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The Habit

#130 of 530 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 56
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  • 31
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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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London, United Kingdom
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Yorba Linda, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A fab little quirky venue tucked away down a side street. The waitress was very friendly and did a fantastic job. We felt very welcome indeed. The food was amazing, as last time. We all ordered ribs on my recommendation and were not disappointed. They are not your typical "American style" ribs where the meat is boiled to make them... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Great little restaurant with lots of character. The owner/chef was very friendly and helpful. He prepared delicious fresh food, the Sophia Loren Mussels and the Goats Cheese salad were exceptional. Excellent value for money.

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Excellent food and wonderful service - chef graciously accommodated my family with a fresh lunch - everything was lovely - mussels habit style ❤️ can't wait for dinner - 😊

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Friendly, quirky, fantastic. Paul is a great host. The food was excellent and customer care exceeded all expectations. X

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Came recommended by our B&B host. Thought of giving it a try as we were hungry for local Belgium cuisine. We were welcomed with open arms, very friendly staff and awesome interior, so much to see in there, lots of memorabilia's. For the menu, it has something for everyone. On the first night I asked and was recommended the meatballs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Best meal we had so far! We had a lovely evening and the choice of music was perfect. The staff are lovely and sincere people. Our suggestion, go and check out yourselfves! The picture which is added is the chef of the restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Paul was amazing and looked after us so well, despite the place being so busy. The 'Hobbit' was recommended to us and is just over the road but it was closed so we opted for this place instead. We landed on our feet - it was great. Ribs are excellent.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Just got back from Bruge (June 17, 2015) and had diner at a restaurant called "The Habit". Kinda small, on a quiet street. A little hard to find, but glad we did. Paul was very accommodating. I had the Chicken in Wine Sauce and my girlfriend, who is a very light eater, planned to nibble off of my plate. Sometimes... More 

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Additional Information about The Habit

Address: Kemelstraat 9, Bruges, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 50 34 24 21 ‎
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
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
Cuisine: Belgian, European

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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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