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“Est WijnBar Brugge - A great place to spend an evening”
Review of Wijnbar Est

Wijnbar Est
Ranked #93 of 710 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International, Wine Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
England
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“Est WijnBar Brugge - A great place to spend an evening”
Reviewed 19 June 2010

NOTE ADDRESS IS NOW Braambergstraat 7 in Brugge.
We ate at Est Wijnbar last week (June 2010) and had a very enjoyable evening. The food was excellent and the menu very flexible so you could "mix and match". I had the fish stew which was very tasty. Lots of veggie dishes, as well as meat and fish based, so something for everyone. We sat in the window seat upstairs, which gives a good view of the street below. It is small, but had a great atmosphere, so different from all the "process driven" restuarants/cafes around the main squares, that may have better views, but nothing more.
I forgot to ask the name of the lady who looked after us, but I understand that her daughter also runs it with her. This time of year it is open 7 days a week from about 4pm.
We liked it so much, we returned the next night and got the same table (the most popular apparently!).
Overall, just a very enjoyable, relaxed experience - wine selection was also very good - would thoroughly recommend. They have live music on Sundays

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“Two great evenings at this cosy wine bar”
Reviewed 18 February 2010

We decided to try this wine bar after reading reviews on trip advisor. We arrived in Bruges on February 14th, a Sunday, and knew there would be live music here that evening. We entered this tiny house and received a warm welcome. Upstairs was full but we were seated downstairs beside the fire, so go early to avoid disappointment. We had two glasses of wine and enjoyed the music, they do food here too and even though we were going to another restaurant we got comfortable where we were and decided to order from their menu. This was our kind of food, mostly tapas type offerings, with some bowls of pasta, salads etc. We stayed late had lots of wine and had a wonderful evening so much so that we returned to sample their speciality of racelette ( a huge piece of melting cheese) served with dry cured ham, salad, gerkins, and bread.......just wonderful. We had some lovely white Italian wine on both occasions, served by a lovely lady with a huge smile. Go and enjoy a wonderful evening here. It should be much higher on the ratings.

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London, UK
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“Fantastic - Loved it! Brilliant!”
Reviewed 1 September 2009

The resturant was perfect - we went on a Sunday evening where they had live music - everything was perfect from the food, to the service, choice and plenty for vegetarians!!!!
It was the perfect evening out - such a cosy, lively atmospher and so much passion - the service was second to none - you must experience for you self -so worth the visit - the wine list was outstanding too!!!!! Loved it!!!!! A must visit - make sure you book if its a sunday!

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“The restaurant has moved!”
Reviewed 28 October 2008

Now at: Braambergstraat 7, near the Vismarkt. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Set in a tiny two-floor building by the Vismarkt, the restaurant is really an upmarket wine-bar that serves simple but reasonable food. The wine range is excellent. On Sunday nights, when we were there, they have live music. We heard a good group playing rag-time and blues as well as eating a snack of bread, cheese and salad. The bar gets crowded early, deservedly so.

Come here for the wine, and the Sunday music.

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Reviewed 3 April 2008

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