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Cafe Taverne de Dreve

Lange dreve 16, Zonnebeke, Belgium
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Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in Zonnebeke
Cuisines: Belgian
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My wife and I attended the Anzac Day ceremony at Buttes Cemetery in Polygon Wood this year. De Dreve is walking distance from the cemetery. Johan is in my opinion the best person to talk to regarding the conflicts that occurred in this part of the world. He is a kind, generous man who has a passion for educating people... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What is so much more? The owner Johan Vandewalle!!! He is the author of Beneath Flanders, and a bona fide expert on tunneling and dugouts in the area. He was so kind as to show us a film of him finding and helping identify the bodies of soldiers recently unearthed in the area. His primary passion is the Brothers-in-Arms Memorial... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

OK place for a snack or spaghetti. They have a good selection of bottled beers. I am not very found myself of the decoration and atmosphere. To my feeling it looks too much as an old-fashioned 'Bruin (brown) café' - this term comes from the decoration with brown chairs and tables - but looking at the comment of the others,... More 

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Unexpectantly we arrived for lunch here whilst visiting the Ypres Salient. What a great surprise - the price of a pint was half what we had been paying eslewhere and our lunch was already prepared - our guide, I think had organised it. Great local pate, ham, cheese, salade and local bread. There was a world of space and friendly... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We came across this place quiet by accident after visiting the Polygon Wood area on ANZAC day 2013. Its owner, Johan, is truely passionate about Australian and New Zealand involvement in the liberation of Belgium in WW1. He openly shares his extensive knowledge of the area which stems from his personal involvement in various archeaological projects in the area. Now... More 

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Felbridge, United Kingdom
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256 reviews 256 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Stopped here for a drink after visiting Polygon Wood Cemetery. It's owner is very friendly and full of information about WW1, and the bar is decorated with lots of Aussie war items and photos. There's also photos of Harry Patch who had visited several times. Johann the owner spent quite a bit of time telling us about the exacavations he's... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A great location for the battlefield region. You can get excellent info from the owner. Unfortunately, the food they're serving is from a low level. If the food would have been better, this could be one of the nicest places in the region. Nice playground for the kids, however some maintenance would be welcome.

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Hamilton NZ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We visited this place June 2013, we were visiting the Buttes Cemetery just down the road, Johann was just so helpful with regards to our relative remembered at the cemetery, he found out where his battalion would have fought & showed us some old trench maps showing us this area. Definitely a highlight of our trip being the 1st members... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Johann is a character with a passion and interest in WW1 history. He has been involved with many tunnel digs and the recovery of 5 Australian soldiers and hopes to build a Brothers in Arms memorial to these soldiers. The cafe has very tasty freshly prepared snacks.

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San Francisco, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We stayed probably five hours, taking only a break to go to Ipres to see the Last Post. Then it was back to Taverne de Dreve for more Belgian beer and more stories with Johann. Take a look at our short video while we were there. Johann 'damed' me as an ambassador of the Brothers-in-Arms. http://traveltalkmedia.smugmug.com/SmugPreview/Belgium-2014/37927303_MCxzmt#!i=3147663910&k=SsvMzg7

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Address: Lange dreve 16, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Zonnebeke
Cuisine: Belgian

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