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HERTOG JAN

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Belgian, Contemporary
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Loppemsestraat 52 | Zedelgem, Bruges 8210, Belgium
+32 50 67 34 46
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Sunday
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Hours:
Tue 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Hertog Jan is a contemporary restaurant nestled in a classified monumental...
Hertog Jan is a contemporary restaurant nestled in a classified monumental farm, just 15 minutes outside Bruges. The cooking style is modern, based on home grown vegetables, herbs and flowers, combined with the best seafood & meat. The drinks list includes Belgian bears and naturally made wines from all over the world. The philosophy is based on elegance, simplicity within the sustainable guidelines, in respect with all stakeholders and the surrounding nature.
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Visitor rating
  • 182
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Excellence all the way

Second time I visited this restaurant. First time still in brughes, this time on their new location. The whole package matches, from building, to parking space, kitchen, resto room, tables,.....it is good. An excellent smooth service of young boys and girls with an exquisite eye for detail... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Brussels
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Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Brussels
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108 reviews 108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Second time I visited this restaurant. First time still in brughes, this time on their new location. The whole package matches, from building, to parking space, kitchen, resto room, tables,.....it is good. An excellent smooth service of young boys and girls with an exquisite eye for detail! Bravo! You feel like being an actor in a great movie. Enjoyed their... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The new restaurant of Hertog Jan is really exclusive as they want to produce all the vegetable for themselves. The service is first ranking for the outstanding menu. At the end of the dinner they showed us the kitchen wich was a nice combination of a protected old building with the contemporrary requirements.

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Bruges, Belgium
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was my first visit to the new location of Hertog Jan after several visits to the old location. I saw the restaurant grow from * to ** and then *** Michelin. Well, chef Gert Mangeleer and maitre d'hôtel Joachim Boudens upped the ante even a little more. The restaurant is now widely considered to be in the top 50... More 

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Brussels
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

On February 5th had dinner at Hertog Jan. Probably not thé very best dining experience we ever had but definitely one of the best. The restaurant is located in a very nice renewed buiding and is a rather big place (restaurant, kitchen and garden). Particularly the restaurant itself is a pretty large space due to which one will not necessarily... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

When my wife made the reservation, she wasn't aware of their new 3 star rating or new location. What a pleasant surprise! The food was exquisite and the sommelier did a great job of paring wine and beer to our courses. The lobster was amazing but my mind was blown away by the scallops with seared bone marrow! The service... More 

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Wevelgem, Belgium
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

It is always an adventure to go to the Hertog Jan. I've been there 5 times, 3 times in the new location and 2 times in the old one. I regret that they don't serve fitting wines with the dishes anymore, so you have to order a bottle at a time. When you go there with 4 of 6 people... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is a world-class establishment serving contemporary cuisine in a modern setting just outside Bruges. The courses were complex and sometimes included one or two table-side pours or additional condiments for oil, vinegar, or herbs. The staff were attentive and knowledgable. We visited with a party of two, and one member of our party counts this as the best meal... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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128 reviews 128 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had a marvellous meal at the old location last year and wanted to visit off course again in its new location. It was a pity that it was dark when we arrived and left because in wintertime obviously the large glass front and back wall did not come to his right and could be dangerous as one other guest... More 

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brussels
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I follow Hertog Jan since many years, have had lunches and dinners at the restaurant since young chef Gert De Mangeleer and young sommelier Joachim Boudens started working with original owner (and wine teacher) Guido Franque, I've seen Gert evolving from a technically very talented young chef to a gifted creator of perfect product-driven dishes and consequently to one of... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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150 reviews 150 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

First, I'd like to mention I didn't try this restaurant which is probably excellent but based on what I think is a 3 stars Michelin restaurant, I have to say Hertog Jan strictly didn't care about customer service. I wanted to plan a lunch in this acclaimed restaurant for my birthday but needed to have a few more details regarding... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Loppemsestraat 52 | Zedelgem, Bruges 8210, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 67 34 46

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 125 - 245
  • Cuisine: Belgian, Contemporary

Description

Hertog Jan is a contemporary restaurant nestled in a classified monumental farm, just 15 minutes outside Bruges. The cooking style is modern, based on home grown vegetables, herbs and flowers, combined with the best seafood & meat. The drinks list includes Belgian bears and naturally made wines from all over the world. The philosophy is based on elegance, simplicity within the sustainable guidelines, in respect with all stakeholders and the surrounding nature.
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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