An ancient city in the Flemish province of West Flanders, Ieper (as it’s known in the Flemish tongue) has enjoyed financial and cultural status since the 12th century. Today, visitors can check out remnants of its impressive past, including ramparts that date back to 1385 and an historic moat, which now is a haven for wildlife. Ieper found itself in the middle of World War I and suffered tremendous damage to all of its buildings, but has been both reconstructed in its medieval style and built up with modern structures.
Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)
4.5 based on 900 reviews
You will discover a brasserie where cosiness is the key word in this typical historical building. Pop in for a nice meal and taste the regional beers!- Tourism Ypres -
We arrived without booking and they managed to squeeze us in as long as we had left by 8pm. That was fine as we needed to leave by 7.15pm ourselves.
The food was nice,beef stew and fish stew. My beef was very tender and tasty and I loved the chicory slaw. My husband commented that there was too much sauce with the fish stew compared to the amount of fish, however it was tasty. His mashed potato was lumpy ( he has a real issue with this and had to have my chips instead).
The beers were good and the staff were very friendly.
Good simple food in a great environment - we left happy :)
4.5 based on 228 reviews
I had a business dinner with Kiwanis Ieper. Fantastic Flemish menu: steak béarnaise, pommes frites and salad, good wine. Exquisite taste. Lady of the house, the chef and staf as usual high professional standard, giving you a posh feeling. We had dinner in the bigger restaurant room with all equipment available for a presentation. High standard interior with a huge chimney depicting wood carved hunting theme, one feels back in time in first class restaurant. This is a fine restaurant, well known by locals. If you are looking for a place with high standard menu and for value for money outside Ieper center, this is a place to go.
4.5 based on 222 reviews
With 2 Michelin stars, this is a world class restaurant hidden away in a residential villa on an unassuming street in Flanders Fields' capital Yper. The dishes are rich and classy, with a more rustic approach than most contemporary haute cuisine. Service is straightforward, friendly yet unaffected. Recommended!
4.5 based on 280 reviews
My wife had fish two nights running, there not being great choice for coeliacs. First night, OK. Second night, she asked for the fish to be cooked a little more but was still unsatisfied and (being coeliac) is very wary of eating anything she is not entirely comfortable with. The fish was returned uneaten. As we left, the owner told us in no uncertain terms, loudly and with pointing finger - the fish was perfect, the fish was perfectly cooked, we will pay for the fish! In other establishments, the manager would simply acknowledge the situation, express disappointment, maybe knock something off the bill. Not this one; so we argued about the meaning of customer service. This concluded with him giving us the whole meal for free (spiting himself) and barring us from the restaurant. Bizarre behaviour.
If you do eat there, be aware that the portions are huge and not enjoyably so.
4.5 based on 279 reviews
Charming service, cosy surroundings, great beer, delicious home cooked local specialties and good value. Well worth the short walk away from the bustling centre to find this gem. Especially good if you are in a reflective mood after attending the last post ceremony.Thank You Alex and laura.
4.5 based on 356 reviews
Given the high quality of the food, the service and the ambience, we were surprised at how easy it was to book a table last Thursday and how quiet the restaurant was. It may be because it is not in the main tourist square, but tucked away in a side street with little obvious signage. But only two minutes walk from the Market Square, and well worth finding!
We enjoyed an amuse bouche, baked prawns, and one of us had deer calf fillet, and the other an excellent rack of lamb. Both main courses exceeded expectations, and melted in the mouth. The desserts were also very good.
The young lady who welcomed and served was friendly, polite and efficient. Compliments to her and the chef.
We will definitely return when next in Ieper.
4.5 based on 210 reviews
Try our original specialty coffees or some top notch Chinese tea, you can stay as long as you want.
4 based on 260 reviews
Eight of us booked here after the Menin Gate ceremony, and had a very good satisfying meal in nice surroundings. Fish casserole, steaks, lasagnes, and of course chips all round (they seem ubiquitous round here), all very generous portions, and decent wines. And it all came to 33 euros each... amazing. And the Cloth Hall lit up at night afterwards, the streets of Ypres so atmosphereic... Recommended.
4.5 based on 400 reviews
This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel and booked a table for us as it gets very busy. The service was very good and the food excellent. Some of our group chose the fish stew and they were very complimentary about it. I chose the steak and it was the best steak I have eaten for many a year. Cooked to absolute perfection and delightfully set out on the plate. No hesitation in recommending that you visit.
4.5 based on 171 reviews
Souvenir represents contemporary gastronomy. Being in the heart of agriculture in Belgium, we seek to fully use everything that nature has to offer us. We aim to create a well balanced cuisine, based on vegetables by passionate farmers, high quality fish from responsible fishermen and meat from local producers. With such quality produce to work with, we hope to inspire our guests with innovative and delicious food that evolves with the seasons. We work with fixed menu's, varying from 38€ (weekmenu) to the range of 58€ - 78€ (gastronomic menus) Our menus change constantly and can therefore not always be communicated in advance. If there are any requirements concerning allergies or diets, please let us know when making your reservation.
Menu is limited to a tasting menu 5 or 6 courses), but you can make substitutions for dietary requirements. Starter and dessert magnificent, middle courses very good. Top quality. This is not a cheap option, but when you compare it to paying €25-30 for a main course at other restaurants in Ypres, it is worth considering.
We had the wine menu as well - and I did not rate some of the wines. All very well being single artisan vineyards, but a couple of choices were an "acquired taste", let's say.
5 course tasting menu with the wine menu was €110 each.
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