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Belgian Beer Cafe Dubai Festival City

#263 of 5,627 Restaurants in Dubai
#272 of 5,913 Places to Eat in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Belgian, Fish & Chips, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub
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Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 701 1128
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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat - Wed 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Description: Dubai's original Belgian Beer Cafe assures its visitors an authentic...
Dubai's original Belgian Beer Cafe assures its visitors an authentic experience of an olden day bistro from early 1920s Belgium. Old fashioned beer taps, imported memorabilia and antique floor tiles line the restaurant giving it a warm, rural and lived-in feel, which you are sure to appreciate while enjoying the wide range of Belgian beverages. The authenticity also spreads to the kitchen, where hearty favourites of the homeland, such as the signature "Moules-frites" (mussels with fries), can be found. Enjoy Happy Hour every Sunday and Monday between 6pm to 7pm where you can buy one and get one free on selected beverages.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere and view

If you are in Dubai it's well worth a visit as you get a different view of the City . Food and service very good and reasonable price

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Phil B
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you are in Dubai it's well worth a visit as you get a different view of the City . Food and service very good and reasonable price

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This place is a Must do in Dubai, especially if you are staying at the Intercon Festival City or the Crowne Plaza. It has all the usual food and drinks favourites. When the weather allows, they have an extensive terrace and a great view across the creak looking over to the BK. Of the several times, i've been, the place... More 

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La Londe Les Maures, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great beer menu and a very nice terrace. What I appreciated most is that you have a side of the terrace for smokers and one for non-smokers. Well served beers! Great for drink after the conference dinner

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IHGDubaiFestivalCity, Executive Assistant Manager - Food & Beverage at Belgian Beer Cafe Dubai Festival City, responded to this review

Dear “laviela” Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Belgian Café Dubai Festival City I am delighted to read your positive feedback on Belgian Café DFC. We take great pride knowing that we are achieving our goal to provide great service and excellent food and beverages to our guests. I appreciate your kind remarks... More 

Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Too much food, but Great, had chicken wing appetizer very good, then had the viener schnitzel too much food it was delicious with the Beer. The fries were outstanding crispy just some of best fries I ever had.

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IHGDubaiFestivalCity, Executive Assistant Manager - Food & Beverage at Belgian Beer Cafe Dubai Festival City, responded to this review

Dear “JSIGLOBAL” Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Belgian Café Dubai Festival City I am delighted to read of your wonderful experience of the food and beer selection at Belgian Café DFC. I will be glad to share your fantastic remarks to Chef Joseph and his team to inspire them more to deliver... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you are looking for somewhere to eat that is relaxed, has great food and is reasonably priced, then I would recommend a visit here. The outside seating area looks on to the Creek and is lovely in cooler months. My favourite dishes is the Belgian stew, well worth a try.

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IHGDubaiFestivalCity, Executive Assistant Manager - Food & Beverage at Belgian Beer Cafe Dubai Festival City, responded to this review

Dear ” Pmcd04” Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review of your experience at Belgian Dubai Festival. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed the experience that Belgian Café DFC has to offer from the ambiance, to our great selection of food. I appreciate your positive remarks as it tells us we are on... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Really nice atmosphere and a beautiful view over the Dubai Creek. A really nice selection of beer and especially for the Mussle night I will come again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Ten of us met here after dinner for some drinks. There are (2) floors and a outside seating area with a great view. The bar was packed, but we were able to find a table big enough for us. We only had time for (1) drink before last call. The beer selection is nice and I will visit again if... More 

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IHGDubaiFestivalCity, Hotel Manager at Belgian Beer Cafe Dubai Festival City, responded to this review

Dear "Kyle L" Thank you for taking the time to share your recent dining experience at Belgian Cafe Dubai Festival City here on TripaAdvisor I am delighted to read your kind remarks on Belgian Cafe DFC. Thank you for choosing to spend your after dinner drinks with us. It is great to know that you will visit us once again.... More 

angus scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great food,service and atmosphere.we stayed at crowne plaza festival city for a weeks stay,the Belgian cafe is in the hotel ,so great night without having to leave your hotel.good menu choice and excellent choice of beers

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IHGDubaiFestivalCity, Executive Assistant Manager - Food & Beverage at Belgian Beer Cafe Dubai Festival City, responded to this review

Dear “Ejed” Thank you for choosing to dine at Belgian Café Dubai Festival City and for sharing your feedback here on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed dining at Belgian Café. I appreciate your positive remarks on our menu and our beer selections. It feels great to know that our guests are happy on the food and... More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great service and food is also very good. If you don't smoke stay clear of the smoking areas. Although they are pretty hard to find

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was just my wife and myself revisiting but it was amazing how many of the staff remembered us - again. As ever there was a tremendous buzz about the place, with people coming and going, and by mid evening both inside and outside are quite stretched. This does not, however, hamper the service nor the speed at which the... More 

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Additional Information about Belgian Beer Cafe Dubai Festival City

Address: Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 701 1128
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
Cuisine: Belgian, Fish & Chips, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 701 1128

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Belgian, Fish & Chips, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Bar scene

Description

Dubai's original Belgian Beer Cafe assures its visitors an authentic experience of an olden day bistro from early 1920s Belgium. Old fashioned beer taps, imported memorabilia and antique floor tiles line the restaurant giving it a warm, rural and lived-in feel, which you are sure to appreciate while enjoying the wide range of Belgian beverages. The authenticity also spreads to the kitchen, where hearty favourites of the homeland, such as the signature "Moules-frites" (mussels with fries), can be found. Enjoy Happy Hour every Sunday and Monday between 6pm to 7pm where you can buy one and get one free on selected beverages.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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