The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe
6-8 Vulcan Lane,
(09) 300 6226
The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe Information
Located just off Queen Street, The Occidental Hotel was opened on 2nd July 1870 by American sailor Edward Perkins, and became renowned as one of Auckland’s finest hotels. In 1999 the historic building was transformed into the first authentic Belgian Beer Café in the Southern Hemisphere. We proudly serve extensive selection of finest Belgian beers & some of the best wines from NZ & Australia, complimented by authentic Belgian cuisine. We recommend you try our signature steaming mussel pots, or our famous mussel platters. Enjoy a slice of Europe in the heart of Auckland.
Mon - Fri: 07.30 till late
Sat - Sun: 09.00 till late
Daily till close.
Not Necessary on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Avg Food Spend
$$$ per person
Bar Menu, A La Carte Menu
Beer from $7.00 per bottle
Cocktail List available
Large Screen, WiFi - Tomizone
Street-side outdoor area
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
Love this place, do the best mussels I have ever had, look forward to going here after work each week.
i recently went here for dinner with my 4 year old .. the staff were very friendly and super accomadting .. the food was really yum and nice and warm and very filling and a great price and the cherry beer was fabulous definatly reccomend going here, the premises was clean and tidy :)
I had a steak and potato. Potato was mashed poorly, steak was good but very small compared to the amount of potato provided. Was also interrupted during conversation many times by waiters wanting to take my order which can be helpful but the extent in which the Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe staff took it to was ridiculous.
I have enjoyed the Belgian Beer Cafes in the past, but it has been a while since I visited one.
The Occidental is in need of some maintenance. The foot rest at the bar has fallen down, one on the seats in a booth has fallen through, the place smells of old kitchen cooking fat.
The staff did not pick up any rubbish (including mussel shells) from the floor and seemed quite disinterested in serving.
While the food was adequate, although steak over cooked it was on the high side for it’s quality. The beer was well overpriced.
I will not be going to another Belgian beer cafe. Very disappointed.
Top spot, Adds a classy dimensiono to having a few beers with the boys. Different flavours available in the beer dept and a really comfortable place for an outing. Could absolutely see the place pumping on a private function.
There is NOTHING like a hoegarden after work on a friday. It tastes amazing. well worth a trip to the occidental.
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