The deco and place was cosy and nice, but that's about it. The food were only average and definitely over priced for such casual home cook food, and service was poor. We had steak and mussels, but I had better in London or Paris for half the price! It's a family run restaurant, Which had an open kitchen, the hostess and occasionally the chef were rushing here and there. It's a bit like sitting in economy class flight with air hostess walking up and down the aisle dozens times while you are trying to enjoy the dinner. Frites were the worst I had in Belgium, they were hard and dried, when I asked for tomato sauce and mayonnaise, the hostess said they did not have either because Belgians just eat their frites by dipping them into the mussels broth, i couldn't believe it and could not bear the thought of eating soaky frites. I always like Belgium frites better than French fries because they are so much crispy outside but yet soft and moist inside. Anyway, at that point, I seriously felt I had been treated like some stupid tourists, so just gave up and asked to cancel my dessert. However, the bossy hostess said my dessert was already prepared and organized, and plainly refused my cancellation. I didn't want to argue, didn't want to waste time in this restaurant anymore, afterall we had only 1 night in Bruges, so just got the desserts and bills as fast as we could. The desserts were of no effort, but still charged around EUR10 and made me waited for over 20min, for some mixed summer berries baked with custard like cream. I honestly didn't know what the hostess meant by "all the preparation and organization"!
At one point, the hostess seemed to have some disputes with one of the customers, they were speaking in French or Dutch, so I didn't understand what it was about, but other customers had to ask the hostess to 'calm down' in English. If given the choice again, we would rather eat the basic Belgium food in one of those touristy restaurants in the square, at least you would get efficient service, good atmosphere and good view, average but reasonably priced food, rather than paying double for an unpleasant evening.
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