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“More Please”
Review of De Stove

De Stove
Ranked #14 of 723 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $53 - $65
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Redhill, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“More Please”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Lovely little find. We did not book, but were lucky enough to get the last table for the evening. The Hosts were very welcoming and the food was fantastic. De Stove is well worth seeking out. Even the bread was homemade.
I would advise booking in advance if you do want to eat here. And it is just off the main square. Will go again when back in Bruges

  • Visited March 2013
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  • English first
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  • German first
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London
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Perfect meal on Christmas Day”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

My husband and I dined at De Stove on Christmas Day and are very pleased we did. Located a very short stroll from the market square the restaurant is cosy and charming. We ordered the set menu with wine (for about 65 Euros each) which consisted of: smoked duck and foie gras, followed by a scallop and celeriac soup - both of which were perfectly flavoured and served with freshly baked bread. The main - wild boar with mashed potatoes on a bed of mushrooms in jus - was flawless. An apple and cinnamon dessert was also gorgeous and perfect for a winter's day. Each course was matched with a lovely wine and the dining experience was such a treat. The service was gentle and unobtrusive but still attentive and knowledgeable. Good value, great cooking and a wonderful way to spend a few hours. I wouldn't hesitate to go back or recommend De Stove to a friend.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank hannypops
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United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

My husband and I spent three nights in Bruges over New Year and booked De Stove for our first nights meal on the recommendation of Caroline, the owner of Cote Canal. We were not disappointed, despite reading some of the reviews on Trip Advisor. My starter of Risotto, brown shrimp and scallops was piping hot, beautifully plated and tasted divine. My main of Pheasant was flavoursome, moist and equally good. Service was attentive but not intrusive and the evening progressed at a very pleasant rate...the balance between courses was just right. When next in Bruges we will definitely be visiting De Stove.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Pendaries
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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Gone off the boil”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Having visited twice before in 2006 and 2009 all four of is were really looking forward to another superb meal. However, the menu choices did not appear as good as previously (no turbot or oriental soup to name but two) and the service was sloooooow! Leisurely can become tediously slow after an hour. One cooking and one doing everything else was not enough for a restaurant that was advertising itself as fully booked. Although the food was fine when it came it didn't break any squares. The fact that Belgium adds a 12% service charge to a a fairly pricey meal didn't help. Come on De Stove- get some more staff to earn a tip or speed up the service.
Disappointing.

  • Visited December 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fine dining experience!”
Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

We went for this place on the basis of TA and were slightly worried about one or two reviews mentioning the husband and wife team of two and waiting time between courses. In fact we had a wonderful evening, very homely place, lots of room between tables and excellent, efficient front of house. It was a birthday meal so we went for the 60 euros menu including wine and let them choose the different wine for each course. Everything was divine: creative, classy food that looked good too. A gem of a place!

Visited December 2013
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