Bruges Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Bruges

Residents of Bruges love their beer, Belgian fries and chocolate – Bruges even has its own official city chocolate: the Bruges swan, or Brugsch Swaentje. Bruges offers plentiful chocolate shops, pubs and a handful of breweries, as well as attractions that tell the story of each of the country's celebrated foods, including the Bruges Beer Experience, Choco-Story and Frietmuseum. But the dining scene in Bruges is much vaster than these three staples.

Gruuthuse Hof, which has been open since the mid-1700s, is popular with tourists and serves traditional Belgian dishes like beef stew and duck, and waffles for dessert. For a casual meal, the De Halve Maan Brewery also has a restaurant on the premises with a limited menu if you want a bite with your beer.

If you're celebrating a special occasion or just in the mood to splurge, consider Le Mystique, which serves a blend of French and Flemish cuisine. The restaurant is historic as well, dating to 1869. Dishes with a Flemish touch include beef with braised chicory and seafood, including sea bass and oysters. Flemish cuisine is known for its fries and waffles, as well as beef stew, Belgian endive, and of course, Brussels sprouts. A meal at Bistro Refter is equally indulgent as it's headed by Michelin-starred chef Geert Van Hecke, who offers a contemporary take on Belgian cuisine with dishes like roasted cockerel, fish, steak and, of course, fries.

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  • #1
    Little Siam
    #1 of 742 Places to Eat in Bruges
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 108 reviewsTripAdvisor (108)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    Sint-Salvatorskoorstraat 3, Bruges 8000 Belgium
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  • #2
    Park Restaurant
    #2 of 742 Places to Eat in Bruges
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3947 reviewsTripAdvisor (3947)
    $$ | French, Belgian
    Minderbroedersstraat 1 opposite Astrid Park, Bruges 8000 Belgium
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  • #3
    Brazi's
    #3 of 742 Places to Eat in Bruges
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 176 reviewsTripAdvisor (176)
    $ | Brazilian, Fast Food, Healthy, Street Food
    Sint-Jakobsstraat 2, Bruges 8000 Belgium
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  • #4
    In't Nieuw Museum
    #4 of 742 Places to Eat in Bruges
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1314 reviewsTripAdvisor (1314)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Brew Pub, Barbecue, Grill
    Hooistraat 42, Bruges 8000 Belgium
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  • #5
    Je Restaurant
    #5 of 742 Places to Eat in Bruges
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 92 reviewsTripAdvisor (92)
    $ - $$ | French, European, International
    Langestraat 83, Bruges 8000 Belgium
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  • #6
    That's Toast!
    #6 of 742 Places to Eat in Bruges
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1215 reviewsTripAdvisor (1215)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, International, European, Fusion, Healthy
    Dweersstraat 4, Bruges 8000 Belgium
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  • #7
    Pomperlut
    #7 of 742 Places to Eat in Bruges
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 883 reviewsTripAdvisor (883)
    $$ | Mediterranean, Central European, International
    Minderbroedersstraat 26, Bruges 8000 Belgium
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  • #8
    Le Mystique - Relais & Chateaux
    #8 of 742 Places to Eat in Bruges
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 384 reviewsTripAdvisor (384)
    $$ | Diner, French, Belgian, European
    Niklaas Desparsstraat 11 Inhouse restaurant Hotel Heritage, Bruges 8000 Belgium
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  • #9
    Kottee Kaffee
    #9 of 742 Places to Eat in Bruges
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 258 reviewsTripAdvisor (258)
    $ - $$ |
    Korte Zilverstraat 8, Bruges 8000 Belgium
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  • #10
    Gelateria Da Vinci
    #10 of 742 Places to Eat in Bruges
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 867 reviewsTripAdvisor (867)
    $ |
    Geldmuntstraat 34 8000 Brugge, Bruges 8000 Belgium
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  • #11
    pro Deo
    #11 of 742 Places to Eat in Bruges
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1511 reviewsTripAdvisor (1511)
    $ - $$ | Belgian, Dutch, European, Central European
    Langestraat 161, Bruges 8000 Belgium
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  • #12
    Oliviers Chocolate Shop & Bar
    #12 of 742 Places to Eat in Bruges
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 277 reviewsTripAdvisor (277)
    $ - $$ | Belgian, Cafe
    Sint-Amandsstraat 14, Bruges 8000 Belgium
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  • #13
    Mariloup
    #13 of 742 Places to Eat in Bruges
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 357 reviewsTripAdvisor (357)
    $ - $$ | Thai, Belgian, European
    Wulfhagestraat 3, Bruges 8000 Belgium
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  • #14
    Sanseveria Bagelsalon
    #14 of 742 Places to Eat in Bruges
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 979 reviewsTripAdvisor (979)
    $ | American, Belgian, European, Deli, Contemporary, Street Food
    Predikherenstraat 11, Bruges 8000 Belgium
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  • #15
    Sfeerbistro De Twijfelaar
    #15 of 742 Places to Eat in Bruges
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 368 reviewsTripAdvisor (368)
    $ - $$ | French, Belgian, Dutch, European
    Eekhoutstraat 24, Bruges 8000 Belgium
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  • #16
    The Gulliver Tree
    #16 of 742 Places to Eat in Bruges
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 213 reviewsTripAdvisor (213)
    $ - $$ | Belgian, Cafe, European
    Cordoeaniersstraat 4, Bruges 8000 Belgium
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  • #17
    Books & Brunch
    #17 of 742 Places to Eat in Bruges
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 787 reviewsTripAdvisor (787)
    $ - $$ | Belgian, European, Pub, Healthy
    Garenmarkt 30, Bruges 8000 Belgium
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  • #18
    Reliva
    #18 of 742 Places to Eat in Bruges
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1037 reviewsTripAdvisor (1037)
    $ - $$ | Belgian, European, International, Healthy
    Goezeputstraat 6, Bruges 8000 Belgium
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  • #19
    Chez Albert
    #19 of 742 Places to Eat in Bruges
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1524 reviewsTripAdvisor (1524)
    $ | Belgian, Fast Food, European
    Breidelstraat 16, Bruges 8000 Belgium
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  • #20
    BRUTAL by Bruut
    #20 of 742 Places to Eat in Bruges
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 335 reviewsTripAdvisor (335)
    $ - $$ | Belgian, European
    Meestraat 9, Bruges 8000 Belgium
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