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“Good Home Cooking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of De Ruyffelaer

De Ruyffelaer
(Gustave) De Stuersstraat 11, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
003257366006
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Price range: $18 - $43
Cuisines: Belgian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Reading UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good Home Cooking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Excellent little restaurant away from the main centre of Ieper. The helpings are large and the onion soup and rabbit are really good and my wife recommends the chocolate mousse. Good friendly service run by a husband and wife team with the wife doing the cooking. You should definitely book as it is very popular.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
beckenham,kent,UK
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Nice meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We enjoyed our meal here and liked the surroundings. We were pleased that they were open on a Sunday evening as a number of other restaurants were closed.

Visited May 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Excellent Flemish food in traditional setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We received good service and were served excellent food in a place that looks like you entered a traditional Flemish home from long time ago, with memorabilia from the area. The owners allow space for the traditional Last Post ceremony held in Ieper, so I made reservations for us to arrive after that. I think the food offers great value for money, and expect generous enough portions (as it should be in a Flemish kitchen ;-). I had the rabbit, with really yummy mashed potatos. Open on a Sunday evening. Not suitable for large groups, I would say, but when visiting with friends I can really recommend the Ruyffelaer. And do ask the owner about the story behind the name!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Yummy Flemish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Excellent service, decent value, and the food was delicious. We recommend making a reservation. This is a good choice, if you are looking to eat some typical Flemish cuisine. very good.

Visited April 2013
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London
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Good feed, not all to my taste”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

We went here on Sunday night as there are not many places open on Sundays in Ieper. There was just us and another Brit couple. It is a lovely old fashioned room with interesting decoration and had a nice warm stove that we sat next to. I had salmon followed by a beef stew. The salmon was a bit odd with lots of dill and red peppercorns. Quite nice but not really my thing, I would have prefered a simpler flavour. The beef was fine, in a rich carrotty sauce and with nice mash. All in all I quite liked it.

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