We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

't Zwaantje

$$ - $$$
Belgian, European, French, Dutch
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Gentpoortvest 70, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 34 38 85
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 18: English reviews
Bruges, Belgium
Level Contributor
43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you ever visit Bruges, then 't Zwaantje is a must visit. It is a small and authentic restaurant, being ran by a family. The restaurant is very cosy, and the food is just magnificent. The warm welcome makes you feel at home from the first moment you walk into the restaurant. The chef has years of experience and brings... More 

Helpful?
Thank StefaanMargot
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Small restaurant and not near the city centre so not touristy. Beautiful atmosphere and the food was excellent. Only reason we deducted a point was the slow service, however this is probably due to the restaurant being full and the kitchen being small. We would gladly go again for a special treat. Booking is essential for Fridays and Saturdays.

Helpful?
Thank Steph D
Doorn, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Het Zwaantje is very excellent dining, at a small very nice restaurant, with equally excellent service. Go there if you want to have a gastronomic evening.

Helpful?
Thank EconoVision
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014 via mobile

We had each a 40€ menu with a starter, main menu and a dessert. Each one of them was absolutely stunning. Very nice people serving with family tradition, romantic atmosphere, nothing to complain except the expensive meal, but beauty and taste have their price. We recommand this restaurant for couples who want to enjoy a nice evening.

Helpful?
Thank jkox 1
Cheshire
Level Contributor
54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

This restaurant is on the periphery of the city but still only 15 minutes walk from the main square. Because it is outside the "tourist zone" it is frequently missed by tourists. The restaurant is family run and serves an excellent selection of exquisitely prepared and served Flemish / Dutch dishes. A large fire place and beautiful lighting adds to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gutman10
Antwerp, Belgium
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Because we were over the moon during our last visit to this restaurant we went again, having something to celebrate. Unfortunately we had to find that the euphoria of the last visit was no longer justified. The people are still extremely friendly, no worries here. But something happened kitchen wise. Our starters were very good, however the portions were a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Luc W
Studham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

This was a really enjoyable experience. Although the food has to be the main star, (it was!) - this family run restaurant had all the other ingredients for a superb evening. Music was restrained, lovely white crisp tablecloths, limited number of tables inside - but an outside area we would like to go back to...gracious interior design and attentive service.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Louise078
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

I made a reservation at this restaurant online, with a special request for a small cake to celebrate my partners birthday. We were not disappointed - the restaurant was romantic and welcoming, the food very good, the service friendly but efficient. For the dessert we were presented not only with a stunning chocolate tart, but also with a table firework... More 

Helpful?
Thank dene s
Falls Church, Virginia
Level Contributor
185 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

This was recommended by our hotel clerk. It was a lovely meal served from a small kitchen by a small team - almost like a chef's kitchen meal. It made the entire meal more participatory and the staff was lovely. The meal was great and the staff faultless.

Helpful?
1 Thank mejehn
Mansfield
Level Contributor
71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

We booked this restaurant for our wedding anniversary after searching the web though it had relatively few reviews on TA. We think this may be because it was full of locals as opposed to tourists, but also it was a bit of a walk out of the city centre. We were shown through a beautifully decorated, romantic dining room to... More 

Helpful?
Thank dukieboy

Travellers who viewed 't Zwaantje also viewed

Bruges, West Flanders Province
Bruges, West Flanders Province
 
Bruges, West Flanders Province
Bruges, West Flanders Province
 
Bruges, West Flanders Province
Bruges, West Flanders Province
 

Been to 't Zwaantje? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Belgian, European, French, Dutch
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gentpoortvest 70, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 34 38 85

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from 't Zwaantje staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?