De Twijfelaar***, without any doubt

It’s not always easy to find a snack on a Sunday afternoon. For most of us, this is the perfect day for a copious lunch. We went through our list and ended up at De Twijfelaar, in the Eekhoutstraat. It was taken over more than a year ago by a young couple. We noticed the warm welcome of the lady of the house immediately. We got a table close to the room in the part of the restaurant that used to be a button shop a long time ago.

There are not so many dishes on the menu, but there’s enough choice and there are always suggestions. With our aperitif, two gin-tonics, we got three appetizers, among which a tasty vegetable soup and a tiger shrimp with sweet and sour sauce, nicely presented in little bowls.

Annemieke chose the Eastern wok with chicken, I went for the burger with French fries. The portions were generous, the hamburger came with a salad and French fries, served separately, together with some mayonnaise. The wrap in the bowl wasn’t a must, I would have preferred some vegetables. The numerous, tender bits of chicken and the large crisps of prawn crackers made sure that we weren’t hungry.

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My hamburger was one for the trained carnivore, tasty but it was a pity that they used industrial cheddar.

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We ended with a coffee and payed the bill (€70). If you want to keep it a bit more economical, you can go for a lunch during the week and on Saturday: two dishes for €15.

De Twijfelaar is a nice bistro with a correct and very friendly staff. The dishes are cooked with good and fresh products, definitely the way to convince the people of Bruges. In the summer there’s a sunny terrace in the back. The art works in the restaurants are a great conversation starter when there are some silences… A great place to return one day!

 

De Twijfelaar

Eekhoutstraat 24

8000 Brugge

050/34 15 44

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