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Belgian Beer CAFE Heritage

#445 of 4,393 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
The Rocks
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
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135 Harrington Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8488 2460
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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New Jersey
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit pricey and service was quite slow, but if you are craving for typical Belgian fare, nothing fancy, this is the place to go. I was so happy to find Kriek beer to go with my mussels!

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Thank Noggiemom
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a team dinner at this place and had a great time.It was a Fri evening and the cafe was full. We had boutique beer, chips and the mussels,which this place is famous for. Lovey place for lunch or dinner at the heart of CBD.

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Thank DDBanerjee
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

as you will be hungover as hell the next day. This place is not for amateurs. Belgian beers are top shelf, from your basics Leffe & Hoegarden (yeah basic level I know), right through to your trappists, variety of Chimay's or abbey beers. Get a waffle or schniztel to assist in softening the blow. You have been warned, one cannot... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch on a Tues afternoon at peak hour only had 5 tables occupied. That is understandable as their signature dish - Mussels are on offer at $20 a pot on every Wednesdays! On this tues, we paid $30 for a pot. Not getting the crowd and having fantastic service is a lovely treat in the CBD. The mussels are well... More 

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Thank LeePW
Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a kilo of mussels each plus mashed potato and a bottle of wine. All up $109. The mussels, either Siam or Tin Tin au Congo were spot on. Large mussels in an excellent broth. It was a pity that the mashed potatoes were cold - not long enough in the microwave. The wine was good value.

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Thank Susanhilary1313
Marrakech, Morocco
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The service wasn't good as expected and the list of beer isn t so extended at what they says. We came at 8 and everyone were quiet dessapointed about the price of the beers. It s more expansive to buy a beer on tap at the beers in bottles. I will not come back anymore in this place ever. Please... More 

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Thank Mister N
Sydney, Australia
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a fun place to try on a Friday night as an alternative to the Bavarian Bier Cafe or what used to be called the Lowenbrau (now called Munich Brauhaus) just down the road. This palce favours the Belgian beers as opposed to the heady German beers, which means it has the Abbey beers, Trappiste beers and the fruity,... More 

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Quorndon, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Great atmosphere with a long bar to lean on and lots of low sided cubicles to dine tete a tete. The staff are mostly year out students from all over the World who take pride in their work and engage in polite banter if provoked, making the visitor feel very welcome and cosmopolitan. The emphasis for food is European as... More 

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Thank Mike P
Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

I was a little surprised to find my experience at the Belgian Beer Café lacklustre as it seemed to attract positive reviews. Yes there is a huge selection of beers, so if that's what you are looking for it may be the right place for you. But the atmosphere was lacking in my personal opinion - the place is really... More 

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Thank Cara P
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

The Belgian Beer cafe serves some great beers, including and absolute stunner called Delirium Tremens - a must try for anyone that hasn't tasted it. The food is average and over priced in my opinion. And the beer is not cheap, but even the mainstays of Leffe Blonde and Hoegaarden are good. The mussels are a great option for something... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $38
Cuisine
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Harrington Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighborhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8488 2460

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Staying in The Rocks

Neighborhood Profile
The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighborhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.