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“Lovely meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of de Bocarme

de Bocarme
Cordoeaniersstraat 1A, Bruges 8000, Belgium
32 50 34 34 45
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Ranked #26 of 549 Restaurants in Bruges
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
England
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Lovely meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Really nice Restaurant,great friendly service and super fresh food.
No complaints! Would recommend and go again.

Visited August 2014
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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Dear AvantGard22
Thank you for taking the time to write this nice and short review, we are pleased that you have enjoyed your time in our restaurant and we appreciate that you will visit us on your next visit.

Kind regards

Nadine and Patrick
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“Absolutely Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

De Bocarme is a gem of a restaurant, in a cellar off one of Bruges main streets. The service, atmosphere and humour were delightful, but not a patch on the food. Try the Veal, it's beautiful.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Dear Mikensam,

Thank you for writing this wonderful review, we are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us, we are fussy about our food and are always looking for good quality from our suppliers, so we are glad that you have enjoyed our veal.
Hope to see you back in our restaurant on your next visit.
Kind regards

Nadine and Patrick
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Wonderful Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The food in this restaurant is prepared in quite a small area by a lovely lady who takes great pride in her work and produces wonderful food. The proprietor makes sure you are happy at all stages and is an interesting host. The premises are hidden away in a cellar and closed on Sundays. Not cheap but well worth the extra expense- not to be missed!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Dear Martin.
Thank you for taking the time to write this very nice review, we are pleased that you found us, even that we are of the touristic scene and in a half cellar, we call it a half cellar because of the 8 windows that we have, so daylight may enter.
Our open kitchen isn't big but the mrs. likes it to be practical.Hope to see you again on your next visit.
Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick
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“What a lovely restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

After reading TA reviews, I booked this restaurant for our first night in Bruges - and what an excellent meal we had. The restaurant is someway from the main squsre and is not touristy at all. It is in a back street and you entre by steps leading down into a sort of cavern. We were greeted by the owner, Patrick, who was an extremely lovely person, very informative and so willing to ensure their guests enjoy their meal experience.
This is not a cheap restaurant, but you get what you pay for, and the food and wine were delishious. The menu was quite extensive and the service was excellent.
Patrick was a fine host and seemed to enjoy coming to the table to ensure everything was OK.
I would certainly recommend the Bocarme restaurant and would definitely visit again if we find ourselves in Bruges.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Dear Ken, thank you for taking the time to write this very nice review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your first evening in Bruges with us, we do our best to please our customers and try to serve good fresh quality at a reasonable price.
The wife and myself wishes you all the best and hope to see you both again in the near future.
Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick
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“Do Not Miss This One”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Very wonderful in every way. Attentive and informative owner, very wonderful wine list, and delicious dining. This elegant restaurant is located in a very appealing, pleasant and historical space with vaulted ceilings in a partially subterranean space. Truly special in every way.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review, August 8, 2014
Dear David gill,
Thank you very much for writing this nice review, we are pleased that you both enjoyed the evening with us and hope to see you again on your next visit.
Kind regards
Nadine and Patrick
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