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$$ - $$$
Belgian, European, Dutch
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Elverdingestraat 8, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
+32 57 20 28 38
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Mon 12:00 - 14:00
Thu - Mon 18:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Showing 49: English reviews
Belfast, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

We visited with a large group of young people and whilst the portions were generous the food was quite poor. If you are on a budget then it will work but with a choice I'd go elsewhere.

Thank Cjhodges
Newbury, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We came here as part of a local partnership with Poppies hostel with a group of Air cadets. We had a really nice soup to start followed by a very large bowl of excellent pasta with sauce and it was as much as I could eat (and I love my pasta:-) this was followed by our "pudding" which was a... More 

Thank Briar54
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

The food was OK the chicken stew could have done with more flavour. We were asked twice if more chips were required during the meal so generous portions. Friendly staff but it’s just the interior of the restaurant is lacking feels bit like a McDonald’s or café very bland.

Thank lancsrick
Langley City, Canada
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448 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Went here with my students on a school trip to Belgium (from Canada). Made reservations for 30. The restaurant was incredibly accommodating for a large group, and even able to accommodate the fact our bus was late. The kids were really looking forward to all the options available, but when we got there we found out we had to choose... More 

2 Thank lysmekah
London, United Kingdom
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299 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Great food at sensible prices .good varied menu great selection of beers and friendly staff we visited several times and pretty much worked our way through the menu, we were never disapointed

Thank GarryGT
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I have been to the Utopia on a number of occasions and have not been disappointed. The service, the food are of a high standard. The Flemish stew is the best in Ypres. The menu is wide and varied and caters for all tastes. Recommend contacting the restaurant to reserve your table. Highly recommended.

Thank Eddie M
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140 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

This vast restaurant caters incredibly well for multiple coach parties at one time. The service is excellent and the food is good too. The only drawback is that chicken and chips seems to be the standard fayre so anything else does seem to cause a few issues. If you book for a large party, don't be surprised to find two... More 

Thank TheBandmaster
Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

We were recommended by the owner of Alice House and they were spot on the Flemish stew and salmon dishes we had were delicious - I can highly recommend the Cointreau coffee to finish too!

1 Thank Jo L
Ampthill, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

We used this restaurant on Sunday evening. Maybe not the best time as a lot of tables were reserved.( we were in just as they opened). We both had steak which was lovely. But the service was not very friendly, as we seemed like they did't really want us there as two coach loads of school children came in half... More 

1 Thank Ian N
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Great, honest food at reasonable prices a few minutes walk from the central restaurants. The pepper steak was outstanding and the chicken with curry sauce and rice was a real winner. Lots of Belgiums (rather than tourists) eating locally which is always a good sign.

Thank Simeonovo

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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 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, European, Dutch
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elverdingestraat 8, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Ieper (Ypres)
  • Phone Number: +32 57 20 28 38

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