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Cafe Taverne de Dreve

Belgian, European, Pub
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Lange dreve 16, Zonnebeke, Belgium
057-46-62-35
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
De Dreve/Anzacs Rest: Worth a Visit

Visited just over a month ago and again this week; both times had a lovely lunch and drinks at a very reasonable cost. We were made most welcome by Johan the owner of De Dreve. He is a kind and passionate man and is a veritable mine of information on the Great War fighting in this area. We were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Tayside
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Tayside
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Visited just over a month ago and again this week; both times had a lovely lunch and drinks at a very reasonable cost. We were made most welcome by Johan the owner of De Dreve. He is a kind and passionate man and is a veritable mine of information on the Great War fighting in this area. We were shown... More 

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was our local bar as we were staying at De Akkerwinde B&B - great place to visit as the owner Johan has many great stories of WW1. The beer is good and cheap, the food is so so but it's cheap so it's what you pay for. Next to Polygon Wood

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Roma, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Worth a visit just to talk to the entertaining owner, Johan. The service was good, considering that we were a coach load of 40 people, and several car loads of people had turned up just before our arrival. The food was okay and the beer cold and reasonably priced. Lots of Australian memorabilia.

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Vancouver
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is our second time to the restaurant. The first time (2 years ago) the service was poor and the attitude un-friendly. The chap is passionate about the battlefields and is worth the visit to chat with him. However, we really enjoyed the crepes and waffles. We decided to try again. The first waitress came and we requested a menu.... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Home of the Australian tunnellers and brothers in arms memorial charity. Serves snacks and lots of good Belgium beers Johan and Natalia will look after you. Masses of Australian memorabilia.

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Leiston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stayed at nearby excellent Akkerwinde B&B. Spent evenings at De Dreve. Full of locals, and landlord was a mine of information about the 1917 events in the area - and also showed us British historical TV films in which he played a major role. Good snack menu and great beer.

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Visited the Cafe in July last year - great surprise. We had a great lunch and the beer was half the price of those in town bars. Great memorabilia. My group (Friends of the Somme Portadown Branch will be visiting France/Belgium for 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and would like to visit de Dreve cafe for lunch... More 

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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lange dreve 16, Zonnebeke, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Zonnebeke
  • Phone Number: 057-46-62-35

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian, European, Pub

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