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“Good food but pricey & poor service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bhavani Indian Restaurant

Bhavani Indian Restaurant
Simon Stevinplein 5, Bruges 8000, Belgium
050-339025
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Ranked #229 of 520 Restaurants in Bruges
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Good food but pricey & poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We found this by accident whilst on a recent weekend break to Bruges. It's a nice place, good atmosphere, very cosy with an open fire and nice decor. The food really was lovely but for what you get it is pretty expensive. The service was not great. When the waiter brought us our mains my husband asked for another drink and the waiter just walked away. We weren't sure if he had heard us or not as he did not reply so we asked him again when he returned and were told abruptly that the drink was on its way.

No-one came over at any point to ask us if we were enjoying our meal or needed anything else. After we had finished our meal we waited for ages for someone to clear away our plates and then no-one came over to ask us if we wanted a dessert, another drink or coffee. We eventually decided to leave and get a coffee elsewhere but again waited an age for the bill. If they are going to charge these kinds of prices they really need to improve their service.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland, Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Excellent and relaxing evening in Brugges”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

The food, the fire, the service -- all added up to a very satisfying evening. Beautiful atmosphere. Flavors were incredible. Price is a little high but worth it if you can afford it.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Pricey but brilliant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

If you are looking for Indian food in Brugges, go to Bhavani!

Excellent decor, yummy food and that awesome masala chai. I will go again only for the chai I had there.

Its expensive but owner did give us complimentary starter and daal.

Thanks!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic Indian, beautiful decor but at a price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

This Indian restaurant is unlike any we've ever been. The decor is unbelievably nice and the roaring fire adds to the appeal. The waiter was very attentive and polite. We ordered chicken curry and slow cooked lamb rogan, a naan and a rice- all fantastically cooked and beautifully presented however this combined with a drink each came to €60. If you are not on a budget and are looking for more of a fine dining option, I'd highly recommend this restaurant as the food was brilliant and it was a very pleasant evening.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Not your typical Indian food. Curried PORK cheeks. Need I say more?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

Well worth a visit whilst in Brugges. Excellent.
Some places make you feel special, this is one such place. Hooked.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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