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Den Gouden Karpel

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$$ - $$$
Belgian, Seafood, European, Soups
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Huidenvettersplein 4, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 34 94
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel recommended Den Gouden Karpel for our one night out in Bruges and I'm so glad they did! Our meal was absolutely delicious. Creative dishes, beautifully presented and very reasonably priced.

Thank Harveyecho
Ledbury, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked for 7pm and arrived on time and taken to table. After a while they asked if we would like a drink so ordered a bottle of white wine. 5 people drinking. Drank wine and conversation for about 20 mins when asked if we would like another bottle which we agreed. Two more couples came n during this time and... More 

Thank Maurice H
Carate Urio, Italy
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been there guided by tripadvisor and I found it is in a wonderful square near the center of Bruges. Fresh fish and good food. I can recommend it. Only a little bit small so many people couldn't eat.

Thank daphne77hd
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely food and great service, the fish was beautifully fresh bed cooked to perfection and the two ladies in front of house utterly charming. We shared an orange brûlée which combine the sweetness of the brûlée with the blood orange exactly as it should be. The decor is light and unpretentious, the wine list small, but well chosen and they... More 

Thank exjuggie
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Truly amazing experience! Very attentive and friendly staff, matched by a great quality and delicious food... Perfect ending to a perfect weekend in amazing Brugge! <3

1 Thank Tatia M
Albany, New York
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I always try to offer a balanced review of places that we visit and after mulling over our particular visit I will offer my observations. The interior's design is unadorned with frivolous furnishings and is tastefully furnished none the less. The female wait staff were aloof but the food was top shelf. would we go back? No in one word,... More 

1 Thank john k
Bruges, Belgium
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We visited twice and ate a number of satisflactory fish dishes. The food is presented in a modern fashion but does not always hit the top flavour notes. Portions are large and the service friendly and quick by Bruges standards. I had a bland bouillabaisse with lots of fish, my wife had rosy fish (sic) which was OK. The restaurant... More 

1 Thank stupormundis
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Realy cosy and friendly. Huge portions. Hand rolled salmon GORGEOUS. Spider crab pasta friend loved. My sole was beautifully presented just a bit heavy for me, wife had dover sole grilled four fillets! Lovely

Thank Will R
Ely, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The only reason I didn't give this 'excellent' was the lack of ambiance and limited wine/champagne selection (in my opinion). The staff were great on the whole and the setting is really rather lovely. The fruits de mer is pricey, but my what a spectacular creation, with lobster fresh from the tank in the restaurant. I would go back to... More 

Thank SLRobinson87
Rome, Italy
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A very good restaurant with typical plats of Bruges cuisine. The moules steam-cooked are really special and the bouillabasse is super. Right price for right food

Thank MartaBizzarri

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, Seafood, European, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Huidenvettersplein 4, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 33 34 94

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?