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Review of Diligence

Diligence
Ranked #135 of 749 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Belgian
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Description: Restaurant Diligence is an authentic and cozy restaurant in Bruges, located in the heart of the city center, only 200 meters from the Burg and Market square. Restaurant Diligence represents an honest French-Belgian bistro cuisine. We use quality local products that we turn in tasteful and traditional meals. Except for Wednesday our kitchen is open every day from noon until 2pm for lunch and from 6pm till midnight for diner. So even after the movies or theater, you can visit us for a nice steak or a delicious Flemish stew.
Reviewed April 7, 2013

The menu isn't extensive, but the steak is really good with a choice of sauces. We visited with our 2 teenage daughters one had chicken which could be ordered with the same choice of sauces as the steak, the other had salmon which was also very nice. We didn't book but got the last table at about 7.00 on a Friday night. Lovely atmosphere. cost around €100 for four mains with one glass of wine a couple of beers and soft drinks.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Diligence is located a short distance from the Burg. We wandered in on a cold night and were offered a snug table. The menu offered a good choice and the selections we made were tasty. Just for a change we decided to have wine rather than beer and were not disappointed by the house red.

The service was good but I'll have to knock off a point. Our snug table was in a corner and was obviously forgotten about by the waitress once we'd been served with our main course. I really fancied a dessert but we gave up because the bar conversation sadly took priority. Probably just bad luck really but I have to mention it.

Thank Dave201253
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Nice ambiance and easy to find. Good food and reasonably priced for Brugge. Service was good and staff was friendly. Just a nice place.

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Had an enjoyable meal here during a recent trip to Bruges. Cosy furnishings and friendly service. Lovely bread and complimentary croquettes. My husband has steak and I had scampi in a creamy sauce. The steak was very good, the scampi was in a delicious sauce but was a rather small portion and I felt it was rather overcooked, to the point of being somewhat rubbery - so that was disappointing. Good selection of beers and everything was reasonably priced.

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Thank HerefordshireSara
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Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

After reading the reviews we decided to book a table and we are so glad we did. The restaurant can be described as very quaint and cosy, and not too overcrowded. The decor was very homely and we instantly felt settled. The lady was very warm and welcoming and when we placed a simple order of lasagne (which was one of the best lasagnes I had) and my husband ordered the cod with a mustard sauce, not once were we asked if we wanted any extras. When we got our drinks she bought over a mini bowl of cheese croquettes as apertisers, which were delicious. Then she bought over a basket of lovely bread. She even moved another table over to us to accommodate for the wine as the table was overflowing. When the food came out the portions were fantastic and we were amazed at how great it tasted for the small price they were asking. It was very relaxed. When we asked for the bill she came over and asked how was our meal and left us with some lovely sweets. For everything we ordered there were no hidden extras and a lovely bill of 59.90 euros which was fantastic. Obviously we tipped as the service we received was outstanding and the welcome we got was really nice. Even locals ate there which says a lot. We will be going back the next time we are in Bruges!!

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1  Thank Monobob
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