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Belgian Beer Cafe

InterContinental Hotel | Bainuna Street, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
02-6666888
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Ranked #136 of 1,584 restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Cuisines: Belgian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Went there twice, being Belgian. The beer selection is impressive. Unfortunately, the food was disappointing: my husband had ordered Liege-style meatballs, a favourite of ours in Belgium. Unfortunately, he couldn't eat them because they were very, very dry, a shame really when you know what this dish is supposed to taste like. I had the chicken liver and the mussels... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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88 reviews 88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Keep in mind to order the Leffe Brune when you come here. It is simply AMAZING if you like dark beer. As for the food: - The steak is bland - The fish and chips is bland - The mussels are really good - The meatballs and mashed potatoes are good

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Lancashire, England
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56 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed at the IC during the World Cup and on the 2 occasions we tried to dine here it was packed with noisy fans watching the many TV screens set up to watch the games. I mentioned that we were residents and even tried to book a table but was told that it was 'first come, first served' which... More

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Brooklyn, Ohio
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72 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This place is located in the 1st floor of the Intercontinental Abu Dhabi. It opens earlier than any place I know around here (1600, food from 1700). I ordered the Flemish beef pie. It's your standard Shepherd's pie with beef covered in a crisped whipped potato layer. There is no veg in this dish just meat and potatoes. It's a... More

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Shanghai, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I have been there few times, nothing special neither the food nor the service is good. During June they serve Shisha, and i only go there to have my Shisha.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Food is really simple but great! Never had a bad meal there and I doubt I will. The selection of Belgium beers is pretty good too and they offer you a small sample if you are not sure what you would like. Always very busy later on in the evenings, not so bad early on but always best to book... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Good place for a quick but good meal in the evening. Sit outside when it's not too hot. Efficient and friendly service. Sufficient range of foods. Enjoyed a good steak. Being part of the Intercontinental the Belgian Cafe Abu Dhabi does not have it's own website which is unfortunate. Very popular place.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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79 reviews 79 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Located in the Intercontinental, the Belgian cafe is a great hangout for Thursday night meetups. Be warned though... everyone else in the city seems to have the same idea and if you come late you will not get a seat. This place gets extremely crowded on weekends. Beer prices are average for Abu Dhabi and range from 30-60 dirhams depending... More

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Somma Lombardo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The only fault is the service, poor and slow but the food is great! Great choice of beer also. I tried mussels and beef too, both excellent!

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Legnano, Italy
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68 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Feel like the typical brasserie you can find in Belgium but Holland also. This place offers the best beers, meat, chicken, pig, roast and whatever you need to feel in europe while in the middle east.

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