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De Koetse

$$ - $$$, , Seafood
Oude Burg 31, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 76 80
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“mussels” (70 reviews)
“steak” (57 reviews)
“shish kebab” (6 reviews)
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Belgian, Dutch, Seafood, European, Grill, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Oude Burg 31, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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1 - 10 of 293 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent find in Central Bruges. We were a party of 11 on our first night of three. A short walk from our hotel we noticed an interesting menu so asked for a table or tables for an hour later. Absolute warm welcome and really...More

Thank Silversurfer020
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've had only one evening in Brugge, unfortunately. But, fortunately, we've made a reservation in advance in De Koetse. It was a right choice, because there were no free table, except our table.(My apologise, we've lost in Brugge and late for 5-10 minutes, but waiters...More

Thank IvanAndDaria
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant stops taking customers after 9 pm, and it was packed and busy for the whole evening. Reservation is a must if you want a taste of their local food. I ordered a 3-course menu. Which turns out to be an unwise decision as...More

1  Thank flowerowl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is close to the Markt area in Bruges and we went for a meal which had been pre-booked by our hotel and were delighted with their choice. We would certainly return.

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having arrived and not booked anywhere for our 1st night feast we wandered then wandered some more. Many places seemed to offer the same old same old so eventually hunger got the better of us. We we put in the non reserved naughty corner with...More

Thank exsumo
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Had a wonderful seafood mixed grill dish, with a great tasting sauce complemented by an excellent red wine that was recommended by the waiter.

Thank Terry A. B
Reviewed October 9, 2017

This restaurant is 10 minutes walk from the main plaza. The seating is comfortable and modest. There is an open fire grill used for steak and seafood. Restaurant serves the best local seafood in town. We had mussels, langoustine, river eel and fish soup. The...More

Thank CY W
Reviewed October 3, 2017

We saw this restaurant has 4.4 stars on Google reviews. So we came in. Their services were very bad. We had 4 people, we ordered 2 meals, but they didn't accept. They required us to order 4 meals for 4 people. It's not because we...More

2  Thank Anh N
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

This is a very highly rated restaurant in Bruges, and rightly so. The interior is nice and quaint. Very cosy, warm and comfortable. I struggle often with seating in restaurants because I am tall and most chairs are not suited for a long back. Here...More

Thank SalmonSnorkel
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Ate a late lunch here during an over night trip to Bruges Decent service and friendly staff but the food left me wanting more. More seasoning I salted everything I ate- we are American and possibly Flemish food is just bland.

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Stephanie S
September 14, 2015|
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Response from LilyLighthouse | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant is closed on the 31st of December and on the 1st of January. I mailed them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, Dutch, Seafood, European, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oude Burg 31, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 33 76 80
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