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Hoogstraat 5, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 16 60
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (40 reviews)
“mussels” (25 reviews)
“vol au vent” (8 reviews)
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Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Hoogstraat 5, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Recommended by our hotel and only a short walk down the road from it so it was incredibly convenient. We got there early and got a table without having a booking which was lucky. The food comes in quite large portions but it is very...More

Thank Olivia8181
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Staff was welcoming and friendly. The service was good and the atmosphere pleasant. But the food isn’t home-made.

Thank Elodie L
Reviewed 4 days ago

A warm atmosphere, staff were very friendly and the steaks were good. A cosy atmosphere, I would go there again.

Thank Keith A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on our first evening in Bruges, just down the road from our hotel. Lovely atmosphere and service. We had the Flemish Beef stew which came with a good choice of accompanyments (rice, chips, potatoes) delicious and recommended.

Thank jackie c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to eat here because it was right opposite our hotel, and we realised it was used as a location from In Bruges! But the main reasons for recommending Diligence is the food, the atmosphere and the service. All excellent and worth every cent....More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came to Bruges for a weekend away with my partner and stumbled upon this charming restaurant on the first night. On the second night we decided to try somewhere different but experienced terrible service and ended up returning. Such a lovely atmosphere, gorgeous food and...More

Thank Jemima W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here early on Sunday evening and pleasantly surprised . The cheese and mustard as a shared starter was great . Really enjoyed my Mussels in white wine and the steak was delicious too , impressed when the owner informed me whilst ordering that...More

Thank Elyse1972
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was only after we sat down that we realised that this was the restaurant in which a scene from 'In Bruges' was filmed. On the way out we spotted the poster highlighting this! However, irrespective of dining on a former film set, we can...More

Thank RichG439
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to stop in for a late lunch after reading reviews; it was a rainy Friday around 1300 and the place was empty - but I forged ahead. Service was prompt and I ordered mussels in white and garlic/frites and a delightful bier. The mussels...More

Thank bellaverona
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Our hotel managed to get us a table at the last minute for a Saturday night here and we are so glad they did! Delicious food, good service and good value. Highly recommend the Flemish beefstew!

Thank v_h007
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11 March 2017|
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Response from thomasmK8268YW |
Wednesday is our closing day. All other days we're open from noon till 2pm and from 6pm till midnight...
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Sorry no idea. Best message the restaurant. He speaks good English
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hoogstraat 5, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 33 16 60
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Restaurant Diligence is an authentic and cozy restaurant in Bruges, located in the heart of the city center, only 200 meters from the Burg and Market square. Restaurant Diligence represents an honest French-Belgian bistro cuisine. We use quality local products that we turn in tasteful and traditional meals. Except for Wednesday our kitchen is open every day from noon until 2pm for lunch and from 6pm till midnight for diner. So even after the movies or theater, you can visit us for a nice steak or a delicious Flemish stew.
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