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“Nice atmosphere”

Belgian Beer Cafe Dubai Festival City
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Ranked #148 of 9,470 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

Haven't been back here after some time but I think they extended the patio so now we can enjoy more space of their outdoors.

Beers are always fantastic and ofcourse the food, the all time favourite Thai mussel pot never disappoints and this time I also tried the endives wrapped in turkey ham, nothing wow about it honestly, it came in a form of a lasagne type dish. Think I'll just stick with the mussel pot for the future visits.

Service was friendly but think they need to be more attentive, they didn't even mention to us that there was a happy hour going on so we missed out on ordering the drinks which were included in that, shame.

  • Visited January 2014
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Minster, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Strong beers!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stopped by here on our way to another bar. One thing that put me off straight away was that you can smoke here, and the smell was pretty awful (not being a smoker myself) However the general ambience, staff and beers made up for it. One beer being 12%, The novelty of getting beers served in horns etc impressed my husband! It was quite busy but we still managed to get seated immediately.

  • Visited January 2014
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Had a good meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

Was a little concerned when I first saw the menu, but the food did not disappoint. This bar has character, only dislike is smoking in the bar, Dubai hasn't caught up with the rest of the world with banning smoking in bars/restaurants

Visited January 2014
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Thank Paul K
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Sydney, Australia
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“wonderful outlook to Dubai Creek”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

Great spot for Belgian beers and waffles. We were there at lovely sunset. Very busy at the time we were there so chance it or book and ask for an outside table.

Visited December 2013
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Thank haqsta
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Bologna, Italy
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Una sorpesa a Dubai”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Finalmente a Dubai una scelta di birre che differisce dalle solite Heineken e Stella Artois onnipresenti (e unica scelta dopo la Corona)in questa città!
Blue cheese burger ottimo, carne saporita e ottima cottura, pane squisito e personale affabile....una novità gradita,ottima alternativa FINALMENTE al solito Irish Village!

Finally comes in Dubai a choise of beers ,no more just Heineken and Stella(the mainly choises after Corona)
Blue cheese Burger delicious, meat tasty and perfectly cooked, bread homemade ....staff kind and friendly! A great alternative to Irish Village!

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Thank teresa b
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