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“Poor food and dito service”
Review of Den Anker

Den Anker
Ranked #28 of 127 Restaurants in Ieper (Ypres)
Cuisines: Belgian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Restaurant den anker ligt in het hoekje van de marktIedereen is welkom van groot tot kleinWij staan open voor groepenWees welkom!
Reviewed February 10, 2014

We had dinner in this restaurant on a Saturday night. From outside the place looked promising, especially when we read the menu. Inside, the restaurant looked very messy, with a plastic box of table napkins on the floor and (unused) table cloth on the back of our seats. We had a menu for 23 euros per person, which was not worth the money at all; the starter was one shrimp croquet (which is being offered outside the menu for 9 euros!), which came right out of the freezer, accompanied by some salad and dried bread. The main dish was beefstew, which tasted like dog food: not fresh, very chewy and lots of fat. The only thing we enjoyed about that menu was the last part... the coffee. We also had mussels for 21 euros, which were also far from fresh, and not worth the price. The fries were not freshly cut. Service was poor and looked very inexperienced (I even had to ask for my silverwear). To conclude, this restaurant is not where you want to go if you want to enjoy good food. It has a nice open fire though, which makes it as a nice place for a quick coffee or drink.

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Thank Philippe V
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

Den Anker isn't quite right somehow. It's very bright and not especially well laid out. It was quiet the evening we visited and on the face of it seemed to offer good value for money especially as they do a prix fixe menu. The food, however, didn't live up to expectation - one of our party had the famous Flemish stew which, frankly, was second rate - there are better options close by.

Thank Ronnie90
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

We visited Den Anker on our last evening of our Battlefields Trip. The Den Anker restaurant was very good, they provided us with a good meal of chicken and chips which we all loved. The dessert was disappointing but the whole meal was good value. The service was excellent. There was also a menu if you were not part of a group.

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Thank Adam W
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Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Slow service, in a supposed to be higher class restaurant. High price, nice design, but many details are really unprofessional (trash on the chairs, waiters wearing casual clothing, holea in the napkins...

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Thank Fellowtravelling
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

Visited as a party of four. Good service, good quality of food and drink good atmosphere. Veggies will struggle.

Thank northantsshiner
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