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5 Rozenhoedkaai, Bruges 8000, Belgium
32 50 33 97 82
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 26
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  • 40
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  • 32
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  • 30
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  • 46
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Good location

We visited for a drink in the afternoon and a small snack. It is nicely located on the canal and close to where you can pick up the tour boats. Beautifully warm it met our requirements on a very crisp day

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
Duncan P
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Caterham, United Kingdom
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Caterham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We visited for a drink in the afternoon and a small snack. It is nicely located on the canal and close to where you can pick up the tour boats. Beautifully warm it met our requirements on a very crisp day

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

we ended up here after trying to get a table at various restaurants and failing. I have since read the reviews on the Matinee and agree that the staff are not very friendly at all, so if that bothers you don't go. On the plus side we did enjoy the food we had , scampi (not like back home, thank... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

If you're looking for a quick bite before setting off on a canal ride, Matinee does a fine job. But don't be expected to be treated like kings- they're busy. Get in, eat your food, pay the bill. Go and enjoy the canal. The croquettes were delicious, poorly presented but heck who cares- it tasted good! The rabbit stew was... More 

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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81 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

we stopped here purely because it looked nice, we were starving and they did Vege food. The decor inside is lovely and comfortable but as we entered we were met with indifference. We sat down and had menus slung at us, undeterred we ordered. The menu is traditional and I have to say very good. We had rabbit and chicken... More 

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Leicester
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

we came across this "restaurant" when our original choice (which we had reviewed) was closed. The location itself is captivating, overlooking the beautiful canals at night, but it is such a shame that this is spoiled by the rude, uncaring customer service. towards the end of the meal my wife noticed her paper mat had something that appeared like "... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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56 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Good spot for a first beer in Bruges. Local house beer with croque Monsieur et Madame as a late lunch. The view is good over the canal and the service is fine. We were tempted and succumbed to waffles with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Heavenly! Other diners had attractive plates of module anyway and local stews. We enjoyed ourselves.... More 

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The World
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Most of the top 20 or so TripAdvisor restaurants will be booked up on weekends at all times, but this lovely restaurant with a canal view just about had enough room for two more people on a Saturday night, and we weren't disappointed! My partners Flemish beef stew was awesome and my steak was above average. Food service was very... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Very good restaurant, good atmosphere with pleasant decor.My wife and I had the best steak for a long time here. The service was great and very attentive.Would recommend this to my friends.

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Vail, Colorado
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72 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Lunch was excellent and we particularly enjoyed the Flemish beef stew that we asked to have served on pasta in lieu of the offered french fries. We went back for fabulous mussels at dinner. Service was very professional and friendly at both meals - we found this to be the exception in Bruges. The restaurant has a good selection of... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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211 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The wide ranging menu invites you inside. We were seated quickly during a busy lunchtime. We all chose an omelette with various fillings and a couple of portions of fries. The food and drink arrived in short order. My omelette was a bit under-done, which I don’t mind, but it would have upset some customers. The side salad was okay... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Rozenhoedkaai, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: 32 50 33 97 82

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

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