Belgian Café

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Think Belgian cuisine, and you’ll no doubt picture chunky chips with mayonnaise, hearty sauces, chocolate, waffles and frosty brews. Belgian Café serves excellent examples of all these things, alongside steaming pots of mussels. Throw in some European comfort food borrowed from France and Germany, and it’s easy to see why Belgian Café gets our Best Bar Food Award.

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User reviews:

Posted by: Maya Tannous on 18 Oct ' 11 at 07:40
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Maya Tannous on 18 Oct ' 11 at 07:40
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Sherry on 08 May ' 11 at 13:37
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Best French fries I've ever had!!
Although my husband keeps going back for the beer :)

Posted by: mae on 03 Nov ' 10 at 22:52
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

best place to be with friends,love the choices of new menu and the beers...

Posted by: Thein Aung on 30 Oct ' 10 at 21:40
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Nice on 29 Oct ' 10 at 10:58
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Myles on 29 Oct ' 10 at 10:55
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: bhel on 29 Oct ' 10 at 10:52
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: dain on 28 Oct ' 10 at 07:31
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Kumar on 27 Oct ' 10 at 23:39
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

now they have new menu which have mussels and some meat and seafood and pork dishes which will make you mouth watering , i like salmonwith cheesee on top delicious .

Posted by: indika nuwan on 27 Oct ' 10 at 10:05
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

best place for beer in abu dhabi,,,and mussels,,,no words to say,,i love it,,,,

Posted by: janet ferns on 26 Oct ' 10 at 23:05
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Begian Cafe is d best restaurant in AbuDhabi for hvng dinner wth your family .the food is awesome and the beers are of great choice .Wow.........a place 2 visit and if ur planing 4 a weekend than plzzzz go ahead.

Posted by: sam cardozo on 26 Oct ' 10 at 22:57
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

A very good restaurnt wth great ambience ,good choice of food and d beers .the food is really very tasty and delicious .

Posted by: Mamun Hossain on 26 Oct ' 10 at 22:49
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Love the food...beers are authentic. love the total place...





Posted by: derich fernandes on 26 Oct ' 10 at 22:47
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

A very good restaurant wth a great range of beers and very tasty food .

Posted by: samson cardozo on 26 Oct ' 10 at 22:44
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Its the best restaurant I hv ever seen in AbuDhabi.Restaurant wth great ambience ,good food choice lots of Belgian beers 2 taste n overall a friendly n kind staff 2 tke care of u .

Posted by: Hassan on 25 Oct ' 10 at 22:49
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

lovely to be IN with friends and family

Posted by: Tint Naing Win on 25 Oct ' 10 at 21:35
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: miles on 20 Oct ' 10 at 21:51
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: eliseo san antonio on 20 Oct ' 10 at 20:51
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: sameer pascoal cardozo on 20 Oct ' 10 at 20:29
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Boto on 18 Oct ' 10 at 23:11
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

one of the best bars in UAE , i love going there ,,

Posted by: fred on 28 Jun ' 10 at 18:43
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great place for a beer and casual dining. The mussels are superb!

Posted by: Samkish on 19 May ' 10 at 05:48

I like chips. I really do.

Posted by: Mike on 13 Apr ' 10 at 13:09
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Been going there since it opened, and loved the beer and the food.

But recently the dishes started getting smaller and smaller.
The Cheese Platter that was enough for 3 persons is quarter its size now, and barely enough for 1! Same goes for the mussels and cheese fritters.
When we asked the staff what is the reason, they said something along the line of "cost cutting"!
Well if you want to do some cost cutting, do not do it on the costumer's expense... otherwise we and others wont be showing up at all.

Posted by: Fatima on 28 Mar ' 10 at 07:49
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

The food was not that fresh, atmosphere was very calming and romantic. staff were freindly

Posted by: wazoom on 22 Mar ' 10 at 17:59
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

My friends and I were really looking forward to the opening of this restaurant, and we have been a number of times since it opened. Overall opinion is it's a great place for a drink and a snack but we wouldn't eat for dinner there.

The one time we went for the full meal option it was tiny overcooked (over our request) steak + frites, overcooked mussels, average starters, and generally over priced. We'd really looked forward to this restaurant opening, and we loved the beer options, but everything else just lacked slightly.

Hopefully it will develop with time.

Posted by: Mel on 07 Mar ' 10 at 11:01
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Literally nothing else like it in Abu Dhabi. buzzing atmosphere, good crowd, great beer and great food. I did think the prices were a bit OTT - particularly for the food as belgian beer is always expensive. Will definitely go back - recommend this for a group of mates rather than a romantic meal though!

Posted by: Dimitri on 03 Mar ' 10 at 07:14
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Love eating there... Great beers, great food. To the reviewer above, the mussels are served in that black pot in Belgium. The food is authentic and well made. If you want mussels to be cooked otherwise, start your own restaurant.

Posted by: Tom on 03 Feb ' 10 at 16:25
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I came here for one reason: Belgian Beer. And it delivered better than I thought it would. A great selection of bottles ranging a variety of styles and few nice taps. With a couple of beers, I had mussels and frites. The mussels were okay, but the Provence style I ordered was sloppy and overloaded with celery (?). The frites were a complete disappointment, soggy and not crisp. Stick to the beer and maybe some of the beef dishes. There are bargains in the menu for pairing particular beers with particular entrees (cheaper than ordering beer and food separately).

Posted by: stella on 27 Jan ' 10 at 12:42
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

LOVED the food.
We all did. Very authentic. Felt like kissing the chef actually.
Would recommend the cotelletes flamandes (beef stew) its to die for.
Good service. Child friendly.

Only downsides: kids not allowed after 7PM. Would like to see that changed to 8PM. Bread came with margerine. Hoping that was a one off blib - going again this weekend and hope to see some good butter...

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