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de Bocarme

Cordoeaniersstraat 1A, Bruges 8000, Belgium
32 50 34 34 45
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Ranked #17 of 532 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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Portland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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

Konigstein im Taunus, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Accommodating, friendly and delicious... The queen scallops with chicory are out of this world. Enjoyed the veal, beef and lamb. Oh, and the fresh bread! And the gazpacho with smoked eel! We appreciated Patrick's service and care (including pre-meal email responses asking if small kids were ok). It is a lovely place with warmth and charm.

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

Dear Shelby, Thank you for your kind review, we are pleased that the whole family enjoyed their stay with us, we hope that you had a safe return back to Germany and that you will visit us again on your next visit to Bruges Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More

England
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Really nice Restaurant,great friendly service and super fresh food. No complaints! Would recommend and go again.

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

Dear AvantGard22 Thank you for taking the time to write this nice and short review, we are pleased that you have enjoyed your time in our restaurant and we appreciate that you will visit us on your next visit. Kind regards Nadine and Patrick More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

De Bocarme is a gem of a restaurant, in a cellar off one of Bruges main streets. The service, atmosphere and humour were delightful, but not a patch on the food. Try the Veal, it's beautiful.

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

Dear Mikensam, Thank you for writing this wonderful review, we are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us, we are fussy about our food and are always looking for good quality from our suppliers, so we are glad that you have enjoyed our veal. Hope to see you back in our restaurant on your next visit.... More

Bedfordshire
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The food in this restaurant is prepared in quite a small area by a lovely lady who takes great pride in her work and produces wonderful food. The proprietor makes sure you are happy at all stages and is an interesting host. The premises are hidden away in a cellar and closed on Sundays. Not cheap but well worth the... More

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

Dear Martin. Thank you for taking the time to write this very nice review, we are pleased that you found us, even that we are of the touristic scene and in a half cellar, we call it a half cellar because of the 8 windows that we have, so daylight may enter. Our open kitchen isn't big but the mrs.... More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

After reading TA reviews, I booked this restaurant for our first night in Bruges - and what an excellent meal we had. The restaurant is someway from the main squsre and is not touristy at all. It is in a back street and you entre by steps leading down into a sort of cavern. We were greeted by the owner,... More

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

Dear Ken, thank you for taking the time to write this very nice review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your first evening in Bruges with us, we do our best to please our customers and try to serve good fresh quality at a reasonable price. The wife and myself wishes you all the best and hope to see you... More

Sedona, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Very wonderful in every way. Attentive and informative owner, very wonderful wine list, and delicious dining. This elegant restaurant is located in a very appealing, pleasant and historical space with vaulted ceilings in a partially subterranean space. Truly special in every way.

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

Dear David gill, Thank you very much for writing this nice review, we are pleased that you both enjoyed the evening with us and hope to see you again on your next visit. Kind regards Nadine and Patrick More

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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

Dear Judy, Thank you for taking the time to write such a warm and nice review, we are pleased that you had a wonderful time with us, as we said before we try to give our customers the house feeling and a good value for money experience. We both hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes and kind... More

Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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

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