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Pergola Restaurant

#289 of 570 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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18:30 - 21:15
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689 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2012

Although not Michelin* rated, this is a Bib Gourmand, and it was certainly good value. Although the venue is a bit dark (in a basement bordering the canal), it is prettily decorated and intimate. The menu is excellent, the staff does its best, there is a great wine pairing. Definitely a recommendation.

Thank Alfred V
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

My boyfriend and I dined here on our second night in Bruges, having visited the tasty but rather homely and touristy Vlammisch Pot the night before. We found food in Bruges to be pricey (we live in London, and eating out is very popular and you can get some good deals at great restaurants so by comparison we found Bruges... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2012

First time and certainly not the last one. Quality food, service and atmosphere. Rather classic cuisine with inventive touch. Not the cheapest, but worth visiting. Good to know quality is possible in a touristic area.

Thank PhMBruges
Bristol, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2012

Outdoor terrace overlooking the canal with delightful secluded nooks for romantic dining. We were there during a hot week and it was a delightful place to eat with a breeze blowing. The food was so good we ate here twice. On the second occasion we were recognised and welcomed by name. Classic cooking with a modern twist. Well trained and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

We were warmly welcomed in this, high-end cozy restaurant, in our jeans and sweaty hair from a full day of travel. Benjamin, our server, was delightful, made a great beer recommendation for my husband, and he was so excited about the wine that I selected that he talked to me all about it, let me taste another of his favorites... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

Tine at Canal Deluxe suggested me to have lunch there, and she deserves a big thank from me. The Food was delicious, the environment was excellent and top of them the staff was very attentive... A big recommendation from me!

Thank DinoPachino
Vancouver, Canada
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124 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

While lunch appears to be served upstairs and outside overlooking the canal, dinner is served in the intimate quarters of a refurbished cellar with deep windows at water level with the canal. The restaurant has dark walls and intimate banquettes surrounded by the wine cellar. Very elegant as was the impeccable service. The food is exquisitely presented and delicious but... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

If you do appreciate good food, relaxing ambiance and excellent service, then the Pergola is the one and only. We had a fabulous meal for a more than reasonable price, the service was top and the wine list was tempting. A must if you are in Bruges.

1 Thank ellie b
Tine H, Owner at Pergola Restaurant, responded to this review

How wonderful to read you spend a memorable evening at the Pergola. Thank you for taking some time to write this comment. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

we popped into the hotel that owns this restaurant - Die Swaine, to enquire about the restaurant, and a lovel couple who passed by told us how wonderful their meal was the night before. the restaurant is actually across the river from the hotel, and in the basement, but absolutely sumptuous in style... with prices to match. we booked for... More 

Thank Loaenge
Tine H, Manager at Pergola Restaurant, responded to this review

We feel truly sorry you did not fully enjoy your dinner at Pergola. I can assure you that all our products are homemade..... More 

Hartlepool, England
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

My husband and I visited this restaurant on the 3rd April 2012 We were staying a the Grand Hotel Casselburgh which is next door to the restaurant so we thought we would give it a try. On entering the restaurant we were given a very lovely warm welcome, shown to our seat and the waiter was very attentive. My husband... More 

Thank Kate077
Tine H, Owner at Pergola Restaurant, responded to this review

What a review ! ! It really means a lot to us to know you spend a lovely evening at the Pergola. Thank you very much. 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
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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