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De Ruyffelaer

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, European
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de Stuersstraat 11, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
+32 57 36 60 06
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Went here for dinner last Sunday night, started with the pate, excellent then the Rabbit it was delicious as I've said in another review Belgium isn't a cheap place to eat but again this was worth it.

2 Thank Bigbert2011
Ghent, Belgium
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

This is a restaurant inspired by the time of our grandparents. This concept is translated into a very nice interior which takes you back in time and a menu with dishes based on the old Flemish kitchen. The delicious food and the friendly hosts made the evening complete. I can strongly recommend anyone who wants to have a nice evening... More 

1 Thank wlannoey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

Great Belgian food, not too heavy but filling and well presented in lovely dinine room. Staff really helpful, explained menu and leant me a charger.

2 Thank chibiyi
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Very good food, nice atmosphere, much better than main square. We had pork knuckle and it was delicious

1 Thank Neil G
Antwerp, Belgium
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

We booked this restaurant while visiting Flanders Fields and enjoyed a delicious diner.The restaurant is runned by a couple who are cooking and serving.Here you can taste Flemish gastronomical dishes in a warm house style interior. The wine card has small but excellent variety.

2 Thank laika2ra
Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this place by our WW1 tour guide, and is was spot on. About 5 minutes walk from the main square, the four of us walked in on a Friday night (we had made a reservation earlier that day) into a very quirky wood panelled restaurant decorated in the Flemish style The food was excellent, the menu simple... More 

2 Thank Chris H
Darlington, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

We wanted to go to an authentic Belgium restaurant and the hotel receptionist at the Ariane hotel recommended here. It is not very large so we were lucky to get a table as it was very busy, I would recommend making a reservation. It is quaintly decorated and the guy serving was polite and took the time to talk to... More 

2 Thank Chris B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

We stumbled across this little restaurant, the barman was very helpful Great food traditional Flemish cuisine We would highly recommend this little place and advice to book

2 Thank boxdarryl
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

Post Menin Gate Post, wandering , loads of restaurants then just off centre stumbled across this one. It was a cold night and this was winter cosy , specialising in local Flanders food, was good, interesting and worth going to.

2 Thank Adam S
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Booked this online for a party of 8 and hoped for the best. We were not disappointed. Just off the main square this is a real surprise, and such a treat. Wonderful setting with local Belgian cuisine, all cooked to perfection. The gentleman who served us was so thoughtful and efficient, nothing was too much trouble. I will certainly return... More 

2 Thank Paul M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $38
Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: de Stuersstraat 11, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Ieper (Ypres)
  • Phone Number: +32 57 36 60 06

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?