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“Excellent small central restaurant”
Review of In Den Wittenkop

In Den Wittenkop
Ranked #42 of 710 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Belgian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Traditional regional kitchen - Comfort gourmet food. Everything home made with best ingredients and love.
Godalming, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent small central restaurant”
Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

Typical single-shop front owner-run restaurant. Pleased to find that coeliacs accommodated (flour not generally used in cooking) and plain water available - unlike our experience in another recommended restaurant the previous evening in Bruges. Amuse-bouche tomato soup very tasty, main courses of duck, pork cheeks and eel all excellent, and sweets good, although poached pear served too cold and lacking much taste. Friendly service and good value - we'd go again.

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Woodstock, Vermont
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298 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 458 helpful votes
“Small, lively, intimate and personal...with very good food and fair prices.”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

We were recommended this place by the folks at Canal Deluxe...and they certainly choose a place for us that had character, good food and a small personal atmosphere. The staff were young but knew and seemed to enjoy their jobs, the manager efficient and had a charm and smile that made for a relaxing evening. My eel main course deserves special praise, piping hot full of flavour and 10/10!

There are oodles of places to eat Flemish food in Bruges, but this place seemed special and not just another tourist place as locals appeared to be there on a Saturday night. Do book as it fills up quickly and do not be put off by it's fairly central location...this place is the real deal.

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Chipstead
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Dinner”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

We were told to eat at this restaurant by our hotel. The atmosphere and welcome warm and inviting. The food was delicious, well cooked and beautifully presented. The cheese croquettes were sublime. Would definitely go again if in Bruges.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A charming, intimate and cosy restaurant with friendly staff and amazing food.”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

We walked past this restaurant on our first night in Bruges and it looked so welcoming and inviting that we were all set on changing our plans and going there and then.

Alas that wasn't to be as it's a small and popular restaurant so you need to book in advance. We managed to get a table for the following day however and we weren't disappointed.

Great service, gorgeous food and wine, and lovely staff.

What I liked most about the restaurant I think, was that it's obviously popular but you never felt like you were being rushed or herded in and out to make way for the next customers.

One of my most favourite moments during my first weekend in Bruges.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent small restaurant!”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

We had the Rib Eye Steak and this was excellent! Small restaurant but very cosy, would recommend this for all!

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