If the motto for Belgium’s most famous draught beverage is ‘Reassuringly expensive’, the Belgian Beer Café in the Grand Millennium Hotel in TECOM is just as reassuringly busy. In fact, don’t turn up without booking a table first, or you could be waiting a long time. Busy and slightly harassed staff fly about, trying their best to fight fires. No time for politeness.

Bar-style food takes an age to arrive, but food is served piping hot, well-prepared and tasty. The bar is stocked with an excellent selection of draughts, served by bar staff hopping from customer to customer before they have finished pouring the first one’s drink. A lack of geniality does little to dampen a lively, buzzing atmosphere that adds to the dining experience – as long as you are not too impatient.