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Cafe Taverne de Dreve

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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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what can you say .not just a cafe / pub ,but a place to remember spend time with johan your host .what a man nothing to much trouble.after belguim beer and lovely food he spent time with us with storys and info that made our stay special .support his brother-in-arms memorial project when visiting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
ding11
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

what can you say .not just a cafe / pub ,but a place to remember spend time with johan your host .what a man nothing to much trouble.after belguim beer and lovely food he spent time with us with storys and info that made our stay special .support his brother-in-arms memorial project when visiting ,,,

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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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100 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The owner Johan ( John ) is passionate on the WW1 Polygone Wood history. He was part of the Digger Association and as a professional carpenter has made a lot of detailed drawings of WW1 dugouts, shelters and bunkers. He was also involved in recovering the "Zonnebeke five" remains of Australian troopers and the identification of 3 of them. He... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Lovely cafe bar with a great atmosphere, and loads of items relating to WW1 especially the Austrailians, we called in for a light lunch off their menu, specialist Belgium beer. Johan, the proprietor, is friendly and a wealth of knowledge on WW1 battles and archeology, has been on Time Team carrying out digs for tv. Well worth a visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Johan made me feel very welcome at his café. The food was very tastey and came with some fresh crunchy salad. This café also has so much history attached to it due to Johan and his support/respect he has for all who have fallen and fought in WW1. He shares what he has done for the Australian Diggers and also... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We visited Johan at the Anzac Rest cafe in August this year. Johan and his wife Natalia looked after us like family. Great beers, hearty food and all reasonably priced. we travelled here because we'd heard about Johan and this special place that honours our fallen diggers in the area. Johan is someone that all Aussies should hold dear. His... More 

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Echuca, Australia
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Step into this restaurant and step into WW1 history. Johan has a passion for chasing the not so obvious, especially the miners of WW1. He presents his research with a passion and an intriguing video and has the success to justify his passion. The entire place is littered with artefacts and gifts from grateful visitors. Service is friendly, swift and... More 

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Tayside
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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143 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Thank Steve K
Vancouver
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 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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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: French, Belgian, European, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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