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Bistro De Schaar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, European, Dutch
As featured in Best Food in Bruges
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Hooistraat 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 59 79
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fri - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was tempted by the roaring wood fire that is the open grill at the heart of the restaurant. Excellent food- rabbit with plumbs cooked in a fruit beer sauce was delicious as were the fresh water prawns.

Thank Leslie M
Paris, France
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99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entrecote was delicious as well as the foi gras. the atmosphere very pleasant. A nice place we recommend a little bit outside the center. Be sure to make réservations.

Thank joelle m
London, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel as we were told to book somewhere as good places get booked very quickly of the weekend. We were not disappointed. A little bit of a walk further out of the main market area but worth it. Small, intimate and romantic setting with the chef cooking within the restaurant just behind us.... More 

Thank Joanna B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

I have been with my husband and other members of my family to this beautifully family run restaurant for several years now. My husband and I came upon the De Schaar restaurant quite by accident whilst we were out walking one afternoon. We loved the traditional look of the restaurant from the outside and the sound of the menu and... More 

Thank Mary E
Cologne, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

The place is not in the center, but very close (less then 10 min). The restaurant is on two floors and on the ground floor there is the grill. Good for fish and meat. We took the fish. It seems to be in a house where the staff very friendly cook for you. Price in line with Bruges.

Thank Giuseppe0710
Moulsoe, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is warm and welcoming, set in a historic building with beamed ceilings and brick walls. And at the centre of the ground floor is an open grill where many of the dishes are prepared. The place is charming. The menu - complete with English version - is relatively short but full of appealing dishes; and the front page... More 

1 Thank DJHMoulsoe
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the atmosphere, warmth and the smell of burning wood. We were looked after week and the good for my daughter was customised to her taste. The food quality and presentation were excellent, I had duck in raspberry sauce and my husband enjoyed pheasant.

Thank SvetaSHH
Bruges, Belgium
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Our guests from our B&B Bariseele in Bruges, have been visiting the Schaar for many years, and so we had the chance to go together. We had a wonderful and gastronomic lunch. The shrimp crockets, the scampi in the garlic... all wonderful starters for a superb price ! And... the sol, the rack of lamb, the steaks ... all main... More 

Thank BennyFA
Winchester, United Kingdom
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183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Nice dinner here - been before many years ago but food appears to have remained consistently good! Focus is on meats and fish grilled on an open fire in the restaurant, Angus ribeye was superb! €110 for two with apero, wine two courses plus Irish coffees to finish. Very nice romantic setting by the canal.

Thank Lex_Av_Local
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

Very comfortable atmosphere; great food; excellent value. Husband and wife run...We enjoyed the grilled tiger prawns (large), salmon, and sea bass. The steaks around us looked amazing! We were 2 adult couples... with our entrees.... beer or wine each, and 2 extra sides... our total was 128 Euros... amazing for the quality, service, and atmosphere. Our service was the female... More 

Thank Bob L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$27 - $36
Belgian, European, Dutch
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hooistraat 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 33 59 79
Cosy restaurant in typical Bruges hous dating from 1614, grilling on open fire in the restaurant, chef owner, in summer beautiful terras near the canal with vew on small harbour, seasonal cooking

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