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Matinee Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Belgian, European
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Rozenhoedkaai 5, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 97 82
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York
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458 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall, it was just OK - which isn't quite good enough today. Roo had mussels which were cooked to death such that a lot of the texture had gone. She didn't enjoy them as much as she had hoped. She made up for it with a good tasty waffle. Quite forgettable - and even though it was only a week... More 

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Thank BruceYork
York, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having only been in Bruges half a day and in need of some refreshment, we spotted this which said Restauarant and Tea Room. We went in and said that we were not eating just needed a drink. This was not a problem, despite the lunc period just starting. We ordered 2 hot drinks, earl grey and english breakfast tea. Both... More 

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Thank Tracey111068
Dublin, Ireland
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309 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had a mid day snack , food choice , plenty to chhose from both hot and cold , service slow , overall average .

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Thank Rory G
Western Ireland, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Waitress was so unfriendly. While every table around us was given a basket of bread we were not, food was average for the price and no one asked us did we enjoy our meal. Tourists make up a significant part of their custom they need to understand this and be a bit more welcoming. Would not recommend and would definitely... More 

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Thank CMCIRL
Regina, Canada
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109 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Visited for lunch, service was quick but the waitress didn't seemed pleased that she had to converse with me in English. Steak was cooked well but could use some seasoning. Stew was stew - similar to any Irish or Belgian stew you will find.

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Thank T2Y
Reading, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This is not a review of the food or drink served as we never got that far! My family and I sat down at an outside table. We waited 10 minutes or so, and at that point - wondering whether we might in fact be meant to order inside - my wife went in to enquirer what the procedure was... More 

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Thank timmyshep
Staines, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for a snack lunch after a visit to a nearby museum. The situation is very picturesque. Service was quick, distant rather than friendly, and the price was reasonable. The food was tasty and the portions sizes were good. I would go again if I was passing.

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Thank Mfpcj
Toronto, Canada
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1,201 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 625 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

It was getting close to noon and we were hungry. We saw this restaurant and noticed it had waffles. Belgium waffles are the best! We entered and we received the menu. I was surprised that they had many vegetarian options as well. Wow! Now I was in conflict. Should I eat a vegetarian meal or a waffle? The waffle won... More 

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Thank Robby G C
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Another enjoyable visit to Matinee. As usual a warm and friendly welcome and excellent meal to end our day in Bruges.

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Thank Jackie C
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We found this restaurant on the second day of our Christmas break and ate there each night thereafter. The menu is extremely good and something for everyone. The staff, particularly the waiter, are superb and all staff ensured that the food was cooked to our satisfaction and that we were happy with everything. The ambience of the restaurant is brilliant,... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Belgian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rozenhoedkaai 5, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 33 97 82

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