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“Wish I'd read the reviews before going in !” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel-Restaurant Central / Sirene D'Or

Hotel-Restaurant Central / Sirene D'Or
Markt 30, Bruges, Belgium
050-331805
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Ranked #505 of 549 Restaurants in Bruges
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wish I'd read the reviews before going in !”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Just fancied a quick bite to eat. Had previously been warned about eating in the marktplatz but only wanted a sandwich . . . .

Cheese baguette. Consisted of 4 slices of rubbery cheese and a baguette, no butter, 9€ ! Salad 5€, fries 6€ ! Had the previously mentioned 'chicken pie' 16€ no pastry looked like vomit on a plate. Special local beer was nice but 10€.

Beware the add ons. They will try to push you to have salad, garlic bread, sauces etc. Overall came to 55€ for two very poor meals and drinks.

Paid up, no tip. Not best pleased but we had been warned. Hopefully readers will be too !!

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“OK but very expensive for what you get”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I have mixed feelings about this place - our experience of it was nothing like as bad as some of the other reviews though. The environment/decor etc was pleasant. Our waiter was friendly and good with the children and when I asked for a beer recommendation he was very helpful and we had a good chat about Belgian beers etc in general.

That said when we first walked in one of the other waiters was rather brusque and complained because we were not getting into the door quick enough and were letting the cold air in!

The food was OK/average; fairly plain but hearty. What stops it being anything better than average is the prices. I know Bruge is expensive - especially this part of town ... but two main courses for us parents, plus 3 x ham-cheese rolls for the kids, and a drink each came to €90.00. yeah you read it right. No starter, no desert, no coffee, and not even full meals for the kids came to €90.00 service not included (so about €100 if you tip the waiter)!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Needs some care and attention”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

To be fair it is new years eve and we haven't booked anywhere. Most places are full and we are lucky enough to be given a table upstairs. Downstairs is beautiful with a great atmosphere. Upstairs is dreary, poor lighting as half the bulbs have blown and depressing wallpaper and surroundings.
The start of the meal was disappointing, 5 tiny pieces of garlic bread €5. However the main and dessert was better. Pasta carbonara, pepperoni pizza, tiramisu and apple pie. With one beer €8 and a coke €6 the total bill was €66. Overpriced for what we had but we are opposite the Belfry.
Despite this the young man that was looking after the upstairs was friendly and attentative and we made sure he got a decent tip.
Would I go again? Probably but only if seated downstairs and would skip the garlic bread.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“What can I say that hasn't already been said”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Being vegetarian eating in Europe is never easy, but you can't go to wrong with pasta or pizza can you. Waiter rude and sarcastic food poor prices high.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Lancing, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Should have known better”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Cold wet freezing and hungry not fancying mussels or fish dishes my wife and I visited this hell hole.I had overpriced bland pizza my wife had overpriced tasteless horrid looking pasta she couldn't eat. Why oh why are we so polite I should have kicked off instead we paid the bill and left I did however discourage others that where just about to go inside.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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