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Bistro Bottarga

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French, Fusion
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albert I promenade 64, Ostend, Belgium
+32 59 80 86 88
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and friendly service - for dinner

I've eaten here several times and oddly the food and service in the evening is excellent, whereas at lunchtime they have a limited menu and less helpful staff. My colleague and I had dinner here last night and in line with my 'evening experiences' the food was great (I had a delicious Thai curry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Julian S
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London, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3,062 reviews
2,321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 948 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

We had fell back into our hotel ,The Ramada ,at about 3am after a really good pub crawl,mostly on Langestraat and after a good sleep our breakfast and a shower decided a nice walk along the promenade was what was called for to blow away the cobweb's and cure my twin brother's and i hangover's. It was a very blustery... More 

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Thank Neil K
London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I've eaten here several times and oddly the food and service in the evening is excellent, whereas at lunchtime they have a limited menu and less helpful staff. My colleague and I had dinner here last night and in line with my 'evening experiences' the food was great (I had a delicious Thai curry) and the waitress was charming. 100%... More 

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Thank Julian S
Antwerp, Belgium
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The restaurant has a modern feel to it with excellent food. The staff is attentive. It is usually crowded so booking in advance is advisable. Fish and meat are recommended. Trendy atmosphere.

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Thank Marco B
Londerzeel, Belgium
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyable diner with the family. Restaurant is located on the seaside with good view. Lovely decoration, quick service and delicious food. Recommend it for friends and family diner.

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Thank b0he
London, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

and the beach side terrace drinking area a marvellous spot for soaking in the even more impressive Oostende sunsets. Lovely service and cheery vibe, thank you for adding to the pleasure of our visit to a most pleasant town.

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Thank catherineblackmore
Kolkata
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Good food quality with variety to choose from.interior being nicely decorated with lights and shades being in place...in front of the beach..makes it perfect place for a dining.

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Thank Soumendasgupta
Westerlo, Belgium
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

nice restaurant, good service, nearby the beach, a lot af choice especially the 'Thai curry' dishes are delicious.

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Thank ann v
Bredene, Belgium
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104 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This restaurant is located on the boardwalk of Ostend and a great place to see the fireworks. After a super 6 course meal the roof comes down from the front terrasse and we get a glass of champagne at midnight.

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Thank Robert v
Roeselare, Belgium
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were there in beginning of September. My girlfriend and I had a hot chocolate, and I ordered a pancake as wel. The hot chocolate was not of a high quality, we think it was just a "Cecemel" (chocolate milk you can buy in the supermarket) that was heated up. The pancake was not warm enough and cooled very quickly,... More 

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Thank Gert-Jan A
Bredene, Belgium
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104 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

The new menu has a "degustation" selection for 45€ that is just unbelievable. 5 courses and one outdoes the other. First the 3 tappas, then tuna tataki, then the best miso soup you ever had followed by scallops. The main dish is cod a la flamande and if you still have room for dessert then enjoy the chocolate pastry. Service... More 

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Thank Robert v

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: albert I promenade 64, Ostend, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Ostend
  • Phone Number: +32 59 80 86 88

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36 - 144
  • Cuisine: French, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?