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The Habit

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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: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 460
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    Very good
  • 62
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  • 34
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  • 54
    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
A Lovely Dinner spot in Bruges

We ate at the Habit in Jan 2016 and had a great meal accompanied by traditional Belgian beers! The place serves traditional Belgian dishes and is good quality for a reasonable price. I had the rabbit which was excellently cooked and was absolutely stuffed after! Well worth a visit!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
hillrugby
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London, United Kingdom
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Papa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is worth the visit. It is a wife and and husband owned restaurant and they really take the time to suggest items on their menu. We decided on a start of garlic bread which was really good and I choose the duck and my husband choose the rabbit. Both meals were excellent and the apple pie at the... More 

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Thank Meghan C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate here on Tuesday night 9th Feb (it's closed on Mondays) Charming couple, husband and wife team run this small restaurant very efficiently and successfully. I had the rabbit, Flemish style, which was absolutely delicious. Very plentiful, in fact I had no room for the apple pie sadly, one of my favourites too! My husband had meatballs, again big... More 

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Thank tubs168
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

$$$ Visiting Bruges, there are a myriad of restaurants. Much of them emulate the standard Flemmish dining. The Habit breaks that mould. It is a cozy, warm atmosphere that encourages you to try their eclectic selection. My wife and I tried 2 dishes we had never had before, and enjoyed them very much. I had the Rabit, and my wife... More 

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Thank John C
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the Habit in Jan 2016 and had a great meal accompanied by traditional Belgian beers! The place serves traditional Belgian dishes and is good quality for a reasonable price. I had the rabbit which was excellently cooked and was absolutely stuffed after! Well worth a visit!

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Thank hillrugby
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

I tried this restaurant in my first night in Bruges, drawn by the name and the bustle inside. It was full. When I went back another night I was more fortunate. The waitress and chef, husband and wife team, were very friendly and welcoming and my food (beef stew, salad, friets and apple pie) was delicious, especially the pie. A... More 

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Thank OBKB
Rochester, New York
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

On a rainy evening in Bruges we stumbled upon this restaurant in a small side street next to the Beertje pub. We enjoyed a perfectly cooked filet and the rabbit. The service was very personable. Our dishes were very good. This is a very small restaurant with a husband and wife team running the show.

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Thank ThomasP48503
UK
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Having first stumbled upon this restaurant during a visit in September when we enjoyed an excellent meal we decided to book this for a return visit to celebrate New Years Eve in Bruges. The hosts could not have been more welcoming, the food was to the same high standard experienced during our previous visit whilst the service was excellent given... More 

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Thank PeterRUk
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled on this restaurant whilst look for the bar next door and enjoyed a fabulous meal. Good sized portions and very reasonable.

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Thank adbdesign
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This guy originally opened the Hobbit across the way from the Habit years ago - and you can tell he is the mastermind of the food!!! Very good service - and even better the food is great!!

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Thank Ubuntu145
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Excellent friendly and helpful service. Very good food, and much better quality and value than some of the 'tourist traps' nearer the main square. Very pleasant environment. Overall, a good experience for a leisurely dinner. Worth making the effort to find in its little side street.

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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?