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“Overpriced and disappointing”
Review of Belgian Cafe

Belgian Cafe
Ranked #69 of 861 Restaurants in Doha
Cuisines: Belgian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Doha
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68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Overpriced and disappointing”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Look Doha is a supremely expensive place to live and work but this restaurant just takes the p155! Beers now 45 QAR (about 8GBP) each and happy hour ends at 6pm so there is no chance of the dinner trade taking advantage of a reasonably priced drink with dinner. The food was always mediocre but recently they have decreased portion sizes and increased prices to try harder to fleece their customers. A tiny bowl of basic beef and onion stew replaces the reasonable bowl that they served last year. The rib eye steak has increased in price by 20 QAR but is still grey, grey and unappetising and the "salad" served with the steak tartar (sic.) consisted of three lettuce leaves. Sadly after many great nights out at the Belgian Cafe last year tonight will be our last visit to this overpriced rip-off "cafe".

  • Visited January 2014
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Doha, Qatar
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111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“one of rare places in Doha”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

it is one of rare places with fresh domestic beer. food is also nice. during afternoon you have Happy hour, 2 for 1, so you can see a lot of foreigners there. unpleasant picture is drunk ladies very often, so it is very said to see them how without control are searching for hotel toilets. or they are so loud that you can not to speak normally with somebody. do not expect some peanuts or snacks with beer, I tried to get answer why, but it seems that is leak of organization. And prices are not popular, so for value of 1 beer you can buy 50l of gassoline. but the same prices are on all places that has licence for alcohool.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank mikeprodanovic
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Doha, Qatar
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A taste if Belgium in Qatar!!”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Great selection of European beers, great ambiance in there on a Thursday/Friday evening/night and the food is good too with hearty proportions and good service. If one criticism it would be that it gets a tad smokey in there in the evenings but nothing that better ceiling extractors wouldn't be able to fix...

Visited July 2013
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Thank Kartik P
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Doha, Qatar
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“wonderful steaks and good ambience and friendly service”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Happy hours are quite early. something like 6 pm but one can get 20 % off on drinks with Qatar airways ID. Food is good. I tried the veal steak..yummy!! my friend a few other steaks..all reviews were food...cheers!!!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank capstan2013
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Doha, Qatar
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Seems to have gone downhill”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

I used to love this place, but my last visit left me disappointed.
it's a Belgian beer bar, but they'd run out of all Belgian beer! (Apart from Stella) plus the lighting there makes it like a doctors waiting room now.
Sort it out!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank GarethO368
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