Belgian Café (Madinat Jumeirah)

Third installment of popular franchise for Dubai Reviews

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We had mixed feelings about the latest instalment of Belgian Beer Café opening in the Madinat Jumeirah. Yes, it’s all very exciting that there’s another quality watering hole at the Madinat (Dubai’s new go-to destination for a bar crawl), but then it was a pity that it had to open in place of award-winning seafood restaurant Pisces.

Still, such minor quibbles are soon forgotten when you step into the classy dark-wood environs of the venue, to be greeted by eager staff and have quality hops brought to your table. We were asked one too many times whether we wanted a food menu (we didn’t) and the bar was empty other than for us, but we put both these points down to the fact that the place had just opened, meaning staff were a little over-excited and would-be customers had yet to hear about this new venue yet. However, the BBC Madinat sets itself apart from the other two Dubai locations thanks to great views of the Burj Al Arab and proximity to the complex’s quaint waterways – a particularly pleasant place to while away a Friday afternoon.

By Rob Garratt
Time Out Dubai,

Time Out reviews bars anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.

Details

  • Location: Umm Suqeim, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 447 0227
  • Travel: Jumeirah Road
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  • Experiences: Outdoor seating
  • Times: Open Sat-Wed noon-2am; Thu-Fri noon-3am
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

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Posted by: Pedro on 27 Sep ' 13 at 21:04
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smokers paradise; management even allows cigarette promotion girsl into establishment! best to avoid unlike you like lung cancer!

Posted by: katrina on 28 Aug ' 12 at 15:55
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

The new a la carte brunch is amazing. 20 dishes to choose, whatever you want.

Posted by: John b on 28 Aug ' 12 at 10:55
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Great setting and amazing food served here.
Not many bars where you can eat food of this high quality. Can't understand the comments here. Been 3 times in this place and all 3 times the food was outstanding. Mussels, steak tartar, foie gras, duck breast.....

Posted by: Stephen on 07 Jul ' 12 at 03:11
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

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Quite the worst food ten of us at brunch have ever encountered in Dubai. Small, utterly tasteless mussels, chicken,frankly beyond description, quiche that was in effect scrambled egg in soggy pastry and welded to the plate, poor quality cold meats and slivers of cheese left wilting in the heat. I could go on. The a/c seemed to be out of action and dripped the entire time onto our table. Having enjoyed the Festival City outlet many times, it's hard to imagine this outlet is in any way related. Over AED 600 per couple for a few beers and the trash masquerading as Belgian cuisine is an utter travesty.

Posted by: Cynthia on 06 Jul ' 12 at 14:48
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Absolutely appalling food for Friday Brunch. Will never go back there again (except dragged for the Belgian beer).

Posted by: Paul Vandegard on 27 Apr ' 12 at 13:09
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I am belgian. The beers are obviously good. The food : to name that belgian quality is an insult, they've still a long way to go for coming near to our standards. Paul

Posted by: GHIZLANE on 12 Mar ' 12 at 02:54
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

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