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Leuven Belgian Beer Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Belgian, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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135-137 Featherston Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-499 2939
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a family brunch one Saturday morning. The kids had waffles and the adults shared 2 pots of mussels (yep had mussels for brunch). Both were delicious. The service was warm and friendly and food was delicious. We felt the mussels were a tad overcooked, so a bit chewy. Didn't bother us too much. Normally I'd give this place... More 

Thank wkhloh
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144 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful mussel burger, always love the location and the service was really attention without being over the top

Thank Lucinda J
Melbourne, Australia
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142 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had seen the restaurant one evening and decided to try it for lunch. We enjoy the british style meat pies (not ones that you eat with your hands) and they had a couple of versions. We chose the venison one as it came with a pastry crust on top. At 29.95, it seemed good value. It had a rich... More 

Thank Mike255100
Christchurch, New Zealand
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fairly priced for a lot of food. Very european recipes. Great choice of beers of course. Friendly and prompt service.

Thank DarliiiingNZ
Wappingers Falls, New York
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Leuven is a pub with a difference--this being a specialty in mussels. NZ seafood, in general, is far superior to the US because it's FRESH!

Thank waterdave1
Melbourne, Australia
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109 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casual, pub-like atmosphere, range of Belgian beers as well as decent wine selection. Interesting menu with lots of mussels options. Area of booths for eating worked well as was catching up with an old friend and plenty to talk about, noise not an issue even though it was busy. Pretty central in Wellington so walking distance or short taxi ride... More 

Thank bhtripadv
Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to try lots of delicious beer this place is great, however I thought the food (dinner) was a bit average for the price. Requested "rare" steak, it came out as medium to well done and wasn't a particularly great cut. Would recommend having beers and snacks rather than going for dinner.

Thank Lins V
Brisbane, Australia
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112 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Along Featherstone Street, this was an excellent place to slurp down some of those famous green-lip NZ mussels. Our friends took us there to take great advantage of the 2 for one deal offered on a Sunday and Monday and we didn't miss out at all. The restaurant has a great interior decor and ample seating for individuals and groups.... More 

Thank Graham S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in with our young son and grabbed a bit to eat. It was good! Since they don't have a children's menu, we got the meatball starter and it was more than enough for him! It came with about 8 meatballs and some toast. We also ordered a kg of the wine steamed mussels, which were large, clean, and... More 

Thank Jeremiah H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in while passing on a very busy Saturday night. Greeting was quick and polite. We were lucky to get a table at 5.30, many people after us missed out. We had lamb and fish. Both were good quantities and very tasty. We were amazed at the efficiency of the staff, especially the barman! The place had a good... More 

Thank Michael M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135-137 Featherston Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 2939

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?