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Old 12-09-2011, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I have just booked a Eurotunnel/Hotel break over the Festive Period and was wondering whether anyone could recommend a few nice restaurants, cafes and even places to visit. We are based in Bruges but will radiate throughout Flanders.

I know all three cities quite well but have not really been there for many years so am out of date on certain things like restaurants and cafes.


Probably looking for a couple of of special occasions restaurants and a few good value places. I love Belgian and Northern French cuisine so local stuff even better.

if anyone can help that would be much appreciated.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:00 PM
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Location: Eureka CA
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My info is 15 years old but Bruges is much older. I stayed at t' Bourgoensche Cruyce, a 14th century inn with half a dozen rooms up a creaky staircase with an excellent restaurant on the ground floor. My room looked out on a canal and onto the Duc de Bourgogne , also a great restaurant. My first night there I was disappointed not to see swans. Then came down the canal a rowdy bunch in a boat who had obviously had a few too many beers. They spotted me watching them and implored me to come boating with them, jumping into the canal to make their point. Late that night I looked out again and there they were- five or six swans right under my window, glowing phosphorescent in the dark. Thank you so much for reminding me of that wonderful trip.
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Awesome mooseketeer, let me get back to you on this, my exgf is living there!
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: on an island
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We went to this place in Lille in 2009.
Le Hochepot
It was not spectacular but the atmosphere was cozy.
I will be waving to you from Toulouse, we leave tomorrow!
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