We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Habit

Kemelstraat 9, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 34 24 21
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“ribs” (84 reviews)
“stew” (49 reviews)
“mixed grill” (31 reviews)
Closed Now
Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Kemelstraat 9, Bruges 8000, Belgium
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,120)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 744 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere close to our hotel for dinner on our first night to Bruges so went along to The Habit. It’s pretty traditional- it hasn’t got an extensive menu but in my opinion that means everything is a bit better! We had...More

1  Thank Louise O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice as the food was very good home cooked style and the service was attentive and friendly.

Thank jrnewson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were the only people in the restaurant so should have guessed. The food was terrible, I didn't eat or pay for mine. We were told the wine came from Brussels, it actually came from Chile. The waiter dropped our croquettes on the floor but...More

Thank CornwallPixie
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Everything was just delicious! The Mussels were especially good. The beer I had was very flavorful! And the fish stew was amazing!

Thank Claudio M
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

This place is the greatest a new franchise out of California here in Las Vegas. Wide variety of burgers fish and others all excellent and priced perfect give it a try

Thank VegasDave1
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Went on Wednesday night, quiet night out in town anyway so quiet restaurant. The atmosphere is relaxed, friendly, old and comfortable. It is a Flemish Traditional restaurant. About 4 starter options and about 8 or 9 main options. The food was lovely and generous portions....More

Thank Jennifer-Kent
Reviewed February 15, 2018

Only a few beers available and much more expensive than elsewhere. Menu had a few items off too, which was a shame. Limited choice. Average. And yes a smell of cigarette smoke from the back rooms....

1  Thank Motherflump
Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were looking for somewhere to have dinner on a cold and wet night in Bruges and stumbled upon De Habit down a small side street. The manager and waiter were immediately welcoming and engaging, and took the time to explain the...More

1  Thank Matthew C
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Immediately on arrival we noticed the smell of cigarette smoke. As we were being shown to our table I could see smoke wafting out of the kitchen - the chef was actually smoking a cigarette! We left right away, telling the waiter why. Just completely...More

1  Thank jpgray21
Reviewed February 5, 2018

So the vispannetje was really outstanding. Not packed with salmon, the sign of a crap North Sea vispannetje. I asked to see the wine list. The waiter showed me two bottles of wine on the table and said "it's that or that. You are in...More

1  Thank Idler
Nearby HotelsSee all 97 hotels in Bruges
Grand Hotel du Sablon
444 reviews
.06 miles away
Hotel Van Eyck
279 reviews
.07 miles away
Hotel Acacia
743 reviews
.07 miles away
Hotel Dukes' Palace Bruges
3,131 reviews
.12 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Kottee Kaffee
134 reviews
.07 miles away
't Brugs Beertje
1,347 reviews
.01 miles away
Restaurant Patrick Devos
232 reviews
.05 miles away
Aquarel Restaurant
462 reviews
.06 miles away
Nearby Attractions
6,584 reviews
.16 miles away
113 reviews
.16 miles away
Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal)
649 reviews
.07 miles away
Square and Statue of Simon Stevin
146 reviews
.06 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
September 29, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from jonnystarbuck | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember exactly but the whole meal was very reasonable. I think it was around 12-15 Euro....
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
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
  • E-mail
Local Restaurant , Famous For Its Stew , Chicken And Steaks In The Hart Of Bruges Only 200 M From The Marketsquare
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing