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de Bocarme

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Cordoeaniersstraat 1A, Bruges 8000, Belgium
32 50 34 34 45
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great dinner

Amazing place owned and operated by a lovely family. Very personal service. The only worry I have that if the de Bocarme will move higher in the rating on TripAdvisor (where it truly belongs) - there will be too many tourists. During our visit it felt like a true family dinner with proper... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
renatmin
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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94 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Amazing place owned and operated by a lovely family. Very personal service. The only worry I have that if the de Bocarme will move higher in the rating on TripAdvisor (where it truly belongs) - there will be too many tourists. During our visit it felt like a true family dinner with proper conversation (and yes, food and wine -... More 

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for this wonderful review, some more tourists would be nice, aslong as we can manage a personal touch. We are pleased that you both enjoyed a nice evening with us and hope to see you back in the near future. Best wishes and kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We found this place by chance as most of the restaurants were booked, but we were not disappointed at all rather found a true gem! De Bocarme is in the city center - right next to tourist attractions and very touristic restaurants and we were super happy to find this delightful restaurant with wonderful hosts! We chose to go for... More 

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

Dear Natalia, Thank you for writing this very nice and kind review, we are pleased that you both enjoyed your evening with us and hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We chose the set menu with the wine included. Although limited choice, the food was inventive and delicious with generous portions. The wines chosen were interesting and plentiful. Our best meal in Bruges to date and thoroughly recommended. Service was faultless.

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for your kind and nice review, we are pleased that you enjoyed the evening with us, and we hope to see you back on your next visit to our beautiful city. Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely dinner here, Nadine and Patrick run an excellent restaurant, food and service cannot be faulted. They both obviously enjoy producing and serving fabulous food, we would definitely recommend it highly.

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

Dear Anne, Thank you for this nice and kind review, as you wrote, we do enjoy serving fresh and local ( if available ) food, and we hoop to continue doing it for many more years to come. Kind regards Nadine and Patrick More 

Bruges, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had the three course menu with a generous wine package. The food was excellent and the service was very friendly. We tried other places which were full, but fortunately for us we got a table in this atmospheric restaurant. Great value for money, we definitely recommend this place!

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

Dear Marko, Thank you for taking some time to write this very nice review of our restaurant, we are pleased that you both enjoyed your evening with us. Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More 

London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Situated in a beautiful cellar a stones throw from the centre of Bruges make sure you eat here. The service is quick and friendly with the husband serving lovingly cooked and presented food made by his wife. We were told the restaurant is very popular with local business people at lunch time. Easy to see why.

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

Dear Ray, Thank you for writing this nice review, we are pleased that you both enjoyed your meal and time in our restaurant, after 11 years we still try to please our customers. Hope to see you again on your next visit. Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More 

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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was our third visit to De Bocame and it has never failed to disappoint. The quality of the food is excellent and the welcome from Patrick and Nadine is warm. Patrick deals with front of house explaining the menu and providing excellent pairings of wine with the food. Nadine's food is superb often mixing unexpected flavours with real skill... More 

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

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Rainbow, Thank you for your kind and nice kind review, we are pleased that we still can give our customers/friends a lovely evening with us. Like we said on the evening, we still try to serve food with a different accent and combination. Looking forward to your next vist, and our kind regards to the rest... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

it's an old wine cave so looks really good and the tables are away enough from each other to keep it intimate. the owner is lovely, knows his wine. great wine list and very decent prices. food was a tad slow to come as the cook is alone but the place is so nice that you just drink and enjoy... More 

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

Dear Rebecca, Thank you very much for your nice review, please come again on your next visit. Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More 

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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Downstairs in a cellar. Had circular table for 12 of us which was good, but service was slow. We had to serve ourselves wine food was ok. Crepe sweet was excellent a few of us had dodgy tums the following morning.. I think the owner/maitre de was trying to make a. It quirky but it didn't really work.

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for your input, please come again. Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

By far this is the best meal we have had in Bruges and on our trip! The atmosphere is fantastic and unique. Service was stellar and personal. We had the set menu with the wine pairing and it was to die for. The attention to detail was not lost on us and we were grateful for every plate and pairing.... More 

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

Dear Tiffani, Thank you for taking some time to write this very nice review. We are pleased to hear that you both enjoyed your evening with us. Hope you had a pleased crossing and I know that we will see each other again. Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cordoeaniersstraat 1A, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: 32 50 34 34 45

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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