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“Nice Mussel & fresh wind open cafe”
Review of Belgian Beer Cafe

Belgian Beer Cafe
Ranked #35 of 2,149 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $80
Cuisines: Belgian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Since its opening in 2009, Belgian Café Abu Dhabi has been the city's leading restaurant amongst locals, expats and tourists offering the best of Belgium. Fresh mussels, chunky frites, Belgian waffles and exclusive Belgian beers served up in a classically European setting. The Belgian Café is a little piece of old Brussels right in the heart of Abu Dhabi. A clear favourite to unwind after a busy working day or start your well deserved weekend, the Belgian Café terrace serves up for any occasion. Add to that a marina view that never disappoints.
Reviewed November 7, 2013

My family enjoyed especially cream and garlic mussel which is most recommendable dish. Cream melts fastly then need to hurry eat it once served. Dipping bread into the cream soup is also delicious. You can choose beer among various, Hoggarden is my favorite. Only 5aed difference of small an big beer glass, so bigger glass might be better choice. This is fantastic weather to sit out with yacht club view now.

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Thank LimSungjoon
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

I have previously given great reviews of Belgian Cafe for it's great concept, buzzing atmosphere, and fun selection of beer. Being a vegetarian it's not the first choice but I still love the place and even the veggie omelette with chips and salad was a great option and meant i could join friends as they tucked into mussels, etc. So imagine my disappointment that they've taken the omelette off the menu. The waitress made the most unflattering face with pursed lips to tell me she wouldn't even go ask the chef because other people had asked for an omelette as well but the answer is no because "they would need to cut up the vegetables..." there was one other table in the place. "and it needs eggs...." what there are no eggs in abu dhabi? So I was left eating a salad which was way overpriced for such a bogstandard plate and was technically an appetiser. Needless to say I was not impressed and won't be going back in a hurry. Such a shame

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Thank BritFoodie
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

My cousin and I were at the Belgian Beer Cafe in the Intercon in Abu Dhabi about a week ago for simple fish and chips. Although the service was good and efficient, the batter on the fish was gooey and the meal with just one glass of beer a a few soft drinks turned out to be the cost of a three-course meal in some ordinarily restaurant.

When you're being quoted a basic price, Plus, Plus, everything adds up. Why do hotels in the UAE have to charge exorbitant prices for just ordinary cuisine, when their staff are generally poorly paid and t hey don't have to pay the usual social security charges and taxes that have to be paid in Europe ?

The Belgian Beer cafe is a nice place...... But could it not do something with it's inflated prices ? Management would do well also to see the other comments on Tripadvisor.

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

The concept is great, the decor is as expected, the menu static - the cigarette smoke is just awful - your clothing stinks, your hair stinks and your food and beer taste of old smoke. If that could be cleared up the place would be better

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Thank Keith M
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Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Belgian beer cafe is one of the best places in Abu Dhabi to have beers. They have open air area. With a nice marina view (you can enjoy it if it's not so hot) stella and horgaarden beers and a bar snacks menu

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