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Diligence

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Belgian, European
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Hoogstraat 5, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 16 60
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18:00 - 00:00
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Thu - Tue 18:00 - 00:00
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Orlando, Florida
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186 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved the dark-wood decor, and the food was very good. Large portions of everything. The owner was very friendly and helpful with the menu. No rush at all, and we were a big group.

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Thank Kakidu
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff was excellent. Both the guy and the lady were really helpful, cheerful and polite. The food was simply dissent...Avoid the fish soup from the Starters...Otherwise it is ok...The atmosphere is worth the money though..

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Thank Galanos N
Heidelberg, Germany
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74 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first time I heard of this hotel was because of the movie "In Bruges" where parts of it have been filmed. So I admit the first time (2014) I went there was because of the movie, now I am coming back every year because of the food and the location. It just looks nice and the food is excellent,... More 

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Thank deepswing
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended this restaurant by the hotel staff we were staying at and they even made a reservation for us. Delicious food - we had the Flemish Beef Stew, absolutely lovely and very tasty. Generous portions. We had to share a chocolate mousse we were so full. Yummy. Service wasn't rushed at all despite people waiting at the bar... More 

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Thank Millie292929
Richmond, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived late in the evening and were recommended Diligence by the owner of our hotel. It was lovely, excellent venison, cooked to perfection and an enormous bowl of mussels in a creamy garlic sauce. Great atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Thank Chris E
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to this restaurant several times over the years and it used to be great. I think the elderly couple that owned must have sold it recently. The new guy was really miserable and seemed like he could't be bothered. We spent over £150 on two courses and some wine and he never even bothered coming to the table... More 

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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were just passing by this place and just walked in for a quick dinner. Had the Diligence mussels. Absolutely fantastic. Good beer and desserts as well. Everything is very fresh. Not the most friendly service but all in all had a great meal.

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Thank KeremEdmonton
Province of Naples, Italy
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in this cozy restaurant on a Friday night and were so glad we did! The atmosphere is lovely, really dark and warm. There is one high chair for babies which we snapped up right away. The staff is pleasant and kind and our food was spectacular. We started with the cheese croquettes which were outstanding! The mussels and... More 

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Paris, France
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good brasserie in Bruges, warm and quiet atmosphere. The service is kind and quick. Food is generous and excellent.

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Thank Graziemille1000
London
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant on Friday night and the food just seems to get better and better. We had a fantastic evening with lovely wine and the food was exceptional. For us a visit to Bruges is not complete without coming to this restaurant.

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Thank traveloholicLondon86

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Belgian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 00:00
Monday
18:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
18:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?