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 32 Bruges chefs are recommended by Michelin, GaultMillau and Bibgourmand.

  • Bar Bulot by Hertog Jan
    today: closed

    Bar Bulot, the business run by chef Gert De Mangeleer from the restaurant Hertog Jan, opened in 2019 as a pop-up and quickly grew into a fully fledged luxury brasserie.

  • Auberge de Herborist
    today: 12:00 - 14:00
    It comes as no surprise that Auberge de Herborist has its own garden full of well-known, unknown, healing and edible herbs.
  • Sans Cravate
    today: closed
    Dining with a starred chef without too many unnecessary formalities.
  • Den Gouden Harynck
    today: closed
    Den Gouden Harynck is an established culinary name for many citizens of Bruges.
  • Zet'Joe
    today: closed

    After having closed down his restaurant Karmeliet (which for years had been star chef Geert Van Hecke’s  Michelin three star restaurant), the famed chef offered a glimpse of hope, thus countering that great loss: he would not stop cooking, but would rather continue doing so, although in a more subdued way.

  • De Jonkman
    today: closed
    Filip Claeys is one of those young rock’n roll chefs who has re-written the kitchen rule book.
  • Réliva

    Réliva is all about healthy eating.

  • Tête Pressée
    today: closed
    Tête Pressée breaks all the rules.
  • Le Mystique
    today: closed
  • De Mangerie
    today: closed
    Chef Kristof Deprez of De Mangerie gives a timely subtle wink to the Far East without neglecting the Belgian classics.
  • Lieven
    today: closed
    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.
  • Bistro Refter
    today: closed
    To say you can eat well in Bruges is the understatement of the year.
  • Bonte B
    today: closed
    Bonte B offers pure and straightforward food and does so with style.
  • Bruut
    today: closed

    winner of the Gastro-Bistro of the Year Award

  • 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.
  • Laissez-Faire

    An open kitchen, inspired dishes which look like little works-of-art, affordable wines and friendly, informal service.

  • Rock-Fort
    today: closed
    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
  • Goffin
    today: closed
    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: closed
    Right in the heart of Bruges, chef Patrick Devos owns an impressively historic patch.
  • Tanuki
    today: 12:00 - 14:00 / 18:30 - 21:30
    Tanuki is a little slice of Japan in the middle of Bruges.
  • Assiette Blanche
    today: 12:00 - 14:00 / 19:00 - 21:00
    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. Eatery
    today: closed

    Any fan of Hertog Jan could have told you that L.E.S.S would not have to wait long for its Michelin star.

  • 't Werftje
    today: 07:00 - 00:00

    Half of Bruges regularly makes a pilgrimage to Zeebrugge to spend an afternoon or an evening in ‘t Werftje.

  • Franco Belge
    today: closed

    Franco Belge is located on one of the liveliest streets in Bruges and has been able to attract fans of gastro food from near and far from its very start.

  • Cantine Copine
    today: closed

    Would you give up a Michelin star to move to other premises and write a new and unique story?

  • La Buena Vista
    today: 12:30 - 00:00

    Tucked away in one of those little Bruges streets, La Buena Vista really stands out.

  • Tou.Gou
    today: closed

    You can find Tou.Gou right on the Smedenstraat, one of Bruges’ major shopping streets.

  • Goesepitte 43
    today: closed

    Jan Supply has worked in many Michelin-starred kitchens and is now doing his own thing at Goesepitte 43.

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