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The Habit

Kemelstraat 9, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 34 24 21
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“ribs” (84 reviews)
“stew” (49 reviews)
“mixed grill” (31 reviews)
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Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Kemelstraat 9, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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1 - 10 of 742 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were the only people in the restaurant so should have guessed. The food was terrible, I didn't eat or pay for mine. We were told the wine came from Brussels, it actually came from Chile. The waiter dropped our croquettes on the floor but...More

Thank CornwallPixie
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Everything was just delicious! The Mussels were especially good. The beer I had was very flavorful! And the fish stew was amazing!

Thank Claudio M
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This place is the greatest a new franchise out of California here in Las Vegas. Wide variety of burgers fish and others all excellent and priced perfect give it a try

Thank VegasDave1
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Went on Wednesday night, quiet night out in town anyway so quiet restaurant. The atmosphere is relaxed, friendly, old and comfortable. It is a Flemish Traditional restaurant. About 4 starter options and about 8 or 9 main options. The food was lovely and generous portions....More

Thank Jennifer-Kent
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Only a few beers available and much more expensive than elsewhere. Menu had a few items off too, which was a shame. Limited choice. Average. And yes a smell of cigarette smoke from the back rooms....

1  Thank Motherflump
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were looking for somewhere to have dinner on a cold and wet night in Bruges and stumbled upon De Habit down a small side street. The manager and waiter were immediately welcoming and engaging, and took the time to explain the...More

1  Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Immediately on arrival we noticed the smell of cigarette smoke. As we were being shown to our table I could see smoke wafting out of the kitchen - the chef was actually smoking a cigarette! We left right away, telling the waiter why. Just completely...More

1  Thank jpgray21
Reviewed 5 February 2018

So the vispannetje was really outstanding. Not packed with salmon, the sign of a crap North Sea vispannetje. I asked to see the wine list. The waiter showed me two bottles of wine on the table and said "it's that or that. You are in...More

1  Thank Idler
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We landed in The Habit by accident when our preferred culinary target turned out to be closed for the early January off season. Very friendly and entertaining attention from Mike, and we went back for a second night. Forty euro each for 3 courses of...More

1  Thank edburkart
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Mike was a wonderful host! The lovely, warming Flemish food was perfect for a cold windy day! Limited beer selection, but the food made up for it!

1  Thank Maggie M
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Response from jonnystarbuck | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember exactly but the whole meal was very reasonable. I think it was around 12-15 Euro....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
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11:30 - 14:30
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11:30 - 14:30
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11:30 - 14:30
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11:30 - 14:30
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11:30 - 14:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kemelstraat 9, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 34 24 21
  • E-mail
Local Restaurant , Famous For Its Stew , Chicken And Steaks In The Hart Of Bruges Only 200 M From The Marketsquare
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