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Cafe Taverne de Dreve

Lange dreve 16, Zonnebeke, Belgium
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Ranked #1 of 3 restaurants in Zonnebeke
Cuisines: Belgian
Most recent review
- Jul 16, 2014
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Armagh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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
39 helpful votes 39 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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222 reviews 222 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 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
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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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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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london
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279 reviews 279 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Johan and Natalie look after you in a very friendly welcoming way. Lots of good beers, wine and spirits. The memorabilia mainly to Australians but great piece on Harry patch. Big car park. And marque as well. Some great new badges for the "brothers in arms" supporting the memorial. Great to send some time here over Anzac period. See you... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Lancing, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I've been to De Dreve three times now. Its location on the edge of Polygon Wood is perfect for exploring the area on foot, leaving your car in the car park before or after enjoying food and the convivial company of the owner Johan, a world-recognised expert in the field of WW1 excavation and tunnelling, who is always willing to... More

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london
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279 reviews 279 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

the home of the Australian tunnellers and the project "Brothers in Arms" make this an even more special place, Johan helped write the book beneath flanders fields, help at frommelles, and many other places. with Natalie dispenses a number of draught beers, a wide variety of bottled beers and several pages of food. waffles with fruit included. with the various... More

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