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“Slow Service”
Review of Den Anker

Den Anker
Ranked #30 of 124 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!
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Slow Service”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

Problems with the orders. Of two Flemish stews ordered only one arrived, the second turning up in time for dessert, although to be fair they only charged us for one without us having to ask. Food was left on the service area for some time, which for the chocolate mousse & ice creams resulted in liquefied puddings. No bread was provided to soak up the stew although we later saw a container full of pre-cut chunks of French stick on the bar. Chips were not enough for four & more had to be ordered, which again delayed the meal. Quality of main courses was good, steaks excellent although they were slightly more well done than expected in Belguim.

Visited July 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Farnham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Poor service, tried to overcharge, average food food, great location.”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

The only reason to use this place is because of the excellent location...and they know it! The service is poor, we ordered milk shakes and two ham and cheese omelettes and when they eventually arrived they had no ham but were ok in themselves. We told her this and all she said was that she had told the kitchens we ordered ham and cheese, no apologies etc.we also asked for mustard and our waitress said she didn't know if they had mustard and she never came back to tell us or offer another condiment.

Our bill still showed the ham and cheese which made it approx 6 euro more than just cheese alone and when we reminded her of that she said that is what the computer showed and still waited for the money. We had to be quite assertive and say it was wrong and we were not going to pay for food we had not received, she then went back and brought a correct bill. She spoke near perfect english and never once said any form of "sorry" or thanked us for our business.

An elderly Belgian couple on the table next to us ordered a stew as their main meal and they complained about the quality of the meat, I did not understand the actual words but the waitress seemed dis-interested and the lady customer seemed annoyed, most of the meat was left and just the vegetables eaten.

If you have plenty of time then maybe have just a drink here as the location is superb, go expecting poor indifferent service but a great place to enjoy the history and surrounding activity, finally check your bill carefully.

  • Visited July 2014
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Stirling
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Meal with a view”
Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Situated on the square den anklet s a smashing place for an evening meal. Good choice of food and we had no problems with the service. It is nice to be nice! Food came in no time and enjoyed by all of our party.

Visited June 2014
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Camberley
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Lunch at Den Anker”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

Situated in the market square, we had a quick lunch between morning and afternoon visits to the battlefields nearby. Sat outside and all three of us had shrimp croquettes with frites. Service was fast, food hot and excellent quality - my favourite place for lnch in Ypres

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Great steaks, slow service”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Went here with some mates whilst on a Leger Tour, prior to attending Last Post at the nearby Menin Gate. One of several restaurants in a row on the Grote Markt and as such bit of a tourist trap. Our waitress was friendly enough (and put up with our silliness) but service was a little slow, not helped by a huge coach party who arrived whilst we were there. However steaks were delicious, best I've had for long time. Prices probably seem steep to locals, but very much location location I expect.

  • Visited May 2014
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