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Award-winning restaurants

Bruges is not just one of Europe’s gastronomic centres, two reputed colleges – Spermalie and Ter Groene Poorte – train culinary talent who do well internationally. The city puts itself on the map with an impressive list of top restaurants. No fewer than 35 Bruges chefs are recommended by Michelin, GaultMillau and Bibgourmand.

  • Bruges is called the epicentre of the world’s gastronomy for good reason.
  • A'Qi
    In traditional Chinese culture qi means breath, life force, vitality and spiritual energy.
  • Auberge de Herborist
    today: 12:00 - 14:00 / 19:00 - 21:00
    It comes as no surprise that Auberge de Herborist has its own garden full of well-known, unknown, healing and edible herbs.
  • today: 12:00 - 14:00 / 19:00 - 21:00
    Dining with a starred chef without too many unnecessary formalities.
  • Den Gouden Harynck
    today: 12:00 - 14:00 / 19:00 - 21:00
    Den Gouden Harynck is an established culinary name for many citizens of Bruges.
  • De Jonkman
    today: 12:00 - 14:00 / 19:00 - 21:00
    Filip Claeys is one of those young rock’n roll chefs who has re-written the kitchen rule book.
  • Tête Pressée
    today: 11:30 - 15:00 / 18:30 - 21:00
    Tête Pressée breaks all the rules.
  • Bhavani
    today: 12:00 - 14:30 / 18:00 - 22:00
    Ganesha who watches over his guests with an approving eye, sturdy beams and pillars with subtle carvings that evoke the traditional India of yesteryears.
  • Le Mystique
    Dining at a Grand Hotel is possible if you choose Le Mystique, which is elegantly nestled inside Hotel Heritage, good for four stars and the necessary grandeur.
  • De Mangerie
    today: 11:00 - 12:30 / 18:00 - 20:30
    Chef Kristof Deprez of De Mangerie gives a timely subtle wink to the Far East without neglecting the Belgian classics.
  • De Visscherie
    today: 12:00 - 14:00 / 19:00 - 22:00
    If you love seafood you’ll certainly love De Visscherie, the gastronomic fish restaurant.
  • Lieven
    today: 12:00 - 14:00 / 19:00 - 21:00
    Lieven, run by the chef Lieven Vynck, is one of those newer spots that managed to become an established name in a short space of time.
  • 't Zwaantje
    today: 12:00 - 13:15 / 18:30 - 20:30
    Those in Bruges who love traditional Belgian-French cuisine and also want to get away from the tourist centre have long found their way to this secret place.
  • Bistro Refter
    To say you can eat well in Bruges is the understatement of the year.
  • Bonte B
    today: 12:00 - 14:00 / 19:00 - 21:00
    Bonte B offers pure and straightforward food and does so with style.
  • Bistro Bruut
    today: 12:00 - 14:30 / 19:00 - 21:30
    Situated by the idyllic Meebrug, this culinary newcomer is a ray of sunshine.
  • La Tâche
    today: 12:00 - 14:00 / 18:00 - 21:30
    Right out of the city centre, on the road that leads to Blankenberge, the art-deco villa - which houses La Tâche - stands in all its splendour.
  • Rock-Fort
    today: 12:00 - 14:30 / 18:30 - 22:30
    Hermes Vanliefde and Peter Laloo, the young ambitious men behind Rock Fort, do not like half-hearted attempts or watered-down versions of culinary creations.
  • Floris
    today: 12:00 - 14:00 / 19:00 - 21:30
    Even before Floris opened its doors, there was already plenty of speculation in Bruges.
  • Goffin
    today: 12:00 - 14:00 / 18:00 - 21:00
    Right across from Kruispoort you can now enjoy the culinary skills of Timothy Goffin in one of the smallest restaurants in Bruges.
  • Patrick Devos
    today: 12:00 - 13:30 / 19:00 - 21:00
    Right in the heart of Bruges, chef Patrick Devos owns an impressively historic patch.
  • 't Pandreitje
    In ’t Pandreitje Guy Van Neste has been cooking classic and refined dishes for years, using ultra-fresh high-quality ingredients that are meticulously prepared.
  • Tanuki
    today: 12:00 - 14:00 / 18:30 - 21:30
    Tanuki is a little slice of Japan in the middle of Bruges.
  • De Florentijnen
    Modern dining in a historical building where merchants from Florence lived and conducted trade during the middle ages.
  • Kwizien Divien
    today: 12:00 - 14:30 / 18:00 - 22:00
    Kwizien Divien impresses with a contemporary, fair and affordable quality cuisine, ranging from pastas and salads, carpaccio of scallops, right through to pure fillet steak or glazed fillet of plaice.
  • Parkrestaurant
    today: 19:00 - 00:00
    The Parkrestaurant can be found in an 18th century mansion, complete with high ceilings and royal chandeliers, and borders the charming Astridpark.
  • 't Jong Gerecht
    today: 12:00 - 14:00 / 19:00 - 21:30
    A new star is born, or rather a group of stars.
  • Kok au Vin
    today: 12:00 - 14:00 / 18:30 - 21:45
    Focus.
  • Kurt's Pan
    today: 12:00 - 14:00 / 18:00 - 21:00
    The small and fine Kurt’s Pan, with seating for just 20 guests, can be found in the shadow of the St James’ Church (Sint-Jacobskerk) on an idyllic street corner.
  • 't Apertje
    today: 12:00 - 14:00 / 18:00 - 21:30
    Halfway between Bruges and Damme you can unwind on the terrace of ’t Apertje, which hugs the famed and picturesque Damse Vaart.
  • Duc de Bourgogne
    today: 11:30 - 14:30 / 18:30 - 21:30
    On 27 April 1648 a permit was granted for the pub ‘Den Hollander’ to be established on this spot.
  • today: 11:00 - 21:00
    The Huyze Die Maene has been a feature on the Markt square since 1302.
  • Assiette Blanche
    This classic restaurant is located directly opposite the Burg, a trusted name where traditional Franco-Belgian dishes and many regional specialities are served with a warm and homely bistro-style atmosphere.
  • L.E.S.S.
    today: 12:00 - 14:00 / 19:00 - 22:00
    Hertog Jan, the famed Michelin three-star restaurant, has moved to a listed and completely restored farm in Zedelgem.
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