Food and Drink Recommendations in Bruges

By August 19, 2016Things to do in Bruges

Bruges has the highest concentration of Michelin starred restaurants in Belgium – there’s an almost never-ending number of fantastic restaurants to indulge your gastronomic side. Here’s a selection of our favourite food and drink recommendations in Bruges, straight from the local’s mouth!

Michelin star restaurants 

Awarded a Michelin star in 2012 and retained ever since, the chef here offers her take on Asian Fusion cuisine.

De Karmeliet
This three starred restaurant will shut at the end of 2016, so it’s worth catching it whilst you can! Geert Van Hecke remains one of the landmarks in culinary Belgium, he’s known for his real craftsmanship, demonstrating unrivalled respect for the ingredients.

Hertog Jan
This three star restaurant is located in a fully renovated old farm, close to the city of Bruges, where they grow their own fruits and vegetables.  Chef Gert de Mangeleer delivers a  culinary experience of seasonal dishes.

Fine Dining

Den Heerd
A modern restaurant with a delightful garden, this is a good option for both lunch and dinner. Whilst not cheap, it offers excellent value for money.

Stunningly presented food in a beautifully designed restaurant. A lot of thought is put into the experience, and it shows.

Rock Fort
A more contemporary dining experience, loved by trendy locals and tourists alike. The food is nouvelle cuisine in style, but the main reason you go is to see and to be seen.

Afternoon Tea

Hotel Orangerie
Afternoon tea on the canal-side terrace in the summer is a lovely experience. The scones in particular are worth the visit!

Tea-Room de Proeverie
A less formal afternoon tea experience, the speciality here is their hot chocolate. It’s also a good place to try the famous Belgian waffles, with lashings of whipped cream!


Cafe Vlissinghe
The oldest pub in Bruges, it’s been on this site since 1515, hidden in the beautiful historical Saint-Anne quarter.

Books and Brunch
This delightful cafe has walls lined with books that customers are encouraged to peruse and read. Stop for breakfast or lunch, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

Sanseveria Bagel Station
For a quick and easy lunch, head to this bagel shop. As well as bagels filled with everything from smoked salmon to nutella, there are quiches and salads for you to enjoy.


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