We were looking for an evening meal at a reasonable price. Bruges can be expensive and in January there isn’t much choice.
Knowing to avoid the Markt in the middle of the Old Town of Bruges we were left with little choice but this restaurant on the Markt. It was almost full so that was a good sign and the menu posted outside looked tempting.
We were welcomed on entry and fussed into our seats
The a la carte menu looked extensive. We each took the fixed menus. One menu at €17 and the other at €25 and was obviously Belgian food when Ostend herrings are listed as a starter. When the herring came it was on a bed of runner beans with a garnish of onions and tomatoes in mayonnaise, half a boiled egg and with a roll and butter. I won’t torment you reader with descriptions of the other meals but this is the standard to expect here,
These fixed menus were each of 3 courses and at least 2 or 3 choices for each course; the sweet course was 5 or 6. On waiting for our meal, we wondered for our choices on seeing the wonderful meals being served at adjacent tables. We had no need to worry that a bad choice had been made.
Each course was excellent and superbly and imaginatively presented. The service was first class and could not be beaten anywhere.
The only criticism I can offer was the price of drinks. The drinks card was presented from the start so the customer was fully aware of the cost; bear in mind that there was nothing unusual in the prices for a restaurant in the Markt area. So the meals were reasonably priced even if the drinks were a little pricey.
I note that the previous reviewer has the same high opinion as us. There is confusion with the La Civiere D'Or restaurant next door. There is an internal door between and the same meals seem to be served both sides and staff stand in on breaks.
This restaurant was so good we came back a second time, and it was just as good as the first occasion. We were also recognised immediately and the evening became a more personal exchange. This is a fun place to be,
I don’t know where the critical reviewers have been to eat recently but I can guarantee that not even a British pub could match this quality and price, never mind a restaurant. The rubbish I have had in British pubs and restuarants that has cost more, given poor service and with rotten atmosphere.
This restaurant is thoroughly recommended and we returned yet again before we left Bruges,
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