#82 – Nice light lunch at new bistro Grün, Bruges ***

Restaurant review #82 – Grün is a new bistro in the city center of Bruges, not far from ‘t Zand and ‘t Zilverpand. On their facebookpage, Grün describes itself as a “healthy food restaurant“, “Take out Deli” and a “green hang out spot“. I had read on social media that they have vegan options, and phoned beforehand to inquire and make a reservation, and yes, they confirmed they have vegan options.

Grün, interior, Bruges
Grün, interior, Bruges
Grün, Bruges, interior
Grün, Bruges, interior

We were there for lunch on a weekday and the place soon filled up. There’s also a nice terrace in the back, and some tables in front of the bistro. It’s a spacious, bright place, soberly decorated, not so comfy chairs though.
There did not seem to be a lot of vegan dishes available on the menu card, but some dishes could easily be adapted to make them vegan (with either falafel or baked tofu).

menu, Grün Bruges
menu, Grün Bruges
menu Grün, Bruges
menu Grün, Bruges

We had the Lebanese salad (avocadohummus, roasted cauliflower, carrots and instead of haloumi, we choose falafel, 14€) and the plat du jour, which was pearl couscous with salad (and instead of lamb we ordered it with tofu, 14€).
No fresh juices available, but we had a an applejuice (2,50€) and a rhubarb juice (3,20€). The rhubarb juice was a really nice discovery!

Organic apple juice and rhubarb juice (3,20€)
Organic apple juice (2,50€) and rhubarb juice (3,20€)
plat du jour with pearl couscous and Lebanese salad, each 14€
plat du jour with pearl couscous and tofu and Lebanese salad with falafel, each 14€

When we visited, there were no vegan desserts available yet, but from August 2016 onwards, Grün will sell and serve vegan pastry from Madame Bakster!
So we just had a coffee. It would be nice if they could pay attention to detail here and offer some vegan cookies or chocolate (and we got cow milk – the waitress acknowledged the mistake and apologised and said they do have soymilk available).

Coffee, ditch that dairy!
Coffee

Grün also offers take away: nearly all the dishes in the counter are vegan, some dressings are not.

take away at Grün, Bruges
take away at Grün, Bruges
take away counter at Grün, Bruges
take away counter at Grün, Bruges

In sum: Nice food. Reasonably priced (considering it’s the city center of Bruges), although rather small portions. Service was swift and very friendly, and no problem to go check with the kitchen for ingredients and possible vegan options.
Comfort could be a bit better (wooden chairs and not so easy stairs going up to the toilet), but it’s not the place for long dining anyway (note that Grün closes at 8PM!).
Looking forward to go back and taste that pastry from Madame Bakster 🙂

A great new addition to Bruges, I wish more places like this would pop up over town!

Grün, location
Dweersstraat 4
8000 Brugge
0476/92 85 80

websitehttp://www.grunbrugge.be/

See our lists of restaurants where vegans are welcome in the menu section of The Bruges vegan! List restaurants in Bruges and outside  Bruges.

Grün, Bruges, front of the restaurant
Grün, Bruges, front of the restaurant
Toilet at Grün 1st floor (steep stairs), clean and tidy and colourful :-)
Toilet at Grün 1st floor (steep stairs), clean and tidy and colourful 🙂
Grün, Bruges, interior
Grün, Bruges, interior
Grün, terrace at the back
Grün, terrace at the back

2 Comments Add yours

  1. carmen says:

    Looks so appetizing and the ambience is magnificent!

    Bon Appetite!

    ❤ carmen

  2. Sophie33 says:

    This looks like a cool place to hang out! Fa photos & a killer review!

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