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“Still excellent”
Review of Gruuthuse Hof

Gruuthuse Hof
Ranked #22 of 756 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $34
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We provide price quality food in the centre of a beautiful town . We try to find the balance between locals and tourist. Local Belgian food in a local trendy setting.
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Staying in Bruges right now and visited our favourite restaurant Gruuthuse Hof this evening. Same waiter Nicol of 5 Years ago (says he's been there 20 Years.)
Quiet at first as we we in before 6pm opening time but it was soon full.
Glass of local beer for me whereas my wife chose rose and then from the menu Dover Sole for my wife and a Rib Eye Steak for me with a Pepper sauce
These came with Fries and a Salad garnish and proved to be delicious.
For afters we both chose Creme Brulee that was also delightful.
A most enjoyable meal that we would love to repeat one day.
Thoroughly recommend.

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Thank Robert A
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

We stopped off for waffles and a hot chocolate. When I saw hot Apple Pie on the menu, I couldn't resist and it was one of the best I've tried. Lightly spiced and hot, washed down with a surprisingly lovely hot chocolate. The waffle was OK and the service wasn't the best, but it was worth it for the Apple Pie.

Thank YorkshireLassKB
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Worth booking! Popular small restaurant, you're unlikely to get a table if you don't book.
Nice atmosphere and excellent views of the tallest tower in Bruges!
Wonderful duck with apricot and raspberry.
Good service, try the typical Belgium digestif!

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Thank Ellie_80Uk
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

I have rated this restaurant with two stars because, despite the excellent food, the service was disdainful and snooty both to me and other potential diners.

On two occasions, we tried to book (it is very small) and were told there was no room. On the third try, we got a table but were at no time made to feel 'welcome' in any way. The unsmiling male couple who ran the place glided about between tables as though the clientele were unwelcome guests who had dared to intrude into their own living space.

As an example, when we finally got our table (close to the door) and sat down, another couple came in and asked: " Do you have a table for dinner tonight?" The response was a curt "No!".

"Do you have a table for tomorrow night?" Another curt "No!"

Disconcerted by this brusqueness, the inquirer politely asked "Do you have a table for lunch tomorrow?" This was met with another curt "No!"

"And the following day ?" "No -- we are closed for the next two days."

The potential diners left the restaurant confused and humiliated by these arrogant and unnecessarily uninformative responses.

If you are reading this, Gruuthuse, try smiling at your customers and offering useful information to them, so they don't have to fish for it.

Overall, and underwhelming experience.

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4  Thank Nicholas B
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

A lovely restaurant run by very efficient staff who know what they're doing. We booked in advance by phone which seems to be a must if you want to eat here. It was excellent value and we were very well looked after.

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