Where to Eat in West Flanders Province: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 13, 2017 Sheron Bogner

Discover the best restaurant in West Flanders Province, Belgium including Park Restaurant, De Zuidkant, L'Esperance, Bartholomeus, Le Mystique - Relais & Chateaux, pro Deo, Boury Restaurant, Bistro Bordo, Reliva, La-difference
Things to do in West Flanders Province

1. Park Restaurant

Minderbroedersstraat 1 | opposite Astrid Park, Bruges 8000, Belgium Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa French, Belgian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$432 - HK$722 +32 497 80 18 72
Excellent
86%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

Park Restaurant

A classy and relaxed restaurant in a classic 19th-century house, facing the beautiful Koningin Astrid Park. Family owned since 1989. Old fashioned Belgian cuisine - light jazzy background music. Menu formula´s only. ( No " à la carte") Booking advised through restaurants´website. Bon appetit !

Reviewed By Chocgirl - Yorkshire, England

I was in Bruges with my father and partner for my birthday weekend. I booked a table for my birthday dinner on the Friday night.
We arrived at 7pm and were met by Axel and his wonderful team. We had a lovely corner table in the elegant dining room and were very well looked after,
The 4 course set menu with accompanying wines (or beers) is compulsory at weekends. There are 3 or 4 choices for each course - check out their website for the details.
We were first served a glass of pink sparkling wine and an amuse bouche of smoked salmon - delicious.
With each course we were served a glass of selected wine, although you could chose if you preferred red or white. I was served a chardonnay with my scallop starter and was a little perturbed, as I don't normally like chardonnay - at all! However, I was reassured by the server that the wine was delicious, and it was actually delicious!
I now know a chardonnay that I can drink (I made sure to note the name!)
Wine glasses were topped up as we ate, so we certainly got more than one glass per
course. The staff were lovely and very helpful, and Axel was charming - a very attentive host in the nicest way. He made sure everyone in the restaurant was well looked after. There were several people celebrating with a special meal.
As it was my birthday they served a little trio of tarts (one each) with a candle for me to blow out - a lovely touch.
The food and wine was all top quality, and the service impeccable. Next time we are in Bruges we will definitely be back.
Thank you Axel and the team.

2. De Zuidkant

Jacob van Maerlantstraat 6, Damme 8340, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, Belgian, European, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +32 50 37 16 76
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 172 reviews

De Zuidkant

Reviewed By paula m - Miami, Florida

De Zuidkant is well versed in the ABCs of fine dining - attentive service, beautiful food and charming setting. Damme is an idyllic backdrop for enjoying the delicious food, beautifully plated by the chef and presented by the front of the house. The staff was welcoming and gracious throughout the service and even beyond. We had ridden our bicycles to the restaurant unaware of the impending four hour downpour. We were treated as welcomed guests until the rain abated sufficiently for us to leave. They even gave us towels with which to dry our dripping bikes. We left with a wonderful feeling in our minds as well as ou

3. L'Esperance

Driftweg 1, De Haan 8420, Belgium Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff French, Belgian, European Lunch, Dinner HK$361 - HK$471 +32 59 32 69 00
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 231 reviews

L'Esperance

Reviewed By Sanz1820 - Inverness, United Kingdom

We ate in four different restaurants in de Haan, and this was by far the best and most memorable. As far as I could see, the whole operation was run by two incredibly hard-working men - one chef and one waiter - so be prepared to wait between courses, this is not fast food. But the food is sensational - real Michelin star quality. Not cheap - expect to spend around 120 euros for two people with drinks and gratuity.

4. Bartholomeus

Zeedijk-Heist 267, Knokke-Heist 8301, Belgium Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, Belgian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +32 50 51 75 76
Excellent
89%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 337 reviews

Bartholomeus

Reviewed By Marc V - Gent

Everything about this restaurant is nicely in balance with its reputation.
We had a wonderful tasting menu of which the portions were perfectly sized, allowing us to finish the desert with the same enthusiasm as the first course.
Also nice was the "bob" arrangement, this means that you get a small amount of the matching wines with each course without drinking more than one glass of wine in total.
The ingredients were rather common (mackerel, scallops, cod fish, pheasant) but each was deliciously prepared with less common but perfectly matching flavours.
The wines perfectly matched the dishes and the dessert was preapred with as much care as the other plates.
The price is at the level of a two Michelin star restaurant but is acceptable given the excellent treat. Service is extremely friendly yet discrete.
The only dissonant is the setting at the sea front in a sort of wooden extension to the building which is so typical for the Belgian coast line. It gives the whole setting a rather cheapish look.
There is no parking and in the neighborhood there is only metered parking possible.
Good to know, there is a daily lunch for a reasonable price which might be a good alternative for a good meal at a lower cost.

