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Bistro De Schaar

Hooistraat 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
050335979
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Ranked #85 of 513 restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $27 - $36
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Cosy restaurant in typical Bruges hous dating from 1614, grilling on open fire in the restaurant, chef owner, in summer beautiful terras near the canal with vew on small harbour, seasonal cooking
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
southern cal
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This place is a few minutes walk out of the center of town but well worth it. it is a quaint restaurant, very small downstairs, although there looked to be another small room upstairs. The beers that we had were fantastic. The portions were just right and the food was delicious and aesthetically served. It is a quiet atmosphere, which... More

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Newcastle
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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

There are a number of restaurants in Bruges which use this open-fire method of cooking (there's even a very good one on the next corner of the same street - called In't Nieuw Museum) but this place has got to be the best. It might be a little difficult to find but persevere. We watched our steaks being cooked and... More

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Venray, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

chef prepares everything fresh on the grill in plain view. All very tasty and good value for money. Be on time to ensure to get a table, restaurant is rather small.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Was recommended to visit. All was good to excellent with the spoiler being cold pasta side served with the main course. Even the quality of the Monkfish couldnt overcome this. Service was friendly. Downstairs seems to have a nicer ambience than upstairs. Starter of snail and mushroom in a soft curry sauce was excellent. I was probably just unlucky with... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Slightly off the beaten track but cosy evening. I had the Duck with raspberry sauce - really unusual and absolutely delicious. Highly recommended.

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Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We chanced on this restaurant because it was close to the hotel we were staying at and it was too cold to walk very far. Our good luck. A small, intimate restaurant run by a very nice couple who clearly enjoy cooking and the presentation of the meal. We had dinner there twice and really enjoyed both times.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Visited 28th Dec 13 with my family (6 adults). Slightly out of town but worth the walk. Compact downstairs but great atmosphere. The 2 ladies and Chef made us feel relaxed and comfortable. We has starters from frogs legs, shrimp, lobster and pate all prepared beautifully. Mains consisted of Ribeye, duck, venison and lamb again all prepared and cooked to... More

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leeds
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

First meal in Bruges on arrival. Obviously a man and wife working along side each other. Him being the chef and cooking everything on a open fire. It was a joy to watch someone care about your food and caress your chosen meat. Food was very nice and menu had a really good choice. I had a rack of lamb... More

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York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We stumbled across this gem whilst looking for another restaurant nearby which unfortunately (or fortunately!) was closed. Situated on a quiet corner next to the canal, this small bistro had inviting autumnal displays in the window. Warm welcome when we entered, seated at a table overlooking the open grill. The menu was a pleasant change to the usual tourist offerings... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

It's 10 minutes away from the main tourist drag along an inauspicious canal side but it's well worth the walk. The service was good - unhurried and professional and the meats (we had lamb and venison) were beautifully prepared. It's good for couples, not for children.

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