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't Minnewater

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$$ - $$$
Belgian, European, Grill, French, Central European
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Wijngaardstraat 28, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 57 46
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:15
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:15
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank Mike P
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 16 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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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My parents and I are travelling Europe for a month from Canada, and Bruges is definitely one of the more expensive cities in terms of hotels and restaurants. We were walking for an hour to find a dinner restaurant that was less than 30 euros per plate with a decent online review. Bistro Minnewater has a lunch special for 15... More 

Thank superdiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The local is quiet and cozy. You can see how your grilled menues are cooked. Try the ribs in house stile. You willl be amazed.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We have choosed this restaurant for dinner because it was close to our hotel and we were very tired to walk up to the center.it was ok with nothing extraordinary.the service was slow but the owner apologized to us with a smile. The food is ok but the portions are big. Compared to other restaurants in the area it has... More 

Thank KIKI S
Cheddington, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had a table outside on a cold October evening - our table was under a heater and we sat on lovely warm cushions. A great place to try some excellant Belgian food - I had Flemish stew and frites - and also some authentic beer, from here you can watch the world go by. Service was very good -... More 

Thank Susan A
Lliria, Spain
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255 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We had the menu of the day. My friend ordered the pate as a starter. When he tasted it,it had pork which he's not able to eat. It was changed without a fuss.The meals was served with a smile and was very nice. There is dining inside and out. We sat in as it was very hot. The location is... More 

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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$8 - 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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