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“Best meal in Europe in 6 days”
Review of In Den Wittenkop

In Den Wittenkop
Ranked #46 of 797 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Traditional regional kitchen - Comfort gourmet food. Everything home made with best ingredients and love.
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for late lunch. Quaint space with tone, very friendly, very efficient hostess/server. This is our big meal of the day. While in Bruges order mussels, right? Did that yesterday. Not do good. Today had a Duck on fresh greens salad and a goat cheese salad.Decided to split a large mussel pot in garlic sauce. The salad was fresh with mixed greens and a balsamic fig vinigorette dressing. The mussels arrived and when the lid came off the steamy aroma was divine. Garlic, onion, celery, butter. The best, complemented nicely by the salads and glasses of red wine. A delightful experience with food, service and ambiance. Don’t miss this place when in Bruges. Right off of Market SquRe.

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Reviewed September 23, 2018

We pre booked this restaurant following reading good reviews here on tripadvisor.

The restaurant was relatively full on our arrival which we took as a good sign. The layout is very compact and the wooden seats had no padding.

The food included shrimp croquettes, sole and mussels the latter of which I had been particularly looking forward to. Unfortunately my expectations were not met. The mussels had little in the way of broth which could only be reached after eating 75% of the mussels. Even then the broth was not particularly flavoursome. In addition, the fries were overcooked. The sole was fine as were the shrimp croquettes.

We were given a small bowl of a creamy cauliflower soup. I would strongly recommend that this is added to the menu. It was delicious.

Standard prices for Bruges. Service was good. We just expected a little bit more.

Thank Hertsglobetrotter75
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

In Den Wittenkop is a real gem of a restaurant. Warm and cosy with romantic lighting it was an ideal place to spend an anniversary dinner.

Although In Den Wittenkop isn't cheap, it wasn't ridiculously priced either. We had 3 courses (but shared a dessert) and a carafe of wine, and it came to about 120 euros. We enjoyed cheese croquettes to start, steak frites for main and the apple pie which was one of the best I've ever eaten. We were also given a small cup of cauliflower soup as an amuse bouche and it was really tasty. The service was attentive without being overbearing and we left incredibly full and incredibly happy! Well worth a visit for a more traditional Bruges experience.

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Thank girlrunninglate
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

This little gem of a restaurant had all the qualities that I look for in a five-star experience. I must recommend the smoked duck salad to start your meal. It was truly a special delight. We both had mussels-mine with curry and hers were natural. They were fresh and perfectly prepared. A side of friets completed the meal. We were both too satisfied to order desert but from what our neighbors on the table enjoyed next to us it looked delicious. The owner of eight years was lovely and charming as her well as her assistant. Five stars and three cheers!

Thank mainstreetman
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Stumbled upon this little gem after walking around the main plaza and refusing to pay 18 euros for a pizza. Service was quick and friendly, but the stand-out was really the food. I had a duck breast salad with figs as an appetizer and mussels + fries as my entree. My boyfriend had the fish and chips. Everything was delicious. I still have dreams about that salad!

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Thank Carmen Y
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