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“Outstanding dining experience on par with Michelin-star contenders”
Review of Decouverte

Decouverte
Ranked #64 of 128 Restaurants in Ieper (Ypres)
Cuisines: Belgian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 13, 2014

We had a great dinner here already back in November during a week-end stay in Ypres.

The restaurant is run by a couple. She works as front-of-house, and he runs the kitchen.

Menu design, ingredient quality, taste combinations, textures and presentation were all of very high standing. Clearly, there is much attention to detail and "savoir faire" going on here. All of our questions were easily and competently answered.

Having eaten at many of the Michelin-star restaurants in a 250 km radius of Ypres, we were very impressed with our overall experience here, as well as cost / value ratio, and rate this restaurant as being easily on par with numerous 1-star contenders.

Speaking to the lady of the house, we understand however that it is not their intention to join those starred ranks, and as this can indeed change the character and, importantly pricing of a restaurant applaud their decision.

If you are looking for a great dining experience in a nice town-house setting smack dab in the middle of Ypres and within very easy walking distance of the major hotels there then treat yourself to this experience.

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We searched for a fine restaurant with that something more on the plate... and we got it!! Nice AND affordable menu, stylish combinations, good wine pairing... so a place to recommend. Starting with some fine appetizers, afterwards the (super) langoustines with bacon, the second fish dish even better, to top with the pigeon breast... this guy knows how to cook and his wife is matching excellent wines with each service!!

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Reviewed November 15, 2013

Demure decor that would have benefitted from some colour. We took the full menu with specialist wines with each course and were very surprised that much of the food and wine were French. A more locally sourced menu would have been a delight. At around 175euros for two, including wine, it comes under the 'fine dining' heading.

Thank TravelLife100
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

We visited this restaurant on a Monday night when many restaurants are closed. The food and service was exceptional and the owner very helpful and informative. The restaurant is two blocks from the main tourist cafes and restaurants and so is quiet and free from the crowds. Kevin from Melbourne

1  Thank nellie125
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Your meal at this restaurant will take at least three hours but is a wonderful way to spend an evening. the atmosphere is very good and your food is beautifully presented by your host. it feels like Michelin quality without the star (yet) so expect to pay a bit more but to have a memorable evening.

1  Thank Steve_n_Alwen
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