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Belgian Beer Cafe Dubai Festival City

#256 of 5,661 Restaurants in Dubai
#265 of 5,951 Places to Eat in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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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Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat - Wed 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Had a bad night here a few months ago, but in Crowne Plaza so decided to give it he Belgian Beer cafe another try. Totally different experience and much improved. Nice welcome from staff and seated quickly, even though was on business trip and a solo diner. Waitress suggested special of the day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Huw C
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Have been a few times. Great location and when the weather is cooler great to sit outside and see the boats passing and business bay bridge. There is high bar seating and lower tables so quite a few options and an upstairs area. They have recently changed their menu. Fish and chips are always a safe option and the batter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Had a bad night here a few months ago, but in Crowne Plaza so decided to give it he Belgian Beer cafe another try. Totally different experience and much improved. Nice welcome from staff and seated quickly, even though was on business trip and a solo diner. Waitress suggested special of the day, king prawns, frites, garlic bread and 2... More 

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Faridabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Went with my friends from Belgium and India, It was a perfect evening. Enjoyed Beer and snacks and outside view is amazing. You can see the beautiful Blue lighting of Bridge and enjoy the evening breeze. Eith you can sit inside or take a table outside. Inside is No smoking Zone.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A great place to grab a beer & yummy fries. The atmosphere is great & staff attentive. Make sure you try some of the specialty Belgian beers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The place is truly amazing, however my credit goes completely to the staff over there. Even the view from the upper deck is mind blowing. Perfect atmosphere including the ambience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great location overseeing the dubai creek. There are 4 unique kinds of bear to select. ...unique taste and great variety, even the finger food served was with very good quantities!!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The place is very nice and well located ! The music live band is awesome ! But everything is expensive ! Especially the special beer ! I know that in dubai you have a 300% taxes on alcohol but when you know that the this beer cost 14 AED in Belgium and here you have to pay it 80 !... More 

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

Dear "j01216", Greetings! Thank you for giving us your experience and sharing your concerns, we value your feedback and at Belgian Café we have the finest selections of Belgium beers with prices from AED 38. We look forward to welcoming you again. Sincerely, Todd Roydhouse Executive Assistant Manager - Food & Beverage More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Popped in for dinner and its a pleasant place, except for the cigarette smoke inside - that loses a point! Beer selection is obviously Belgian, but reasonably varied. Some good wines as well. The food is pretty good and so is the service. Definitely one to come back to.

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

Dear "Jon D", Greetings! Thank you for sharing your experience, we have noted your feedback on the smoking area and shall share the same with the team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! With best regards, Todd Roydhouse Executive Assistant Manager - F & B More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This place for beer-lover. Great beer ,One of the most chilled out places. amazing during the winter months, Always fun to go to with a group of friends. Haven't tried any of the food items yet but they have a good variety of drinks.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

When in Dubai - the Belgian Beer Café is a must. Mainly for the beer - but the food and service is also brilliant. Had Steak Frites - woderful thick frites with fat mayonnaise. And a Maredsous Blonde with the food and a Kwak after the food. Perfect dinner in a 35 C warm evening terrace. Life is good.

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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: Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?