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Aquarel

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Simon Stevinplein 2 A, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 34 07 44
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11:00 - 17:30
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Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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316 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Aquarel is close to the central square. If you want to avoid crowds, this may be a place for you. The food is very good, I would recommend a stake with roquefort cheese sauce. All dishes that are gluten and lactose free are clearly labeled. If you fancy beer, go for ‘Brugse Zot’ (‘The Jester of Bruges’). This beer is... More 

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Thank Davor R
Erwin D, Eigenaar at Aquarel, responded to this review

Good morning, many thanks for your review and your comments which are much appreciated. The team is very happy with them. Regarding the water : the bottle is of course open as we purify the water ourselves with a full installation behind it, which you can visit and investigate. We do this a lot ! Therefor we fill the bottles... More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in just after getting into town and wanted a quick lunch. Wasn't off the beaten path and thought tourists trap. Food and service were fantastic. Tourists trap it is but location location location. Great spot. Would recommend.

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Thank Wesley W
Erwin D, Eigenaar at Aquarel, responded to this review

Good morning, many thanks for your review and we hope to see you again soon ! We wish you a great and safe travel. Erwin and his Aquarel team. More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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306 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a very nice restaurant with outdoor seating under shade trees. The food is very good, service excellent and a nice respit from the crowds.

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Thank gabriellap
Erwin D, Eigenaar at Aquarel, responded to this review

Good day ! many thanks for your review and we were very happy that you like our restaurant, our service and our food. We look forward to welcome you again soon ! Erwin & his Aquarel team. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

A friend and I were on an excursion from Amsterdam on Wednesday 10th August this year, and needed to break away from the tour group to get lunch as I'm diabetic (the walking tour started the moment we arrived in Bruges at about 12:45 and we weren't made aware that lunch on this excursion was to be mid-afternoon). Just as... More 

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Thank MAJ-TallShips
Erwin D, Eigenaar at Aquarel, responded to this review

Good morning, many thanks for your review and your visit. Customers are at the heart of what we do and we try to fully live up to it ! We only serve fresh food prepared with fresh ingredients . As a team we are very glad that you found the way to Aquarel and that you enjoyed all of it... More 

Doha
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142 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We had a late lunch at 4 pm. Food was excellent. The pasta with shrimps and curry was legendary. The sole was also very good. Not cheap but a very nice location and a very friendly owner. We would go again.

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Thank michael_portz
Erwin D, Eigenaar at Aquarel, responded to this review

Good morning, many thanks for your review and for your visit. We, as a team, enjoyed reading it, and we hope to see you again soon ! Safe travel ! Erwin & the Aquarel team. More 

Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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298 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch here, fresh fish and salad. It was quite busy but service was excellent. Standard prices for Bruges.

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Thank PeteWils
Erwin D, Eigenaar at Aquarel, responded to this review

Good morning, many thanks for your review and your visit to our restaurant. We are happy that you enjoyed our food and our service and look forward seeing you again soon. Erwin & the Aquarel team More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We travelled as two friends and this was the first place we ate during our visit. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Service was fast and the food was tasty. I opted for chicken curry and pasta, which was creamy and deceptively filling! We also decided to sit outside with a view of a square and passing horse carriages. Overall... More 

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Thank Emma T
Erwin D, Eigenaar at Aquarel, responded to this review

Good morning we thank you for your visit to our restaurant Aquarel and for your kind words in your review. We hope to see you again soon ! Erwin & the Aquarel team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

My partner and I had lunch here today, he had the shrimp croquettes and I had the need goulash, absolutely amazing. 10/10

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Thank Sophie M
Erwin D, Eigenaar at Aquarel, responded to this review

Good morning, many thanks for your review and the whole team enjoyed reading it knowing that you enjoyed our food and service. We look forward seeing you again soon. Erwin & his Aquarel team. More 

Kent
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Our four chose this venue entirely at random; needed lunch, this will do. Potential for rain made us sit indoors, near the counter. A cheerful maitre de brought the menus and a quick chat in English. The sunday lunches were basic, reasonable choice for a small venue and reasonable prices for the location. The meals were homemade, hot, tasty and... More 

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Thank fatherof1
Erwin D, Eigenaar at Aquarel, responded to this review

Good morning, many thanks for your review. We are very happy as the Aquarel team that you enjoyed our food and company and we look forward seeing you again ! Best regards Erwin & his Aquarel team. More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Croquettes tasted like Birdseye frozen food and the spaghetti bolognese was like Dolmio. Very expensive too. Service was good.

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Thank StewartPrice
Erwin D, Eigenaar at Aquarel, responded to this review

Good morning, We thank you for taking the time to write this review. However, to my opinion your comment is not acceptable in the way it is even written. All our dishes are prepared by ourselves with the finest ingredients. Our croquettes are hand-made and not with any machine, they are fresh and not froozen. The shrimp croquettes are made... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 27
Cuisine
French, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:30
Monday
11:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:30
Friday
11:00 - 17:30
Saturday
11:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Simon Stevinplein 2 A, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 34 07 44
Description
A cosy restaurant, in the city center of Brugge - Bruges. On a square with no traffic serving fresh qualitative food. Every customer is welcome !
Not open in the evening ! Each day from 11 till 17 h, except for Thursday, closing day. During summer period open 7/7.

Free WIFI ! All credit cards accepted : Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Maestro, Bancontact.

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