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Hoogstraat 5, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 16 60
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (34 reviews)
“mussels” (20 reviews)
“vol au vent” (6 reviews)
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Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Hoogstraat 5, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I chose this for the final evening meal on our Bruges holiday. We decided that we'd have to try the Moules and Frites that are on offer everywhere this time of year. It's a small, nicely decorated, unassuming restaurant with a friendly,...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a rather cosy and genuine restaurant that really feels like a place locals go. I don't find Belgium being a great food country, for beer they are superior of course! This restaurant has ok food but nothing special. I don't feel there is...More

Thank silver a
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely evening, the food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We will definitely visit again!

Thank Nicola L
Reviewed 11 May 2017

A good selection on the menu (ours was in English). Good choices are the shrimp, the mussels and the lasagna as well as the beef stew. A comfortable place with good service and free wifi.

Thank DarbWPB
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This is a nice little backstreet find, away from the main tourist trap and the bustling crowds. Great selection of beers and friendly, relaxed service. We would definitely go back.

Thank Jo F
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

A birthday meal with excellent beer and food - gr8 atmosphere sphere and very good service - had the fillet mignon and mushroom sauce with shrimp croquettes to start. Directly opposite the casselburg hotel which is equally excellent

Thank Keith L
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This place is a great find in the centre of Bruges. We both had modules and frites and the portion size was huge. The flavour and quality was superb and the price was very reasonable. The service was excellent and we are now looking for...More

Thank Nigelmab
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We visited having been recommended by our hotel and by the reviews on trip advisor. You will not be sorry. It was quite simply delicious. The staff are really friendly too. I had the mussels in white wine and the portions are enormous. Easy to...More

Thank Dani B
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Two seniors, staying at the Gran Casselbergh opposite, ate here on two occasions, and found this a delightful small restaurant, just far enough way from the main tourist areas to be able to have an ambience all of it's own. The menu is a little...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Just off the Burg, we this lovely wooden clad restaurant on Sunday evening. Going traditional, we selected Flemish beef stew and vol au vent. Food was excellent, portions generous, service friendly - all in all, very enjoyable.

Thank nsno1966
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
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, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
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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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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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