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Cordoeaniersstraat 1A, Bruges 8000, Belgium
32 50 34 34 45
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Ranked #25 of 554 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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We flew in from North America to spend New Years in Bruges. Patrick's hospitality during our New Years dinner was wonderful.

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

Thank you for your positive feedback, and the kind words about your evening in our restaurant, we are pleased that you all enjoyed NYE with us, looking forward to see you back in the near future. Kind regards Nadine and Patrick More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

I recently visited Bruges with my boyfriend as part of his 21st birthday trip. I chose De Bocarme as we were only staying one night and wanted something off the tourist trap. Bearing in mind it was early January and very quiet after the christmas period, the lack of other guests made no difference to the atmosphere of the evening.... More 

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

Dear Becky, Thank you for this wonderful review, we are pleased that you both enjoyed your evening with us, and we both hope that one day we will see your names on a film/sitcom listing, our that we meet each other on a beautiful day in Canterbury near the Cathedral. Kind regards Nadine and Patrick More 

West Malling, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

6 of us went to Bruges for a really enjoyable celebration of our wedding anniversaries. We ate out at some nice places but we universally impresses with the really high quality food, service and ambience of de Bocarme. We had a large circular table for 6 in a generous open plan area with other diners - a rare treat when... More 

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

Dear Sue, Thank you for taking the time to write this very nice review about our restaurant. We are pleased that you all have enjoyed being married for 30th years the anniversary with us, we hope to see you all back on your next visit to our beautiful city. Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More 

London
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and I have eaten here previously and were glad to repeat the experience. The starters of goats cheese and lobster soup with scallops were delightful. The main courses of Turbot and rack of lamb were beautifully cooked and delicious. The lamb was served with beech mushrooms which I had never had before and they added a nice nutty... More 

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for writing this very nice review, we are always pleased to see people coming back when they visit Bruges. We totally agree with your comment that there should be a different category for tearooms/bakeries/etc... but what can we do about it, it is comparing apples with pears. Thank you again for bringing this point. Hope to... More 

Tadworth, Surrey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We take the (recommended) menu, which includes the appropriate wines for each course, and Patrick attends to the service his expert manner, both jovial and efficient. The food was delicious, and being now regular visitors, we will return when next we are in Bruges. Our treat to ourselves!

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

Dear Malcolmdc, Thank you for taking some time to write the very nice review, we are pleased that you have enjoyed your evening with us. We do our best to serve the appropriate wines with each course. We hope to see you both again in the near future. Kind regards nadine and Patrick More 

Cannock Staffs.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My wife and I ate here last Monday evening. Food was excellent, well cooked and well presented. It is run by a husband and wife team with the husband looking after the front of house whilst the wife cooks. Both handled their tasks excellently we could not find fault, indeed the opposite they went out of their way to be... More 

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

Dear Rocky, Thank you for taking some time to write this very nice review. We are pleased to read that you both enjoyed your time with us, we both love to entertain our guest in the best possible way that we know. We hope to see you back in the near future. Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We fell upon this restaurant and only booked saturday afternoon for the same evening. When we arrived there was only another couple in the restaurant so we were a little wary. However, we had nothing to worry about. The husband and wife team that run the restaurant are lovely. Our host could not have been more attentive and when I... More 

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

Dear JMDB, Thank you for taking some time to write your review, we are pleased to read that you have enjoyed your time with your friends in our restaurant. Like you have mention we are a small family run restaurant and we prefer to give a more personal touch to our restaurant and customers. We hope to see you all... More 

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This restaurant came highly recommended. We dined with friends and had a great time. Would certainly go back when we visit again. Excellent quality food and a good menu and plenty of good wines too. Well done

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

Dear Travellingman, Thank you for taking the time to write your nice review, it is pleasant to read that you have enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to see you back on your next visit to our beautiful city. Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This restaurant is ran by a very pleasant couple, the gentleman is front of house and the lady is in the kitchen. The food and service is both good. The restaurant is located in a very interesting vaulted cellar, it could be even more dramatic with perhaps some period furnishings. On the evening we dined there was a large party... More 

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

Dear Laura and Dave, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are a small family run restaurant so we are sorry that you had to wait for your meal, if you could tell me where we can find turbot filet at a cheaper price please let me know. Kind regards Nadine and Patrick Van Moorter More 

Portland
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our experience was less than positive. The owner is ever so charming and intelligent as the sole server. There was just one person in the kitchen, so service pacing can lag a bit. While the dining room is as charming as one get be for a basement location, various portions of it are given over for excess storage purposes. All... More 

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

Dear Road warrior, we are sorry to hear that your meal wasn't up to your standart, we are asking ourself if you do not mixed your restaurant, as you know, veal is a cow up to one year, and on a medallion isn't any fat at all. Your comment about our storage, we have to put the cutlery, glasses and... 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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