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Den Anker

Grote Markt 30, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
+32 57 20 12 72
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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“steak” (34 reviews)
“stew” (19 reviews)
“moules” (7 reviews)
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Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Grote Markt 30, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have used this restaurant many times over the past 15 years but today was such a disappointment. Good food ruined by cramped surroundings, although there were many empty tables, poor service, no air conditioning, and flies!

Thank Margaret E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used to be a must place to go when in Ypres. However the great food was ruined by poor service. We were left to sit for ages without menu. Pre dinner drinks were served after the starter was served. Had to ask a second time...More

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in here with friends in the early evening before the Menin Gate ceremony. It was a good move, it was heaving afterwards. The restaurant is in the main square next to the Cloth Hall, great for people watching and the hustle and bustle of...More

Thank CRose8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant either inside or sitting outside overlooking the ancent square. Right next to the famous Cloth House. The whole area is steeped in the history of WWI. Very good menu - steaks are nice and wholesome - the Belgian stew as rather good...More

Thank tony c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I walked into Den Anker on the main square in Ypres (Ieper) I was welcomed straight away and got to choose a table. The snack that came with the aperitive (spicy toast with a fish paste) was lovely. The shrimp croquettes, chips and salad...More

Thank michele4444
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited during a tour of Ypres Salient and Somme WW1 battlefields. Managed to get a table as it was vacated by another couple, the only one left on the terrace. Plenty of room inside but it was a glorious evening with temps still in the...More

Thank 1turnedup
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We ate dinner here one evening and it was an enjoyable meal. We tried the Flemish Stew everywhere we went and the Den Anker version was as nice as others we tried. I had the draft Passchendaele ale which was ok, not as nice as...More

Thank Rooombiter
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Overall a disappointing experience. Service was very slow and without any charm at all. We ordered duck/cannard from the menu but that was not available. So we ordered moules/mussels also from the menu, again not available. My husband then ordered lamb (32E) which was good...More

Thank K s
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Average food, average service, average atmosphere.However price is above average, if you can get a table go next door to Klein Stadhuis.

Thank BigMalcBedsU_K_
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We were looking for a good place for lunch and decided on this restaurant as it looked to be popular. The staff were all so helpful without being pushy. The 3 gents in our party had the Flemish stew and my sister and I opted...More

Thank Bea_K186223
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grote Markt 30, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Ieper (Ypres)
  • Phone Number: +32 57 20 12 72
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Restaurant den anker ligt in het hoekje van de marktIedereen is welkom van groot tot kleinWij staan open voor groepenWees welkom!
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