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“The smell wafting out of this restaurant was enough to lure us in” 5 of 5 stars
Review of De Vlaamsche Pot

De Vlaamsche Pot
Helmstraat 3-5, Bruges 8000, Belgium
050340086
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Ranked #229 of 523 restaurants in Bruges
Cuisines: Belgian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“The smell wafting out of this restaurant was enough to lure us in”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We weren't looking for a large meal but just walking past this place was enough, the smell of cooking was amazing. Traditional setting with really tasty food. Long wait for food, but we were on holiday so we didn't mind waiting, it was nice to relax knowing we weren't being rushed. Worth the wait and if you want a traditional Flemish stew, go here.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bath, England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good food - very busy - slow service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The atmosphere was good and the Restaurant was very busy on a Wednesday evening. It is well worth making a reservation. We were seated with other tourists in an upstairs room pleasantly decorated. The staff were helpful.

My wife and I ordered the set Flemish menu for about 33 Euros. We did not receive our first course until an hour after we arrived - the delay was probably to do with how busy it was. A lovely pate with salad was the first course followed by Flemish Beef Stew and chips. The portions were huge - we could only finish half the casserole dish between us ! It was hot, wholesome and very tasty. Dessert was vanilla ice cream which was very watery and inferior. It was not nearly as good as we have had in other Restaurants in Brugge.

Would we go there again ? Probably not but well worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Real Flemish food, large plates”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

If you want to eat real Flemish food, you should definitely visit De Vlaamsche Pot! Try the waterzooi (Fish Stew) or the rabbit stew. The plates are really big, we were two persons, but we could not finish the meals. The atmosphere is very nice.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful atmosphere and food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Portions are huge - you may want to skip the starter! Tip of the hat to Rick Steeves for recommending "The Flemish Pot" in his latest Bruges travel book. We loved the quaint, cozy, atmosphere. Leisurely is a key word - enjoy yourself, take it all in, wait for the "french fry fairy" to reappear again and again. Off the beaten path and just lovely. Hope to return.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Wonderful place to enjoy a true Belgium style meal.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

This is a really quaint and nice place. Had dinner here a few years ago and was glad I stumbled upon it again. The steak I had was a bit tough so get the filet instead of the Black and Blue( just that the cut is not a tenderloin). The service was good and the folks friendly. Of course you get french fries( or Belgium fries). Will keep coming back here like the feel.

Visited September 2013
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