What attracted us to Den Amand was its location in the middle of the Old Town (just off the Belfort’s large market square), but in a surprisingly quiet alleyway. Its offerings are the type targetted at the local clientele, which was reflected in the make-up of diners in the restaurant the evening we were there. It’s helmed by a talented female chef Ann Vissers, whose husband, Arnout, takes care of the front of the house.
We’d been nibbling/grazing our way through Bruges the entire day, so were looking for a light meal before catching the train back to Brussels.
Amuse-geule - Goat’s cheese, peppers, tomato & olive oil dip with biscuits
Pan-fried brill fillet, with seasonal salad, warm vegetables in a tulip-shaped pastry shell, and pomme purée (mashed potatoes) on the side
Cappellini vongole with mushrooms, zucchini, leeks and herb butter
The dishes were perfectly cooked and very flavoursome.
We also loved the service by M Arnout, who’s both genial yet quietly efficient. Highly recommended.
4 Sint-Amandsstraat, Brugge, 8000, Belgium
Mon-Tue: 12.00pm-2.15pm, 6.00pm-9.00pm
Thu-Sat: 12.00pm-2.15pm, 6.00pm-9.00pm
Closed on Sunday