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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, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 6
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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
Best meal in Bruges!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Tiffani I
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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177 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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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Paphos
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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
1 helpful vote 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 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
2 helpful votes 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

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
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
89 reviews 89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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