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de Bocarme

Cordoeaniersstraat 1A, Bruges 8000, Belgium
32 50 34 34 45
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Ranked #16 of 523 restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

de Bocarme is not only a wonderful haven from the bustle of the streets of Bruges, but the food is both creative and delicious, and Patrick and Nadine are delightful hosts. In a city which thrives on tourism and, let’s face it, a wide variety of standards and service, it is refreshing to find a couple so focused on ensuring... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Bocarme had been one of the best rated (non Michelin star) restaurants opened for lunch, therefore we booked it for a fast business lunch. Once you find it (entrance from a small side street with the stairs going down), you can enjoy a friendly host and quite nice Belgian cuisine. Service was excellent, proactive and relatively fast ( for Belgium... More

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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review

Dear Sir, you are right, outdoor seating would be a big advantage for us, but like you said we are situated in a site street and with stairs going down, we are a semi cellar, in the middle ages the house would have been ground level. We are pleased that you found our services do be according Belgium standarts as... More

Zurich, Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

We dined here during our recent stay in Bruges, and were our experience was consistent with others who have given positive comments. We enjoyed the food and the conversation with the owner. The location is very convenient and dining in a cellar is an experience. We would return here the next time we visit the city.

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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review

Dear VRLJ, Thank you for your nice and kind review, we are pleased that you have enjoyed your dinner in our restaurant and hope to see you back on your next visit to bruges. Kind regards Nadine and Patrick More

London
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

de Bocarme offered the best of Belgian cuisine at a reasonable price and in a very central location. Although the restaurant wasn't that busy when we visited the food was excellent - we all chose the set menu priced at €42 for four courses and the food was brilliant. Definitely a must for fine dining in Bruges!

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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review

Dear Erf1984, Thank you for your very nice review, we are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed our month menu, and we hope to have the pleasure to see you again in the near future. Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This wasn't our first choice as we where trying to keep to a budget but we enjoy fine dining and we where close by, so we decided sod it let's just enjoy & we where not disappointed. Food drink & the staff all excellent and I would strongly recommend a visit, made us feel special. Great place for quality evening

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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review

Dear Gbenfield, Dear ladies, we are pleased that you both enjoyed the evening with us and thank you for this very nice review, like I said it is just common politeness to respond to a review good or bad. We hope you are experience good fortune on your travels through Europe. Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More

Halifax, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Patrick is the consummate host/waiter/sommelier. Trust his suggestions -- you will not be led astray. Nadine -- the co-owner/chef -- takes the freshest of seasonal ingredients and creatively adds herbs and spices in a manner that enhances rather than changed their natural flavours. Her sauces are delicious. The setting -- a warm basement with brick arches, white walls, indirect lighting,... More

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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review

Dear Jason, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review, the mrs. and myself are pleased that you had a wonderful time with us last Tuesday, and lucky for both of you the hotel was just around the corner. Like we told you our menu changes every 6 to 7 weeks according the season we are... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had a lovely meal here with selected wines. All the courses were good - both meat and fish - but we particularly enjoyed the scallops. A very atmospheric place too. Friendly and pleasant service. Excellent value for such a lovely meal.

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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review

Hello DocAmeh, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review, we are pleased that you enyojed our new month menu, we are proud with our queen scallops, they are dilivered to us on a daily basis and are top quality. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Had a fantastic New Year's Eve here. Food was beautiful and the accompanying wine plentiful and very nice. Not cheap but absolutely worth every penny.

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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review

Dear NeilH, Thank you for your kind words, we are pleased that you both spend a wonderfull New Year's Evening with us,quality food and wines cost a bit more and we try to serve it at a reasonable price and as you said that is was worth every penny, hope to see you both back in the near future. Kind... More

Swinton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Champagne with terrine of foire gras, Gerviche of Sea Bass with herb cream and veg salad, Norway Lobster cream soup with crayfish, blood orange sorbet, crusted fillet of Brill with Nantais butter sauce, cheese with nut bread, Sylvester dessert, midnight champagne, coffee or tea with chocolates and sweets; all served with copious amounts of complementing wines. Friendly staff, but NOT... More

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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review

Dear Jacquie 728, Thank you for taking some time to write this nice and kind review, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us on NYE, we are a small family run bussines and we are trying hard to deliver fresh quality food and wines for a good price. We hope to see you back in... More

Tadworth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

lovely restaurant, wonderful food. great service, not cheap but worth every penny, truly memorable evening which leaves you feeling good about yourself. Have the set menu which includes wines to compliment each dish.

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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review

Dear Sir, thank you for taking some time to write your lovely and possitive review, we are pleased that you both enjoyed a nice time with us, like I told you we try to balance the dishes with the wine and stay within a reasonable price range, we have succeeded in doing this for more than 9 years now, we... More

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