really unfriendly. The people behind the bar and on the terras where very nice young people. The food was tasty enough. The tables where not clean and the toilets smell and where'nt clean, the terras is terrible.

  • Visited May 2014
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Ghent, Belgium
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A rock 'n roll student like cool pub with great food options”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

The place has a feel of student city pub which I think it's great. Nice atmosphere, classic rock playing, not too noisy... The staff was friendly (and even entertaining).
The beers and food did not disappoint as I wanted to have something more Belgium, and the menu had from burgers, Mexican food to nice plate with beef, sauce and salad.
The price was far and I wish I was carrying more money on me to tip better. No cards accepted!

  • Visited March 2014
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Chilled place with nice beer....”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Really friendly staff and locals, this place is very cool, it shows foreign films along with documentaries but has this awesome open bar and courtyard..... We ate the Fajitas for two which was ok, the beef was a tuff as I've tasted but didn't ruin our time here.

Visited March 2014
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

Would recommend if you like cafe culture, good beer selection and small food choice. Great place to chill out and unwind.

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Thank JamieWatson
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