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“Outstanding meal and evening”
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Ranked #66 of 734 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $102
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed February 11, 2013

This was the restaurant my husband and I went to on our last evening in Bruges, turns out we saved the best restaurant for last! The restaurant is located in an old cellar. It is very cosy and we loved how the tables were spaced out, you didn't have someone sitting right next to you. We received a very warm greeting upon arrival and were made to feel very welcome. For starters my husband ordered the smoked Scottish salmon which he loved and I ordered the goat cheese and mango salad. There is a salad I'd happily eat every day, it was fantastic! For our main courses my husband tried Fillet of Turbot, a fish he'd never tried before but said he will definitely have again. He said it's a very meaty fish and he thoroughly enjoyed his meal. I ordered the beef tenderloin with pepper sauce. Cooked to perfection, tender and extremely tasty. For dessert my husband tried the apple pie and I ordered the ice swan with raspberry coulis, perfect endings to perfect meals! Our service throughout the evening was excellent, extremely friendly and we felt very relaxed during the entire evening. If we make another trip back to Bruges there is no doubt we will visit de Bocarme again.

1  Thank Bonnie W
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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2013

Dear Bonnie W, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are pleased that you had a wonderfull time and we hope to see you both back in the near future.
Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick

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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Just had a fantastic meal at this great little restaurant.Excellent food,good wine and a very charming and attentive host.

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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2013

Dear John G, Thank you for your kind review, we are pleased that you both enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again on your next visit to Bruges.
Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick

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Reviewed February 11, 2013

We booked this restaurant for our last evening in Bruges.
We arrived about an hour early but they had no problems at all seating us.
There are not a lot of tables and they are all very well spaced out, giving you a good amount of room and privacy.

The staff were very friendly and courteous, the food is cooked in an open kitchen so you can see everything is well prepared. It's always good to see an open kitchen - clearly nothing to hide!

Our food was outstanding! Our "amuse bouche" was a salmon pate with madras sauce - eh? Salmon and curry? But it worked!

My starter was smoked salmon, wonderful.
Main course of turbot was divine. The fish was so juicy and meaty!
Dessert was an apple tart with ice cream and an alcoholic (Grand Marnier?) custard - outstanding.

Thank you to all the staff for making our last meal in Bruges so wonderful!

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Thank Jason W
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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2013

Dear Jason W, Thank you for your nice review, we are glad that you mention our open kitchen, as you say their is nothing to hide, you get what the mrs.prepares and the way she prepares it.
The dressing with the amuse was cider and madras curry, we are glad that you enjoyed the combination.With the apple tart it wasn't Grand Marnier but a custard made with pure alcohol and sugar.
We both hope to see you again on your next visit.
Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Even when Bruges is covered with snow, and the restaurant was surrounded by containers due to renovation works of the building, the restaurant is open. We have been here before and know that the quality is great. Patrick and his wife Nadine served us again a excellent meal! The wine was again a perfect match! Pitty that only a few people find the place due to the works above, but it's open!! We will be back the next time we are crossing Flanders...

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1  Thank Karl C
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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2013

Dear KarlC, thank you for your kind review, we know that with the works on the building it is difficult to find us, and they will be bothering us untill April, but still we try to provide our clients a good time with us. We hope to see you both back after the works in the spring.
Kind regards Nadine and Patrick

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

My fiancee and I came here on December 22nd and had a really lovely romantic dinner. The food is amazing and the wines paired with the food are perfect. The hosts are fantastic really friendly and helpful and make this restaurant a really special place to visit, I couldn't recommend it highly enough! We will definitely be coming back!

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1  Thank NicholasE31
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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

Dear NicolasE31, Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review, we are pleased that you both had a wonderfull time with us, we aim to please our visitors during theire stay with us.
Kind regards Nadine and Patrick

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