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The Habit

#125 of 559 Restaurants in Bruges
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Kemelstraat 9, Bruges, Belgium
+32 50 34 24 21 ‎
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 380
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  • 206
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 40
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
a warm traditional meal in funky surroundings.

we loved it. great beer and food, we had the back room. it was quiet and private and allowed the kids some freedom. the food was very good but service was slow. my husband had the ribs- seemed an odd choice for the location but they were ok. its says all you can eat, but service is slow. i had... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
elliottb
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london
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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london
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

we loved it. great beer and food, we had the back room. it was quiet and private and allowed the kids some freedom. the food was very good but service was slow. my husband had the ribs- seemed an odd choice for the location but they were ok. its says all you can eat, but service is slow. i had... More 

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Essex
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13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My husband and I stopped here for lunch when it started to rain, the only time we didn't check trip advisor when eating out in Bruge and now I know why we do. This restaurant looks super cute on entering. We both ordered the ribs I wanted mussels however the lady said these were out of season ??!! This wasn't... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A large group of us were looking for a place to eat and stumbled in here. The staff were brilliant and gave us the large table in the back room. The menu was great, all Belgian dishes. I had steak and chips which was really well cooked and a couple of excellent beers. Would happily go again.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Nice little bar/restaurant! We stopped for a drink but the food looked so good we had to try it, and were not disappointed! We will return before we head home!

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

A small restaurant just off the main street (at least the downstairs was small, I believe there is an upstairs) which is charmingly decorated with a pleasant small bar at the end of the room. The menu covered most of the Belgian specials plus ribs and chicken at very reasonable prices. When we arrived there were no free tables but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We found the place just by walking by, no regrets! Our host - young lady - was super friendly, her (she made it) lentil soup was amazing. We wanted to have "moules", which were jumbo portions! Anytime happy to go back!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had a late lunch here today after I googled 'best Flemmish stew' and this restaurant came up high on the list. I was not disappointed - the lovely tender meat and the thick unctuous gravy was superb. The husband had mussels which were huge and the liquor in which they were cooked was delicious. We were glad to be... More 

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london
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It's mystifying, sometimes, how people can have such different experiences of the same venue. Best food in Bruges? I've had amazing food in Bruges, but not here. We booked a table for 8 at the Habit about a week in advance. When we arrived, the waiter said she had the booking, but her colleague had accidentally given the table away... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Really quirky restaurant , great food great service . Highly recommended . My wife and I really enjoyed it

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Fabulous ambiance amazing steaks great welcoming staff love love love what a great New Years Eve had the best wine ever♥️♥️♥️🍷

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kemelstraat 9, Bruges, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 34 24 21 ‎
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?