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Restaurant Curiosa

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Vlamingstraat 22, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Average food and service in pretty surroundings

Just a short walk from Markt Square down a flight of stairs off the street. The vaulted ceilings make this restaurant very pleasant. Service, though not bad, is a bit patchy and impersonal, more geared to high volume than leisurely dining. The food, again, is not bad, but at the price is poor... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Geoffrb
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Just a short walk from Markt Square down a flight of stairs off the street. The vaulted ceilings make this restaurant very pleasant. Service, though not bad, is a bit patchy and impersonal, more geared to high volume than leisurely dining. The food, again, is not bad, but at the price is poor value. I chose Flemish stew with the... More 

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ErwinL1969, Owner at Restaurant Curiosa, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. Although, I don't think we are that expensive, comparing to other places, and knowing that our dishes are 'all-in', meaning, served with bread, salad, chips, sauce...as much as you need. Indeed, the stew some times sells that well that we need to make fresh in short time, meaning that it can't marinate long enough, but,... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stumbled on this by accident, just off the main square. It's down steps into a basement. What a find! I had the lobster festival (set menu) which started with a lobster cappuccino. I had no idea what this was. When it arrived I was slightly disappointed as it was a soup, until I tasted it. Wow, what a taste... More 

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ErwinL1969, Owner at Restaurant Curiosa, responded to this review

Thank you for these nice words. Some times good places are very well hidden ;) Best regards More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Yesterday, our group did a day trip to Belgium. Many places didn't open until noon, and we stumbled upon Curiosa while actually waiting for another place to open. I'm SO happy we found it! We were the only table in there, and inside was a very intimate, tasteful yet comfortable set up. Although I was with a group of girls,... More 

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Hello, nice to hear that you've enjoyed your time at Curiosa. Thank you for this review. Best regards More 

Louhans, France
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

We had a team lunch here on a thursday in January and had the place to ourselves. A beautiful restaurant in the cave under the Vlamingstraat. The lunch menu is with a wide choice and all the food consumed was excellent (pasta with scampi, lasagne, crab croquettes and grilled salmon) and freshly prepared. The service was always there when needed... More 

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ErwinL1969, Owner at Restaurant Curiosa, responded to this review

Thank you for these nice words about Curiosa. Best regards More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had a lovely meal at the Curiosa celler restaurant, with friends on 30th December. We had booked in advance. Service was a bit slow but over all food was good but a bit pricey. We have visited the Curiosa a few times over past 12 years. It has been refurbished very nicely. It is worth a visit for its... More 

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Thank you for the review. Best regards More 

Castle Cary, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have recently experienced one of, if not the best new Year's Eves' we have ever had. What made it so special? Well, spending it in the superb medieval town of Brugge helped but the real gem in the crown was the restaurant we chose for the evening meal. Restaurant Curiosa was absolutely outstanding from the point where my wife... More 

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Thank you for the review. Nice to hear you've enjoyed your NYE at Curiosa. Best regards More 

Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Family meal at a busy time of year in Bruges. We enjoyed the relaxed pace of the meal and the restaurant atmosphere was conducive to a glass or two of wine. Some may have found service a little slow but it was a busy evening in there. Food was good, steak medium done was more like rare to us but... More 

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Thank you for the nice words and review. Best regards More 

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We did not have reservation anywhere and wuickly figured out we should have done that! After looking around we found this restaurant. The restaurant itself is in the cellar of a building so you don't see what's inside from the street. This probably can be a challenge to get people in. After walking down the stairs you open the door... More 

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Hello, nice to hear that you've enjoyed your meal at Curiosa. Best regards More 

Romford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Below pavement level this restaurant is an exceptional setting. With brick vaulted ceilings set at a height that you do not feel oppressed and a need to stoop. The staff and Owner were very patient and explained the menu courses if we were unsure. The food was cooked and presented with style. In fact the courses tended to be slightly... More 

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ErwinL1969, Owner at Restaurant Curiosa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this review. Allways welcome when you are visiting Bruges. Kindest regards More 

Delray Beach
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Well, the most important is this: the food was good and not overpriced. We enjoyed our dinner here and the waitress was very friendly. The one negative I could say: very slow service (2+ hours for two courses), but it didn't really bother us as we were enjoying ourselves. So don't come here when you are in a hurry. Would... More 

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ErwinL1969, Owner at Restaurant Curiosa, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We can serve quick if necessary, but as you said, you were enjoying yourselves, so we didn't want to push things to much. Best regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vlamingstraat 22, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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