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Zeedijk 267, Knokke-Heist 8301, Belgium
050 517576
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 5
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Stairway to heaven

I already knew that this place was going to be the absolute top. But it was more than that. Apart from being a master in tasteful dishes, the Chef has a lot of humour (an element you seldom meet in restaurants), stylishly hidden in baffling surpises and funny extra's. Go for his best menu (Terre et... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Brugge (B)
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I already knew that this place was going to be the absolute top. But it was more than that. Apart from being a master in tasteful dishes, the Chef has a lot of humour (an element you seldom meet in restaurants), stylishly hidden in baffling surpises and funny extra's. Go for his best menu (Terre et mer) and there are... More 

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Terneuzen, The Netherlands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Really one of the best of Belgium. From entering till leaving this restaurant top service, really customer focussed. Top products, food prepared with respect for the products Food wine compairing, really TOP TOP Price quality really top!

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Beveren, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A diner at Bartholomeus is a total wow experience! The location is perfect, especially when you have a table with sea view. The hostess and other personnel are ever so friendly and very professional. And then the dishes: a true delight for the eye and tastebuds! Definitely worth the 2 Michelin stars!

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Antwerp, Belgium
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114 reviews 114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Zeedijk 267, Knokke-Heist 8301, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Knokke-Heist
  • Phone Number: 050 517576

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  • Cuisine: French

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