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Old Tom Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Belgian, European
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Grote Markt 8, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
+32 57 20 15 41
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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568 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited here a couple of times in the past and have had different opinions but what a change the renovation has made to the place. Its an amazing change and took me some time to take in. I was used to the quaint old fashioned feel but it was getting tired. But to risk the change they have... More 

Thank SmilerP
Brussels, Belgium
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609 reviews
494 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a regular visitor to Ypres I have used Old Tom's often over the past few years - not only was it excellent for seafood, its interior was the only one on the Grote Markt which had character and charm. It was much loved by many Australian visitors. But its management has ripped out the entire interior and made it... More 

Thank higvin
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Old Tom's used to be our favourite restaurant in Ypres. It was one of the few to have kept its cosy and charmingly old-fashioned wood-panelled interior. Now it has been renovated and is stripped of all its former character and charm - the bright white walls make it feel like a hospital, which is not where I want to go... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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143 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This resto looks very flashy and new. Very nice. We dropped in to just have diner. Price/quality is correct. The menu offers the traditional range of products. Very friendly. We go back to this place

Thank KoenKarine
Antwerp, Belgium
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

It was two years since we last visited Ieper. Now, January 2017, we noticed the Old Tom had a brand new interior. One can ask whether this still fits the name "old tom" but that is a detail. A very friendly waiter, a new stylish interior and drinks and appetizers are nicely taken care of. (you even get a real... More 

Thank Tom V
Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Ypres is a lovely place with lots of battlefields history. Easy access to many of the war memorials and the poignant ceremony every evening at the Menin Gate memorial. An absolute must for anyone with an interest in WW1 or a love of Belgian food and beers.

Thank Lainy1605
Grantham, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a quick bite to eat after watching the last post at the gate before returning to out B&B. We were not disappointed. Price about right for the area and the quality of the food was good. Service quick and polite what mornek could you want.

Thank Dave W
Gosport, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Now under new ownership, we were unsure about eating here but asked a few locals and they said still very good, Se we decided to give it a try, I can honestly say not disappointed, Food was very well cooked and presented, Staff very nice clean and tidy, dining room much brighter and more welcoming. we were not rushed eating... More 

Thank Jayd61
Redhill, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Sept 30th pre-booked three course meal for 17. Returned after similar visit in 2014 visiting Ypres and the Somme. Booked three course meal in advance due to size of the party choice of Flemish stew or chicken. Approx 29E plus drinks. Excellent food and service. Excellent location convenient for the Menin Gate. Have also dined her with smaller group and... More 

Thank surreybee
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice; happy to recommend! Fairly basic menu but very tasty. Will certainly eat here again and enjoy a nice steak, pint and the view on to the square.

Thank harryh157

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, European
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grote Markt 8, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Ieper (Ypres)
  • Phone Number: +32 57 20 15 41

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