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de Bocarme

Cordoeaniersstraat 1A, Bruges 8000, Belgium
32 50 34 34 45
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Ranked #26 of 549 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
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Tadworth, Surrey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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
117 reviews 117 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
72 reviews 72 reviews
44 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 

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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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