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Belgian Beer Cafe

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Intercontinental Hotel Zayed The First St | InterContinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi PO Box 4171, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 666 6888
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16:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been frequent visitors to the Belgian as it is close and the the outdoor area has a great outlook. The mussels and the burger are good but, sadly, the service is getting worse and worse. Anyone can have a bad day but it is every time we gone recently. The 'happy hour' is barely worth it because it... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here three times last year and enjoyed each visit so I was looking forward to returning again. What a disappointment. The food was ordinary and the service bad. We arrived quite early and the place was not busy.There there were just three of us, we ordered three rounds of drinks and they got the order wrong twice. As... More 

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Thank Timeforanother
Ascot, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool place to eat, hang out and listen to cool bands/music of an evening...The presentation of food is amazing as is the quality

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InterContinentalAD, Manager at Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest,   Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review our TripAdvisor page. The team and myself are happy to know that your enjoyed your time at Belgian Cafe I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.   Best regards Orphee Derche Restaurant Manager More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

lawrence a waiter at the belgian bar recommended beers to me and the surf and turf which soot my taste an made me so happy. his service was great and the environment also wanderful.please managements look after that guys his really and instrumental person.

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Thank Tamako S
InterContinentalAD, Manager at Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest,   Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience at Belgian Cafe, I am happy to read that you had a memorable experience. I have shared your kind words with the restaurant team and we all look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.   Best regards Orphee Derche Restaurant Manager More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been many times and the feeling has been growing that this place has customers walking in through the door and doesn't need to bother. Our party was told that mussels were not available, chips were not possible and beer might be coming a bit later. The offering for a Belgian bar was unusual!!!!! Service was slow and I... More 

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Merelbeke, Belgium
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Belgian Beer Café has a nice outdoors seating. The service was mediocre for instance only getting drinks after food. The food itself was good without being excellent. The lobster of surf & turf was too dry. The service was not upto a good level as the place was almost full. For a restaurant of a top hotel this should... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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292 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the firs branch of two Belgian Cafes in Abudhabi ; good variety of Belgian Beers on the tap and a further speicliased menu for bottled beer. My favorites were the Kwak and Triple Kermalite of the bottle menu and the Leffe Blond from the tap. Then you have to try the Muscles and the Sausage and Mash. Greta... More 

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InterContinentalAD, Manager at Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest,   Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review our TripAdvisor page. The team and myself are happy to know that your enjoyed your time at Belgian Cafe I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.   Best regards Orphee Derche Restaurant Manager More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can be busy , it was reasonably in Abu Dhabi terms , the lamb and mash is amazing , so is the cherry beer

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been here a few times, but our last visit wasn't very good, but we gave them the benefit of the doubt and tried it again, I'm pleased to say the staff now seem to know what they are doing and service was good. Its lovely to sit outside and people watch and of course there is a good selection... More 

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InterContinentalAD, Manager at Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest,   Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review our TripAdvisor page. The team and myself are happy to know that your enjoyed your time at Belgian Cafe I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.   Best regards Orphee Derche Restaurant Manager More 

STAFFS UK
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47 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 431 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Octoberfest in full swing when we stayed at Intercontinental so were fortunate to drink here every night enjoying Hoegaarden beer and lovely food ! Excellent service from very attentive staff who were very busy yet still made you feel special ! Efficient and polite manager in Orphee who made you feel welcome whilst working extremely hard ! Good choice of... More 

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InterContinentalAD, Manager at Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest,   Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review our TripAdvisor page. The team and myself are happy to know that your enjoyed your time at Belgian Cafe I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.   Best regards Orphee Derche Restaurant Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 80
Cuisine
Bar, Belgian, European, Pub, Central European
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Cash Only
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 02:00
Monday
16:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 02:00
Thursday
16:00 - 02:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Intercontinental Hotel Zayed The First St | InterContinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi PO Box 4171, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 666 6888
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?