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Wijnbar Est

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
International, Wine Bar, Belgian
As featured in Best Food in Bruges
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Braambergstraat 7 | West Vlaanderen, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 478 45 05 55
16:00 - 00:00
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

We found this place from the Lonely Planet guide book to Bruges and went to check it out prior to booking on a Sunday. It's small, on two levels but has a lovely intimate vibe about it. Sunday night they have a live musician playing throughout and we enjoyed a very talented guitar/vocalist. It's run by a lovely couple who... More 

Thank karlosfandango79
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

A short enjoyable stroll from Bruges 'Markt' is this incredibly welcoming & well frequented wine bar. Operating on just two small floors, what this bar lacks in space it more than makes up for in selection of wines & friendly clientele. A true wine lovers establishment with an excellent glass sized selection of distinct Bordeaux, Rounded Raspberry Pinot Noir, Sexily... More 

1 Thank yurisean
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

We came here after dinner for late night drinks. It's a small bar with not many tables, but the alcohol selection is brilliant and the atmosphere was very subtle.

Thank JamesChandler1986
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

Popped in here for a cheeky drink and really did find a hidden gem ! The wine bar is run by a couple whose knowledge of wine is exceptional. They have a wide range of wine and the small coziness of the wine bar is a perfect setting for a quiet drink. They had a young barman working the bar... More 

Thank NikolaasAllen
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015 via mobile

Wijnbar Est is tiny, and the tables are squeezed into every space. It is warm and welcoming, and we were shown upstairs to a little table by the balcony rail, looking down into the busy downstairs, and across to the even tinier performers' area where "Double Blue" were completing their sound check. We ordered a very good bottle of Bordeaux... More 

Thank WelshFromNottingham
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754 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

Small and crowded, but the warm accommodating owners make you feel like you're sitting in their living room. The tapas are reasonably priced since the are top shelf cheese meats. The wine selection both interesting and complete. You will not be disappointed.

Thank yogiacomo
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

relaxed laid back atmosphere, lovely tapas style food and selection of wines. Would recommend this wine bar. cool building.

Thank rathkip
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

January is a quiet month in bruges but thankfully we were pointed towards Est after a long days travelling. A wonderful welcome into this cost little bar. We sampled a number of fine wines - just to finish off the bottles, hate to waste them together with the grand tapas. A delightful evening and highly recommended.

Thank David A
Essex, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014

We stopped here before going to Pro Deo. I found this on here and thought it worth a try as it is an actual wine bar and given that Bruges is full of beer, thought it would make a nice change! Lovely cosy place, very small but has an upstairs. They do food - tapas style and they also do... More 

Thank sarahharrison86
Leicester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

We visited the wine bar on our last night in Bruges. We ended up staying quite a while as the atmosphere was lovely and a bonus was the live music. We didn't eat here other than a dessert (delicious!) there is a decent selection of quality wines by the glass. The hostess is very welcoming and it made a lovely... More 

Thank beverly_pietralski

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
International, Wine Bar, Belgian
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Braambergstraat 7 | West Vlaanderen, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 478 45 05 55

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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