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Leuven Belgian Beer Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Belgian, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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135-137 Featherston Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-499 2939
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The mussels and fries were the most amazing I have ever had. We went here 2 days in a row for the huge green lipped mussels. I would have gone here every day if possible.

Thank fearn
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcoming, professional staff, excellent food and presentation, fast service, reasonable prices, what more could you want? Oh, yes, remember to try the world famous New Zealand mussels. A must have.

Thank patriciaann2017
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice place.....Great atmosphere that reminded us of bars we had visited in Bruges. Service was equally prompt and friendly. Great menu with Belgian favourites in both food and drink. Had a few glasses of leffe, served in their own glasses. Tick box number one. Decided on mussels and fries, both yum and plenty big enough to share. Mussel... More 

Thank IJBullo
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family brunch one Saturday morning. The kids had waffles and the adults shared 2 pots of mussels (yep had mussels for brunch). Both were delicious. The service was warm and friendly and food was delicious. We felt the mussels were a tad overcooked, so a bit chewy. Didn't bother us too much. Normally I'd give this place... More 

Thank wkhloh
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146 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful mussel burger, always love the location and the service was really attention without being over the top

Thank Lucinda J
Melbourne, Australia
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142 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had seen the restaurant one evening and decided to try it for lunch. We enjoy the british style meat pies (not ones that you eat with your hands) and they had a couple of versions. We chose the venison one as it came with a pastry crust on top. At 29.95, it seemed good value. It had a rich... More 

Thank Mike255100
Christchurch, New Zealand
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fairly priced for a lot of food. Very european recipes. Great choice of beers of course. Friendly and prompt service.

Thank DarliiiingNZ
Wappingers Falls, New York
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Leuven is a pub with a difference--this being a specialty in mussels. NZ seafood, in general, is far superior to the US because it's FRESH!

Thank waterdave1
Melbourne, Australia
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109 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Casual, pub-like atmosphere, range of Belgian beers as well as decent wine selection. Interesting menu with lots of mussels options. Area of booths for eating worked well as was catching up with an old friend and plenty to talk about, noise not an issue even though it was busy. Pretty central in Wellington so walking distance or short taxi ride... More 

Thank bhtripadv
Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you want to try lots of delicious beer this place is great, however I thought the food (dinner) was a bit average for the price. Requested "rare" steak, it came out as medium to well done and wasn't a particularly great cut. Would recommend having beers and snacks rather than going for dinner.

Thank Lins V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Belgian, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135-137 Featherston Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 2939

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?