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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 1
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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
Fantastic venue

Had a fabulous meal here on Saturday evening. Found the restaurant by chance and Patrick was very accommodating and helpful. There were nine of us for my husband's 60th birthday celebration and we could not fault the food, service, ambience or value for money. Thank you for making it a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
SueL_Essex
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fabulous meal here on Saturday evening. Found the restaurant by chance and Patrick was very accommodating and helpful. There were nine of us for my husband's 60th birthday celebration and we could not fault the food, service, ambience or value for money. Thank you for making it a very special meal.

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

Dear Sue, Thank you for taking some time to write this very nice and kind review, we are pleased that your company enjoyed their evening and your husbands 60th birthday with us and hope to see you all back again in the near future. Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More 

whitton uk
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I and two very special friends were lucky enough to return to this restaurant after we were in bruges 4 years ago, I cannot recommend this place enough , the service and food was divine, the owner Patrick is such a gent and his wonderful wife is an amazing chef, if you truly want a special meal... More 

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

Dear friends, Thank you so much for these kind words, we are pleased that you have enjoyed your evening with us and we hope to see you all again in the near future. Have a wonderful 2016 Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More 

cobham
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We returned to de Bocarme and had the most wonderful evening. From the moment you enter, you know it's going to be a night to remember. A basement restaurant right in the heart of Bruges, calm and understatedly elegant, but above all a welcoming air. Patrick, the owner and host greeted us warmly and showed us to our table. We... More 

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

Dear Friends, we are pleased that you all enjoyed your stay with us, you know that we like to present small champagne houses who still deliver fine quality. We hope to see you again and wish you a happy 2016 Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More 

Kent
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Good food and in interesting vaulted basement setting. A good choice of dishes a la Carte and a good value fixed price 3 course option. We were a group of eight people and we had a lovely round table. The evening did not start well as initially we were told we could not mix fixed price menus and a la... More 

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Thank David R
Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for this nice review and your feedback. Have a happy 2016 Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This was an outstanding meal, We had Dover sole and Lamb for the main courses, both excellent and beautifully prepared. Patrick was a great host, very enjoyable. We were one of only a couple of people on a slow rainy night, the room was charming and peaceful, highly recommended for the atmosphere and host, as well as the food. One... More 

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for taking some time to write this nice and kind review, We took the problem of the non chip credit card up to our bank and to the supplier of the machine, they promised to look in to it and to change their software so in the future that will be we hope been solved. Kind... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Having seen this place on Trip Advisor we booked a dinner here on a weeknight. It was the best dinner of our entire trip through Belgium. The food was absolutely fantastic. The host was wonderful, speaking with us about our trip and his restaurant, describing how he and his wife work together. Truly a wonderful experience!

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

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

Hailsham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Walked past it initially but so glad we turned around. 8 of us had a fantastic meal. The service was great and we were made to feel really welcome. The cellar feel was intimate but surprisingly airy. Even when one order came out slightly wrong it was no trouble to cook another fresh dish. My only criticism was that the... More 

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

Dear Tom, Thank you for your nice and kind review, I do apologies again for the mistake I made and we try next time to serve the main course a bit warmer. Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More 

Stockport
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

We went to De Bocarme after seeing the amazing reviews on TripAdvisor. The restaurant did not disappoint. We were treated to the most amazing king prawns and the monkfish was very tasty. In addition, Patrick made us feel very welcome with his good humour and excellent service. This restaurant setting is very authentic. This was our favourite meal in Belgium... More 

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Thank Neil M
Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review

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

Richmond, Virginia
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

My wife and I had a great dinner in this below ground level restaurant just off the main square. You have to look for it, but the quality of the food and service is superior to the more touristy places around the square. The evening we were there they limited the seating to just four couples, because of the busy... More 

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Thank Michael M
Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review

Dear Michael, Thank you for writing this nice and kind review, as we are a husband and wife run restaurant and we do what we can to please our customers. Sometimes in the evening we have to limited our seating to prepare for the next day and to keep our health secure. Anyway we are pleased that you have enjoyed... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The location was perfect only minutes from our hotel. I loved the brick domed ceilings and décor . The owner was very friendly and gave us great advice which wines to choose. The food was absolutely delicious no complaints at all the Scallops were the best I have had in a long time followed by Hake which was cooked to... More 

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Thank JULIE W
Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review

Dear Julie, Thank you for taking the time to write this very nice review, we are pleased that you both enjoyed our cellar restaurant witch still preserves the original features from the 14th and 15th century. Our scallops together with our set menu are our bestsellers. We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again in the near future.... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 68
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic

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