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In Den Wittenkop

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Sint-Jakobsstraat 14 | Sint-Jakobsstraat 14, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 20 59
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2014

We would not have found this unless the lovely Philippe from Chez Columbo hadn't taken to the door, introducing us to the co-owner before leaving us. They serve traditional Flemish food - we had pig cheeks, mussels and the sole with lemon (there were 4 of us)! We got talking to two women next to us who were back for... More 

1 Thank Naples64
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2014 via mobile

This is a small, but charming restaurant close to the centre of Bruges. The tables are rather close to each other, but I guess this is unavoidable when space is limited. The food was very good, although my wife thought the moules were a little bland. Service was also good. I would recommend In Den Wittenkop for a pleasant meal... More 

Thank Peter H
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2014

Great, traditional Flemish restaurant. The woman serving is one of the owners (her husband does the cooking). Very good, friendly service. We all got something different from the menu and it was all very good. We actually had trouble choosing because everything on the menu sounded good! The atmosphere was very nice. The space was small but not cramped and... More 

Thank ambrazee
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2014 via mobile

Pleasant atmosphere and service, good beer, but food mediocre and over-priced for what it was. The fish dish was ok. The pig cheeks stew was too heavy and needed fresh veg, not chips, which were nothing special. Very slow service.

1 Thank jclarke1308
Norwalk, CT
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2014

My husband and I stumbled upon this little restaurant and were very pleasantly surprised. We were given a complimentary housemade tomato soup amuse bouche that was so perfect on a cool autumn evening. My fish was very good, as was the wine, the service, and the atmosphere. I would definitely go back next time I am in Bruges and I... More 

Thank JeanneClaude
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Six of us went there on a Tuesday night. We got the last 6 seats and had a great meal, 2 had a fillet of fish and 4 had beef cheeks cooked in a Flemish stew. All the meals were very good, service was provided by the owner and was top shelf. This is a recommended restaurant to any visitor... More 

Thank aebcpama
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2014

We found this place by accident, and got a room by the upstairs window with lovely view of the street. Excellent mushroom soup "on the house" before our starters arrived - shrimp croquettes - just gorgeous, but one of the best meals in a long time was the mixed grill which we both had. I don't usually have mixed grills... More 

Thank bladeandahalf
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2014

We were looking for something a little less "touristy" than the restaurants on the main square and noticed that this restaurant had a "Trip Advisor - Certificate of excellence" on the door - so thought we'd give it a try. Even though we were a little late for lunch and were close to closing, the staff welcomed us in and... More 

Thank Slugwig
Oxford, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2014

Situated just off the main market square this restaurant is well worth the walk! It's cosy and atmospheric.The food is straight forward but wonderfully home cooked. This means you will need to wait a little longer but it'sworth it!! We had lemon sole and mussels. Both beautifully cooked. Our only disappointment was that they had run out of chocolate mousse... More 

1 Thank Mark W
Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2014

We at here twice on a recent trip to Bruges. A lovely little restaurant just off the market square and away from the tourist strip. Terrific - we really enjoyed the mussels, fish , and pork cheek. Lovely décor and attentive friendly people. The owner/front of house manger is especially welcoming. Value for money.

Thank Jacquie T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Belgian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sint-Jakobsstraat 14 | Sint-Jakobsstraat 14, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 33 20 59
Traditional regional kitchen - Comfort gourmet food. Everything home made with best ingredients and love.

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