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    ( 11 reviews )

Simon Stevenplein 5, Brugge, Bruges, Belgium, B-8000

Serves meat, vegan options available. Indian restaurant. Indian style decor and music. Small menu with several dishes suitable for vegetarians. Broccoli pakora, vegetable curry, aloo baighan masala with rice and naan. Open Mon-Tue 12:00pm-2:00pm, 6:00pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sun 12:00pm-2:00pm, 6:00pm-9:30pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, Indian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

11 Reviews

First Review by PaleIrishVeggie

delicious lunch - Edit

I love this place for a “more fancy” lunch. In the menu it’s clearly marked what’s vegan and other allergies info. Great tasty food. Big portions. I looovveee the vegan dumplings. So so good

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best Indian in Belgum - Edit

This must be my favourite Indian restaurant outside India... The service is great, the dishes are adapted to vegan if you request... tuesdays are vegetarian lunches. Great food!

Pros: Vegan when asked for

Cons: expensive

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Great Meal - Edit

Excellent Indian restaurant with outdoor seating in picturesque square. There is a set price including starter and main. Either meat or vegetarian, some options are vegan or they would adapt. The lady serving was very careful to make sure everything supplied was vegan, for example we got a roti instead of a naan. For starter we shared a dosa and onion bhajis, followed by vegan curries with rice and roti. Very enjoyable.

Pros: Vegan options, Nice terrace, Excellent food

Cons: Serves meat, Service a little slow

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Good vegan options - Edit

Nice to find a place that has actual vegan options on the menu in Belgium. Delicious. Great service.

Pros: good food, great service

Cons: The Naan was not vegan

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Authentic and friendky - Edit

The Bhavanis is an authentic and friendky indian restaurant in Bruges, Belgium. Vegetarians, esoecially Indians do often struggle to get proper vegetarian food that is tasty and true to palate when travelling abroad.
My wife and I visited this restaurant and were pleasantly surprised by the standard, the decor and ambience is authentic Indian, complete with classical Indian music to complete the experience. The staff are not just friendly but well informed about the discerning Asian pallets and work hard to cater to the variety if needs from Siuth Indian, through to Gujarati and Panjabi. The portions are admirable and very well presented in true Indian style. We celebrated my wife's 60th birthday and were truly spoiled!
While the prices do tend to be on the higher side, if you wish to enjoy proper I dian meals in Bruges, this mist certainly is the place!

Pros: Authentic cuisine, Excellent ambience, Very friendly staff

Cons: On the expensive side, Often table needs to be booked

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Don't even bother - Edit

We're both vegan, so we went in and ask if they have anything vegan. The answer was blunt "NO". Are you serious? Even if you are vegetarian place, at least try to make an effort!

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Fine food and thumbs up to the informative menu - Edit

My girlfriend and I have been to Brugge two times, both times we ate at Bhavani because we love indian food. A great thing about this restaurant is the informative menucard, which will let you know if there is any diary products in the food. The food is well tasting and well made, the atmosphere is very nice, and the price is standard Brugge, a little expensive.

Pros: Vegan friendly menucard, Wonderful atmosphere, Good food

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Expensive, overcooked, limited for vegs/vegans! - Edit

Don't go in! Very expensive for what you get!
It's been a while but OMG no more! We remember the dissapointment everytime we passed by or even reading that name. Visits the resto 2 times, 2 times a real dissapointment! The last time we asked for vegan problem they said! OMG, it was overcooked rubbish food! We even couldn't recognise the vegetables and the colors where mostly brown or even gone! Everything exept the rice was overcooked. Cheap white rice was ok. Not even a quality rice(brown) for so much money? Shame you guys! We paid so much money for so less food and still hungry as small eaters??? Shame you! Horeca in Bruges are mostly not friendly and abuse lots of tourists for the money, even there own people who lived in or near Bruges! For vegans it's negative, sorry! Better go to Ghent!

Pros: Nice environment but that's it.
Cons: expensive, overcooked, colorless, not very friendly! Dissaster for vegans!

Pros: Nice environment

Cons: expensive and still hungry, overcooked tastless colorless, not very friendly, don't visit

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Nice setting shame about the food! - Edit

As my husband and I are veggie, we thought we would go to an Indian restaurant as its always a safe bet for veggie options.

The decor and ambience at the restaurant was lovely with a log fire and really friendly staff. However, our foord was too salty! The starters and mains were so salty that we had to force ourselves to eat it. It was such a shame and just ruined our meal for us.

Such a shame as the restaurant was lovely and the service was good!

In hindsight after finding our starters salty, we probably should have asked them to make our mains less salty but we did not expect the mains to be salty too.

That aisde, plenty of veggie options!

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echt lekker! - Edit

Ein sehr leckeres indisches Restaurant. Der Wirt hilft bei der Auswahl der veganen Speisen und gibt detailliert Auskunft über die Zubereitung. Das Menü ist etwas teuer, aber eine Hauptspeise (ca. 15 Euro), eine Beilage, ein Geträunk: So kann man fur ca. 20 Euro gut essen.

J'ai vraiment aime ce restau indien. Le patron aide à choisir des plats vegetaliens et sait bien decrire les plats. Les menus sont un peu chers, mais on trouve des plats a 15 Euros, avec du riz et une boisson on paie env. 20 euros. Ce n'est pas trop, surtout a ce lieu, au centre touristique de Bruges.

Pros: friendly staff, excellent food, nice place

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A Regretful Experience - Edit

Being a vegetarian in Bruges is difficult.Expect to get mediocre pasta,pizza or cheese croquettes for extortionate prices.I did do my research,tried to stay away from the more touristy eating areas,and go with the best reviewed eating options.However, 'De Bron' was closed for the weekend,and most other places with great reviews and good veggie options such as 'De Bottelier' were fully booked, even a day in advance.

Like most places in Bruges,we knew this place was expensive when we entered, but as a tourist sometimes you are willing to overlook the price, in an effort to just try and enjoy yourself on holiday and hope that the food and service will match up to the price.My boyfriend's non-vegetarian food was mediocre and my vegetarian food was less than average; A lentil soup for starter(the cheapest at approx €7).Other options included a veg samosa or veg pakora at an astonishing €13. For the main,a curry of mostly brussel sprouts(€16) & plain basmati rice at an extra cost.

However our experience worsened when we received the bill. Having been overcharged for my order, I queried the owner. (Our €100 bill should have come to €8 less).It became apparent that although I ordered from the 'al la carte' menu and my boyfriend from the €33 'set menu',we were both charged the set menu price.The owner was immediately confrontational and condescending.I explained that the main problem was the fact that he did not make the restaurant's unusual billing process clear to us(which was only explained in a footnote in Dutch).He then calculated our bill again according to the 'al a carte' prices rather than the set menu prices,returned and smugly pointed out that if everything was charged at the 'al a carte' prices that it would amount to a difference of €1.50 less than his original bill.He asked if it really mattered or if we had known the policy, would we have ordered any differently.We said yes.He then demanded to know what we would have ordered! By this time the argument became a matter of principle rather than money and his attitude had made thing infinitely worse,souring our entire evening. Lastly he jeered, "What should I do? Give you a discount of €8?".I answered simply "Yes".He laughed arrogantly and said in a patronizing tone as he turned his back on us and walked away, "Pay what you want".We paid the bill minus the €8 and left.This was a horrible experience.The website is also a complete deception.The food and presentation looks nothing like they advertise.

Pros: Getting out of here

Cons: Expensive, Mediocre indian, Rude

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vegazosten 07 Aug 2014 - Visiting Bruges is mostly a dissapointment or a big problem for veggies and a dissaster for vegans.  

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