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The Habit

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Belgian, European
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Kemelstraat 9, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 34 24 21 ‎
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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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Encinitas, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A group of us had dinner at the Habit in Brugge recently and it was outstanding. By far, our best dinner in the 4 days we were in Brugge. Every dish was outstanding and the service was perfect. The dishes were all local Flander's food. Very affordable for the quality that you get. Would highly recommend it to anyone

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Thank Dan V
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband, parents, and I ate at The Habit tonight. Hands down, it was our best meal in Bruges. We had the farmer's sausage, Sophia Loren mussels, and the scampi, plus creme brule and apple cake. It was all amazing and plentiful. We saw the recommendation in the Rick Steves' book as well as Trip Advisor, and can confirm that... More 

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Thank Maggie M
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We randomly discovered this restaurant while walking by and had our best meal in Bruges. The atmosphere was fun, Pol and Ingrid were super friendly, and the food was delicious. The other diners in the restaurant also remarked how much they loved the place. Overall, very highly recommended for a great and homemade Flemish meal.

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Thank Matthew E
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found it by accident walking around in Bruge, this cozy & cool restaurant offers probably the best flemmish beef stew you can find. Awesome place, and a great host (thank you so much Ingrid!) The habit will make your evening unforgettable. We will definitely come back next time we are back in the city!

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Thank Andrea A
Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best restaurant we went to in Bruges. The hostess was welcoming and pleasant. She gave us a great starter recommendation and was attentive though out despite the restaurant getting busy. Lovely traditional food!

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Thank KiLoSt44
Kettering England
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the set meal as it my two favourites king prawn and creme caramel the beef stew in between was also so tasty.Was hesitant about writing a review as it had so many good ones already,but I go to quite a few restaurants and very few make the extra effort this one does.

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Thank Paul W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spend a lot of time on trip advisor looking for the perfect restaurant that is less touristy and more authentic. I got exactly what I was looking for with this one. It's located in a small alleyway away from the tourist hotspots but the food is delicious, the service was fantastic, and the price was the most reasonable I... More 

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Thank Renee S
Bruges, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found purely by accident, fate or chance, this is without a doubt, absolutely the best restaurant we have eaten in on our entire European trip!!! The prices are more than fair and the food worth every last penny!! The mussels are fresh and the most tender and flavorful I have ever had (order the "Sophia Loren"). This was the largest... More 

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Thank llatpoh
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This wonderful family owned and run restaurant (wife is the waitress and husband is the chef) is a must eat in Brugge!! We initially were headed to De Hobbit to eat but two of us weren't interested in a carnivore fest. We walked across the alley and saw this cute little place with a menu that offered something for each... More 

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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a recommendation and couldn't have been more deighted. Decor is eclectic, atmosphere a little quirky, welcome warming and food outstanding. I'll be there again given the opportunity.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Belgian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
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?