Known to many as 'the little Venice of the North', this famous medieval city offers more than just stunning scenery and
beautiful architecture. Bruges is renowned for its culinary delights and fine delicacies, so you will be spoilt for
choice when it comes to places to dine! I am a self-confessed foodie, so I always look forward to tasting the range
of delights the Belgians have to offer.
While you're there, you simply must treat yourself to a filling Flemish stew, frites with mayonnaise and locally brewed
beer. I've pulled together a list of top-rated restaurants to help make your trip to Bruges extra special:
Bistro Den Huzaar
This traditional bistro serves the best hearty, local food. If you're a fan of large portions, then this place will not
disappoint! Enjoy your meal on the charming little patio and immerse yourself in the energetic atmosphere. I highly
recommend the pork cheeks – they melt in your mouth!
This charming restaurant is located in the historic house that artist Pieter Pourbus lived in during the period of the
'Flemish Primitives'. I love to visit whenever I am in town because it's warm and homely - the staff treat their
guests like family. You must try the T-bone steak – it's delicious!
Tucked away in the corner of Bruges is this hidden gem, serving the best of Belgian cuisine with a Portuguese influence.
This family-run restaurant is popular with the locals, and if you are a seafood fan, the prawn and monkfish skewers
are a must! Once you discover Porto Romano, you'll definitely be going back.
Den Gouden Harynck
This Michelin starred restaurant is located in a back street near the popular art gallery, Groeninge Museum, so you can
work up an appetite viewing some of the city's most ground-breaking art and reflect on your experience over a fancy
four-course meal. On my last visit I sampled their tasting menu – the seed crusted fillet of bream was cooked to
perfection. I suggest you try this place if you are celebrating a special occasion, or simply want to round off your
holiday with a memorable meal!
Den Gouden Harynck (Dishes)
This list only scratches the surface when it comes to where to dine in Bruges; Belgium has so much to offer and I hope
you have a fantastic time exploring its wonderful culinary culture!