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Den Olifant

€€ - €€€, European,
De Stuersstraat 3, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
+32 57 36 73 62
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (9 reviews)
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Belgian, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
De Stuersstraat 3, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

A lady working at the In Flanders Fields Museum recommended this restaurant for lunch or dinner. We did not want to eat in one of the touristy places near the market square. The interior is lovely and they also have a nice garden. I am...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ursula M
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Arrived at about 7.30pm without prior booking; the garden tables were all full but we had a table next to the door with fresh air. Nice ambience and the staff were helpful in suggesting drinks - but terribly slow service - we waited nearly an...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank annie65115
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Poor service. Tasteless. Only able to choose 3 different meals per table....what??@! Pricey. Not impressed.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Sophie W
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Small menu but does not stop it being a lovely place to eat. I had the home made burger and it was so filling Menu is on a board ok so its not in english but the staff translated it all for us.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Jayd61
Reviewed 7 June 2018

We both visited just after it had opened for the day. The waitress was rushing about very quickly but very attentive with it. The place filled up very quickly and with a lot of locals. I had the lamb and couscous. It was cooked to...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Rick D D
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We came here on a Wednesday evening in April on a recommendation from our host. The menu was all in Flemish but the very kind waitress explained everything to us in perfect English. Food arrived promptly and was good. Wine was also pleasant, if in...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Citygirl19792014
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We arrived after attending the last post. We had reserved a table and the place was full. It has a lovely ambience and feel and the staff were very welcoming. We ordered drinks and a tapas starter to share. The tapas was a plate of...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Woodster2012
Reviewed 14 February 2018

We had a very short break in Ypres - 2 nights only - and asked our guest house host where is good to eat. She recommended Den Olifant as she had only received positive feed back from guests who had eaten there. We didn’t book...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank Jan A
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is a family-run restaurant in the low mid-range price. The staff are lovely, friendly and engaging, and knowledgeable. They speak good English. We dropped in for a light meal prior to attending the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, and were royally satisfied....More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Georges3350
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We asked our receptionist at the Albion Hotel for a recommended restaurant and we weren't disappointed when we had Dinner at Den Oliphant the food was prepared with love, presentation was excellent and we enjoyed every mouthful. Thank you.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Garybarber62
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$18
Belgian, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: De Stuersstraat 3, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Ieper (Ypres)
  • Phone Number: +32 57 36 73 62
  • E-mail
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