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Tom's Diner

West-Gistelhof 23, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 33 82
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Ranked #36 of 538 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Fri 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cuisines: International, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Wolverhampton.UK
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107 reviews 107 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We were recommended this by our hotel and it was a good choice. The food and everything else was first rate and pretty reasonably priced. Beware however that if you go in a party of more that 4 you can only choose 4 different main dishes, apparently to manage the pressure on the kitchen who prepare everything fresh. That said... More

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We read about Tom's in Rick Steve's and realized it was not far from our hotel so we wNt there for dinner...no reservation...completely booked. We asked the hotel manager to see if eps he could get us a reservation for the next evening. She was doubtful, because it is always booked, but she called and was able to get us... More

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

On a recent 4 day trip to Bruges we visited this restaurant twice. Very very good on both occasions. My wife had the meat loaf on the first occasion and I had a chicken dish. Both very good On the second occasion I had the cod done with cheese and my wife had the double portion of tapas mussels which... More

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Barrow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Often in establishments that serve such food, the environment can be uncomfortable and ostentatious; bordering on snobbery. Tom's Diner absolutely is not this. A very chilled out vibe in the seemingly small restaurant (additional seating upstairs), where you could go just for a drink and some nibbles. A modern interior mixed with the cottage-feel of the low ceilings would be... More

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Ontario
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Very busy hopping place, service was great until the end when we waited forever for the bill. The food was very dissapointing Tough tasteless steak and a cod dish that was sandwiched between grilled cheese and a wad of bacon to give it flavour. The ocean is only 20k away whats wrong with fresh fish or just putting bread between... More

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Mount Kisco, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

But this place is quite popular, complicated by its intimate scale. We lucked into a table and had a fabulous meal.

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Lake Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Had dinner here with 6 other people on our tour. The atmosphere was so charming , the food was amazing and the service was great! Had my first glass of Kriek Boon beer and I am hooked. The mussels were out of this world!!

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

We also went here based on a Rick Steve's review and it was voted "most amazing meal" by our party of 5 after dining in Paris and Amsterdam as well!! We were lucky to get reservations on a Tuesday night and had our own private table in the candlelit loft. Wonderful friendly service, incredible menu (go meatloaf!), great value. Truly... More

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rælingen
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

After having travelled from Norway to Bruges after a day's work, my lady friend and myself came half starved into the restaurant at half past nine a Friday night. We were well received and seated at a nice table. I tried to order a steak, but the eager and comptetent waitress really talked me into having one of the specialities... More

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Torrance
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My cousin and I were in Bruges for 3 nights and stayed at the Golden Hands apartment which is just a short walk to Tom's Diner. It was recommended in the Rick Steves book and also by previous guests who left their comments in the apartment guest book. We arrived at 1830 and most of the tables were already occupied.... More

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