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Belgian Café
Highly Commended Best Pub food
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The Madinat Jumeirah location of the Belgian Beer Café is ideal for families and those looking to unwind after work over hearty food and cold hops. There are seating options on the sprawling terrace, with great views of the Souk Madinat waterways and Burj Al Arab, or indoors in one of the cosy corners. The impressive menu boasts a selection of traditional Belgian appetisers, mains and desserts. The bitterballen (Belgian beef croquettes), burgers, salads, sandwiches and pastas are all worth a try. On cooler days, the onion soup, served with cheese bread is a perfect dish if you need to warm up, while the delicious mussels are ideal for sharing. With helpful and friendly staff and a lively atmosphere, the Belgian Beer Café is a warm and welcoming venue.
Open Sat-Wed noon-2am (last orders for food: 1am), Thu-Fri noon-3am (last orders for food: 2am). Souk MadinatJumeirah, Umm Suqeim, (04 447 0227). Other locations: Dubai Festival City (04 701 2222), Grand Millennium, TECOM (04 429 9999).

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