5. Le Mystique - Relais & Chateaux

Niklaas Desparsstraat 11, Bruges 8000, Belgium Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Diner, French, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$761 - HK$1,209 +32 50 44 44 45
Excellent
83%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 261 reviews

Le Mystique - Relais & Chateaux

We propose a fine seasonal Flemish / French cuisine by Chef Gregory Slembnrouck whose inspiration is lead by high quality, fresh market produce. His second home is certainly his stove, where he spends most of his time there creating and working his culinary magic to obtain the perfect gourmet statement for each guest that is both royal in presentation and abundant in taste. Each plate offered at Le Mystique is proof of Chef Gregory's refined culinary expertise, which showcases not only his extraordinary love for food, but as a master of his craft he is constantly preoccupied with balancing his inspiration for new presentations, his flow of creativity, and his incessant quest for continuous quality. You can fully enjoy this exquisite cuisine in a perfect balance between cost and quality, in the unique historic room in the hotel dating back to 1869 by choosing for one of our original menus 'Flavours of the region', or simply by ordering your favourite dishes à la carte.

Reviewed By Paulsmithcasty - Malaga, Spain

Situated within the Heritage hotel, this is a ridiculously romantic dining room. Period furnishings and chadeliers of the baroque period/style. Excellent service- discreet yet very attentive. The food was wonderful. High end French cooking but with an International reach in terms of ingredients and dishes available. Quality fresh ingredients presented extremely well on plate. Top end pricing but this is a quality and memorable dining experience.

6. pro Deo

Langestraat 161, Bruges 8000, Belgium Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Belgian, Dutch, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$235 +32 50 33 73 55
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

pro Deo

Reviewed By Vickymikewest

This is our 4th visit here . We try to visit Bruges every year & always book Pro deo. Nathalie always welcomes us and remembers our names! Considering it’s only once a year we think that’s really amazing. The food is excellent & menu not too vast. We do go to other restaurants as well but this little gem is the best . We found that the main course is very filling & we don’t always have a starter! Flemish stew is always a winner , but we have tried many other dishes ...all excellent. Hats off to Kristophe & Nathalie

7. Boury Restaurant

Rumbeeksesteenweg 300, Roeselare 8800, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, Belgian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +32 51 62 64 62
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 322 reviews

Boury Restaurant

Reviewed By folker_lamote - Roeselare, Belgium

Excellent food, served in an very friendly way. You feel welcome from the moment you walk in. We let ourselves be surprised by the chef, and it truly was not disappointing.

8. Bistro Bordo

Sint-Rochuslaan 10 | Kortrijk, Kortrijk 8500, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer Belgian, Seafood, European Dinner, Late Night +32 56 32 09 68
Excellent
85%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 176 reviews

Bistro Bordo

Reviewed By MikeV84 - Ghent, Belgium

Bistro Bordo is a cosy restaurant on the verge of the town center. The pleasant dining room immediately made us feel like home.
The menu is all about fondue. Our group had the Mexican and the regular fondue, both of which were delicious. The same could be said of the (affordable) wine.
During the entire meal, we got the full attention of the hostess, who kept bringing us new sauces, fries and fajitas.
For an informal, relaxing, tasty and affordable dining experience in Kortrijk, head for Bistro Bordo!

9. Reliva

Goezeputstraat 6, Bruges 8000, Belgium Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards French, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$86 - HK$432 +32 50 33 13 07
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 797 reviews

Reliva

Restaurant Reliva is closed until 30st of March. Come and see the new kitchen and decoration of the place from Saturday March 31st on. We accept Reservations again starting on March 26th.

Reviewed By amyfrazzini - Chicago, Illinois

This meal was not only fantastic, so was the service. Our waiter was so attentive and helpful throughout our meal. I am vegetarian and my husband is gluten free, we had no problems with the set menu and the chef was over accommodating. Perfect for...MoreHello, Thanks a lot for your beautifull review. You had a special menu for the holidays. Kind regards Réliva

10. La-difference

Kapelstraat 237 | Tijdens Seizoen Maandag Gesloten en Alle Andere Dagen Open Vanaf 18.00 u, Bredene 8450, Belgium Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Belgian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +32 475 69 32 26
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 371 reviews

La-difference

Reviewed By Robert v - Ostend, Belgium

This has become a trendy and quality restaurant well known for great steaks on the grill. They also serve a table BBQ but not sure how good this tastes. Portions are large so come hungry.

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