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Gouden Rivier

#212 of 572 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
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Smedenstraat 49, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 34 70 69
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222 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Traditional old fashioned Chinese restaurant inside with fish tank. They do have menus in English and French if you need them. We had dim sum, black pepper beef, mango chicken and sweet and sour pork. All very nice and good serves. Reasonable prices and good service. Recommend

Thank oioioi1
Ghent, Belgium
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Not bad, but not so good that you absolutely want to come back, I know better places for the same amount of money

Thank Flemishscouser
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We are in Bruges for a few days. Last night we went Thai. Tonight Irene fancied Chinese. We looked at reviews and picked Gouden Rivier as being close by and having decent reviews on Trip Advisor. The restaurant was quiet as noted by other reviewers but the quality was high. We each had a main dish, shared some soft noodles... More 

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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The occupation rate in this restaurant always seems to be on the low side when I stop by (either to takeout or eat there). It's a shame though, cause they offer pretty good chinese food, and they're always friendly.

Thank Dean D
New Zealand
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85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

The food and selection were great with good portion sizes, all of the dishes are placed in the middle of your table to share. Prices are reasonable but the wait time in between ordering and being served your food is quite some time.

Thank Mel K
Redditch, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

This was an incredible evening out. Food superb, service A1, beautiful decor, staff were extremely helpful as we do not speak Flemish but menus in English.

Thank paulbetterton
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Came with my wife following her visit to this restaurant a couple of weeks earlier with her children. Very warm welcome, the owner even recognising my wife although she had only been there once.We wanted to have a quiet drink before eating and were duly left alone until we wished to eat. Nice that after the order was placed the... More 

Thank Robert R
Wirral England
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283 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

We always eat here when in Bruges as the food is very good and the staff are very friendly. We tried the crab spring rolls which were lovely as was the chicken sweet and sour. Another night we tried the vegetable spring rolls and chicken fried rice which were also well cooked. On our final night we tried chicken vermicelli... More 

Thank LizMarcWirralEngland
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51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We came across this restaurant whilst walking back to the hotel and decided to give it a try. The waitress was very friendly and the food was of good quality and really tasty. We had a lovely evening and the bill for 3 including drinks was less than €42. I would definitely go again if I'm in the area.

Thank Spamette
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

lovely food quick efficient service. they take cards and speak a few languages reasonable prices get there early to get a seat.

Thank treeman2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Smedenstraat 49, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 34 70 69

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