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De Gouden Kroes

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Hoogstraat 12 | 8000 Brugge, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 35 82 88
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

The warmest welcome & friendliest service ever. We were treated like VIPs & nothing was too much trouble. The food was fresh & well-cooked, although not spectacular.

Thank HCF46
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2012

After a few days eating frites and drinking beer we decided to treat ourselves to something special. This place did not disappoint. The waiters were so helpful and the service was prompt but left time between courses so not rushed at all. We had prawns in garlic sauce to start. I had veal and seasonal veg and my wife had... More 

Thank Patroclas
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2012

We ate at this restaurant last week and had a very nice meal, the service was very good and the atmosphere busy and friendly. My 2 friends both had the steak and one of them enjoyed it so much that he said it was the best steak he'd ever had! High praise indeed....

Thank coolblue-7
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2012

We went there for dinner after reading the reviews on the site. To begin with, its not cheap. Dinner for two came to €100, but ours was a special occasion. While the quality of the food was excellent, it lacked taste. And if the only kriek you serve in Bruges is InBev's Belle-Vue, then the owner is missing a trick... More 

Thank ehudphilip
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Good food, poor and slow service. Example of slow service - I had asked for tabasco sauce for my 6 Oysters as a starter. Waited so long for it that I decided to start without it. Eventually turned up 30mins later when I finished my oysters!!! So long to come out with mains too. Not good for what you pay.... More 

1 Thank Travelmate_100
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

We saw the Trip Advisor sign in the window and thought it would be great place to have dinner. The place was very busy and service slow only three waiters looking after the restaurant. The menu was limited. Fish and shell fish was excellent but no vegetables nor salads on the menu. We sat there for an hour before the... More 

Thank BettyBossy
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2012

We took our time choosing a restaurant on our first night in Bruges and eventually decided on the Golden Cross as it seemed at first glance to offer something in the way of 'traditional' Belgian cuisine. Additionally, the white linen table cloths gave the place an air of quality. For starters we had the slices of smoked 'scottish' salmon and... More 

Thank MrClanger
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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2012

We had steak in a creamy pepper sauce and steak in a mushroom sauce. This came with a large bowl of chips and a large salad. I was asked if I wanted more sauce or salad, asked for the latter as I was watching my weight and not eating the chips, and was given both. No extra charge. Steak was... More 

2 Thank EpicCure
Stamford, Connecticut
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2012

We chose this restaurant from Trip Advisor, and I sure am glad that we did. It was really amazing. I asked the owner/waiter Henk to recommend his best dish and he sent the mussels in a cream sauce. I have NEVER had better anywhere. I drank the broth, but should have saved some to try to recreate. My wife had... More 

2 Thank Eric S
Celle, Germany
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2012

A simple typical Flemish menu which was cooked to perfection. The menu consisted of about 6 choices which included an excellent Flemish Stew, great mussels and a lovely chicken dish. A family run restaurant which is highly recommended. Suggest you book in advance, we had to.

6 Thank FamilyGCLJ

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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
$16 - $43
Belgian, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hoogstraat 12 | 8000 Brugge, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 35 82 88
Fresh seafood restaurant

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