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Den Gouden Karpel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, Seafood, European, Soups
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Huidenvettersplein 4, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 34 94
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
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Carate Urio, Italy
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been there guided by tripadvisor and I found it is in a wonderful square near the center of Bruges. Fresh fish and good food. I can recommend it. Only a little bit small so many people couldn't eat.

Thank daphne77hd
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food and great service, the fish was beautifully fresh bed cooked to perfection and the two ladies in front of house utterly charming. We shared an orange brûlée which combine the sweetness of the brûlée with the blood orange exactly as it should be. The decor is light and unpretentious, the wine list small, but well chosen and they... More 

Thank exjuggie
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Truly amazing experience! Very attentive and friendly staff, matched by a great quality and delicious food... Perfect ending to a perfect weekend in amazing Brugge! <3

1 Thank Tatia M
Albany, New York
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I always try to offer a balanced review of places that we visit and after mulling over our particular visit I will offer my observations. The interior's design is unadorned with frivolous furnishings and is tastefully furnished none the less. The female wait staff were aloof but the food was top shelf. would we go back? No in one word,... More 

1 Thank john k
Bruges, Belgium
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We visited twice and ate a number of satisflactory fish dishes. The food is presented in a modern fashion but does not always hit the top flavour notes. Portions are large and the service friendly and quick by Bruges standards. I had a bland bouillabaisse with lots of fish, my wife had rosy fish (sic) which was OK. The restaurant... More 

1 Thank stupormundis
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Realy cosy and friendly. Huge portions. Hand rolled salmon GORGEOUS. Spider crab pasta friend loved. My sole was beautifully presented just a bit heavy for me, wife had dover sole grilled four fillets! Lovely

Thank Will R
Ely, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The only reason I didn't give this 'excellent' was the lack of ambiance and limited wine/champagne selection (in my opinion). The staff were great on the whole and the setting is really rather lovely. The fruits de mer is pricey, but my what a spectacular creation, with lobster fresh from the tank in the restaurant. I would go back to... More 

Thank SLRobinson87
Rome, Italy
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A very good restaurant with typical plats of Bruges cuisine. The moules steam-cooked are really special and the bouillabasse is super. Right price for right food

Thank MartaBizzarri
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Great seafood restaurant, so much choice. Lovely table with view of outside courtyard. Nice complementary appetiser. Superb wine, filling and tasty food!

Thank John H
Arlon, Belgium
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived without booking. We have been welcomed in a very friendly way. We ordered a starter and a main. Very tasty food. One remark, and a good one, portions are huge. My girlfriend has a small appetite and the waterzooi was more a double portion than a regular main. Even myself, I wouldn't have been able to eat all... More 

Thank Christophe D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, Seafood, European, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Huidenvettersplein 4, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 33 34 94

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