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De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe

$$ - $$$
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
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75-79 Tamaki Drive | Mission Bay, New Zealand
+64 9-578 3327
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08:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 03:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is getting worse and worse. Menu changed from Belgian to whoever knows what. Today's chicken and mushroom crepe was terrible, could hardly find two pieces of chicken there, so it was all about the cream and overdone pancake it was wrapped into.

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Thank Minnie M
Pune, India
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Supervisor Vijay and Prince gave us warm welcome and suggested over the drinks to have and food options. It was wonderful experience and it's must visit ...overall superb experience ... Will visit next time agai n ...

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Thank sachindsawant
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Real shame, we are Belgians and have been coming here for years but it's really gone down hill. Staff very average, forgetting meals, trying to serve us courses before the table is cleared. Chips not as nice. Disappointed.

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Thank Alex D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is one of my favourite place to dine. One of the signature dish was definitely the mussels. I suggest others should go on Monday because they do special called " Mussel Monday", only half price with a purchase of a drink. The manager "Vijay" was a great host and he would go around all tables to make sure everybody... More 

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Thank Andy L
Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to take drive to Mission Bay to take advantage of the sunny weather and to get away from the very busy Auckland CBD! I had been wanting to visit here for ages but never got the chance. I had the pork ribs and chips - the marinade was delicious, it was a generous helping, and meat literally fell off... More 

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Thank lmcs1104
Frenzigroup, General Manager at De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review, we are thrilled that you had such a positive experience! More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had one of the worst meal at this place in a very long time the chef can't even cook a steak. I asked for a medium rare steak and it was cremated then I gave them a chance the second time to rectified it but the second time the cow was still moving on my plate it was disgusting... More 

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Thank Francis S
Frenzigroup, General Manager at De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your feedback, we are sorry that you had a disappointing experience and would very much appreciate it if you could email us on manager@defontein.co.nz and let us know when you dined with us so that we can look into what went wrong here. We hope that your numerous positive experiences will cancel out the one negative... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First : it is the typical touristic restaurant to go to but we went anyway. Second : Being a belgian, considering the prices for the beer and the food, I am astonished, it is very expensive for what it is... Anyway, you can find lots of sorts of Belgian beer there and it is one of the very few places... More 

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Thank SMaxime
Frenzigroup, General Manager at De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review, we're glad that you had a good visit. We apologise that you felt the prices were expensive in comparison to what you're used to however we do have to cover the cost of exporting the beers from Belgium to New Zealand as all the Belgian beers we serve are genuine. We apologise that you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had brunch here after a night in Auckland. Sat outside on the upstairs balcony. Location great, service and and food yummy. Would recommend the waffles - beautiful.

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Thank p_ratts202
Frenzigroup, General Manager at De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we're glad you had a great brunch at De Fontein! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the busiest restaurants i have been too and despite its densed busyness, the service levels doesnt drop, Of course on a jam packed day expect delays in receiving your food and thats just normal but still the services are excellent. my 8th year to this establishment and so far touch wood they have never let me... More 

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Thank Venkateshn A
Frenzigroup, General Manager at De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback, great to hear! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thursday is a good day for Ribs !!! Actually any day is a good day for ribs but for those interested in terrific Belgium beers De Fontein is the place to be in a Thursday. The ribs are great and the sauce is delicious and we had a selection of either chips or salad to go with the ribs. We... More 

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Thank Patrick L
Frenzigroup, General Manager at De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback Patrick, great to hear that you enjoyed the ribs. Apologies that some of the beers weren't available but we're glad you still found good matches! Thanks again The Team at De Fontein More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Cuisine
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, 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, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region
  • Phone Number: +64 9-578 3327
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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