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The Habit

€€ - €€€, European
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” (83 reviews)
“mixed grill” (31 reviews)
“stew” (42 reviews)
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Belgian, European
€€ - €€€
Kemelstraat 9, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate in this restaurant on our first night in Bruge. The restaurant itself was very quirky, the staff friendly enough. The menu offers a selection of traditional meals. We chose both the chicken and beef stew. The portion sizes were large and the food...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place one night while walking around the area near our hotel. We went in for dinner and had the most wonderful experience. I had the absolute best mussels I have ever had anywhere bar none!Mike was kind and helpful and made our...More

1  Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wandered out of the central part of the city in search of the Habit per Rick Steve's recommendations for a good meal in town. After a quick stop at an ATM, we popped into the restaurant and were promptly seated and taken care of...More

Thank Caitlin K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had very delicious food and a very pleasant time at 'the habit'. The owner is super kind and the food is completely recommendable :)

Thank Alexander L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place while wandering the streets of Bruges. Mike and staff were very accommodating to our party of 7. The food was of higher quality than expected and the service was excellent. The value is also incredible! I will suggest The Habit...More

Thank Jon G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here last year and really enjoyed it, the couple that ran it were great. It seems to have changed hands. Still great food but didn't seem to have that personal touch that was there previously.

Thank Helen008
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We like to find places a bit off the tourist trail in the hopes of experiencing some local flavor and The Habit provided a most memorable experience. We may even vote it the best meal we had on our two week European adventure. Belgium, and...More

3  Thank artgallerygal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant looked so welcoming and authentic from the outside. Once inside, it was a different story. The decor is bizarre, our waiter seemed impatient and annoyed, and the ambiance was altogether uncomfortable. Our food was mediocre and we both felt ill the rest of...More

Thank dekopf
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a small restaurant a bit off the tourist track. The Habit was perfect. Eclectic decor, local dishes, the owner was the server---friendly personable guy. We made a great choice

Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Came here on day two of trip to Bruges. Made welcome from very start. Good honest steak and fries. If you want a nice relaxed environment and simple, but tasty meal close to the main attractions of Bruges, then The Habit is an excellent choice....More

1  Thank Chris F
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29 September 2016|
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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
Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
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
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