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Den Olifant

$$ - $$$, European,
de Stuersstraat 3, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
+32 57 36 73 62
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“rueben” (2 reviews)
“burger” (5 reviews)
“salmon” (2 reviews)
12:00 AM - 2:30 PMAll hours
Belgian, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
de Stuersstraat 3, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed October 5, 2017

This is a family-run restaurant in the low mid-range price. The staff are lovely, friendly and engaging, and knowledgeable. They speak good English. We dropped in for a light meal prior to attending the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, and were royally satisfied....More

Thank Georges3350
Reviewed September 27, 2017

We asked our receptionist at the Albion Hotel for a recommended restaurant and we weren't disappointed when we had Dinner at Den Oliphant the food was prepared with love, presentation was excellent and we enjoyed every mouthful. Thank you.

Thank Garybarber62
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Whilst visiting Ypres to pay by respects to my Great Grandfather who died 100 years ago, we dined at Den Olifant. It is a bit off the beaten track & all the better for that. The Fair was in the Grote Markt & making a...More

Thank Lulubelle12
Reviewed May 25, 2017

We had a small group and arrived later in the evening so some dishes were sold out but what we had we loved. Service was fast and helpful.

Thank Steve D
Reviewed May 13, 2017

The building is very interesting. When we went there was hardly anyone there, but both specials were unavailable. Had the stir fry which was OK., Would like to give it another go before forming a final opinion. Great staff!!

Thank Warren O
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Walking in, we were told that we could sit at the bar until a table was available. The barman who we found out was also the owner, was so welcoming. He read out the menu to us and we could order our food straight away....More

Thank noseur
Reviewed November 20, 2016

I hadn't booked but, despite being busy they managed to fit me in. The service was excellent and the burger was about the best I have ever had. The chocolate mousse was pretty good too. Sadly I had to rush a little (my fault for...More

Thank OnThePlain
Reviewed April 25, 2016

We visit Ypres regularly and have always made a habit of drinking and often eating in Den Olifant. We visited as normal this last time we went, at the (lovely) new location. The first night we were there we just sat at the bar and...More

4  Thank eneia01
Reviewed January 4, 2016

Our host from Fields of Gold B&B suggested we try Den Olifant our first night in Ypers. Such a sweet little restaurant with a wonderful vibe. I had a vegetable pasta and I have to say it was the very best pasta dish I have...More

Thank Huggntrees
Reviewed November 3, 2015

We arrived as the restaurant opened at 6pm on Friday evening, and it was almost fully booked already. We wanted to finish eating by 7 so that we could get to the Menin Gate early so they fitted us in. We asked what would be...More

Thank Katytheviolinist
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $19
Belgian, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: de Stuersstraat 3, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Ieper (Ypres)
  • Phone Number: +32 57 36 73 62
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