De Karmeliet is a 3-star restaurant where you can discover Belgian Gastronomy either a la carte or through special menus such as "The flat country" or "Brugge die Scone".
De Karmeliet is truely a culinary highlight where gastronomy, an enjoyable surrounding and atmosphere blend together into a unique and exclusive mix.
The food is fairly typical Brugeois in terms of range - ecellent mussels and steaks with a fair range of other dishes - I had a great lasagne on my last visit. Prices are again typical for Brugge, and certainly reasonable in view of it's closeness to the Burg. The main factors for me are the mix of tourists and locals, usually a good sign in any tourist based area, and the friendlyness of the owners. It was around 2 years since we'd last been in but we were remembered - and I hope for the right reasons! Thats pretty good in a city with this number of tourists.
It's closed Wednesday, and open 11: 30 - 14:30, and 18:30 - 22:00 evenings ( 23:00 ) weekends.
Favorite Dish: I had a great lasagne and my wife loved the mussels.
Ah, so you're here in Bruges , Belgium and you've drank her beers and devoured all the chocolates you can lay your hands on . So what's the other cultural highlight that is worth savouring? The humble waffle of course. Light , crisp and delicately flecked with sugar or chocolate. It goes very well with coffee or beer! You can buy a waffle from any street vendor or from any of the many waffle shops in town. I had mine beside the boathouse.
This has to be one of the BEST meals I have ever had. Not only in terms of food but also ambience and service!
The restaurant is on a small, attractive square very near the Burg. It only appears to seat about 40 so booking at a weekend is probably essential. The decor is simple but elegant - white walls, white linen on the tables, cane chairs and subdued lighting.
From the moment we walked in we were made to feel welcome by the friendly waiting staff. As we settled in at our table - by the window so we had a lovely view of the square - the comfortable atmosphere was already making me feel this was going to be something special and, when the food arrived, I was not disappointed!
Favorite Dish: We had:-
Lobster Soup – delicious
Scallops in a Herb/Butter Sauce – melt-in-the-mouth delicious
Catfish with potatoes and sauce – wonderfully presented and mouth-wateringly good
Bouillabaisse with ½ Lobster – when they brought me a bib and something that looked a bit like a medieval torture instrument to break open the lobster I was slightly apprehensive but my pleasure - not only of a wonderfully tasty but also delightfully messy meal – was childishly joyous!
Crème Brulee – rich, and luscious!
Drinks:- Two beers and two espresso coffess
Total: Cost 113 euros (about £81.00) – expensive compared to what we would normally contemplate paying for a meal but worth every penny!
Enjoying sunshine, the livelihood on the great market square, the amazing architecture of the old town hall...
exact name of restaurant? Sorry guys, this was 2 years ago. But if you're on the Markt, you'll find plenty of similar places to eat and drink.
Favorite Dish: A Brussels waffle in the shape of the Belfry (symbol of Brugge), with cream and cherries. Yummy!
It took us a while to choose a restaurant.
The menu's on the market in the center didn't
made us want to go in. All the same price and
food to serve ll. (tourist menu's - jakkes).
We decided to give the 'mozarthuys' a shot.
They were very welcoming...and we choose
something that could not go wrong.
Stone grill dishes. One with meat and one
with fish. Served with a salad and excellent
Belgian fries. - they are thicker then the ones
from MD , much thicker and hand cut.
How does it work?
Simple , you put some salt on the stone so that
the meat or fish doesn't stick too it...turn
it a couple of times. READY.
Guess what music did they play?
I don't know if Mozart ever visited Brugge.
Could be , at a very young age he was in Antwerp.
One negative thing I want to point out...
Even if it wasn't that late , they gave us the
impression that dessert wasn't an option.
Here's the bill - time to leave.
I understand that , since we were the last
custumors. Still a bit impolite. I wasn't too
disapointed since they hadn't anything special
Still we had a good time and we were
pleased to have find the place on a nice location,
nice music and good service.
