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“Wonderful Little Restaurant”
Review of De Ruyffelaer

De Ruyffelaer
Ranked #2 of 128 Restaurants in Ieper (Ypres)
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $43
Cuisines: Belgian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed December 7, 2012

We booked a meal at the De Ruyffelaer Restaurant on the strength of the glowing Tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. Even by the high standards set by the majority of Belgium restaurants, our evening was exceptional. The charmingly quirky decor gave a promising first impression and things just got better.

Other reviewers have mentioned the rabbit meal - it is every bit as good as the reviews suggest but every course that we saw looked to be of the same high standard. Service was friendly and relaxed, all of which resulted in a memorable evening.

One tip - this is a small restaurant so booking is essential but well worth it.

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4  Thank FiveStarSoni
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deruyffelaer, Eigenaar at De Ruyffelaer, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you,
greetings.
Christian.

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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Wow What a find. We were taken here by the "in laws" and were blown away by the food and the atmosphere. If its still on the menu try the Rabbit It's to die for. The owners wife is the chef and what a cook. We will be back.

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2  Thank PeteNBarb_10
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deruyffelaer, Eigenaar at De Ruyffelaer, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you,
greetings.
Christian.

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Reviewed November 28, 2012

The food was excellent and there was plenty of it and the host friendly, the atmosphere relaxing, warm and rustic. What's not to like? The choice of food was local and, though the menu was a little strangely laid out, I wanted to try lots of the different dishes.

Guess I'll have to return again to try them.

Oh yes, the Venison was amazing.

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2  Thank Kimbers34
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deruyffelaer, Eigenaar at De Ruyffelaer, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2017

Thank you,
greetings.
Christian.

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel owner as his number one recommendation. I can see why. It offers excellent food and friendly, prompt service in a small, rustic room decorated with antique bits and pieces. Restful Celtic music plays in the background. When we asked about the origin of the restaurant's name and logo, the owner rushed off and returned with a framed description in English. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at de Ruyffelae, then walked the ten minutes to the Menin Gate for the last post ceremony.
I highly the recommend this restaurant for a delicious meal in a restful atmosphere.

1  Thank gars
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deruyffelaer, Eigenaar at De Ruyffelaer, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2017

Thank you,
greetings.
Christian.

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Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

Though it seems a little unwelcoming from the outside there is a great atmosphere inside and most importantly great menu options. The set menus would be a good choice and the celery soup was superb as was the rabbit

Friendly hosts and good service rounded off with a reasonable bill. Excellent meal !

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1  Thank malcra
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deruyffelaer, Eigenaar at De Ruyffelaer, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2017

Thank you,
greetings.
Christian.

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