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#126 In Flanders Fields: Water en Vuur, Diksmuide (2)

Restaurant review #126 – Water & Vuur in Diksmuide is a restaurant at the foot of the IJzertoren (Flemish peace monument) in Diksmuide (48km from Bruges). The restaurant is situated in a renovated cargo boat, on the banks of the IJzer (Yser). During World War I, the front was mainly situated along the banks of the Yser. 2km from the restaurant, you can visit the ‘Dodengang‘ (Trenches of Death), with galleries and trenches in which soldiers fought during WWI. Water & Vuur is 23km from Ypres. We’ve been to Water & Vuur several times over the years, and there’s already a previous review on our blog here. This review is from a recent visit in Spring of 2017. Water en Vuur literally translates as ‘Water and Fire’. It is not a vegan restaurant, but standardly has some vegan options, like seitan stew. The fries are baked in plant based oil. We know from previous visits that portions are rather big, so we didn’t order an appetizer. We were served this amuse gueule with our drinks, which was nice: The food was great. Always nicely presented, with …

#26 – Restaurant Water en Vuur, Diksmuide ****

Restaurant review #26 – Water & Vuur is a restaurant at the foot of the IJzertoren (Flemish peace monument) in Diksmuide (48km from Bruges). The restaurant is situated in a renovated cargo boat, on the banks of the IJzer (Yser). During World War I, the front was mainly situated along the banks of the Yser. 2km from the restaurant, you can visit the ‘Dodengang‘ (Trenches of Death), with galleries and trenches in which soldiers fought during WWI (see photos below). Water & Vuur is 23km from Ypres. The restaurant is well know among vegans in the area, because it is one of the few restaurants (or actually maybe the only restaurant) in the area that standardly has vegan options available. The menu also explicitly states that fries are baked in vegetable oil (beware, in Belgian restaurants and fast food stalls, fries are often baked in animal fat, see our page with general tips). It’s nice Water & Vuur offers a variety of fresh juices. On this visit, we ordered a Water & Vuur juice (6,5€), which is with apple, pear, red berrie, orange, elderberry syrup and …