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De Fonderie

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, Belgian, European, Dutch, International
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Polenlaan 3 | 8900, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
+32 57 36 45 80
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant looked attractive with varied menu . However response from manager to a disappointing steak was unfriendly and unsympathetic .

Thank Jane H
Ypres, Belgium
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We've eaten here a number of times and each time it has been as good as the first time. Excellent tasty food, good service and a lovely interior. Definitely a place to eat if you're spending time in Ieper.

Thank GenevraYpres_Belgium
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a lofty/industrial feel to it. Nice design. Was very busy for lunch. I arrived later than all the other tables, so we had to wait quite a bit for our food. We got some appetizers in the meantime. Had one of their suggestions asparagus with salmon and poached egg which was excellent. Tea for dessert which was... More 

Thank Akketje
Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Four of us had booked a table the previous evening. When we arrived we were seated upstairs in a small echoing room where a large party had a small child who was constantly crying. We asked to be moved as the main restaurant downstairs was almost empty, it was early, and we were not going to be there for more... More 

Thank Chris H
Usk, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

This is a top echelon restaurant, could well be the best in Ypres, it serves excellent food and has an excellent ambience.

Thank ian j
Dorset, United Kingdom
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421 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Had a good meal here with many varied dishes on the menu. Attentive service and nice atmosphere- even if it does look rather barn-like inside: after all it was a foundry in a previous life. One point I learnt from the management was that in Belgium you cannot ask for tap water but always have to pay for bottled water-... More 

Thank oilmanDorset_U_K_
Voorburg, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We dined on the menu of the month, with risotto, venison and desert/coffee. The food was tasty, very well cooked and well presented, including a starting 'bite'-amuse. Staff was friendly and the atmosphere fine. It was a busy night, so likely we were a little rushed to get the second sitting in!

Thank emco-NL
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

Visited here with a colleague and some local Flemish friends. I had a saddle of Hare, cooked to perfection, followed by a dessert of total chocolate heaven. Fantastic restaurant, well worth a visit.

Thank Ferozeshah
Gunnison, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Wonderful restaurant - great service. Knowing we are Americans, our waitress spoke to us in English and made us feel very welcome. Lots of locals which is always a good sign. My moules and frites were fabulous.

Thank skiingsailor
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

We were late arriving in Ypres after driving straight up from Paris and wanted a good meal, not too "fancy" yet good quality and service to end a long day. We couldn't have asked for more at De Fonderie. Clearly a local yet upscale restaurant that is very well run...great, attentive service with smart recommendations that delivered excellent food. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Belgian, European, Dutch, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Polenlaan 3 | 8900, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Ieper (Ypres)
  • Phone Number: +32 57 36 45 80

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