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For immediate assistance with reservations at Bij Koen en Marijke in Bruges, including how to book, modify, or cancel your table, please visit our Reservation FAQs.


Our process is simple, efficient, and straightforward, ensuring you get all the information you need for a seamless dining experience. Find quick answers and enjoy hassle-free planning for your next visit to our restaurant.

  • How can I make a reservation?
    Please make your reservation through our online booking system available on our website. This is the fastest and most direct way to secure your table.
  • What about reservations for more than 4 people?
    For groups larger than four, kindly email us at with your desired date, time, and number of guests. We'll confirm your booking details as soon as possible. Due to our cozy space, please understand that we have limitations on accommodating larger groups.
  • Is a deposit required for all reservations?
    Yes, a €25 deposit per person is needed to confirm your booking. This deposit will be applied to your bill at the end of your meal.
  • Can I cancel my reservation and get a refund on my deposit?
    Absolutely, deposits are fully refundable up to 24 hours before your scheduled arrival. This policy helps us manage our intimate dining space efficiently.
  • What if I'm running late?
    If delayed, please notify us via our booking system's mailbox or WhatsApp. Your table will be held as your deposit secures your booking, but please note, late arrivals may affect your dining experience duration.
  • Do you have a time limit for dining?
    We usually allocate 3 hours per booking, which comfortably accommodates our dining experience. If you wish to extend your stay, just let us know, and we'll accommodate based on availability.
  • On which days are you open?
    We're open for unforgettable dining experiences from Monday to Friday. Please remember, we are closed on weekends.
  • Can you accommodate large parties?
    Due to the intimate size of our restaurant, we're unable to host very large groups. This ensures that every guest enjoys the cozy and personalized experience Bij Koen en Marijke is known for. For bookings larger than four, please contact us directly to discuss how we might accommodate your party.
  • What are your opening hours?
    Bij Koen en Marijke is delighted to welcome guests from Monday to Friday, 18:00 to 23:00. We're dedicated to offering you unforgettable dining experiences during these hours.
  • Are you open on weekends?
    We cherish our weekends for family and rejuvenation, so the restaurant is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. This helps us ensure that we're at our best, ready to serve you with renewed energy each week.
  • Do you serve food throughout your opening hours?
    Yes, our kitchen is bustling and ready to serve you delightful meals throughout our opening hours. However, to give you ample time to enjoy your dining experience, we accept our last reservations at 22:30.
  • Can I visit the restaurant outside of the opening hours?
    Our doors are open and our team is available to serve you within our specified operating hours. For private events or special inquiries outside these hours, please contact us directly, and we'll do our best to accommodate your request.
  • Is there a best time to visit for a quieter dining experience?
    If you prefer a quieter atmosphere, we recommend visiting on Mondays or Tuesdays, or right at the beginning of our opening hours at 18:00. These times typically offer a more serene dining experience.
  • What type of cuisine does Bij Koen en Marijke offer?
    At Bij Koen en Marijke, we specialize in Belgian cuisine with a modern twist, focusing on steakhouse classics and grill favorites. Our menu is a celebration of local flavors, brought to life with our wood-fired grilling expertise.
  • What makes Bij Koen en Marijke unique?
    Our restaurant is more than a place to eat; it's an experience. With Koen's mastery of the flames and Marijke's unparalleled guest service, we offer a dining atmosphere that's as warm and inviting as the food is exquisite. Our open kitchen concept allows guests to witness the magic of their meals being prepared, making each visit memorable.
  • Is Bij Koen en Marijke suitable for special occasions?
    Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or any celebration in between, we’re honored to host your special occasions. Our intimate setting and personalized service make for an unforgettable event. For reservations larger than four or special requests, please contact us directly.
  • Do you change your menu?
    Yes, our menu is a living, breathing entity that evolves with the seasons. We pride ourselves on using the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients, which means our offerings change to reflect the best of what's available.
  • What is the atmosphere like at Bij Koen en Marijke?
    Imagine a cozy, warmly-lit space where modern elegance meets rustic charm. Our restaurant is designed to make you feel at home, a place where you can unwind and indulge in the pleasures of fine dining amidst the historic beauty of Bruges.
