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“Beautiful place with great food”
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Ranked #63 of 716 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $70
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
White Plains, N.Y.
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Beautiful place with great food”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

We ate dinner at this beautifully appointed restaurant during our visit to Bruges. The restaurant is in the basement of an historical building with original brick arches and stone floors. The food is excellent and the presentation is lovely. The husband and wife team who own Bocarme are warm and welcoming. It was a pleasure to eat at this restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank travelG5
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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear TravelG5, Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review, we are pleased that you loved our food and the you appriciated the setting of our restaurant, like you have mention we kept all the original settings from the 12 century outside walls to the 14th century arches and the 15th century floor and all this together with some new and original settings makes it the restaurant we wanted.
Kind regards, Nadine and Patrick
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London
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Great food and service. Had the set menu and really was special. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a special meal. Superb.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Turquoisefancy
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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear Turquoisefancy, Thank you for choosen our restaurant during your visit in our beatifull town.
We are pleased that you both loved our food, and we hope to see you back in the near future.
Kind regards Nadine and Patrick
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Pershore, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A lovely romantic treat”
Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Booked with Patrick over the Internet- glad we did- only 11 tables. Glad we found it during the day as could have struggled at night. Highly recommend the scallops- divine, I had turbot which was amazing, boss man had fillet steak with pepper pen sauce which was fabulous- split a cheese between us which was lovely. Service was excellent- family business- mum cooks, dad and daughter out front. Fabulous for a treat as not the cheapest but the cellar atmosphere and lovely decor combined with knowledgable and friendly service well worth the money. Highly recommended!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Kidsmaid
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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Kidsmaid, thank you for your kind review, we are pleased that you and your husband had a pleasend evening with us.
Hope to see you on very soon your next visit to Bruges.
Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick
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Stamford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
242 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Stylish basement reataurant”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

We visited this delightful restaurant during a weekend break in Bruges and although it is only a short distance from the markt, you could easily miss its basement location. We chose from the main menu and, after a lovely appetiser, we both enjoyed the queen scallops. For mains, I had the turbot which melted in the mouth,while my wife had the succulent lamb . We just about managed a platter of local cheeses for dessert. The wine list offered a wide range to complement the food.The service was very friendly and nicely paced - there was no rush to turn the tables around so don't go if you're in a hurry. Being in a basement there was a lovely atmosphere and with the tables well spaced out there was no feeling of being squashed in.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank bandaStamford
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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Dear Banda, Thank you for taking some time to write your beautifull review, we are pleased to read that you had a nice time in our restaurant, hope to see you both back in the near future.
Kind regards Nadine and Patrick
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Sutton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Brilliant Meal Teamed with Great Service”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Me and my family visited Bruges and went to this restaurant on our first night, The owner was very friendly and told us about the history of the building the restaurant is now and provided great service as well. The food was outstanding, We went from the set menu of 4 courses and everything we ordered tasted great and was presented so nicely as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anybody visiting Bruges and I wouldn't hesitate to visit again

  • Visited February 2013
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3 Thank Lils B
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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Dear Lols B and family, thank you for your kind words, we are pleased that you all had a wonderfull time with us and in Bruges. We where pleased that we where a small part in your time when you were in Belgium. Hope to see you all again in the near future.
Kind regards Nadine and Patrick
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