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#53 Vegan Fine dining at Auberge De herborist, Sint Andries, Bruges ****

Restaurant review #53 – Auberge de Herborist is a gastronomical restaurant (Michelin*) located just outside Bruges, in Sint Andries (near Oostkamp). Although it is situated close to the highway (E40) you need to take a lot of small roads to get there, as there’s no exit closeby. The restaurant is in a rural setting, with its own large herb garden, as the name of the restaurant already leads to suggest (herborist). I had mailed a long time ago if a vegan menu was possible (stipulating what we do and do not eat) and got confirmation. So finally, some months ago, we made a reservation. We had a 5-course menu, paying 79€ (without drinks). 1L sparkling water was 12€. The chef Alex Hanbuckers came to great us personally (at least we think it was him, I’m not really sure!) and explained that everything was plantbased and that he for example uses gellan (not to be confused with gelatin) for gelifying. That was reassuring. But we were served bread and butter during the start of the meal. Before having any, I asked the …