Blankenberge Belgian Beer Cafe

Our rating 

User rating 

7 reviews
Venue Image
136 Hurstmere Road,
Takapuna
Auckland,
0622

(09) 486 6330

The ViewAuckland Review

StarStarStarStarNo Star
Review byEm Jackson4/09/2006

4 out of 5

Blankenberge Belgian Beer Café is the perfect mix of beer bar and café—just as the name would suggest.

Situated on the main drag in Takapuna, Blankenberge has captured that quintessential Belgian flavour superbly.

Initially, it appears to be just one good sized bar. However a large, separate dining space soon becomes apparent.

We opted to experience the best of both worlds, having a late dinner of yummy Flemish beef stew ($15) and delicious steak wrapped in bacon ($27) in the dining area, before moving up a couple of stairs into the bar.

Like every good Belgian bar, Blankenberge serves all your favourite beers. My partner opted for a large ‘bucket’ of Hoegaarden at $12.50. I tried a glass of savy (apparently from New Zealand’s first Maori owned vineyard): Tahu; at a reasonable $8—fairly ordinary it must be said.

Blankenberge Belgian Beer Café definitely delivers on a real beer bar atmosphere. By 10pm on a Saturday, the bar was full with a good mix of people.

The crowd of mainly 30 year olds were having a great time. In fact, too good a time to notice they were actually dancing to George Michael at one stage in the night.

The staff are all young and friendly and quick to keep the punters happy with quick service and a smile.

We enjoyed our night at Blankenberge; it was shocking weather outside and the bar was packed.

In my books, this is an indication of a successful bar: good enough to encourage people to make the effort and brave the elements.

Blankenberge Belgian Beer Cafe has been reviewed by 7 users
 

Most Read Today

image
01 Auckland's Best Malls

Check out our picks of the top five malls in Auckl...

image
02 Auckland's Best Swimming Pools

We have a look at five heated swimming pool comple...

image
03 Auckland's Best Free Kids Activities

We check out the best five free kids activities in...

image
04 Auckland's Best Outlet Shops

We check out the five best spots for outlet shoppi...

image
05 Auckland's Best Playgrounds

The kids have spoken and we are pleased to present...

Content updated: 01/05/2016 20:02

Add Review

Latest Pubs & Bars User Reviews

  • Nuffield Street Cafe
    Four of us had an early meal last night (Tuesday) at NSC and none...

    BarryS on 13/04/2016 @ 8:20 p.m.
  • Easy Tiger
    Visited after being at the Madonna concert. Had the most appallin...

    kjljrj on 7/03/2016 @ 1:25 p.m.
  • The Wave Bar
    Completely disappointed in this place. Had phoned the previous d...

    logdyl on 5/03/2016 @ 11:08 p.m.
  • My Bar
    Can not rate this place enough. It is so hard to find a good func...

    Mac007 on 4/03/2016 @ 4:14 p.m.
  • Moas Nest
    Worst coffee EVER! I ordered a chai latte and received a chai tha...

    Kirstyc on 2/01/2016 @ 5:06 p.m.
Hitwise Award Winner