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“Superb restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Markt XI

Markt XI
Ranked #8 of 71 Restaurants in De Haan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Belgian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Leuven, Belgium
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390 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Superb restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

Saturday lunch, superb lunch. An unassuming row house, but a very elegantly decorated restaurant inside. Absolutely excellent fish. Casual service. Great. Surely a rising star in Flanders, if not in all of Belgium.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Bruges, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A wonderful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

What a wonderful experience, Markt XI, last night 8th of June !

This is one of the best restaurants we have visited over the past 2 years.

This place breaths a warm atmosphere, it is cosy and charming, with the cook in the middle of it. The whole experience is about being genuine: from the very first warm welcome until you leave, 4 hours later, with a great, happy feeling.

We took the full 5 courses, with assorted wines, and can only warmly commend this to everyone !

With the extra amuse-bouches from the start as well as the very first course being outstanding we were wondering if the rest of the dishes would live up to it - and it did; inventive dishes with some unexpected taste sensations and combinations, just the right amounts and beautifully presented.

The service is excellent, discrete and very friendly. Both the cook and his wife, the sommelier, present dishes in turn. The wines are brilliant, exceptional, always on hand to top up glasses etc.

Why is this kitchen so absolutely divine ? Simply because the cook and his wife set themselves very high standards in the choice of fresh ingredients, in the quality of their dishes and the overall presentation.

We have been at several “Michelin-star rated” places in and around Bruges. Be sure, very soon there will be a Michelin-star tag for Markt XI in De Haan !


Anyway, whenever you’re at the Belgian sea side, wherever, visit this wonderful place. You won't regret.


Hilde and Luc

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Luc_Cornette
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De Haan, Belgium
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2012

The delicate food of the Markt Menu as well as the accompanying wines are such a treat (having been 5 times in just two months). A fabulous addition to De Haan!!

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank EPRJMS
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Mechelen, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent chef, nice atmosphere. Michelin star quality. Well worth your money!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012 via mobile

Splendid! Really nice food. Brand new interior. It has a really cosy atmosphere. Enjoyable for romantic dinner. Chef and maitre are a young couple. Working with fresh local ingredients. Keep up the good work!

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