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“Came For The Spaghetti”
Review of L'Estaminet

L'Estaminet
Ranked #135 of 716 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $19
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Kitchen open from 12:00 till 23:00
Essex In The UK
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Came For The Spaghetti”
Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

My other half loves her pasta, so I decided to take her to what's been described as the best spaghetti in Bruges.

The place is more like a little local pub. My fiancée had the Spaghetti which was good and she couldn't finish it all. And I had the Diablo lasagne which was very good, the bits of mince where big and meaty and the tomato sauce rich and thick. Tho it wasnt really that spicy to me, but they didn't matter as there was pot of Tabasco on the table!

Definitely lived up to its well deserved reputation, should be a stop on everyone's list if you don't mind hanging out with the locals.

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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice local pub with inexpensive food”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

We ate here early on a Tuesday evening and it quickly filled up with locals. The staff were friendly enough, but you sometimes had to get their attention. I had the spaghetti (8 euros), which was filling and tasty, and my wife said the same about the croque monsieur (7 euros). We added two beers, a cocktail and a glass of wine and the bill was less than 35 Euros. When you need a regular meal after or before a day of "fine dining," this is a great choice.

  • Visited September 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice pub style restaurant with great food and service!!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

I would reccommend this restaurant!! Really nice food, looked like a simple plain menu at first until we tried the food. We had food from the specials board and it was all fantastic! Red pesto pasta, Thai wok stir fry and burgers. Beer selection is also nice. We would revisit!

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Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Spaghetti reputation”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Chosen at random, found it had a reputation for excellent spaghetti dishes. We chose same and found reputation well deserved.

Visited August 2012
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Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

This was very close to where we stayed, and it was very good food, so we went there twice. The lasagne was wonderful as were the salads.

Visited July 2012
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