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Cafe Taverne de Dreve

Certificate of Excellence
Belgian, European, Pub
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Lange dreve 16, Zonnebeke, Belgium
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had dinner here twice - the spaghetti bolognese is amazing and the pancakes are great too! Johan is very friendly and accommodating. The outdoor area is so nice to sit in, and they keep birds which were interesting to watch :) Johan gave us a mini-tour of the war museum upstairs - it was quite an incredible collection, all well... More 

Thank RoJ91
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Lovely host & hostess, food was lovely. Great outdoor space for children too. Definitely worth stopping by if you are near.

Thank PittneyB
Exeter, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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 ,,,

Thank ding11
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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129 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

Thank conrad57
Worcester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

Thank melvyn r
Brisbane, Australia
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69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

Thank Daniel_R011
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 

Thank Tanya S
Echuca, Australia
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94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

Thank John G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

Thank Anne M
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178 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 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

Thank BandMa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Belgian, European, Pub
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lange dreve 16, Zonnebeke, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Zonnebeke
  • Phone Number: 057-46-62-35

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?