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“One of the best meals we had in Belgium” 5 of 5 stars
Review of In Den Wittenkop

In Den Wittenkop
Sint Jakobsstraat 14 | Sint-Jakobsstraat 14, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 20 59
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Ranked #55 of 520 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, Belgian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Traditional regional kitchen - Comfort food. Everything home made with best ingredients and love.
Manchester, England
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“One of the best meals we had in Belgium”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

I visited In Den Wittekop several years ago when it had different owners. It’s good to see that the standard is still very high. There were three of us eating and we all absolutely loved the food. My fried eel was sensational and my brother’s lamb chops were both tender and plentiful.

A lovely little bistro with great music and superb service by the owner. Highly recommended.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Cosy and welcoming Belgian restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

Visited on a Wednesday when most of the other local restaurants are closed. So glad we went here and not one of the tourist places in the main square. It's only a 3 minute walk from Markt square but it feels much more authentic. Room for only about 20 diners, lovely relaxed atmosphere with good mix of locals and discerning tourists. Food was delicious and well presented (Flemmish Stew recommended). Agree could be a wider choice of wine.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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hungerford
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57 restaurant reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Excellent local food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2010

We had croquettes, eel and seafood soup - all excellent served in a small family atmosphere. It fills quickly with locals so go early or book.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, England
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Lovely find....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2010

Lovely little restaurant just off the main drag so much more laid back with great chilled jazz sounds. Wine list could do with expanding though....

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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HERTS
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Good restaurant , not a tourist trap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2010

Dinner here was delicious, well presented and with great flavours. Service was relaxed and friendly and the place was well popualated with locals and a smattering of tourists who had ventured away from the "tourist" cafes on the main square. Only about 2 minutes off the square so not hard to find if you use the ING bank as your compass then walk straight ahead with that on your right out of the square and across the road. Restaurant is on your right and is small so keep your eyes open

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