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Belgian Beer Cafe Dubai Festival City

#232 of 5,726 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Belgian, Bar, Pub, Fish & Chips
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Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 701 1128
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat - Wed 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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 everyday between 6pm to 7pm where you can buy one and get one free on selected beverages.
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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Belgian beer!!

The best beer is Belgian and this place specializes in it!! This is a gem of a place, just a shame that it's not in Marina. The beer selection is vast, and is of the highest quality as you'd expect. The fries are delicious. Service with a smile, which is great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
LONDONGENT87
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The best beer is Belgian and this place specializes in it!! This is a gem of a place, just a shame that it's not in Marina. The beer selection is vast, and is of the highest quality as you'd expect. The fries are delicious. Service with a smile, which is great.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I love the place especially on the terrace nice fresh air but you have too book beforehand .The bread is n8ce and the mussels in garlic white sauce is super

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Wire a brand new terrace and live music on a regular basic, the original BBC (in Dubai) has slowly evolved into a much more mature and lively venue. It is still an absolutely cracking place for a relaxed meal with a loved one or a group of friends. The many corners allow you to seat according to the atmosphere you... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

we always want to come back here on a Wednesday night as the beef ribs they offer is simply superb! they offer only Belgian beers though. The view from their outdoor seating is amazing!

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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had lunch here as I was staying in the adjoining hotel, service was good, you were given a decent amount to eat all at a reasonable price in Dubai. Sit outside for a wonderful view of the city.

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

Dear “Daneworth” Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback. I am delighted to read of your great experience of our famous BBC and that you particularly enjoyed our Fish & Chips, they are popular amongst our regulars. Looking forward to your next visit here at Belgian Cafe, Dubai Festival City. Sincerely, Todd Roydhouse Executive Assistant Manager... More 

Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A great place to chillax after a day's work. Sip a great tasting beer and enjoy the creek view or just sit at the comfortable bar.

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

Dear “Michael M” Many thanks for your kind review of Belgian Beer Café at Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City. Belgian Café prides itself as a place to chill and relax after a long day at work. Aside from the great drinks and foods, our guests love relaxing and taking in the beautiful view of the Dubai creek from our terrace.... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Used this whilst staying in the Crowne Plaza hotel adjacent. Very good terrace and service well up to Dubai top standards. The steaks were really tasty and excellent value.

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

Dear “Clive U” Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of your experience at our Belgian Café Dubai Festival City It is rewarding to receive positive feedback of our service and our food particularly the steak. I will share your praise with our chefs and the service team which will surely keep them motivated in providing the... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
298 reviews 298 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The location of the restaurant is amazing overlooking the Creek in the outdoor Terrace. I used to go to Belgian café in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Actually they have the best Mussels dishes. The branch in Festival City has another advantage which is the view from the outdoor Terrace. They are serving Mussels cooked with different types and served with... More 

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

Dear “Ahmed A” Many thanks for sharing your wonderful feedback of Belgian Beer Cafe I am delighted to hear your overall experience with us had been amazing. Thank you for recognizing our mussels menu; it has always been a favorite with our guests. Looking forward to welcoming you back to BBC in the near future. Sincerely, Todd Roydhouse Executive Assistant... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Besides great sunset view over the Dubai skyscrapers nothing is worth mentioning. No greetings, we found our own table. Drinks delivered within 5 minutes. Starters delivered 45 minutes later. After waiting for main course 30 minutes I approached waiter asking for bill if our food is not ready. Waited for response 10 minutes and finally got up asking for own... More 

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

Dear “Dragana W” Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us at Belgian Beer Café Dubai Festival City. In order for us to fully understand your experience I have sent you a private message in order to gain more information so that we can address your comments. At the moment, we are still awaiting for your response. We do... More 

Comeagua
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Everything, atmosphere, outside area, service, choice of beers, healthy salads or head size burger. Great sunset views.

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

Dear Anna J, Many thanks for taking the time to write your feedback for Belgian Cafe Dubai Festival City. I am delighted that you loved everything about your dining experience with us and yes I agree, the sunset views from our terrace are stunning and something we all enjoy each day. We look forward to welcoming you back to the... More 

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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 0 - 60
  • Cuisine: Belgian, Bar, Pub, Fish & Chips

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients

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 everyday 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?