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“A superb dining experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zeno

Zeno
Vlamingstraat 53, Bruges 8000 , Belgium
050 68 09 93
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Ranked #13 of 520 restaurants in Bruges
Cuisines: Belgian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Belgium
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158 reviews 158 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“A superb dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Very tasty combinations, wonderful presentation and an unusual décor (oh those lights ...). Very courteous service by a young, well organized team. This place truly offers value for money. We simply cannot understand why Michelin has not awarded this restaurant with a star.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Junglinster, Luxembourg
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A hidden gem in Bruges”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Being from Bruges I am terribly proud to see all the superb places that received one or more Michelin stars in this wonderful city....But Zeno made me even prouder, illustrating in the most perfect way that some chefs are denied their star(s) for some strange reason...and that benefits to the customers as these places are not too expensive and not influenced by overmediatisation...

We had a great tasting menu in one of the two recently refurbished dining rooms....it was mind blowing from the beginning to the end with a special mention for the desserts that were out of this world...The redline throughout the whole evening was the clever use of herbs in almost all the dishes, including the deserts...Interesting wine list that takes a bit of courage as most wines are not very well known but delicious...

If you come to Bruges, it's a must go if you are a passionate foodie like myself...

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Tasty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We went to this restaurant following The Tripadviser reccommendation.
We reserved a place through the Hotel. The restaurant is furnished white and clean more on the
Modernic style.
We chose the fish menue. 38 Eur pro person.and the wine selected in accordance to the dish,
17 Eur per person.
The appetizers where very tasty and interesting . The bread home made was excellent and my wife had to stop me eating the bread. The dishes were beautifully served and very good.
The dessert was also beautiful but I expected more. On the all it was a good and tasty experience.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Wow, what a surprise!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Having never been to Bruges, I had no idea that there would be a restaurant like this to enjoy.
The food was creative and delicious. The curious thing is that they offer three choices of dinners...but all diners in a party must agree on the same choice. Luckily all four of us were able to agree but I imagine that could be a problem. The breads were also amazing!!!

  • Visited May 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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Toronto
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“ZERO”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Had dinner here last evening and were very disappointed. This was more food as theatre than food as pleasure. Waiter was pretentious and was more interested in pushing wine than service. The meal took a very long time and the main dining room was brightly lit as if surgery was being performed. Other diners looked weary of the whole thing. A four course tasting meal consisted of numerous small plates probably 10 or so in total . The food was well prepared and presented but after 2 hours we lost interest . Not inexpensive. A major production that would have been better on stage than in a restaurant. If you do go ask for table in room overlooking garden at back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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