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The Belgian Bar

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Rotorua, New Zealand
027 4975527
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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What a fantastic place this is right in the centre of Rotorua with a great host who certainly knows his beers. We had an excellent evening tasting some really good beers I even had a Fullers Pride which I would not normally drink back in the UK and it tasted more like a good quality Belgian beer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2012
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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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Ogden, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

While my husband and I were on our honeymoon we traveled to Rotorua. We took a walk to the Government Gardens, around the lake and then started our walk through downtown toward Kurari Park and saw this little Belgian bar which caught our attention. My husband had just come home from his deployment where he traveled home through Germany and... More 

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Rotorua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Loved the food, loved the music, loved the feeling of it. Great hosts as well. Make sure you ask for the seafood chowder. It is magnificient.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We had been talking about going there for awhile so were very disappointed when we got there and we were the only people there besides the bar man and band. The band were on a break and that was about 40 minutes, so they much have just sat down as we arrived. There were several other couples that walked in... More 

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

What a fantastic place this is right in the centre of Rotorua with a great host who certainly knows his beers. We had an excellent evening tasting some really good beers I even had a Fullers Pride which I would not normally drink back in the UK and it tasted more like a good quality Belgian beer. well done to... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Friendly pub with lots of beers but fairly pricey. Great music though

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Nz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Took a Dutch client here for a drink so he could have a beer from home! There was a huge choice of Belgian and other European beers, including a variety on tap including Hoegaarden and Hofbrau. Also had Fullers London Pride on draft - shame I was driving so could not drink. Electric tap not proper hand pump but you... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

What a place! A fantastic selection of great beers from Europe (primarily). Very relaxed atmosphere. We went out of season and had time to chat to the owner, who is absolutely passionate about his beers. Be careful though. If you're not used to European strength beers you may find yourself staggering home. PS: It is called the Belgian Bar, but... More 

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Wellington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2010

Stopped in here for a beer after a MTB ride. This place has a fantastic selection of bottled beers, recommend it to anyone who appreciates quality beer. We did not eat here but the place looked clean and tidy.

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Lorton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2009

Fab lamb shanks (2 per order), Hoegaarden Gran Cru beer, and NA Beer (surprisingly hard to find in New Zealand) in a pub setting playing the blues at a seeming inexpensive price (meals were around $20, beer around $5) Made for an incredibly relaxing meal – so much so that we didn’t bother looking for another restaurant the second night... More 

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Address: Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number: 027 4975527
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
Cuisine: Belgian

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  • Address: Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: 027 4975527

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian

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