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Belgian Beer Cafe

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Bar, Belgian, European, Pub, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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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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Lasswade, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited the Belgian Cafe late on for dinner meal. We had to sit around for a bit before we got any service but when it did come they were reasonably helpful and efficient. The food itself was a little disappointing. I had an onion soup that was pretty bland and completely lacking in any depth of... More 

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Thank Mike2576
St. Lucia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely outside seating area and indoor cool bar area. We did not eat here, even though it was part of our package, as Mussels are not liked. Great place to meet up and chat, enjoy people watching and mellow out.

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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 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled with the family and friends. This place is welcoming with friendly and attentive personnel. We thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to have dinner outside with nice breeze, marina view and live music. We ordered muscles in butter and garlic sauce, salmon and mashed potatoes and of course Belgian draft beer. Muscles were a little too much for me in... More 

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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 

1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to taste "fish and chips" and Belgian meet balls. If you add Beer Stella Artois it will double your satisfaction.

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Thank Giorgi 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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148 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a drink outside and a quick meal. I went with a client after work just for a drink. We ended up having unlimited serving of mussels creamy garlic looking at the marina. Very good location, good food and good selection of drinks. Price is perfect. The only note is about the service, although it was excellent and... 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 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was nearly empty but they simply didn't want to serve. I had to wait a long time to get a beer. Then when l wished to order another beer and a meal.... nothing. I finally managed to get the attention of a staff member and said l would like to order a beer and a meal, he nodded... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had a good evening while sitting outside, the staff was friendly and the food I ordered was tasty. The only not so good experience was that when it came to get the invoice and presenting a special Club card which entitle us for a 20% discount the waiter did not know it but send us his supervisor. This lady... More 

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Lanark, United Kingdom
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260 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Outdoor venue. Very busy. Not enough staff to cope with the volume. Meal arrived - wife's burger with cheese on which was not advertised on the menu and which she could not eat. After a little dispute the offending meal was removed to be replaced however it not reappear until well after I had finished mine and after having had... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Dinner as part of our all-inclusive deal,great meal and entertainment.Very popular,outside dining also good for families.

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Thank christine f
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 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

In relation to other outlets at the Intercontinental Hotel Abu Dhabi this is the bottom of the pile in terms of quality and service. Tried it twice. Never again although it does seem popular, must be the Happy Hours for drinks.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
Cuisine
Bar, Belgian, European, Pub, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?