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Bistro De Schaar

Certificate of Excellence
Belgian, European, French, Dutch
As featured in Best Food in Bruges
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Hooistraat 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Fri - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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507 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

It is worth the very short walk from the historical centre to get away from the tourist places. This was a small and very welcoming restaurant where you can see the food being grilled on a open wood fire. From the 'amuse-bouche' through the lovely starters and then on to the steaks and lamb chops - what a treat. It... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Very nice place, elegabt, cousy, warming and very very tasty, went back twice because the food is wothe it

Thank 464dord
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

After the orders were taken we were brought some appetizers. Mousse of salmon on home baked crackers and twists. For starter we all had white asparagus from Mechelen/Malines with home smoked salmon and a mousseline sauce. Accompanied by butter and home baked bread. Mains were different: two ribeye angus beef and one tiger prawns in garlic butter. My ribeye was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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189 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

My wife and our adult daughter and I had dinner at this restaurant on our final night in Bruges based on a recommendation from the staff at the Hotel Jon Brito. From that hotel it is about a 10 minute walk away from the town center. The restaurant is small and quaint and you need a reservation (we ate on... More 

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Oromocto, New Brunswick, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

Wow. Right from the entree (mushrooms with snails covered in an indescribably delicious sauce), it was a wonderful meal. Watching the chef cook on an open fire added to a special evening. Service was personable and engaging. Steak and salmon was prepared exceptionally well. A gem.

Thank Joe B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Excellent quality, creative food with good but slightly slow service. The building is beautiful and makes for a great setting. The chocolate mousse and steaks were top quality. This was the best meal we had in Brugge

Thank Richnkirst1
Hungerford, UK
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

I have eaten here a few times in the past, and always had a fantastic meal. However this time I was disappointed. Firstly the service was slow. Very slow. After waiting 45 minutes since I finished my starter I was told my steak had been cooked incorrectly and they had to start again. My wife ordered cod which made us... More 

Thank turkey
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Recommended by our B&B host we were given a table upstairs which quickly became absolutely packed full. A kohl rabi amuse bouche soup lovely fish soup beef carpaccio followed by lame cutlets and grilled king prawns with a delicious wine all with a friendly very busy waitress. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$27 - $36
Belgian, European, French, Dutch
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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: 050335979
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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