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“Simply perfect”
Review of De Steenen Haene

De Steenen Haene
Ranked #23 of 127 Restaurants in Ieper (Ypres)
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Belgian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 1 October 2013

The Magnifcent Stone (close English translation of the name) is truly Magnificent.

Hilde and Wouter are the proprietors of this wonderfull restaurant. Make sure you are hungry when you visit, the meals are substantial and excellent. Although the menu is in Flemish Hilde will translate.

Will we visit there again? Definately.

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Reviewed 19 August 2013

The booking for a Friday evening was easy (we got the hotel to do it on our behalf). That said you will need to do it well in advance to ensure you get a table on your chosen evening noting that the restaurant is popular with both tourists and locals alike.

The Restaurant is outside of the town walls down a quiet country lane (about 10 minutes by car from the Main Square) and has its own parking.

The restaurant is in a rural setting (being an old restored farm house) with ivy covered outside walls. It has separate ‘rooms’ inside, but all have the same modern Flemish ‘artistic’ elegance and ambiance. The nicely set tables are placed to in such a way that gives both space and ensures privacy.

The wine list is very good and the food menus handed out are in Flemish, however an English translation by one of the staff is always on hand (as well as the menu being available in English from the web – for those with I-pads or smart phones there is also free Wi-Fi available).

The waiters were all very professional, polite and had faultless table service. The menu offered is not overly large, but definitely had something on it for all (but you may struggle if you are a total vegan). However, do expect generous portions and a chef’s complimentary appetiser at the beginning. Each course did take time as one would expect when items are being cooked to order. To their credit the food presentation also appears to matter as did the freshness of the ingredients.

I have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant to all who wish to participate in fine dining off the beaten track – well worth the effort for a perfect occasion and setting.

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Reviewed 14 August 2013

For several years "De Steenen Haene" has been one of our favorite restaurants. The food is delicious, the atmosphere serene, and the servers are very friendly. It was the place where my husband propsed to me. After we moved to the USA, coming back to Belgium every year, this restaurant is always our choice as the place to have our family get-together. Unlike most restaurants, where going with a group of people can be difficult to stisfy everyones taste, but at "De Steenen Haene" we know everyone will find his/her choice.
First of all "De Steenen Haene" is a rustic place, with contemporary touches ; an old farm house, completely restored to be an oasis of peace. The tables are set in a way that you won't bother the other customers, and can keep your privacy. There is also a well kept garden, absolutely beautiful, and when the weather allows it, you have the opportunity to take your cocktail and appetizer, or even your lunch/dinner on the patio. The food is very tasty and presented very nicely, almost art. The waiters are very professional and caring of the customers. It's a place that glows with a very bright positive aura. "De Steenen Haene" is the place to be !!!

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Thank Marquita-Patrick
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

We chose this restaurant for the easy access, just outside of Ypres and hoped to sit outside. Unfortunately the weather wouldn't let us enjoy the lovely terrace. But we enjoyed good food and very friendly service. The menu is in Flemish, which I found refreshing, as it definitely is not a tourist trap. English translation by the owner is on hand. Prices are adequate and I am really struggling to find anything wrong. We will return when back in the area.

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Thank petitefraise
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

We had planned a nice evening to celebrate our anniversary.

As our previously experiences in this restaurant, we could enjoy a tasty meal in a quiet and cozy atmosphere. We have been served smoothly and friendly.

In short, our evening at this restaurant was successful and we would recommend it to anyone!

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Thank TineLyphout
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