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“Mussel Mondays”

De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe
Ranked #576 of 3,826 Restaurants in Auckland
Price range: $14 - $27
Cuisines: Belgian, Seafood, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: De Fontein is located in the heart of Mission Bay, just 8 minutes drive from Auckland's CBD, and is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, especially from the sun drenched balcony overlooking the bay. We proudly serve authentic Belgian cuisine complimented by an extensive selection of fine Belgian beers & some of the best wines from NZ and Australia. We recommend you try our signature steaming mussel pots, or our famous mussel platters.
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Went to De Fontein for half price mussel Monday and were not disappointed! The mussels are to die for. Hardest thing was which flavour to choose. Ordered Belgian beer & cocktail assisted by wait staff and were pleasantly surprised. Great food. Amazing value for money. Atmosphere bustling & busy. Be there early on a Monday tho as the queue can be out the door by 7pm.

Thank Alistair M
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Nice cold beer... but the view isn't as great as you expect because of the trees! Service was good and didn't take long to get an outdoor table.

Thank Jen231084
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

We come across this cafe by chance and decided to sit upstairs which has a lovely view of the sea. We had the eggs benedict and the scrambled eggs with bacon. The food was very tasty and good portions if a bit cold by the time it was served. The service was friendly. Had a huge variety of Belgium beers which my husband was disappointed that he could not try due to the time that we were eating there and settled for a couple of cappuccinos.

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Thank Redkaz_12
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

The location is great especially on a nice summer day. Great view from the balcony.

Staff was very attentive and friendly. However, food was not that good. Go for the atmospher and drinks but I would eat elsewhere.

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Thank T5555
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Frenzigroup, Manager at De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2013

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the view at De Fontein and found our staff friendly and attentive as these are both things that we pride ourselves on.

I am sorry to read that you were not satisfied with the food and I would like to find out more so we can identify where we went wrong. If you could email details of when you dined with us and what you ate to office@defontein.co.nz it would be much appreciated.

Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back to De Fontein soon for a better experience.

Kind regards
Manager, De Fontein

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Been here at least 30 times over the past 3-4 years. Never really had an issue in that entire time. Great selection of beers - their 0.25% ABV Palm Green wasn't bad, and I could drink it and not worry about being breath tested. Generally I stick to the tried and true - Hoegaarden. If you've never been, give it a shot :)

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Thank BluesTraveller82
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