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Den Olifant

$$ - $$$, European,
De Stuersstraat 3, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
+32 57 36 73 62
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rueben” (2 reviews)
“burger” (9 reviews)
“pork cheeks” (2 reviews)
Belgian, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
De Stuersstraat 3, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at about 7.30pm without prior booking; the garden tables were all full but we had a table next to the door with fresh air. Nice ambience and the staff were helpful in suggesting drinks - but terribly slow service - we waited nearly an...More

Thank annie65115
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Poor service. Tasteless. Only able to choose 3 different meals per table....what??@! Pricey. Not impressed.

Thank Sophie W
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Small menu but does not stop it being a lovely place to eat. I had the home made burger and it was so filling Menu is on a board ok so its not in english but the staff translated it all for us.

Thank Jayd61
Reviewed June 7, 2018

We both visited just after it had opened for the day. The waitress was rushing about very quickly but very attentive with it. The place filled up very quickly and with a lot of locals. I had the lamb and couscous. It was cooked to...More

Thank Rick D D
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

We came here on a Wednesday evening in April on a recommendation from our host. The menu was all in Flemish but the very kind waitress explained everything to us in perfect English. Food arrived promptly and was good. Wine was also pleasant, if in...More

Thank Citygirl19792014
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We arrived after attending the last post. We had reserved a table and the place was full. It has a lovely ambience and feel and the staff were very welcoming. We ordered drinks and a tapas starter to share. The tapas was a plate of...More

Thank Woodster2012
Reviewed February 14, 2018

We had a very short break in Ypres - 2 nights only - and asked our guest house host where is good to eat. She recommended Den Olifant as she had only received positive feed back from guests who had eaten there. We didn’t book...More

Thank Jan A
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $18
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, 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
  • E-mail
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