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The Habit

#127 of 539 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Belgian, European
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Kemelstraat 9, Bruges, Belgium
+32 50 34 24 21 ‎
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 420
    Excellent
  • 231
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 49
    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
Quirky to say the least

We were welcomed with open arms and spent the evening enjoying the food (portions are really big) the wines and beers (very good selection of both) and looking at all the memorabilia - kept discovering little things I'd missed at first glance. Although the food is good, I think it's the owner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Bruges, Belgium
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Having been in bruges for a while this is the only restaurant I've come back to. Lovely staff, loads of charm, great food. Do check this place out, it's full of locals which I think says it all. You can pay more for grumpy and poor food in this town. Worth the 5 minute walk from the main square. Although... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Named after a John Cleese reference, this quirky wee restaurant in the centre of Bruges is a must-visit. Indeed, my other half and I liked it so much that we went twice (with thanks to the waiter for his own tip of sorts ...). The food was the best we tasted during our four day trip to Bruges, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I went back with some friends for evening out! The food was absolutely deelishes The staff was very professional, friendly & delivered fast service. The Habit is definitely the place to be to go; with friends, family (children), or alone, the Habit is my first on the list TripAdvisor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very friendly staff and very good food! We got the mussels and the rabbit...was delicious. We was with complete family (baby, child, parents...and so on), no problem at all. The staff was able to help and arrange everybody tougher

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Welcoming, friendly and helpful. Good wholesome food. Great advice regarding beers. Tucked away from the busy main street, so quite venue.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had originally planned to go to the restaurant across the road but they were fully booked so ended up here. Have to say, we were not disappointed. The couple that run this restaurant could not do enough for us and were lovely. We were waited on hand and foot, the food was fantastic, the portions were large and they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Had breakfast here during our visit to Bruges and was very happy with the food. The place is more of a cafe than a restaurant, but the food was unbelievable. Had the eggs benedict and was very happy with my choice!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Went because of good TA reviews. However, had dinner and am struggling to say anything positive about this place. Don't know if certain staff were missing this night, but overall poor service, average food at a price that could have got better food in a much better atmosphere. Perhaps this was just one bad night but ....

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We have been to Bruges numerous times in the last 10 years. When in Europe, we love to spend a few days in Bruges. It is a great destination for food and of course Belgium beer. The Habit is no exception. The Chef/Proprietor along with his wife assume the roles of bar tender, chef and server. This gives it a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were welcomed with open arms and spent the evening enjoying the food (portions are really big) the wines and beers (very good selection of both) and looking at all the memorabilia - kept discovering little things I'd missed at first glance. Although the food is good, I think it's the owner and his staff which make this a "come... More 

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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 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian, European
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?