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Tom's Diner

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West-Gistelhof 23, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 33 82
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 pm - 1:00 am
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, fantastic atmosphere, excellent service. We had the well known meatball and pasta scampi. Worth a visit.

Thank Misseeuw A
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This great restaurant offered delicious food and was a little further out from the centre of town than most but still only a 5-10 minute walk from the centre. A really nice location situated in a more residential area which had a different feel to the usual places near the middle of town. Service was excellent. We booked a table... More 

Thank BokkeBar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a little gem off the beaten track in Bruges. You will need to book unless you wish to chance being disappointed due to its growing popularity. The ambience is friendly and warm along with the attentive but unfussy service style. The food has Masterchef aspirations that are not undeserved. We had the sea bass and the hazel nut... More 

Thank Roger W
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Great evening, great service, great food! Restaurant was booked for 8:30pm, we were greeted and taken to our table, appetisers were tasty then onto mains... meat loaf with rhubarb compote... buttery mash and salad.... really enjoyed it! Massive portions too! Very cosy and welcoming restaurant on all accounts! Defiantly with a try! 👍🏻

Thank World Traveller D
Harlow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

The Manager of the Jacobs Hotel close by recommended Tom's Diner to us. He said the food was good and made a reservation for us. On arrival at 7.00 for an evening meal the Diner was crowded. The service was good and the food was delicious. It is off the beaten track that is true but if you want good... More 

Thank roythorogood
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Tom's is north of the center of town in a small building so reservations are probably essential. It is an inviting spot and the menu is quite good with starters, tapas, and mains. The only unusual thing to us, as a party of six, is that we were only allowed to order four different dishes among our group including all... More 

Thank CarolinaBecky
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9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Recommend the restaurant. Really fast service - we did the first seating at 6 PM. Food was according to expectations- the tapas was great, meatloaf was very good. The pasta dish with scampi was good. The tagliatelle missed a bit of salt and had a watery taste. Cozy location and also a place where you could talk to each other.... More 

Thank LG S
Ely, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We booked Tom's Diner before we travelled. It is very popular and does get busy. So why off the beaten track. We first dined here about 15 years ago...long before TA. it was great then and is great now. We started with some homemade mini bread sticks and olives with a beetroot dip...lovely and courtesy of the house. As a... More 

Thank MrTmamil
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Really beautiful food and generous portions. The restaurant is not cheap, but well worth the money - lovely staff as well!

Thank idashenriksen
London, UK
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Have eaten in this restaurant many times over the years and it never fails to impress me. Lovely atmosphere, good beers and wines and delicious food. A little bit out of the way and mostly local patrons, you always need to book a table, but well worth it.

Thank Suzimaloozi

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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
Belgian, European, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West-Gistelhof 23, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 33 33 82

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?