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“The Best Little Restaurant in Bruges”
Review of Gruuthuse Hof

Gruuthuse Hof
Ranked #25 of 710 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $31
Cuisines: Belgian, Dutch, European, Central European
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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.
west yorks
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221 reviews
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“The Best Little Restaurant in Bruges”
Reviewed April 28, 2010

This little restaurant is a gem. At the base of the Church of Our Lady, it is easy to find. The main menu is extensive but we stuck to the tourist menu, it was limited but seemed good value at 14.95 Euro for 3 courses. The starter was the most delicious soup, mains, a choice of steak, salmon, ½ chicken or pork chop, followed by ice cream or profiteroles. The steak was so tasty and cooked to perfection, it was served with salad and the obligatory huge bowl of chips. My partner had the mussels at our last meal there and he was in heaven! The house wine is palatable and there is a small range of Belgian Beers.

The restaurant is small and nicely decorated. I think it seats about 30 but it is so popular that if you don’t book or get in before 7ish then you can’t get a table. The two waiters were wonderful, welcoming and friendly but in a discrete and low key way. It had the atmosphere of a much more expensive restaurant. We ate there three times during our 5 day stay. We think this is the best restaurant in Bruges and were so disappointed to find out they close on Wednesday and Thursday, although whether this includes during Summer I don’t know ( we were there just after Easter) We cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. Don’t forget to book!

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London
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“Kicking myself !”
Reviewed March 29, 2010

We have visited Bruges on a few occasions and for some reason always seemed to eat at the 2 restuarants nearby - which are also ok, but not so good .

Last trip we had dinner at the Gruuthuse Hof - a fab restaurant that you should visit . Good food , nice wine , very comfortable , staff are also very good.
I have just booked again for this weekend - kicking myself for missing it before !

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Falkirk, Scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food, well presented, not too expensive.”
Reviewed March 10, 2010

Visited in March 2010, ate their on 2 occasions. The food was great and service excellent, in a cosy small restaurant. Good ambience.

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London
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“Exceptional food, perfect service and good ambience”
Reviewed December 14, 2009

After reading the positive reviews for this restaurant, I booked for dinner on Sat 12 December. Glad I did as it had a notice on the door saying they were full and reservations only. The first thing we liked as a couple, was that they could have squeezed another couple next to us, but had deliberately left it vacant. Nothing worse than sharing your conversation with people you don't know!
The welcome was warm and the restaurant had an inviting feel to it. I won't go into what we had to eat as it was all so good (well maybe I will remark on the special of the night - Flemish Beef Stew; absolutely superb). Throughout the meal the service was unhurried and unobtrusive, our wine glasses being refilled at just the right time. My wife, who can be fairly critical of hotels/restaurants etc remarked that it was the best meal she could remember in a long time. Now that's what I call a compliment. They also had a very reasonable fixed price menu at €15.95 which a couple near us had and they commented on what excellent value it was.

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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“Another of Bruges' hidden gems”
Reviewed November 30, 2009

A very small, cosy restaurant with excellent food and even better service. We stopped for lunch having seen it recommended on TripAdvisor and were not disappointed. We went for the Flemish Stew special... amazing flavours, and served with perfect frites. We washed this down with a glass of the house red which I would also highly recommend... much better quality than your average house wine. Service was perfect - quick, assured and friendly whilst also being discreet.

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