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de Bocarme

Cordoeaniersstraat 1A, Bruges 8000, Belgium
32 50 34 34 45
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Ranked #17 of 513 restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Halifax, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Patrick is the consummate host/waiter/sommelier. Trust his suggestions -- you will not be led astray. Nadine -- the co-owner/chef -- takes the freshest of seasonal ingredients and creatively adds herbs and spices in a manner that enhances rather than changed their natural flavours. Her sauces are delicious. The setting -- a warm basement with brick arches, white walls, indirect lighting,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had a lovely meal here with selected wines. All the courses were good - both meat and fish - but we particularly enjoyed the scallops. A very atmospheric place too. Friendly and pleasant service. Excellent value for such a lovely meal.

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

Hello DocAmeh, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review, we are pleased that you enyojed our new month menu, we are proud with our queen scallops, they are dilivered to us on a daily basis and are top quality. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Had a fantastic New Year's Eve here. Food was beautiful and the accompanying wine plentiful and very nice. Not cheap but absolutely worth every penny.

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

Dear NeilH, Thank you for your kind words, we are pleased that you both spend a wonderfull New Year's Evening with us,quality food and wines cost a bit more and we try to serve it at a reasonable price and as you said that is was worth every penny, hope to see you both back in the near future. Kind... More

Swinton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Champagne with terrine of foire gras, Gerviche of Sea Bass with herb cream and veg salad, Norway Lobster cream soup with crayfish, blood orange sorbet, crusted fillet of Brill with Nantais butter sauce, cheese with nut bread, Sylvester dessert, midnight champagne, coffee or tea with chocolates and sweets; all served with copious amounts of complementing wines. Friendly staff, but NOT... More

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

Dear Jacquie 728, Thank you for taking some time to write this nice and kind review, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us on NYE, we are a small family run bussines and we are trying hard to deliver fresh quality food and wines for a good price. We hope to see you back in... More

Tadworth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

lovely restaurant, wonderful food. great service, not cheap but worth every penny, truly memorable evening which leaves you feeling good about yourself. Have the set menu which includes wines to compliment each dish.

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

Dear Sir, thank you for taking some time to write your lovely and possitive review, we are pleased that you both enjoyed a nice time with us, like I told you we try to balance the dishes with the wine and stay within a reasonable price range, we have succeeded in doing this for more than 9 years now, we... More

Aachen, Germany
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We have had to book a day in advance, but the quality of the food is absolutely several steps above the average in the town. The price is also above the average, but you get much more in quality in taste. I will surely go there again!

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

Hello Stefano, Thank you that you took some time to write this for us very nice review, we are pleased that you had a wonderfull time in our restaurant and that you have enjoyed our food, we know that you can get cheaper meals in Bruges, but like you wrote paying a little bit more will insure you local fresh... More

Evesham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Visited with my wife last week to celebrate her birthday and can honestly say that the food, ambience and service we experienced was the best in Bruges! The Amuse Bouche was excellent as were our starters of Queen Scallops with langoustine sauce. Our main courses of Veal with a Port sauce and Charolais Beef with a pepper sauce were also... More

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

Dear Phil H, Thank you for writing this beatifull and kind review, we are pleased that you both had a nice time for the birthday with us and we hope to see you again in Bruges. Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick More

Trinidad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Very nice location and ambiance. Underground cellar style location lends to a more private setting added by a rich romantic decor. Ideal for creating a romantic atmosphere. However the menu and service could be better. I took my husband to De Bocarme to celebrate his birthday and was very impressed with the decor, however we found the menu choices a... More

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

Dear Karen J, This is the best review you could give us, you claim that our menu is limited, you can choose from 6 starters - 6 main and 6 desserts and a choise menu, all this with fresh local products. Like you wrote we change our menu every 6 months and our choice menu every 6 weeks, this is... More

Worcs. England
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant has a great cellar style location just off the square. The menu is expensive but the food is very good (as is the wine choice). Our experience started off well but the service became very slow with a lot of attention being given to one table who seemed either related or well known to the owners. It detracted... More

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

Dear Andybevrose, We are sorry for the inconveniance that you may have had, some people want more attention than others but we try to help everybody the same way. Kind regards Van Moorter Patrick More

Essex, England
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Mrs Mole and I visited Bruges last September - I forgot to post a review at the time but wanted to say how much we enjoyed our meal at this restaurant. In fact we enjoyed the meal so much that I we are returning to the restaurant with four friends when we visit the Ice Sculpture "festival" at the end... More

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

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Mole, thank you for your beatifull and kind review, we are pleased that you both enjoyed your time in our restaurant and to hear that you are bringing a small group over to see the Ice Sculptures at the end of November. You are the best publicity that the City of Bruges and the restaurants can... More

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