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“New Year's Eve meal delicious” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of de Bocarme

de Bocarme
Ranked #65 of 701 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $65
Cuisines: Belgian, European
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Swinton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“New Year's Eve meal delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

Champagne with terrine of foire gras, Gerviche of Sea Bass with herb cream and veg salad, Norway Lobster cream soup with crayfish, blood orange sorbet, crusted fillet of Brill with Nantais butter sauce, cheese with nut bread, Sylvester dessert, midnight champagne, coffee or tea with chocolates and sweets; all served with copious amounts of complementing wines. Friendly staff, but NOT cheap. Excellent evening.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jacquie728
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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear Jacquie 728, Thank you for taking some time to write this nice and kind review, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us on NYE, we are a small family run bussines and we are trying hard to deliver fresh quality food and wines for a good price.
We hope to see you back in our restaurant on your next visit to Bruges.
Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick
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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“classy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

lovely restaurant, wonderful food. great service, not cheap but worth every penny, truly memorable evening which leaves you feeling good about yourself. Have the set menu which includes wines to compliment each dish.

Visited December 2013
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Thank chrisbutcher007
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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear Sir, thank you for taking some time to write your lovely and possitive review, we are pleased that you both enjoyed a nice time with us, like I told you we try to balance the dishes with the wine and stay within a reasonable price range, we have succeeded in doing this for more than 9 years now, we hope to see you both back in th near future.
Kind regards Nadine and Patrick
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Aachen, Germany
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Delicious food in a delicious place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

We have had to book a day in advance, but the quality of the food is absolutely several steps above the average in the town.
The price is also above the average, but you get much more in quality in taste.
I will surely go there again!

Visited October 2013
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Thank StefanoLion78
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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Hello Stefano,
Thank you that you took some time to write this for us very nice review, we are pleased that you had a wonderfull time in our restaurant and that you have enjoyed our food, we know that you can get cheaper meals in Bruges, but like you wrote paying a little bit more will insure you local fresh high quality products, and that is what we prefer.
We hope to see you both again in the near future.
Kindest regards from Nadine and Patrick
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

Visited with my wife last week to celebrate her birthday and can honestly say that the food, ambience and service we experienced was the best in Bruges! The Amuse Bouche was excellent as were our starters of Queen Scallops with langoustine sauce. Our main courses of Veal with a Port sauce and Charolais Beef with a pepper sauce were also excellent. The Cotes de Rhone wine we chose was good value for money and the evening was made by Patrick the owner who was very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Should we return to Bruges - we will definately be back!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Dear Phil H, Thank you for writing this beatifull and kind review, we are pleased that you both had a nice time for the birthday with us and we hope to see you again in Bruges.
Kind regards from Nadine and Patrick
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Trinidad
1 review
“Nice restaurant but limited menu options”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

Very nice location and ambiance. Underground cellar style location lends to a more private setting added by a rich romantic decor. Ideal for creating a romantic atmosphere. However the menu and service could be better.
I took my husband to De Bocarme to celebrate his birthday and was very impressed with the decor, however we found the menu choices a bit limiting. When it was mentioned to the waitor we were told that the restaurant changes it's menu every six months which is great if you are a regular diner but may not necessarily work for everyone. The food was decent but I wouldn't give it a five. I think the seafood options are tastier than the meats. The service was ok but I wouldn't give that a five either. The waitor was very polite and friendly (his wine recommendation was spot on) but the waiting time for starters and main course was to long. Nice place but not exceptional.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Karen J
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Patrick V, Owner at de Bocarme, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Dear Karen J,
This is the best review you could give us, you claim that our menu is limited, you can choose from 6 starters - 6 main and 6 desserts and a choise menu, all this with fresh local products.
Like you wrote we change our menu every 6 months and our choice menu every 6 weeks, this is to give our regular customers ( who don't critic on Tripadvisor ) a change to experience new dishes. If ever you want to visit Bruges again please let us know so we can send you a list with tourist traps and huge menus with lots of frozen products.
We only have another question, why didn't you mention your remarks on the night when we asked, or is it because we did not had moeullieu as dessert ( was on our menu last year ).
Regards
Van Moorter Patrick
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