(they even brought an extra hot stone when
ours was getting too cold to bake.)
>For the location click here!
In the main square in the centre of town there is a row of restaurants that all compete for the same business. Their prices seem similar but the few we went into all had great food.
Favorite Dish: Mussels and Beer...what more could you need!
It was afternoon and we were a little bit hungry.
The tourist places didn't appeal to us...
Since 'Le guerno' is my favorite little village
in France and they always have great pancakes
in that area this restaurant was referring too...
We gave it a shot. It is a bit away from the tourists
area and the place , even for a slow afternoon
was filled with a nice mixture of visitors
and locals. The service was a bit slow...
Whatever. We had all the time in the world.
Absolutely nice was that you could actually see
how they prepare the 'Bretoense pannekoek'.
I must admit it was pretty close to what I
enjoyed so much in France.
They got 60 kinds of sweet and hearty pancakes.
If your not going to find something tasty here
your lost baby. Not expensive , royal filled.
I had one with cheese , bacon an mais and
we drunk some really nice French cider with it ,
served in traditional cups.
050 34 54 25
Closed on tuesday...
Open from 11.30 till...
Run by a husband and wife team in a charming restored building, De Lotteburg should have been a wonderful experience. Yet, the food was at best fair, and the prices quite high for what you get. The atmosphere was very stuffy and the clientele added to the uptight ambience.
Favorite Dish: None of the dishes "lit my fire."
This tiny restaurant, located just off the Mark't was the most amazing deal we found in Brugge. Although they had a full seating restaurant upstairs, most of their business seemed to be in take-out and eating at the 2 tiny tables just inside or outside the door.
Favorite Dish: Although the menu was quite varied, by far the best deal was the "Pasta and Sauce", I believe it was penne pasta (different pastas cost a little more), served piping hot in a large paper cone, smothered in your choice of 9 (!!) different pasta sauces - also piping hot. They will also sprinkle a hearty helping of fresh grated cheese in the middle, that melts into the sauce.
Personally, I recommend the 'maison' sauce (bolognaise with basil and herbs). And did I mention that this costs a mere 2.50 Eu??
On one of our next visits to Bruges we were in search for a restaurant we didn't tried out yet and was still affordable.
We found such a restaurant in the basement of one of the old houses at the pitoresque Huidevettersplein.
Favorite Dish: Their speciality are mossels (different ways), eel, oysters and shelfish.
We went for the eel with green spices and the shelfish. Chibuzor chose safe and took chicken.
It was good food at a fair price!
Because of our stay at the Bed & Breakfast, we decided to have dinner in the Bistro. It has a nice ambiance, very friendly staff, and the food is really good. We had a good time!
Favorite Dish: Some delicious food that you can eat at Huyze die Maene:
* Salad with foie gras , lobster , croûtons and crisp bacon
* Home made shrimp croquettes
* Brique shell filled with lobster and fresh vegetables, white buttersauce of shallots
* Salad from penne pasta with scampi's and filet of pullet
* Backed Scallops with Asparagus, light creamsauce
* Belgium Endives rolled in a Flanders Slice of ham and oven-browed, with chees-sauce
* Brique shell filled with lobster and fresh vegetables, white buttersauce of shallots
* Roasted ribbed loin of lamb, fresh vegetables, sliced potatoes with eggs, Milk and cheese
* Hot apple pie with ice-cream
* Custerd with sugar flamed
* Chocolat mousse
We stopped for lunch here on our day out in Brugge, nice warm welcoming place, it was a cold day... all the bar seem to have these gas *log* fires nowadays... a welcome sight when you are freezing half to death....
Favorite Dish: We had a Lasagne each.... tasty and filling, not too expensive, *8 euros each*, hubby had an Achel beer *3.50 euros* and I had of all things a warm red wine served in a teacup with sugar....*4.00 Euros*
Total cost 23.50 for a reasonable lunch and a drink on a Saturday...
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Favorite Dish: Something vegetarian, I can't remember exactly what I ate.
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