Dinner was superb. Nevertheless, my husband looked longingly at the table next to us when a British couple and their two sons dug into a huge bucket of steaming mussels (my husband LOVES mussels). He just hadn't seen the mussels on the surprisingly large menu we had been given. He had already eaten most of his delicious stew and even he couldn't have eaten any mussels,or anything more that night.
The place was warm, crowded with a mix of locals and tourists amazingly served speedily and helpfully by one waitress. She clearly explained what a dish was like when we asked (the menu was in Flemish and English) as several of the dishes were indigenously Belgian,that is,Flemish. For days after we ate at the Sandpiper our son compared new meals unfavorably with the rabbit he had at the Sandpiper. Unfortunately, I didn't jot down the address of this real "find" and, as we paid cash,we hadn't a clue as to its address, so I e-mailed my host at Lokkedize and he e-mailed the particulars to me. He knew the owners personally.
Not unkindly,I can say the Superwoman waitress wasn't a day under 60! I'm an oldie too and applaud anyone of any age who performs with finesse. This to me is marvellous dining - excellent food and service at a reasonable price in a welcoming atmosphere.
December 6, 2001
From journal Bruges is beautiful