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“Outstanding”
Review of Park Restaurant

Park Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 741 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$53 - US$89
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A classy and relaxed restaurant in a classic 19th-century house, facing the beautiful Koningin Astrid Park. Family owned since 1989. Old fashioned Belgian cuisine - light jazzy background music. Menu formula´s only. ( No " à la carte") Booking advised through restaurants´website. Bon appetit !
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Set menu with pairing wines, Great food great service, a touch of class in all aspects of the visit. Its worth every penny and the food is well portioned and excellent. They are generous with the wine offering refills of glasses for each of the pairings. The décor is nice and the staff friendly and helpful without being felt to be under pressure.The best restaurants are just off the main attraction/sights and this rightly has No. 1 status on trip advisor. I would recommend without hesitation. Great meal.

1  Thank Peter1Northampton
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

The restaurant is nice, classic and romantic for an eventing with your partner. Don't expect tat much from the food, it's all fresh and the service is good, nevertheless sometimes we felt a bit of pressure from the owner that was visiting 3,4 times to check out how we were doing. About the food, as I said, nothing spectacular, we had the shrimp cocktail and it was just normal, I could have made the same at home. As main corse we had the salmon and the solefish, again nothing wrong but nothing special, also the presentation of the dishes was quite average. We found the wine very good but all in all for the amount of money we paid, i would not come back again.

Thank opeten
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axel5123, Owner at Park Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Dear Opeten,

Thank you for your review of our restaurant and the positive annotations which you grant us.

I am somewhat disappointed that despite these positive comments, you rate your experience as “ nothing spectacular “

True, there are many things which one can prepare at home, but this is besides the point.

Going to a restaurant is knowing that your food will be prepared and served to you, while the only thing you have to do is to sit back and enjoy the moment.

We put a lot of time in making sure that our clients know exactly what they will receive and what the price will be. ( This is all explained in detail on our website and documented with actual pictures of our food )

If you are looking for “spectacular”, why book in a restaurant that clearly advertises “Uncomplicated Food “ on its Homepage ?

Why not go to restaurants that do serve spectacular food ?

Bruges offers, amongst others, many Michelinstarred restaurants, which serve the kind of food which you are apparently in quest of.

Personally, whenever I go to a restaurant, and do receive ( I quote )

- A nice and romantic setting
- Freshly prepared food
- Very good wine
- Good service

I consider that special, very special.

When on top of that, the price is right, I consider myself a satisfied customer and a happy man.

Please accept my best regards

Axel

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Took the girlfriend here and it was a very nice restaurant. It was beautifully decorated and very romantic if that's what you're looking for.

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Thank miztaziggy
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We wanted to book a nice meal In advance for our visit to Bruge and went for the Park restaurant based on it being number one on trip advisor and we were certainly not disappointed. The restaurant is beautiful decorated and atmosphere was really nice . There is a only the option of the set menu but there was a lot of choice on it and every course we had (out of 4) was really really tasty and well presented all paired with an excellent wine. The evening was really made for us by the fabulous service we received, the manager Axel came and introduced himself to us and was seen to be checking up on all tables regularly without being to much ! The restaurant was a touch of luxury without being pretentious and was really good value. A meal of that standard in london would have been a lot higher in cost . We are both travel agents so will definitely be recommending this place to others.

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Thank Graceandluke
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Six of us ate here on a friday night to celebrate a 60th Birthday. Booking arranged on line and also organised a small cake and candle. The restaurant is in a lovely old house, separated into several dining rooms, with high ceilings attractive decoration and crisp white table linen. This added to the sense of occasion, but it was still very relaxed and unstuffy with very welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable staff. We opted for the 75 euro all inclusive menu; both excellent value and quality. A full glass of champagne was served with a smoked salmon blini taster. Wine was included with a different wine with each course; with different white wines to complement the food. Wine seemed limitless, our glasses were never empty and we finished with a very pleasing dessert wine. All the meals were rated excellent; good quality ingredients, simply prepared. This was followed by coffee or tea and home made chocolates. Would reccomend to anyone visiting Bruges.

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2  Thank matkat41
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