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Bistro De Schaar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, European
As featured in Best Food in Bruges
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Hooistraat 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 59 79
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Tue 12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
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97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very conveneient for the hotel Rosenburg. The food was excellent the ambience was a little lacking but can certainly recommend

Thank dinghyking
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there on 2/12/17 for a lunch. I was impressed by the customers there seemed from local. The seafood was good but I don't know why the waitress gave us lots of attitude, I met Belgians before and impression of friendliness. But this trip made me believe Belgians are the number one rude people among the 10 European countries... More 

Thank travelfairtales
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Our hotel recommended this restaurant, and we had a delicious dinner there. Great grilled food - we had the salmon and the prawns and started the evening off with delicious kir royale cocktails. Very cosy, great atmosphere!

Thank oliviashrub
Dartford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We tried to walk in the first night but they were fully booked. Good sign so we booked for the following night and glad we did. Food, service and ambience were fantastic. All meat is cooked on an open fire in the restaurant. We had the prawns, duck and steak and cleared every morsel. Heidi the hostess was great in... More 

Thank mickw61
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I was tempted by the roaring wood fire that is the open grill at the heart of the restaurant. Excellent food- rabbit with plumbs cooked in a fruit beer sauce was delicious as were the fresh water prawns.

Thank Leslie M
Paris, France
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102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The entrecote was delicious as well as the foi gras. the atmosphere very pleasant. A nice place we recommend a little bit outside the center. Be sure to make réservations.

Thank joelle m
London, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel as we were told to book somewhere as good places get booked very quickly of the weekend. We were not disappointed. A little bit of a walk further out of the main market area but worth it. Small, intimate and romantic setting with the chef cooking within the restaurant just behind us.... More 

Thank Joanna B
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I have been with my husband and other members of my family to this beautifully family run restaurant for several years now. My husband and I came upon the De Schaar restaurant quite by accident whilst we were out walking one afternoon. We loved the traditional look of the restaurant from the outside and the sound of the menu and... More 

Thank Mary E
Cologne, Germany
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The place is not in the center, but very close (less then 10 min). The restaurant is on two floors and on the ground floor there is the grill. Good for fish and meat. We took the fish. It seems to be in a house where the staff very friendly cook for you. Price in line with Bruges.

Thank Giuseppe0710
Moulsoe, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is warm and welcoming, set in a historic building with beamed ceilings and brick walls. And at the centre of the ground floor is an open grill where many of the dishes are prepared. The place is charming. The menu - complete with English version - is relatively short but full of appealing dishes; and the front page... More 

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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
Average prices
US$27 - US$36
Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hooistraat 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 33 59 79
Cosy restaurant in typical Bruges hous dating from 1614, grilling on open fire in the restaurant, chef owner, in summer beautiful terras near the canal with vew on small harbour, seasonal cooking

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?