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Spinolarei 1, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 34 17 85
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A spur of the moment diner for families last night in Bruges. Very pretty restaurant that still had their Valentine's Day decorations up. The restaurant is set over 2 floors and was mostly full for the evening. I am struggling with what score to give as the food (when it arrived) was really excellent; enormous tiger prawns, perfectly cooked filet... More 

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Thank Charlie H
Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The place looked lovely from the outside, so I decided to give it a shot. I walked in, stood there for a few moments, and then the waitress (and I think she's the owner as well), rushed to me and asked, without a greeting: "What do you want?" ...Umm, a table? So she sat me down, the place was pretty... More 

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Thank Im_Smejky
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Well this is certainly a restaurant that has given endless food for conversation. We felt lucky to get a table it had been 'fully booked' but they had a 'last minute' cancellation. They must have had a couple as there was at least one other empty table. The menu was in French with prices that reflected possible fine dining I... More 

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Thank wrenchapman
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Really lovely meal in this restaurant just off the main drag in Bruge. The food was delicious, and we found the staff friendly and obliging. Amazing carpaccio of beef, amazing prawns, and divine steak.

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Thank HeleneSharrock
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant by chance and booked a table for our evening meal as it looked so nice from the outside. Upon arriving we were seated straight away but our waitress was abrupt and rude to us the whole duration we were there. She got shirty when we asked her for some help with the menu choices. We had... More 

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Thank annar3uk
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely evening in Spinola, a tiny restaurant at a very pretty spot in Bruges. We wanted to have the four course diner, but since I don't eat meat, this was not possible. I think it would be more flexible to accommodate guests and replace a dish, but we had to choose an a la carte diner instead.... More 

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Thank Lidwien S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We seek that place thinking it would be quiet but near the center site and that was our mistake. The story began with the couple of owners who were horribly nasty and rude when asked table, not having customers should be sufficient warning. At all times they tried to get us hurry and force us to choose the dishes. Always... More 

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Thank Ramiro F
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This is my first negative review and I am doing it because I consider it a moral duty to let others know about this place. We found the place by chance at lunchtime wandering in the city and the environment called my attention as it looked elegant and welcoming. Unfortunately the attention was neither one or the other. We were... More 

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Thank Camilo Solinti S
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

It has always been my understanding that a friendly face working the front of the house is an essential ingredient for a successful restaurant. That being said, it's enigmatic that Spinola is still in business. The hostess/server/misplaced Disney villainess has all the charm of a hornet -- what a disservice to the chef, who does great work. Our friend simply... More 

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Thank Elizabeth K
Bath, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were told that this restaurant is the smallest in Brugge and that fuelled our curiosity. We were walking past so decided to book a table. The restaurant was open but nobody was about but we heard some noises from upstairs. We shouted up the stairs but nobody paid any attention so we started walking up to the dining room... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Belgian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spinolarei 1, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 34 17 85

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?