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Cafe Taverne de Dreve

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Belgian, Cafe, European, Pub
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Lange dreve 16, Zonnebeke, Belgium
+32 57 46 62 35
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Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Johan the owner had a wonderful special opening for the group of 24 people visiting the battlefields of the australiens specifically and the great cemetery of Tyne cot The welcome was terrific with a homemade soup warm because of the cold He had also made a wonderful plate with big ham and cheese toasts and salade crudités He was explaining... More 

Thank Annelise081255
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for evening dinner - full of locals so a great atmosphere, the spaghetti was good and there's a bar too. There's parking out the back. It's Johan that makes this place though - particularly the little WW1 museum that he has put his soul into upstairs - all in all a special find!

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Cradley Heath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Amazing place bar-restaurant & museum . Good place to take a break during your battlefield trip to have a coffee or beer or a little lunch

Thank james772015
Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

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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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 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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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 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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198 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 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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79 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 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 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, Cafe, European, Pub
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lange dreve 16, Zonnebeke, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Zonnebeke
  • Phone Number: +32 57 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?