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Pergola Restaurant

#286 of 571 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
As featured in Best Food in Bruges
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Meestraat 8000 | Hotel Die Swaene, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 76 50
12:00 - 14:15
18:30 - 21:15
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:15
18:30 - 21:15
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

The food was great however service was not as organized. The team was understaffed and the head waiter had all the tables. The setting is beautiful but there was a door bell that rang every few minutes to say food was there. Overall good value and great garden.

1 Thank Jim M
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Went for an impromptu lunch and enjoyed the Ambience of a lovely location overlooking the canal....however, nearly half an hour after drinks and nibbles the waiter told us my husband's main course was now unavailable!! We were not happy but ordered afresh...the service was excellent with apologies from Maitre'd, the food appeared promptly and was delicious. The wine list was... More 

1 Thank Gill P
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

We were two, and sat on the terrace, along the canal. The view was spectacular, and the restaurant is situated in a very calm area. We had the rib-eye and the lamb, both of which were excellent. The waiters were attentive to our needs, and were very charming overall. There were mainly couples the night that we went, likely due... More 

1 Thank Kristina G
Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

This restaurant has three settings:outside in the garden; inside in a glassed in porch; downstairs in a room that is right on the canal but has only a few windows. It was cold the night we ate there, so we were downstairs. I would have preferred either of the other two settings. Service was good; our waiter was attentive, friendly,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

As a hotel guest , we went to get a table in the near deserted restaurant . Total bookings for the night 21 people , at 8 pm . We were turned away as the kitchen could not take 2 more, we had traveled 500 miles by car and they do not care , on a Friday night , terrible... More 

1 Thank hugmee
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

You won't find a more romantic restaurant. The setting, right on the canal, is storybook. The food was also outstanding, if not a bit overpriced. But the service was awkward, slow (even by European standards), and inattentive. If our service experience had been better I could easily see myself giving this restaurant an "excellent" rating.

1 Thank Alex_B_in_DC
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

Food was lovely and worth the money but the service really let the place down. My pudding arrived ten minutes after my husband's as the waiter 'forgot to pick it up' but I could have easily forgiven that. What really annoyed me was asking for the bill at 21.15, the guy we asked disappeared but we guessed he would come... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel (Grand Hotel Casselburgh) and all the other recommendations that they had made had been brilliant so we thought we would give it a go. We didn't book so were lucky to get a table, however we would have loved to have sat by the canal but were made to sit in the restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

We were very pleased with the beautiful ambiance that Pergola had to offer. It's right on the water as you can see with the photos and you can watch all the boats go by as you eat. We did the lunch deal for 29 euro each. It was a fixed menu with just the choice between soup and salad as... More 

Thank Kelsey M
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

I went there with two colleagues, for a business trip, and we found the place really charming. The terrace is absolutely amazing, with the view on the canals. It is also a really calm area. The restaurant room is also really nice, with an original decoration. The food was great ! The three of us took the Bib Gourmand menu,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$37
Belgian, European, French, Steakhouse, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:15
18:30 - 21:15
12:00 - 14:15
18:30 - 21:15
12:00 - 14:15
18:30 - 21:15
12:00 - 14:15
18:30 - 21:15
12:00 - 14:15
18:30 - 21:15
12:00 - 14:15
18:30 - 21:15
12:00 - 14:15
18:30 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meestraat 8000 | Hotel Die Swaene, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 44 76 50
Restaurant Pergola is a well hidden gem situated along a picturesque stretch of canal. We are specialized in regional cuisine where fish lovers as well as meat lovers find their liking. On sunny days we serve on our terrace overlooking the canal, on typical 'Belgian weather days' we welcome you in our romantic cellar on water level. We can organize to take your aperitif on the boat while touring the city and moor at the venue for an exquisite dinner.

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