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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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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 234
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  • 113
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 13
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  • 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
Delightful

We found this restaurant in Rick Steeves and then read trip advisor reviews. We couldn't ask for anything more. We did not have a reservation and was seated at the bar. This gave a perfect view of the open kitchen. It really made us appreciate the preparation of meals, cleanliness of the kitchen... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
LarryConnecticut_USA
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Connecticut, USA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Connecticut, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We found this restaurant in Rick Steeves and then read trip advisor reviews. We couldn't ask for anything more. We did not have a reservation and was seated at the bar. This gave a perfect view of the open kitchen. It really made us appreciate the preparation of meals, cleanliness of the kitchen and team effort of the staff. Everyone... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My partner and I were given this recommendation by the hotel and it didn't disappoint. I got a house quinoa salad because we hadn't had vegetables in a while. What I really had my eye on was the meatloaf... However, the salad was fantastic - one of the best me or my partner has ever had. Her fillet mignon was... More 

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North Platte, Nebraska, United States
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We read about Tom's Diner in our Rick Steve's guide book. It is not a diner in the American style, but more of a bistro. We met and visited with Tom upon arrival before the restaurant really got busy (a Tuesday night in May). The meat loaf with rhubarb or cherry sauce was divine! Great local beer selection, wine, mixed... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Tom’s Diner was recommended by our B&B host and was better than expected. The atmosphere is very friendly, excellent food and great service. It is not a US style diner but rather a bistro like restaurant. I had the meatloaf, my wife the cod, fresh and very tasty. Good selection of wine and beers all contributing to a first class... More 

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Istanbul
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Tom’s Diner was recommended by our B&B host and was a great repast. The atmosphere is neighborhood friendly with tasty food. It is not a US style diner but rather a bistro like restaurant. The staff was very friendly and responsive. We both had the meatloaf and fries which were excellent. It was a different experience from the fancier fare... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Like Martin W (whose review we read from a visit on 1st May) we had not realised one needs to book an evening meal in Bruges in advance. We tried a couple of places on Friday 15th May, then read Martin W’s review of Tom’s Diner on tripadvisor. I think Martin W's review sums up our experience as well -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I cannot recommend enough, this is tucked away about 10 mins walk from market square. Its reasonably priced & the food is divine & cooked with love. It gets busy so book in advance. The best bistro in Brugge!

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Birmingham
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Fantastic food, great service and lovely atmosphere - what more could you ask for?! A hidden gem that you must find, it's certainly worth it.

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Ottawa, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I ate here twice on a recent visit to Bruges, the first time because of location, the second because of the delicious food and friendly staff. Both times I sat at the bar, because this place is always hopping, but that just added to the charm. I had a pasta dish and the meatloaf, both of which were delicious. Servings... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We arrived in Bruges on Friday 1st May not realising that this was a major public holiday in Belgium so finding a restaurant to eat in was proving really difficult. Taking a recommendation from the apartment where we were staying we walked the 15 minutes to Tom's Diner in a very quiet street away from the city centre to see... 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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?