Top Choice International in Bruges

De Stove

Just 20 seats keep this gem intimate. Fish caught daily is the house speciality, but the monthly changing menu also includes the likes of wild boar fillet on oyster mushrooms. Everything, from the bread to the ice c…
Top Choice Cafe in Bruges

In ’t Nieuwe Museum

So called because of the museum-like collection of brewery plaques, money boxes and other mementos of café life adorning the walls, this family-owned local favourite serves five kinds of dagschotel (dish of the day)…
Top Choice Seafood in Ghent

House of Eliott

Oozing pseudo-1920s charm, this gently camp canalside gem is full of flapper mannequins and sepia photos inspired by an old British TV series. The little balcony terrace perches just above the canal waters. Gastrono…
Top Choice International in Bruges

Den Gouden Harynck

Behind an ivy-clad facade, this uncluttered Michelin-starred restaurant garners consistent praise and won’t hurt the purse quite as severely as certain better-known competitors. A lovely location: both central and s…
Top Choice Flemish in Ypres

De Ruyffelaer

Traditional local dishes served in an adorable, wood-panelled interior with old checkerboard floors and a brocante decor, including dried flowers, old radios and antique biscuit tins.
Top Choice Bistro in Bruges


A cool late-night bistro with marble table tops and a decent range of Flemish staples including fresh Zeebrugge shrimps. An excellent late-nighter.
Top Choice Restaurant in Poperinge

Restaurant Pegasus

The Hotel Recour's Restaurant Pegasus is a very upmarket affair. Those under 60 might feel out of place, but the food is very creative, and while mains are presented as nouveau cuisine, extra sides are provided for …
Top Choice Belgian in Bruges

Pro Deo

A snug and romantic restaurant in a 16th-century whitewashed gabled building. The owner couple bring a personal touch, and serve up superb Belgian dishes such as stoofvlees (traditional stew).
Belgian in Bruges


Checked olive banquettes, candles, shelves cluttered with knick-knacks and an upright piano make you feel like you’re dining in a family home. Seafood, such as several variations on eel, is Chagall’s forte, but it a…
Ice Cream in Bruges

Da Vinci

Not being able to choose between the 40 luscious flavours of freshly made ice cream at this gelateria is a good thing, as it means you’ll be offered small spoonfuls of free samples to help you decide (of course, tha…