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de Bocarme

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Cordoeaniersstraat 1A, Bruges 8000, Belgium
32 50 34 34 45
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Husband & Wife Team

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Ray H
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

Paphos
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Although hidden away, it is well worth searching out this fabulous restaurant. We were made most welcome as soon as we entered this charming restaurant. Beautifully set tables spaciously arranged to create an intimate atmosphere. We ordered the set menu with wine to complement each course and were very happy with our choice. The food is freshly prepared and cooked... More 

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

Dear Pb, Thank you for taking the time to write this nice and kind review, we are pleased that you have enjoyed your evening and your time in Bruges, we hope to see you back in the future considering it is only a couple hours flight from Cyprus. Kind regards from nadine and Patrick More 

Chevy Chase, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My wife and I split the scallops in lobster sauce, the veal medallions in port sauce, and an apple tarte, with a bottle of nice Alsatian Riesling for 100 Euros. Every bite was exquisite. Nice family run restaurant in a 12th century cellar with vaulted brick ceiling. Romantic evening. Great value.

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

Dear Michael, Thank you kindly for taking time to write this very nice review, we are pleased that you both spend a lovely evening with us and hope to see you back on your next visit to our beautiful town. Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More 

London
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant .... Philip the host is very friendly and a great host. My partner and I enjoyed a great meal and U homestly could not fault it at all

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

Dear James, Thank you for your kind and beautiful review, we are pleased that you spend a lovely evening with us and hope to see you again on your next visit. Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More 

Cambridgeshire
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Booked a table here on the 16th Feb and it was 'lovely'. Patrick the owner was very friendly and welcoming. I didn't fancy any of the main fish dishes from the set menu so Patricks wife cooked me lovely piece of salmon which was perfectly cooked and the best salmon I have ever tasted. Last year we visited Paris and... More 

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

Dear SJC, Thank typo for taking some time to write this very nice review, we are pleased that you both enjoyed your time with us and that the food the Nadine cooks was to your liking. Being a small family restaurant, we try to deliver if possible that little bit extra for our customers. Hope to see you both back... More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Set underground in a stunning room with stone ceilings, it's a beautiful and really different restaurant. The food is fantastic, we had a free amuse bouche of the best trout mousse we've ever tasted. Great Dover sole and fantastic wine to follow. Definitely recommend this place when in bruges, you just don't spot restaurants like this when you're walking around... More 

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

Dear Kirsty, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review about our restaurant, we are pleased that your company enjoyed the evening with us. We hope to see you and your friends back in the near future. Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More 

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

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

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