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Tom's Diner

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West-Gistelhof 23, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 33 82
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Girlfriend and I visited Tom's Diner for the first time on a recent trip to Bruges. Whilst looking online for restaurants I saw the excellent reviews, delicious sounding menu, great prices and location close to the centre - and didn't hesitate to book. Inside, the restaurant is cosy but modern, with the unique Bruges architectural features retained as well... More 

Thank Charlie H
Fairfield County, Connecticut
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174 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were eager to visit Tom's after seeing the great TA reviews. Sadly, we were disappointed. The meatloaf was better of the two mains we ordered -- it was good, but not that special. The house pasta was the biggest let down. Overcooked pasta that was dumped into the bowl plain than topped with some sauce. Any good chef --... More 

Thank threeonrtheroad
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to get a table here last night at 7pm but was told that the earliest time I could get a table was 8pm so we decided to book for tonight. Menu isn't too large, always a good sign along with a wait as it usually means everything is freshly prepared and cooked. Loved the glazed belly pork and also... More 

Thank Jeanette T
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we had the tapas 6 course chef's World tour surprise menu @Next Door . One word: fantastic. Food is fresh and very tasty. Service is great as well.

Thank Douwe P
Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got this place from Rick Steves book on Bruge. Its a little bit out of the center of town, but easy to find. Its not a tourist trap, really a place that locals go. Fantastic food - the meatloaf, one of their specialties, was outstanding.

Thank Glandman
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

- Recommended for foodies - Nice modern take on Belgium classic dishes - Lovely wine and ambiance - Make a reservation

Thank FromNY2London
Escondido, California
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115 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

A very lively place. Lots of locals. The food was very good. We had the cod and the meatloaf. Both very tasty. Rustic but modern atmosphere.

Thank SteveTignor
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Ate here last night (a Tuesday) & we were lucky to get a free table. Proper good food like we have become accustomed to in Ireland! Tapas dishes were gorgeous. Don't waste money on the rubbish, over-priced restaurants in the main square or other busy spots. Stop at those for coffee or drinks instead. Street was dead quiet but so... More 

Thank RionaR
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We were seated upstairs out of the way of the main restaurant. Although they were busy we did get reasonable service. The starters and mains were lovely. The wine was good. I would recommend booking as we wouldn't have got a table if we hadn't. This was the case nearly everywhere on the saturday night!

Thank Karen J
Belfast, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent friendly restaurant that is difficult to find but well worth the trip. Once you find it you will not be disappointed. We both had fish, all was cooked perfectly. Highly recommended.

Thank Stephen D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West-Gistelhof 23, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 33 33 82

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