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Bistro De Schaar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, Dutch, European
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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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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129 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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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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77 reviews
42 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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232 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 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
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank OldFartonTour
Jerusalem, Israel
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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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, Dutch, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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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