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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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Bruges, Belgium
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank stupormundis
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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124 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Be aware that Den Gouden Karpel consists of a) a fish counter b) a fish bar c) a restaurant. Offer, prices, and surrounding are very different. My reviwe is about the restaurant. We went to Den Gouden Karpel for lunch on sunny autumn Sunday, and we sat on the terrace on the little square - not by the fish market.... More 

Thank Falco1968
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This special restaurant was recommended to us by Michael from Huis 't Schaep B & B. We had a lovely time here. The food was superb, both in flavours and in presentation. I would highly recommend trying the Spider Crab. The restaurant had a lovely relaxed ambience, the staff were very welcoming and attentive. We will definitely return here the... More 

Thank Joseph O
Woking, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful few days in Bruges and our meal here at Den Gouden Karpel was definitely a food highlight ( the other being a waffle on a stick, covered in dark chocolate and caramel sprinkles!!). The food was fabulous, the service was friendly and excellent, wine was perfect! Highly recommended if you love seafood and makes a great... More 

Thank Sarah S
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We did not go in the main restaurant but walked round to the other side of the building where they have a small café/take away area. There is a limited menu here but suited us as we were only looking to enjoy a light lunch. I have the fresh tuna steak salad and it was absolutely delicious - definitely the... More 

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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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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?