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Eetcafe de Spieghel

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Belgian, European
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Jacob van Maerlantstraat 1 | Grote Markt, Damme 8340, Belgium
+32 50 37 11 30
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De Haan, Belgium
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219 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Nice pancakes and good coffee in a friendly and cosy place with writings on the wall of van Maerlant.

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1 Thank tikki2015
Canby, Oregon
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76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We stopped here for lunch while we were biking around the around. Nice location outside in the shade. The staff recommended mussels since it was in season. Absolutely delicious. It is a must to get. This was a little more expense than we usually get but the food was really good.

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Thank Joel H
Brussels, Belgium
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146 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

On a rainy day, sitting inside is quite nice, the choice of food was limited but my vegetarian dish was very good and the local beer was draft as it should be.

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1 Thank Paul S
Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Went there twice and the second time, just because it was dinner time, refused to serve coffee on the outside, where there was already another person. This, while the inside room was half empty. Not nice at all to foreigners.

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Thank Fernando F
Bruges, Belgium
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279 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

We live in Bruges so Damme is not far for us. In summer it is nice to ride the bike and have a stop there. I have been to 'Eetcafé de Spieghel' on several occasions and through all seasons. Each time it was a good experience. Last Saturday I enjoyed the sun with one of my best friends. We had... More 

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1 Thank LilyLighthouse
Belgium
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119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

This historic building is restructured in a quite original way: it creates a warm, "inviting atmosphere". The menu list is limited, but the food they offer (e.g. eel, steak,...) is really well. The wine list also shows a good price/quality ratio. Excellent, friendly service.

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1 Thank Luc C
Knokke-Heist, Belgium
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191 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

It was raining cats & dogs outside, so we popped in to eat a pancake and enjoy the fire place. The place was packed!! So we had to wait for a while and after a couple of minutes a table was ready for us. One of the waters working there ignored us completely. Why? We have no idea. He refused... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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204 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Just 10km from Bruges, Damme is a lovely village. Nice to walk, ride a bike, and certainly to lunch in this adorable Brasserie. Nice food, good service and reasonable prices. Even better if you could seat at a table outside in a nice sunny day. A place to return!

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The Netherlands
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252 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

Eetcafe de Spieghel is nicely located at the market of Damme. When you are able to sit outdoors, I can highly recommend it, as the bar has a nice view over the city hall. Also the interior has a nice atmosphere and is typically Belgian. Here the positiveness unfortunately stops, as the service was terrible. We had to wait for... More 

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Sierentz, France
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

We recently went to the lovely village of Damme for the day, and thought that de Spieghel looked very inviting - and it was! My husband and I had the menu of the day, which was very reasonably priced and absolutely delicious. Our starter was a garnaal (shrimp) croquette, and for main course we had a fresh tomato stuffed with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Belgian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jacob van Maerlantstraat 1 | Grote Markt, Damme 8340, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Damme
  • Phone Number: +32 50 37 11 30

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