We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Superb Night” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Baobab - CLOSED

Baobab
Philipstockstraat 27, Bruges 8000, Belgium
32 50 33 14 08
Website
Improve this listing
Price range: $25 - $76
Cuisines: International
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: World cuisine, South African specialties, gluten and lactose free meals made to order. Reserving a table is highly recommended. MOTTO: "We don't serve fast food but fresh food as fast as we can."
Shepshed, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Superb Night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Wow, is all I can say. The person who served us was very welcoming, remembering us as having booked earlier as soon as we walked in, by name. He was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. The food is some of the best I have ever tasted. it is a great mix of what you'd expect, with a African twist. The Prawn Soup was to die for. The Impala skewers - amazing. All three of us really enjoyed a memorable night. The only wrinkle was the price, but as I said, it was the most amazing food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

80 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    49
    21
    7
    1
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bent NM
Top Contributor
314 reviews 314 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 215 cities Reviews in 215 cities
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
“Our best meal in Belgium”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

A South African themed restaurant with a gregarious server married to a world-class chef occupies a small nook just off the Berg and a block from Crowne Plaza Hotel. She prepared toned-down Boer food while he entertains the guests and dispenses humour.
The food and bar drinks were outstanding. The wine list could use a little work. But we left quite happy and would have patronized Baobab a second night had they been open.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Superb South African dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Truly authentic South African decor and menu, all very quirky and fabulous (felt like home).
It was hard to choose from a mouth watering menu, but in the end couldn't resist the kingklip (fish) which is a rarity in Europe. The food was absolutely delicious and although we waited a long time for each course, it was worth the wait.
Good value for money and some fantastic South African wines to choose from.
Definitely worth a visit.

Visited April 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Original, high quality food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Nice food in nice atmosphere! African food adapted to the western taste. Excellent vegetarian and seafood dishes. Owner/host extremely welcoming and entertaining - definetely a place to go!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We stumbled across this restaurant by accident and made a booking for that night as I am a vegetarian and the menu appealed. Good quality food at a decent price. Good service from the owner who gave extra home made peri peri sauce on request for those brave enough. We have the sweetcorn fritters followed by the vegetable curry and the langoustines with a nice South African red wine. Worth a visit if you fancy something different from the nearby establishments

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Baobab also viewed

Bruges, West Flanders Province
Bruges, West Flanders Province
 
Bruges, West Flanders Province
Bruges, West Flanders Province
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Baobab, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.