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“Excellent food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bistro De schilder

Bistro De schilder
Ranked #70 of 701 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $38
Cuisines: French, Belgian, Dutch, European, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Welcome The place in Bruges centre to eat good at an honest price
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

Excellent food and much effort at a different menu from the standard Bruges fare. Strange delay between starter and main course, rather a long wait, not sure why. Lovely quiet part of Bruges, location recommended. Eating out is always expensive in Bruges so this restaurant is good value for the quality of food. Sparkling water was 7Euros a litre bottle.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Esme370
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Dimitrivh, Manager at Bistro De schilder, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Esme370

Thank you very much for your review!

We have the whole year the same menu but we have our Discovery menu wich offers the seasons food and vegetables and where the chef has his culinary freedom.
Thank you for the tips, We will make sure use of them.

In comparison the 1-litre bottle of water offers the best price value.

Friendly greetings
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Victoria BC
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and ambience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed several meals at this wonderful little bistro in Jan van Eyck square, close to our hotel during our recent return visit to beautiful Bruges The food was not only delicious but also was beautifully presented. On two separate occasions , I had Rib eye steak with bearnaise sauce, frites and salad. Flemish beef stew was also delicious. The desserts and wines were also of the highest quality. The owner, Dimitri was most welcoming and attentive and displayed a wonderful sense of humour. We took all our meals on the patio overlooking the square and adjoining canal. In our opinion, this is one of the finest restaurants in Bruges and quite reasonably priced. Highly recommended!
Marjorie and John McIlroy Victoria BC Canada.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 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
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1 Thank WandMMcIlroy
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Dimitrivh, Manager at Bistro De schilder, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear WandMMclroy

Thank you very much for your review!

We really like that you enjoyed you serveral visits Hope you returned well to Canada. Meat is delivered to your Restaurant daily. In my opinion jan van eyck square is one of the most beautiful squares of the city but we will let visitors decide on that.

Thank you for your recommedation

Friendly greetings from Bruges

Dimitri Vanhaecke
Bistro De Schilder
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Gorgeous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

Had a lovely evening meal here, friendly staff and fabulous food all within a stones throw of our hotel, what more could you ask for! Prices not cheap but reasonable compared to other places in Bruges.

Visited September 2013
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Dimitrivh, Manager at Bistro De schilder, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Linda_PaulB

Thank you very much for your review!

Our restaurant is located in the old trade center of bruges. And we were glad that your hotel was not far from us.

Hope to see you again !

Friendly greetigns
Dimitri Vanhaecke
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Towcester, United Kingdom
1 review
“We were Brugge'd out but...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

On our last night of a long weekend we found this lovely Restaurant. We had SteakTartare and Coq au Vin and both were perfect examples of great Bistro food. Location is just tucked away off thevmain tourist squares, and all the better for that. Service was great - highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pamela G
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Dimitrivh, Manager at Bistro De schilder, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Pamela G.

Thank you very much for your review !

We surely hope that you will never get brugge'out. We have been around here since 1983 and we Always came back every day !

Bruges Welcomes you .

Friendly greetings
Dimitri Vanhaecke
Bistro De Schilder
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Worthing, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent food . . . and friendly service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stayed for two nights in Bruges and after having had a fantastic meal here the first night, we decided to go back again for our last night.

Both meals were delicious and the service was excellent.

Over both evenings between us we sampled the fish soup, vegetable soup (which was the soup of the day) and cheese croquettes as starters. Then for mains we had steak, mussels in white wine and the Flemish stew.

Couldn't fault a thing!! . . . and decent prices as well.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 6Wanda6
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Dimitrivh, Manager at Bistro De schilder, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear 6Wand^6

Thank you very much for your review!

We like to keep quality up and service 2 even if you come back the second time.

You picked all of our specialities of the menu and here is the result !

Thank you for your visit and hope to see you again!

Friendly greetings from Brugge

Dimitri Vanhaecke
Bistro De Schilder
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