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“Best Meal in Brugge”
Review of RESTAURANT WILLEMIJN - CLOSED

RESTAURANT WILLEMIJN
Price range: $27 - $34
Cuisines: Belgian, French
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a small restaurant, so do your research, get there early, and plan to spend some time. The restaurant was full the entire time we were there, getting one of the last two empty tables. The restaurant, as we understood, is mother/daughter owned with the mother as the hostess/waitress, and the daughter cooking. It is very small with limited seating, very cozy, somewhat romantic, and seemed to be well known and liked by the local people. I had fettuccine with shrimp (which was a special), and my husband had steak. Both were the best meals we had in Brugge. The restaurant is off the beaten path of central Brugge, but well worth taking the time to locate. For Americans who are use to getting in, eating, and getting out, plan to make an evening of it for this dinner. Service is what we Americans would consider slow, but if you take the time to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the conversation of those dining with you, the food is very well worth the wait. This will be my definite dining destination if I return to Brugge. A few people around us ordered rack of lamb, and it not only looked delicious, but smelled delicious. My husband had rack of lamb at another restaurant the previous evening which was very fatty and low quality meat which we paid much more for in the "touristy" area of Brugge. By simply seeing the lamb a few feet away at another table, we both could immediately see a difference in the quality not only of the meat, but also quality of the side dishes. This is a MUST dine.

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

This little gem, off the beaten tourist path, has apparently been in operation for the last 15 years and was a wonderful find for a great dinner on a cold and rainy evening. This place only holds about 26 diners but we had no problem getting a table earlier in the evening. The chef obviously puts care into her dishes and her mother is the hostess/waitress. Very nice folks and great food. I popped my head into the kitchen to thank the chef for our dinner and she was very appreciative. Recommended.

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We had a nice evening. The restaurant is very cozy, the atmosphere is great for a romantic dinner. The food was good I initially ordered lamb but they ran out, so I had a steak instead. Not the best place in Bruges but definitely a good alternative

1  Thank Ward V
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

We had a lovely time at restaurant Willmijn, we enjoyd the mussels, they were very well prepared.
Vriendelijke bediening van de mama The little couryard was very cosy and the staff very friendly!! Children were also very welcome: nice!
The prices were very reasonable.

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Reviewed July 13, 2016
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