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The Habit

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, European
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Kemelstraat 9, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 34 24 21
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Göteborg, Sverige
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unfortunately, I can not see any reason whatsoever to visit this restaurant. The food (steak and fish & chips) is better in any truckstop along the highways, the prices are too high, the service was slow (understaffed, the poor guy, nice and friendly, was running), and it was cold inside the restaurant. There are some interesting things to look at... More 

Thank Lars414
Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited The Habit after reading reviews. Has a lovely pub next door so was easy to move next door for dinner. Food was excellent. Prices reasonable, with set menus, for the quality of the food. Really enjoyed our meal here.

Thank jill0284
Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been at this place with my family in June, when travelling arounf Belgium. It's a family owned place with a very cosy, home-feeling atmosphere. We had a very good time! We ate the specialty of the place - the rabbit. It was delicious. When I come back to Brugge I will definitely come there to have dinner and to... More 

Thank Julia J
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for a nice place for a meal we came across in a little side street this quant little restaurant a bit hard to find but well worth it, run by a family the food is home cooked meal, we had the blackboard special, soup a meal on its own then meat balls & vegetables plus wine for under 20... More 

Thank leealan1888
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

As we meandered through Bruges we came across The Habit, on Kemelstraat close to our hotel, Acacia. Under the Habit name on its sign the offer of traditional Flemish food caught my eye. Trip Advisor rated it highly, but its website did not work. We decided to take a chance that evening without reservations and got a table. To be... More 

Thank NewfHalifax
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Delicious Flemish cuisine, vintage atmosphere. At the first sight looks likes you're in a miscellaneous of art. Then you meet Ingrid whom attend you very personal and make you feel in home. We order filet mignon (melted in the mouth) with the fantastic and Flemish fries!!! And a delicious salad! Local beer. And a curiosity you can buy some of... More 

Thank SandraStewart
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

So I booked this restaurant a month in advance of our trip based on a friends recommendation and received a confirmation email from the restaurant stating our booking was accepted for Thursday 27th. However we arrived in Bruges to find the restaurant seemed to be shut and also seemd to say they were closed on Thursday's! and despite taking several... More 

2 Thank apollocat
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Such fun! The hosts (husband and wife) bustled constantly, sharing the duties of server and chef, and yet never seemed too rushed. They explained the menu, enquired if all was well, chatted (briefly), were attentive to all our needs, offering suggestions and a light-hearted, enthusiastic approach to their cuisine. We always look for locally-sourced food, and creative menus based on... More 

Thank Mary D
Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

What a great find down a stunning side street. We both stopped off for an Irish coffee which tasted great but what made it even better is everything you see inside is for sale so we ended up leaving with a couple of quirky items for our home.

Thank vix1410
Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful time wonderful atmosphere and wonderful meal. Direct in the town center. Strongly recommened to visit

Thank Максим К

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kemelstraat 9, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 34 24 21

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?