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Zeedijk 267, Knokke-Heist 8301, Belgium
050 517576
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Ranked #1 of 177 Restaurants in Knokke-Heist
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dendermonde, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If ever a restaurant is worth of the two Michelin stars it has received, it is certainly Bartholomeus in Knokke -Heist (Belgium, North Sea coast) We have known chef Bart Desmidt since he was a little boy and came horseback riding. We often sat at the bar of the riding stables with his dad. So when, years later, Bart decided... More

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Aalst, Belgium
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101 reviews 101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

by the location: seaview bonus but to be honest, my eyes were more focused on what was being served ;) by the service: restaurant with a star but i expected it to be stiff and formal experience but boy was i wrong! Service is impeccable, friendly, correct and very attentive! and last BUT NOT least: the food!! WAUW!!! Art on... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We recently dined at Bartholomeus at the suggestion of a Belgium lawyer friend on a Monday evening in mdi May. Everything from the greeting at the door, the table, the setting near the beach to most importantly the food was top notch. Hard to find a good restaurant open on Mondays it seems and this one was beyond our expectations.... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I totally agree with Britto R, this is one of the best restaurants in Europe. We go there 2 tot 3 times a year and we have never been disappointed. Very friendly service and yes Bart's creativity surprises us again and again, every time we think this can not be better but his drive to perfection is just incredible. Having... More

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Knokke-Heist, Belgium
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96 reviews 96 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We went for my 40th birthday to have lunch there. We were welcomed immediately at the door and someone helped us with our coats. We were guided to our table (with seaview). We sat there for about 10 or 15 minutes without anybody coming to our table. So my husband asked one of the waiters to already have a glas... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

maybe i do not understand the concept but for me it missed the wauw effect. i had a diner with taste but it missed the wauw effect which i always hope to find in a 2 star rated restaurant. the entrees and main course did not seduced me but on the other had the desserts did it well and this... More

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Ruedesheim am Rhein, Germany
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Everytime we visit Belgium, we reserve our table at Bartholomeus. We have never been disappointed. Bart's continuous creativity and drive for perfection is just incredible. Together with Sandra they form the most wonderful couple ever seen in the world of gastronomy. They deserve two Michelin stars !

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Galle, Sri Lanka
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The restaurant is very nice decorated , service is perfect and the way they prepare the meals is exquisit ; how they mix the herbs with the fresh ingredients is amazing . All is so well served !

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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The restaurant has a 5-6 courses menu, but also on weekdays a 3 course lunch menu. We had the lunch menu today, in summary: a first course based on mussels, a main dish with pigeon , and a desert with fruits, ice cream etc. All very nicely presented, and even more importantly: very interesting combinations of ingredients and tastes. Not... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We have had the pleasure and privilege of having meals in various "Starred" restaurants in the world and still, this is special. Obviously, the chef only uses fresh ingredients and most of them are from the nearby North Sea. Also the preparations are fabulous and surprising with often mixes of herbs and fish that just tickle the palate no end.... More

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