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Zeedijk 267, Knokke-Heist 8301, Belgium
050 517576
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Ranked #1 of 184 Restaurants in Knokke-Heist
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Antwerp, Belgium
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

True culinary art, service difficult to beat. This is the first time I use the saying: "one of the best restaurants I have ever visited" Not cheap but worth every cent.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It was our first visit to Bartholomeus. My sister & I, whilst visiting Knokke from Scotland, went for lunch with our friend on Saturday. All 3 of us are so glad we did. From the minute you enter the mood is set by the friendly & professional staff. This warm ambience is complimented by the beautiful sea views in an... More 

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Gent
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

When rating a restaurant with 5 stars, Tripadvisor asks me if this is one of the best meals I've ever had. Well, on this one I had to say "YES". In this 2* Michelin restaurant you still get real dishes composed with the best ingredients available. Meaning: your dish is not stuffed with 50 ingredients (& eatable flowers) that do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The quality was as can be expected in a 2* restaurant, consistently high, but nothing really stood out. We were pleasantly surprised that the 86 Euro for a 5 course menu even included a glass of Champagne. The waiting time between the first and the second course was way too long, but this was compensated by the friendliness of the... More 

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Dendermonde, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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111 reviews 111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Toronto
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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knokke
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Address: Zeedijk 267, Knokke-Heist 8301, Belgium
Phone Number: 050 517576
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Knokke-Heist
Cuisine: French

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