De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe

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77 - 79 Tamaki Drive,
Mission Bay
Auckland,


(09) 578 3327

De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe Information

A specialist Belgian beer café with more than 20 imported beers and an extensive Belgian menu. De Fontein Belgian Beer Café in Mission Bay has fantastic views from the large sunny balcony. The place to be and be seen in Auckland.

Opening Hours
Mon-Fri 11.00-01.00
Sat, Sun 9.00-01.00
Cuisine
Booking
Not Necessary on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Avg Food Spend
$$$ per person
Food Info
Bar Menu, Breakfast Menu
Drink Info
Beer from $11.00 per bottle
Wine from $9.00 per bottle

Cocktail List available
Live Ents
Live music: Thurs & Fri evenings and Sundays 16.00 to 19.00
Kids
Children welcome - Kids welcome
Outdoor Area
Private area
Awards
New Zealand Draughtmasters Competition - 2004 Stella Gold Star Award
Payment
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Disabled Facilities
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets

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Reviewer Jessica293
28/08/2014
Great pub, we stopped by when the had the specials on the mussels. Yummy, I loved these, so much to choose from and all that we tasted at our table were delicious.

The beers were fantastic too,
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Reviewer aleishat
10/08/2014
Best waffles in town!
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16/01/2014
I was disappointed to learn upon arriving at De Fontein at noon on a Sunday that we'd missed the breakfast service. I'd really wanted their Waffles and I am a firm believer that brunch should be served until at least 2pm at weekends. We still found plenty of desirable things on the lunch menu however and I settled on an Ice Coffee and the Vegetarian Vol-Au-Vent which was lovely.
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Reviewer StrayDogNZ
13/01/2014
Awesome selection of Belgium beers on tap - highly recommend both the Leffe blonde and if you like something sweet, the Belle-Vue-Kriek!
We had the waffles which at $14 were good value for money - plenty of bacon and ice cream - definitely recommended! We look forward to going back to try the mains next time!
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Reviewer NicerThanYou
12/09/2013
last went to the Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe just for drinks.
Bartender was very attractive and asked me about my day and what would I like.
He also let me know if any events were going on upstairs (eg live band etc) but told me only the cheaper drinks (happy hour) was downstairs.
I sat down, and he brought over the drinks for my friend and I.
Next couple of rounds, he just asked if we wanted the same as before and each time brought us our drinks.

Very good service, friendly and approachable staff, good music and good atmosphere. Definitely going there again.
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Reviewer jodielor
24/06/2013
Went here over the weekend had a great time time staff were very lovely and helpful and friendly the desserts were delicious it was quite busy awesome atmosphere would definitely come back here again and also was very kid friendly
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Reviewer chloe_mae
14/08/2012
Very delish home style food, ohh and there muscle's, De Fontein is our local and we head there quite alot!
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30/03/2012
De Fontein's quality of food is still better than some of its sister restaurants. It's not the best but I do like their metre-long sausage.

I'd go for the atmosphere and the beers.

Service - friendly and generally efficient.
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Reviewer Cédric Dalby
7/10/2009
A bit pricey, but food is excellent!
You want to go there when you have time, sit on the balcony and have a beer while waiting for your meal. Really nice place;
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Reviewer QueenBee
27/08/2009
My Brother celebrated his 40th birthday here recently, Staff were very accomodating making his night a fantastic one! All that came enjoyed themselves and the boys seemed to indulge in their great selection of beers! A+++ for making our night a great one!
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Reviewer Anonymous
30/04/2009
This is a great restaurant, my favourite is the Lamb salad, also the live band 'The Munro Brothers' give the place a really cool atmosphere. Nice setting, nice balcony for summer dining - De Fontein is well worth a look
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Reviewer Anonymous
1/06/2007
A group of 5 of us went to De Fontein on a Saturday for lunch last week. We have been before for mussels and beer and been impressed with what we ordered. The service has always been well below par and was even worse today.
We were seated promptly in a nice position on the balcony. Our drinks orders were taken and arrived about ten minutes later. That was as good as it got on this day. My partner and I ordered the soup of the day which arrived after 30mins cold, and we asked them to heat it up. The others ordered mussels and the mushrooms. On this occasion the thai mussels were well over seasoned and not fresh, the mushrooms arrived cold and were very boring. After everyone else had finished their meals our soup had still not arrived back. (25mins to reheat soup is ridiculous!)

We cancelled our meals as everyone else had already finished their below average meals, and left feeling hungry, annoyed and hugely dissapointed! There was no apology or attempt to reconcile the situation and the service was far worse than what I would maybe expect in a fast food restaraunt.

Would not reccomend for anything else apart from expensive beer and mussels (on a good day)
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Reviewer Brett Taylor
9/10/2006
Four of us went to this bar on Saturday night. It started well. We were seated straight away and we placed a drinks order. That's as good as it got!


The waitress constantly got the drinks orders wrong and didn't know what the bar stocked, nor did she know what the vegetables were or the sauces for the steaks.


The meals took about an hour to arrive and were not worth the hefty prices. The medium steaks were bleeding and very tough. The plates were piled high with fries and that's about all we could eat! We got another waiter who was no better than the first. Would not go back there to eat again!!
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Reviewer Anonymous
5/10/2006
Having made many enjoyable beer-only stops at De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe, my partner and I decided to visit recently for a full meal.


It was a typically bustling mid-week evening, and although the crowd were indoors due to the nasty Auckland weather, the atmosphere was just right. We were seated promptly and started to enjoy our first drinks. Unfortunately that was where our night peaked.


Table service was slow, and so we ordered starters and mains together to hasten the whole process. A shared pot of mussels was thoroughly tasty, but took nearly 45 minutes to arrive.


Ordered drinks were also lost somewhere, and an hour and a half after the initial order, our mains were nowhere to be seen. We were tempted to just cancel then and there as it was getting so late, but with a bit of management intervention our meals suddenly arrived.


Mine, a medium-rare sirloin, was tough and cool. The side of vegetables looked and tasted as though straight out of the microwave. My partners lamb shank was also tough and dry.


The beer is nice, if a little expensive, but I certainly won't rush back for the food.
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Reviewer Anonymous
26/05/2006
De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe is an excellent place to go on a summer's day for a beer and some wedges. You can sit on the balcony with magnificant views or inside where the atmosphere is warm and friendly.


If you are after a coffee and dessert, De Fontein is the place to go! Their chocolate mousse melts in your mouth and their coffees are Belgian rich. I definitly recommend De Fontein to all to try.
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Reviewer Anonymous
2/04/2006
De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe in Mission Bay was an absolute disappointment, I'm afraid. About ten of us were there for a birthday brunch and not a single person really enjoyed their meal. On the whole, the food was overcooked and the service atrocious. Maybe we caught the staff at De Fontein at a bad time, but in future, I think the only time I'll be venturing into this Belgian Beer Cafe is for a few beers and maybe some mussels.
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