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Anzac Rest

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Polygon Wood | Lange Dreve 16 Zonnebeke Belgium, Ieper (Ypres) 8980, Belgium
+32 478 55 87 58
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“polygon wood” (7 reviews)
“brothers” (7 reviews)
“johan” (18 reviews)
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Belgian, Australian, Dutch, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Polygon Wood | Lange Dreve 16 Zonnebeke Belgium, Ieper (Ypres) 8980, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Johan was a wealth of knowledge and showed us around his shop and close by memorial that he is building. Johan also provided us with a book to review the more important sites during our walk through Polygon Wood...A must see..

Thank crakyl
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Johan is a delightful host. This place is a gem with good food, drink and history. Ideally situated this a must. We will be back for sure.

1  Thank Hollyncharlie
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We visited Ypres and the battlefields over a long weekend. We were exceptionally lucky to have called into The Anzacs Rest on our first night. The bar owner Johan gave us such an insight into the WW1 trenches and sound advice on where and when...More

Thank stevep1200
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This beautiful little cafe has so much character and is owned by one of the most interesting men I’ve met. The food is home cooked and the spaghetti was a highlight. They have a beer called the brothers that you can get no where else...More

Thank Sarahmgorton
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Here is a bloke who knows his stuff. Johan has a passion for the stories of the people that fought just over the road in Polygon Wood 100 years ago, and he has the experience in battlefield archeology to bring it to life. I will...More

1  Thank Jon M
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Anzac rest is great small bar-restaurant & museum Johan the owner & his wife are amazing & always happy to help recommend for a stop for lunch or just a drink

Thank james772015
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a small bar-restaurant run by Johan Vanderwalle and his wife and is a great stop-off after walking the length of Polygon Wood from the Australian 5th Division Memorial. The beer is cold and a pate salad lunch is great value and a real...More

Thank Will D
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Stopped in for lunch after a morning of battlefield tours. Lots of people, mixed crowd, but everyone friendly. Good range of beers on tap, cheap and tasty food. We had a couple of "croques": large, with good fillings and small side salad. Johan was fascinating...More

1  Thank A2B2_SurryHills
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Stopped off here whilst in the area & after reading the reviews. A must visit for any Australian's or others visiting the area (just by Polygon woods) - Johan is so passionate & provides a unique perspective on the Australian's part in the war &...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 28 November 2015

We stopped here as part of a group tour visiting WW1 battlefields. What can I say but AMAZING! We were served lunch and drinks and Johan, the owner, shared one of the most moving stories we heard on our tour. The atmosphere is lovely and...More

Thank Debbie F
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Belgian, Australian, Dutch, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Polygon Wood | Lange Dreve 16 Zonnebeke Belgium, Ieper (Ypres) 8980, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Ieper (Ypres)
  • Phone Number: +32 478 55 87 58
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