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Tom's Diner

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International, Fusion
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 215
    Excellent
  • 104
    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
Most recent review
Very disappointed

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
irv-hea
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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355 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Berlin, Germany
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Last night we had the best dinner during our trip through Belgium. The warm welcome, the premium aperitif and the cosy atmosphere were the perfect beginning of a lovely evening. My wife had a tartare of Sea Bass wich was very tasty and served on the perfect temperature. Myself took the porc cheek in a jummy sauce. (I saw another... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Absolutely delicious food - from appetizer to main to desert. And the atmosphere is trendy and cozy. Absolutely loved Tom's. Would have eaten here every meal if we discovered it earlier in the trip.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We read a lot of reviews on this restaurant before booking our reservation and had high hopes. We found the food to be pretty good overall but we did have one issue which I will come back to. In our dinner experience here, we found it to be overly rushed, the servers not very attentive or friendly. Overall not bad... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This place was recommended by our hotel and it was fabulous. The atmosphere was buzzing and it was jam packed with locals, we were almost the only tourists. The waitress was really helpful and guided us with our menu choices which were delicious. The locals were also warm and welcoming. The menu had a great selection of items from cheap... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My wife and I had 3 nights in brugge over New Years and was very disappointed with the food in general as most places were over priced tourist traps.. After extensive googling we discovered Tom's Diner which was a little bit out of the main centre which was a good sign (avoid the tourist traps). We luckily got the last... More 

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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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