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't Minnewater

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, European, Grill, French, Central European
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Wijngaardstraat 28, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 57 46
11:00 - 21:15
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Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:15
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:15
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's one of the best restaurants I've been to, it's cozy, has the best mussels and fries, an amazing flaming creme brûlée and a great house wine and a wide selection of desserts and has a fireplace.

1 Thank Greg L
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Classic Belgian mussels and fries are just perfect. As it turned out it's not so simple to find a nice place to eat mussels in Brugge. The staff was excellent.

Thank Kirill m
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We choose to eat dinner at t'Minnewater after stumbling across the restaurant when having a wander. It's a lovely setting right by lake, and very inviting. The staff were lovely, extremely welcoming and made us feel very much at home. The food was great, and the place was full of happy people eating and enjoying a great restaurant. Would happily... More 

1 Thank Hannah H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had been told about this restaurant by our B&B, they were full the evening we wanted to go here but they managed to squeeze us in & we were so glad they did. the area of the restaurant was lovely, we wished we had gone to Minnewater in the daytime too. The lovely host sat us down next to... More 

Thank Katy A
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Lovely setting near the old beguinage and among many other restaurants and cafes. We chose this one after looking around for a little while in the neighbourhood and even leaving a couple without ordering. We each had a different menu of the day, the food was tasty, portions were generous and served very quickly. Food was priced reasonable and we... More 

Thank Florida F
Horsham, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Having done a lot of walking in the delightful town of Bruges we stopped in 't Minnewater for a coffee. The waiter was very friendly and the coffee and green tea were hot and tasty. The price was right too. We had nice views over the resting horses from the horse and carriage rides; it is here by the horse... More 

Thank MiDiFr
Hythe, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

There are 2 fantastic restaurants near the horse head drinking fountain which are the Fonduehuisje and this place. Wonderful service, delicious steak (Chateaubriand for 2 is a winning recipe) and/or ribs which you can watch being cooked on the grill. Very reasonable prices, quaint, cosy atmosphere, thoroughly recommend.

2 Thank Mike P
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Was looking for authentic Belgian mussels at a decent price and stumbled across this restaurant. The mussels were so tasty and had the best sauce. Wine also good value. Started chatting with the table next to us and they were from Brugge and said this was their favourite local restaurant. Worth a visit and will definitely come back next time!

Thank Josephine W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We went here because it looked busy and that's usually a good sign. However the waiters could not cope with the full restaurant we arrived at 7:15 and didn't end up leaving until 9:30. Furthermore the food wasn't that amazing bog standard tourist food the stew was very dull. However the main problem is the shocking service when the restaurant... More 

Thank Sophie B
Redmond, Washington
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Excellent everything. Mussels and ribs were to die for. House wine was very good. Great atmosphere, nice to sit outside in a covered area with heaters when it's cold and raining. Tables close together, which encourages meeting new people and forming friendships. Service was outstanding with a limited staff. Best Sparkling water anywhere. Will definitely be returning.

Thank Eva S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Belgian, European, Grill, French, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:15
11:00 - 21:15
11:00 - 21:15
11:00 - 21:15
11:00 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wijngaardstraat 28, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 33 57 46

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?