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Belgian Beer Cafe Dubai Festival City

#176 of 8,954 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Central European, Gluten Free Options
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Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 701 1128
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12:00 - 02:00
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Thu - Fri 12:00 - 03:00
Sat - Wed 12:00 - 02:00
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74 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This must be one of the nicest places to chill out after a hard days work. Beautiful setting of the creek over looking straight onto business bay bridge, with its shimmering lights and the Burj Khalifa tower in the background Very efficient and friendly staff . On offer was 2 pots of mussels and 2 Beers for around AED 200.... More 

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Thank Umnada
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Belgian Beer Cafe Dubai Festival City, responded to this review

Dear Umnada, Thank you for your feedback and I am happy that you enjoyed your recent visit to the Belgian Cafe, Dubai Festival City. It is very unfortunate that the oysters were not available but please do get in touch with me directly when you plan on visiting the Belgian Cafe next and I will ensure you enjoy some nice... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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57 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Belgian cafe has a good ambience. Very busy place. Food also good. Good place for food lovers as well

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Thank Shahree
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Belgian Beer Cafe Dubai Festival City, responded to this review

Dear Shahree, Thank you for your feedback and I am happy that you enjoyed your time with us at the Belgian Cafe, Dubai Festival City. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Leroy Dias Food & Beverage More 

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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I have had many different types of mussels in different countries during my time, Belgian Cafe mussels are the best by far, in my opinion. The cafe caters for couples, family and friends, so do pop in when you are at the Festival City in Dubai. For those that love beers and ales; there are different flavored beers to try... More 

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IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Belgian Beer Cafe Dubai Festival City, responded to this review

Dear UH M, Thank you for the wonderful feedback you have shared, we are delighted that you enjoyed your time at the Belgian Cafe, Dubai Festival City. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Leroy Dias Food & Beverage More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

When looking at reviews of places to eat in Dubai I did not see a trace of this place but it is really great. We were staying at the crown plaza which it is attached too, so this was our local we visited each evening at the beginning and the end of the night. The staff are great so helpful... More 

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Thank RJozzi
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The best mussels selection in town, generous portions, and you just have to appreciate that fries come with mayo. :) When we had Good Friday brunch, the music was also amazing: a varied mix of pop with some great guitar. Simple, but engaging.

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Thank Jan G
The Netherlands
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The cafe is a very nice place great atmosphere Fantastic food a wonderful view over the lake and every night the laser show with holograms, amazing place.

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Thank Lester M
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326 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Just like it's counterpart in Souk Madinat they serve draught Kriek cherry beer (but its a few AED cheaper at 46AE) the sandwiches are great and pretty big - we both had to ask for a doggy bag. Nice views of Dubai Creek.

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Selsey, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Been to the BBC many times through work and for pleasure and while I prefer the Mashawi BBQ at Zaytoun, the atmosphere here is good. Service is swift, food is pretty good, specials most nights, make it worth a visit. Look out for Jonathan - you can't miss his smile, he's a credit to the IHG group and CP DFC.... More 

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Thank Steve C
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I ate Lunch here, Crock madame and it was excellent. the fries were also very good and so was the service. Good place for lunch.

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Thank Riojawikinger
Limassol, Cyprus
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

My only previous visit was late last year. That time the weather was great, the outdoor terrace crowded, the mussels superb and the service excellent. The young manager was very hands-on, stepping in to serve if he saw customers waiting for too long. As I live in Cyprus, last month was my first chance to return. I was in town... More 

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IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Belgian Beer Cafe Dubai Festival City, responded to this review

Dear Rory, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of your recent visit to Belgian café Dubai festival city. I was most concerned to read of the poor experience you encountered regarding the communication between our team and ensure you that this matter will be passed on and addressed so we can ensure that such situations don’t... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 60
Cuisine
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 02:00
Monday
12:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 02:00
Thursday
12:00 - 03:00
Friday
12:00 - 03:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 701 1128
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?