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De Ruyffelaer

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(Gustave) De Stuersstraat 11, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
+32 57 36 60 06
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great local food

A very high standard of local food, friendly staff and good service. We enjoyed the rabbit and beef stew as main courses, both with melting meat. Worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
onlyhere4thebeer
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

A very high standard of local food, friendly staff and good service. We enjoyed the rabbit and beef stew as main courses, both with melting meat. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Make sure you book if at the weekend. Staff were really helpful and the dishes can be adapted for gluten free. Lovely quirky atmosphere in the restaurant. Definitely something different.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Definately the best restaurant we visited on our battlefields tour of France and Belgium. The ambience was great, a welcoming and friendly host whose wife was a brilliant chef. This is not nouveau cuisine but tasty wholesome Belgian food. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Try finishing of your meal with a Ruyffelgrog!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Incredibly understanding about our late arrival due to traffic. Lovely cosy restaurant producing delicious traditional Flemish fare. Terrines,rabbit casserole and beef stew all delicious. Nice selection of local beers to accompany plus small,reasonable wine list.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by locals. They serve good homey food (rabbit with beer and raisins, ham with mustard sauce, beef stew...) in a quite dark but very typical old-fashioned Flemish interior (dark woods, small statues to decorate). If I look at the pictures other reviewers have posted, I think they rarely change the menu. That's fine as the dishes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had dinner after the Menen Gate ceremony. The decor is atmospheric and being family run you are made to feel very comfortable. The food was hearty on a coolish evening and just what was needed.Excellent quality and a fey minutes from the centre

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Verwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Excellent home cooking! Delicious and filling, great presentation Menu is limited and geared towards local cuisine which I liked

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a small restaurant in the heart of Ypres serving local food. Portions are large and filling so don't have much for lunch. We had a chicken dish and a ham joint - both slow cooked and delicious.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

If you're planning a weekend break in Ypres, then I would recommend a Friday or Saturday night at De Ruyffelaer. Family run delivering fresh, beautifully cooked and delicious food. I selected the set menu of the day and could not fault. This is a small friendly restaurant that needs booking in advance. You won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Another recommendation by the owner of Mimi's (see separate review). He managed to book us in and even walked us to the door. Food superb - we had three courses and each was faultless. Oud yper beer a fine accompaniment. We're going back tomorrow night.

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Additional Information about De Ruyffelaer

Address: (Gustave) De Stuersstraat 11, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 57 36 60 06
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Ieper (Ypres)
Average Prices: USD 17 - 39
Cuisine: Belgian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: (Gustave) De Stuersstraat 11, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Ieper (Ypres)
  • Phone Number: +32 57 36 60 06

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 39
  • Cuisine: Belgian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine

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