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Bistro De Schaar

Hooistraat 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
050335979
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Ranked #88 of 538 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Attractive ambiance warm and frendly on a stormy night. High quality ingredients. Well prepared and beautifully presented.

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Brussels, Belgium
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62 reviews 62 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Scissors are a Rock and Roll band from Chicago Illinois. Apparently 'Schaar' means 'scissors' in English. This is a great place to eat, it looks very genuine and cosy. The restaurant advertises itself as being specialized in grilled meat and fish but I found it all a bit plain. Don't get me wrong, nothing bad to say about the... More

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We had a very long wait for our food - 1 and half hours. Friends had cold duck. Expensive, especially water. There were insufficient staff. We booked but table we were allocated was not good despite there being lots of tables available. There was no apology from staff for the poor service.

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Banbury
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A little bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort to find. The food and service was excellent and I can not fault this place one bit.

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This bistro is just over the canal from our hotel and we tried it based on a Tripadvisor recommendation. It was spot on! Everything about the evening was perfect, the food, the venue, the service and the price couldn't be better. My wife even photographed her dessert!

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Lancashire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We would recommend that you book this fab restaurant. You will not be disappointed. I had the sardines to start and t'other half the shrimp croquettes. Lovely. I followed with the rib eye and he the rack of lamb. It was the best rib eye I have ever eaten. Melted in my mouth. Although we were quite full we finished... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We booked well in advance for a evening meal here and were not disappointed. The bistro is well off the tourist track (not that most restaurants in Bruges are above average in busy areas as well as beyond). The facility was very comfortable and homely, and the service was attentive. The meal we had was a delight, with everything fresh... More

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London
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you are staying at the Rosenburg hotel, as we were, then De Schaar is almost on your doorstep: lucky us, lucky you! If you're anywhere else in Bruges please walk the couple of hundred metres to this very fine restaurant - you will not regret it. It's in a lovely canalside villagey location, well in touch with the city... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Or party of 4 ate here for our first evening in Bruges and we all loved every course we ordered. We particularly recommend the mushrooms with snails in curry sauce starter and the steaks were superb. Really nicely paced service which gave enough time between courses for a relaxed evening. All the food came out nice and hot. Profiteroles were... More

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Burgess Hill Uk
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9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Absolutely faultless, well worth the wait and certainly worth making the effort to walk from our hotel. Heidi was a little reluctant to take our booking as previous residents at our hotel had not turned up. Fools! If only they knew what they were missing! Between the four of us we sampled the sardines, the herring, and the salmon for... More

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