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“Not a place to visit again” 2 of 5 stars
Review of La Civiere D'Or

La Civiere D'Or
Markt 33, Bruges 8000, Belgium
050-343036
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Ranked #434 of 549 Restaurants in Bruges
Price range: $0 - $87
Cuisines: Brasserie
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Not a place to visit again”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Reading the other reviews on this site, I guess we should consider ourselves lucky the evening we were there, and we didn't even really enjoy or evening at La Civiere D'or.

I did not find our waiter rude, he also wasn't particularly attentive, but that did not stop him from subtly fishing for a tip when we were paying.

We ended up giving no tip at all seeing as the amount of money we had to pay for the food and service was way out of proportion already. Even though the location and view are amazing, the food was flavourless, somewhat dry and did not seem to be fresh.

We had the salmon and the rabbit. I stopped eating halfway through my dish, and passed it over to my omnivorous boyfriend who always has a big appetite, but he did not want to finish it as well...which says it all, I guess.

The wine was heavily overpriced and the dessert flat-out laughable (2 scoops of ice...for that price? really??)

For that price I expected a lot more, a lot better. We left feeling unsatisfied, and somewhat cheated. Too bad to finish a lovely stay in Bruges like that.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Horsham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Formulaic”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

This is a standard restaurant in the main square. It serves the same as many other tourist restaurants, a standard "menu" including, of course, mussels and chips.
It is no worse than some of the others that we tried.
The staff were a bit tired. There is nothing inspiring about either the atmosphere or the food.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Looks can be deceiving”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Looked so nice from the outside

Do yourslef a favour steer well clear!
Rude waiting staff, rip off prices, 8.50 euros for a coffee....c'mon

  • Visited February 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“beautiful restaurant in main square”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

very nice atmosphere, reasonable price to say its in the main square- highly recommended

Visited December 2011
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Wales
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Good restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

This is a nice restaurant as is the adjoining Café Des Arts. The waiters are very pleasant and attentive, with good food and beer at a reasonable price for the centre of Bruges. If it's lunchtime do try the three course special menu. Around Christmas don’t forget the Leffe Bière de Noël.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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