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The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, ,
6-8 Vulcan Lane | Auckland City, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-300 6226
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (198 reviews)
“belgium beer” (13 reviews)
“fries” (32 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Pub, Belgian, Bar, European, New Zealand, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Service
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LOCATION
6-8 Vulcan Lane | Auckland City, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 529 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Belgium Cafe, strong European Feel with the food to boot make you feel a little European while in Auckland. The Mussels are always a popular hit in these restaurant's Inside has great atmosphere and served by a helpful bar person explaining the beers as there...More

Thank Norman H
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

First Impressions This is not my first time going here and every time I end up here there is a queue which is usually a great sign for a restaurant. You can hear the buzzing atmosphere from outside and you are quickly seen to by...More

Thank Dagan R
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review Dagan, we are so glad you enjoy your visits to the Occi. See you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with girlfriend. Steamed mussels and couple of Belgian beers. What to say...highly recommended!!

Thank Freeman F
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Awesome to hear, thanks for the review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant with very strong European style is located in the city center.I ordered half dozen of oyster and the lamb.The oysters were extremely fresh and tasty.The lamb was very special.Actually it was a huge croissant with lamb.The croissant was great and the lamb inside...More

Thank lisaselencer
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review, great to hear!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived with the after work drinks crowd and were happy to snag a table. We enjoyed several glasses of NZ Chardonnay and Pinot noir along with Belgian fries, chicken croquettes, and the mixed olives with a few cubes of feta. All was very tasty!...More

Thank Bi-coaster
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your feedback, hopefully we'll be able to welcome you back again one day.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little pub with a good selection of food. The waitress was all smiles even though they were very busy. Lovely spot right in the heart of the city.

Thank nixxybixxy
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, we're so pleased you had a great experience!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice space to chill with friends. The food just normal and not really special. However, it is a good value of money place.

Thank KentHo
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your review. We apologise that you found the food average a we strive to offer excellent meals every time. We'll certainly pass your feedback on to the kitchen team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped her for a drink and bar meal it was busy but not a big wait 4 the food lovely place to sit and spend time food was good staff were excellent would go again

Thank Pat W
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your generous review Pat, we'll look forward to seeing you again next time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Saturday night, and was seated immediately. Having lived in Leuven, Belgium we found this place to be very authentic. Beer list goes on and on and on. Was told that beer shipments arrive only once every 3 months, so some beers were...More

Thank Cameron v
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your review. Yes, this is the case for our supplier of the bottled Belgian beers. Some of them are in hot demand and supplies can run out until the next shipment however we always have our Belgian staples on tap! We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a quick drink before meeting family. Service was good. Good menu and lots of customers enjoying meals. Mussels seemed popular. Beer was very good. Apparently some tap beers had run out as I overheard they receive shipments every three months or so....More

Thank NZTizzy
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your review. We receive beer on tap much more regularly than every 3 months so we are not sure what this is referring to. Perhaps it was in relation to our supplier receiving stock of bottled Belgian beer ? We are...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 28
Cuisine
Pub, Belgian, Bar, European, New Zealand, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Monday
7:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Friday
7:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-8 Vulcan Lane | Auckland City, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-300 6226
  • E-mail
Description
In 1999 The Occidental Hotel on Vulcan Lane, Auckland was transformed into The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe which is the first authentic Belgian Beer Cafe in the Southern Hemisphere. We proudly serve an extensive selection of the finest Belgian beer and some of the best wines from New Zealand and Australia, complimented by authentic Belgian cuisine.
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