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“Surly”

Le Grand Cafe Belfort
Ranked #620 of 761 Restaurants in Bruges
Price range: $20 - $37
Cuisines: Afghani
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Traditional Belgian cuisine. belgian beers. Heated terrace. Fire place.
Reviewed October 7, 2013

I’m beginning to think that the surly attitude of many of the waiters in Bruges is part of the local shtick put on for the tourists, and Le Grand Café reinforces that thought. Located in the Markt, the mecca for Bruges tourists, it’s a busy place, expensive of course, but the food is good. Let’s face it, if you want an outside table in the Markt, which is packed with tourists, and all you have is coffee, then you’re not really there for the coffee, but for the place. There are plenty of real coffee shops in the side streets, costing a lot less. Perhaps that’s what makes the waiters surly.

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3  Thank Jeff P
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Really friendly service, charming and welcoming staff and nice food
Good location too, overlooking the main square
Thank you!!!

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Thank helen4321x
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Having chosen this restaurant for no particular reason, were met by an indifferent waiter who needed a little customer service training.
Food was OK but not fantastic, however it was delivered quickly and there was lots of it. It was also nice to have a choice of potatoes other than "frites", and also vegetables, which a lot of establishments seem to be lacking in.
The location (directly opposite the Belfry) made up for the somewhat mediocre service.
The waiter had to go through and confirm everything we had had before he could produce the bill, despite it all being ordered electronically inn the first place, he also started to pay a little more attention when he thought a tip was forthcoming!

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Thank Evargsum
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We wanted a quick bite while exploring this beautiful city. Sure wish I had taken the time to check this place out. I have experienced the arrogance of Parisian waiters but these guys take it to a whole new level. I asked the waiter if he was aware of the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld but unfortunately he was not.

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2  Thank Cobler
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Do not eat here! The food is rubbish compared to what you can get elsewhere. The staff are abrupt and rude! We had a 3 course meal with wine and ordered a bottle of water too. The food was naff and they charged us 10 euros for a litre bottle of water! Beware they have a back patio on another square as well as the front patio on the main Mart. Avoid it! you will pay a lot for mediocre fare!

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3  Thank ElaineBSE43
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