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't Zwart Huis

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$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Bruges
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Kuipersstraat 23, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 69 11 40
Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed December 20, 2016

We visited with our three children and the owners, despite having a busy restaurant, found us a table. The service and food was great...and we loved the snowball chocolates served with coffee so much we had to go and source some ourselves to bring home to enjoy over Christmas. Very highly recommended.

Thank nicolajayne200
Athens, Greece
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410 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2016

In my opinion, this place is among the best restaurants in Brugge. with iconic interior, small tables, music (live some days!), tasty food, great variety of spirits and drinks and helpful staff, it is a 'descent' choice from most of the visitors. it's a little bit expensive and you need to make a reservation earlier, like the most of the... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

They gave us the best place in the house, right next to the fireplace. We all had the shrimp croquettes (lovely) paired with their local beer. I thoroughly enjoyed my wild boar fillet with red port sauce, the others devoured their steak. We had a great time and highly recommend. Book your table upfront.

Thank frankiest2015
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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251 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2016

We visited on a Friday evening and had reserved a table in advance. The restaurant was busy and people were queuing in the restaurant. The Manager immediately apologised and explained that their computer system had crashed. The problem was resolved and we were pleased to be shown to a table in the main restaurant (upstairs). The restaurant was very busy... More 

Thank Sils55
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Was booked up but managed to get in on Sunday evening. Wasn't disappointed as had marvellous meal. The owner and the man who served us were friendly, knowledgeable about menu and wines. Just off market square, I would recommend a visit. Book in advance so as not to miss out.

Thank lfcchief
1 review
Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Took forever to get our order. 40 min wait for a shrimp starter and 20 min wait to get the beer! We've asked for the bill twice, finally had to go to the counter to pay cause the bill never came. A friend spilled salt over his dish, they brought in a new dish minus the stuff he's already eaten!

Thank Ewa W
London, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Arrived here with friends just as the whole of the computerised booking system crashed - luckily the "patron" is a man with bags of experience and he took the whole thing in his stride as the queue of people built up at the door. We were very quickly shown a table and proceeded to have a very enjoyable and fun... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2016

The restaurant is set in a very atmospheric building, as seems the way with most places in Bruges ! The meal itself was OK, but nothing special. The service was good & friendly and the menu was reasonably priced. Bruges is more expensive than your average city, so if you`re on a budget it would be good advice to do... More 

Thank neiljm
suffolk UK
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

A brilliant find. We booked 2 weeks ago for a Sunday night jazz eve. It was full and turning people away all night. Had good food, steak,wild boar, good service and great atmosphere. Looks nothing from outside but its a very historic building with 2 fireplaces and great sound.

Thank sailorgirlsuffolkUK
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3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, amazing steak, informal but friendly service. Unexpectedly the best meal of our trip. Highly reccommend.

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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
$6 - $29
French, Belgian, European, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kuipersstraat 23, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 69 11 40
Restaurant with Jazz, blues & soul music,friendly service and good vibes and food.
The kitchen is open from 11.30Am till 11.30 Pm. Live music every 2 weeks on Sundays.
Welcome, Yannic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?