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De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe

$$ - $$$, , European
75-79 Tamaki Drive | Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-578 3327
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (75 reviews)
“ribs” (17 reviews)
“cakes” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
75-79 Tamaki Drive | Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 329 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Have visited this place twice in the last three months. The first visit was in July: ordered food and a pint of beer which was half foam! The staff were confused and at one stage one of them said something extremely rude about his co-workers....More

Thank Arsalan A
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had the special of the day:ribs. For $20 you get 12 or so ribs, some even have a little bit of meat on them. There are also some chips, but they are soggy and uninteresting. To get this bargain you first have to order...More

Thank Paul v
Frenzigroup, General Manager at De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks very much for your review. We are sorry that you were disappointed and will certainly pass your feedback about the ribs onto the kitchen team as this is not the standard we are aiming for. We appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here three times and have had to wait at least 45 minutes for food to arrive . I ordered the rump steak for 35 dollars I was very disappointed it was full of grissle and fatMore

Thank Ryan E
Frenzigroup, General Manager at De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Ryan, thanks for your review and we apologise that you were so disappointed with your visit. We can experience long wait times and our staff are trained to inform customers if there are long delays. We also have the wait times listed at the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was good as the staff was accomodating in catering to the needs of the customers. Location wise the resto has an very picturisque ambiance as you can see the beach. The toilets were clean and well manage in terms of the needs. The...More

Thank Trixy G
Frenzigroup, Front Office Manager at De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is such a let down. It is in one of the best locations, beautiful views & great set up yet the food is overpriced & overrated! I could get food 10x better at your average family restaurant. The last 2 times I have...More

Thank mel2590
Frenzigroup, General Manager at De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mel, thanks for your review and we are very sorry to hear that this was your experience. We will certainly be discussing this with the front of house team and thank you for raising this with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family ordered mains of mussels, spicy sausage on mash with sides of frites and finished with dessert. Prices seem rather high for food of very ordinary standard. The mussels were over cooked and in cold sauce and the waffles were under cooked and doughy...More

Thank thorpe_reuben
Frenzigroup, General Manager at De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for letting us know Reuben and we do apologise that you were disappointed with the food. We'll certainly pass the feedback on to the kitchen team so we can address these problems. Thanks again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went out for early dinner with friend- food and view was really nice . Really friend staffs and Id come back again. Thanks :)

Thank Yejin C
Frenzigroup, General Manager at De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great to hear thanks Yejin!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for Dinner on a friday. The fish of the day" was so over cooked it was part dried. This was served over a salad that had become well wilted. The Chicken vol au vent was served "slopped over a plate" . Fine...More

Thank marklarge
Frenzigroup, General Manager at De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mark, we are very sorry that this was your experience and thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. We will certainly follow up with the kitchen team to ensure that standards remain high and hope that you will give us another go...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the Wednesday steak special. The steak was okay. There was some issue with cooking it as it was so thick the middle was raw. We sent it back and it was rectified. It came with fries. Sauces were extra. We had the...More

1  Thank menzies61
Frenzigroup, General Manager at De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your review. We apologise that aspects of your visit were not up to scratch and have certainly taken your feedback on board so we can improve. Thanks again for the feedback.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a Friday afternoon. Seated immediately on the roof. Bar has extensive alcohol menu and drinks were very tasty and priced as you'd expect. Food menu was not as extensive but that's not a surprise given its a pub! Great service. Wait staff...More

Thank Kim B
Frenzigroup, General Manager at De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your review Kim, we're so glad you enjoyed your visit to De Fontein

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$29
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 03:00
Monday
08:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 03:00
Thursday
08:00 - 03:00
Friday
08:00 - 03:00
Saturday
08:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-79 Tamaki Drive | Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-578 3327
  • E-mail
Description
De Fontein is located in the heart of Mission Bay, just 8 minutes drive from Auckland's CBD, and is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, especially from the sun drenched balcony overlooking the bay. We proudly serve authentic Belgian cuisine complimented by an extensive selection of fine Belgian beers & some of the best wines from NZ and Australia. We recommend you try our signature steaming mussel pots, or our famous mussel platters.
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