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De Volksbond

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$$ - $$$
Belgian, European, Bar
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Ieperstraat 26 | 8980, Zonnebeke 8980, Belgium
+32 51 77 98 38
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Great Leighs, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Excellent food. Superb choice of beers (I understand that they do a special taster menu with 10 beers but it would no doubt have to be booked). Also, it is one of the few restaurants in the area open on Tuesday evenings

Thank judicfitz
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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198 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We went with a British group to have diner in de Volksmond. There was serious time pressure because of the Last Post ceremony that had to be attended. Simon and spouse served a good dish with starter, main dish and dessert with good local beers, soft drinks and wine. They managed to serve us in one hour in order to... More 

Thank conrad57
High Wycombe, UK
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207 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

One of the pleasures of travel in France and Belgium is the opportunity to enjoy a great lunch or dinner and De Volksbond is one of my favourite places. If you're visiting the Museum De Volksbond is only a minute's walk from the car park. I had the beef stew and my son the burger. Both were excellent and served... More 

2 Thank David P
suffolk GB
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

It was our second visit in a year, after having visited Paschendale museum both times. Friendly and helpful, speaking great French and English. We ate the Belgian specialty of Carbonade which was served with salad and chips. Generous portion of the beef stew and when the chips had all gone, we were served a second lot which went down well... More 

2 Thank Sarah D
Dorking, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Visited De Volksbond during a cycle ride around the WW1 memorials for ANZAC Day on a very cold & wet day. As always we were made to feel very welcome. The food was excellent again & good value. The beer list is amazing & continues to grow, now above 125 & listed by style, brewery & distance away. Opening &... More 

2 Thank Roy M
Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

De Volksbond is a gem in Zonnebeke just opposite the museum and park. The food was fantastic, hearty and sensibly priced. The young owners, Simon and Saar were fantastic hosts and kept us entertained until closing time with a cheerful and friendly service. One of the best, if not the best place I have eaten in Belgium! Thank you!

1 Thank Adrian B
shipley derbyshire
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338 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

A very friendly eatery with quality good value food .Service was quick and warm.plenty of choice from soup to substantial meals.

Thank lorenzo01
Bicester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

We went to the Paschendale museum only to be told that the cafe next door is closed on Tuesday. We were directed to De Volsbond and were very happy we had been! We went for the croque monsieur and decided on the 2 round version. When it arrived it was accompanied by a large side salad and our snack was... More 

2 Thank KevinTobin467
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84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Situated on the main road into Zonnebeke from Ypres, there is ample unmetered parking along either side of the road, but be careful not to park in front of any double doors in the nearby houses, as they provide garage and garden access for the house owner. The restaurant is large by British standards, and has been lovingly restored to... More 

2 Thank Jeffandlin
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

I have been coming to this old (1920s - nothing survived WW1 here) place for 30 years. About 4 years ago I trolled up for lunch with my battlefield touring group only to find that the restaurant had closed for good, the old couple who ran it having retired. A bitter blow. Luckily Koklikoo by the chateau over the road... More 

1 Thank nickyarthur

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$41
Belgian, European, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ieperstraat 26 | 8980, Zonnebeke 8980, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Zonnebeke
  • Phone Number: +32 51 77 98 38
Traditional Flemish resturant, opposite the entrance to the Passendale Museum, Flanders

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?