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Tom's Diner

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West-Gistelhof 23, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 33 82
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Today
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 218
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fine for a casual meal

This is not really a Diner - it feels (as has been said by another reviewer) more like a Bistro. The Diner is located in a building which has probably been in existence for several hundred years.The place comprises two floors and the layout of both is wood top tables and chairs. Very informal and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Oyster45
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London
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is not really a Diner - it feels (as has been said by another reviewer) more like a Bistro. The Diner is located in a building which has probably been in existence for several hundred years.The place comprises two floors and the layout of both is wood top tables and chairs. Very informal and cosy. It was pretty crowded... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I based my dining choice on other traveller's recommendations and had the meatloaf and it was fantastic on a cold and rainy evening. Delicious.

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United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Tom's Diners was recommended to us by our hotel. This is not what we would call a diner, more of a bistro. This is very popular so booking is recommended. We were more than happy that this place was recommended to us. We enjoyed a lovely meal, in a lovely surrounding. The staff were courteous and helpful. Would definately recommend,... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I had the steak and fries special for 15 euros total and it was good. The service was very good! I also had a couple Appitizers which were decent. If I'm ever in Bruge again I'd come back.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Have been coming here for many years. Off the main square but easy to find. Very nice décor. This restaurant gets very busy so you must book. Had the fillet which was very succulent. I've previously had the cod in cheese sauce...superb

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I booked Tom's Diner having read read rave reviews online. With just one night in Bruges I wanted to eat somewhere really good. Unfortunately Tom's Diner did not deliver. Firstly the food- we ordered the rib-eye medium rare, we actually received a Fillet Mignon which needed to be cooked rare/ the result was a piece of meat as tough as... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We have visited this restaurant following a local's recommendation. We have called earlier in the day to book and the place was fully booked for the evening (Saturday) so we only managed to get a place at the bar. Tucked away in the back streets of Bruges, the restaurant was a little hard to find but it is definitely worth... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Off the beaten track in central Bruges, this place was a pleasant surprise. It was quite busy on a damp Wednesday evening, but we were happy with the service (friendly and at just the right pace), the food and the house red wine, served by the glass. The steak was really good, the scampi fine.

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Winchester
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Just noticed you can't simply select 'good' from the ratings, it's either 'average' or 'very good'... We've eaten here before but several years ago, I've rated them very good because the food was great but it was just so busy, we had a reservation for 9pm (Saturday), arrived at 8.55 and were offered two places at the bar to eat... More 

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ainsdale
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

lovely atmosphere with guests of different ages. Not touristy. I had the belgian meatloaf and it was delicious, my wife enjoyed an excellent king prawn pasta dish with a great tasting sauce

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: West-Gistelhof 23, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 33 33 82

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?