  • Can I buy a gift card for Bij Koen en Marijke?
    Yes, gift cards are available and make a wonderful gift for food lovers and those looking to experience the magic of our restaurant. Please visit our website or contact us directly for more information.
  • Where does Bij Koen en Marijke source its ingredients?
    We pride ourselves on partnering with local farmers and producers to source the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Our meats, vegetables, and herbs are hand-selected from nearby farms to ensure that every dish we serve reflects the rich flavors and quality of locally-grown produce.
  • Are the ingredients used at Bij Koen en Marijke organic?
    Whenever possible, we choose organic ingredients for our dishes. Our commitment to sustainability and health means prioritizing organic produce that meets our strict standards for quality and environmental care.
  • How do you ensure the quality of your meat?
    Quality is paramount at Bij Koen en Marijke, especially when it comes to our meats. We work closely with trusted butchers who understand our high standards for animal welfare, sustainability, and quality. Our meats are sourced from farms that practice humane rearing methods, ensuring not only the wellbeing of the animals but also the superior taste of our dishes.
  • Do you offer any locally brewed beers or local wines?
    Absolutely! Our drink menu features a carefully curated selection of local Belgian beers and wines. We believe in supporting local breweries and vineyards, which is why we strive to introduce our guests to the finest local beverages our region has to offer.
  • Is Bij Koen en Marijke family-friendly?
    Absolutely! Families are the heart of our restaurant. We warmly welcome guests of all ages to enjoy our culinary creations. Let us know if you need any special accommodations for the little ones.
  • Do you cater to dietary restrictions and food allergies?
    Your health and satisfaction are paramount. Our menu offers options for various dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices. Please inform us of any allergies or restrictions when you make your reservation, and we will accommodate you to the best of our abilities.
  • Is your restaurant accessible to guests with mobility challenges?
    Yes, we ensure that everyone can enjoy their dining experience comfortably. Our restaurant is accessible to guests with mobility challenges. If you have specific needs, please contact us ahead of your visit so we can make necessary arrangements.
  • Are pets allowed at Bij Koen en Marijke?
    We adore animals, but due to our unique open kitchen setup where meals are prepared in view of our guests, we must adhere strictly to health and safety regulations. This means, regrettably, we cannot accommodate pets in our dining area. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and clean environment for all our diners. Service animals, in compliance with legal requirements, are an exception to this policy.
  • Can you accommodate large groups or private events?
    Due to the intimate ambiance of our restaurant and our commitment to providing a personalized dining experience, we unfortunately are not able to cater to large groups. Our limited space means we’re focused on hosting smaller, more intimate gatherings, ensuring every guest receives the attention and care that Bij Koen en Marijke is known for. We truly appreciate your interest and understanding, and we're more than happy to recommend alternative arrangements for larger celebrations.
  • Do you offer options for guests who don't consume alcohol?
    Yes, we offer a variety of non-alcoholic beverages, including mocktails, juices, and sodas, ensuring everyone has a toast-worthy drink in hand.
  • Do you have vegetarian options on your menu?
    Yes, we are pleased to offer a selection of vegetarian options that are as delicious and thoughtfully prepared as our other dishes. Our menu includes vegetarian-friendly choices to ensure all our guests find something to savor.
  • Can you accommodate vegan diners?
    While our standard menu features a few vegetarian options, we are more than happy to cater to vegan diners with advance notice. Please inform us when making your reservation, and our culinary team will craft a vegan dining experience that aligns with the same high standards of quality and taste our restaurant is known for.
  • How can I inform you about my dietary preferences or restrictions?
    We aim to provide a welcoming dining experience for everyone. You can let us know about any dietary preferences, allergies, or restrictions by mentioning them in the special requests section when booking online or by directly contacting us ahead of your visit. This gives us ample time to prepare and ensure your meal meets your needs.
  • Are there gluten-free options available?
    Absolutely! Our menu offers several gluten-free options. We understand the importance of catering to our guests' health and dietary needs, so please don't hesitate to ask our staff for recommendations or more information on our gluten-free dishes.
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