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The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe

) #35 of 1,890 Restaurants in Auckland $$ - $$$ , ,
6-8 Vulcan Lane | Auckland City, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-300 6226
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (200 reviews)
“belgium beer” (26 reviews)
“fries” (33 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Pub, Belgian, Bar, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
6-8 Vulcan Lane | Auckland City, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 507 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The obligatory visit to the Occy that is a part of any Auckland trip, and once more came away satisfied. Had Caesar salad with salt and pepper squid, squid was melt-in-the-mouth! All washed down with some fantastic Belgian ales

Thank Rob H
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Great to hear, thanks so much Rob!

Reviewed 4 days ago

If it's a Belgian Bar then you know that the beer is going to be top notch and they have a decent selection here to cater for all tastes. Only had some fries as a snack, which were fine, the Moules that were being eaten...More

Thank Ian B
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review Ian, we hope we'll be able to welcome you back for a full meal next time!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great lunch fish and chips great size, all enjoyed, I had the warm vegetable salad so nice, great size and price.

Thank Sue C
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank for your feedback, we're so pleased you enjoyed your meal!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the place, food and drinks. They are good in service too. Everything is good here. The price is reasonable too! I will go again and again.

Thank jing l
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review, see you next time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great restaurant with awesome staff very helpfull. The food was excellent. Of the 5 mornings that I had I went 4 times to them it was super. And then of course the bitterballen of great quality a good communication with la chouffe Together just...More

Thank ERWINK041991
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Awesome to hear, thanks for your review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Girlfriend and I have recently started travelling in NZ, and this is the first proper dinner we've had here! The food was amazing! I had a lamb stew that was so tender it melted in your mouth! And what tops of this place more...More

1  Thank CallumTyrie3
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the feedback, we always loving reading reviews like this!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a couple of days in Auckland, visited this bar twice it was so good. Food excellent, mussels especially. Staff super efficient and friendly. Service excellent. We were there for the Lions All Black test and even though the place was heaving, the service, food...More

Thank Therese M
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your review Therese, great to hear you had two good experiences with us and we appreciate your feedback

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had two excellent dinner experiences whilst travelling in NZ. Good value for the quantity of food, best selection of beers and spirits. Service was friendly. Quality of food we thought was outstanding. Highly recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your feedback we're glad you had a good meal with us and hope you enjoy the rest of your time in NZ

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great fin de siecle atmosphere in this bar restaurant just at the the bottom of Queens Street. Really good choice of Belgian and other beers. Beer knowledgeable and friendly staff who seem happy to advise. Didn't eat here, but the menu looked really good and...More

Thank Mikebloxx
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Mike, we're glad you enjoyed a drink at The Occi

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We just are at here for dinner tonight. The staff were good. The food was really lovely. Pretty good atmosphere for a rainy Sunday night. We enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Damien V
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Awesome to hear, thanks for your feedback!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Cuisine
Pub, Belgian, Bar, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 03:00
Monday
07:30 - 03:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 03:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 03:00
Thursday
07:30 - 03:00
Friday
07:30 - 03:00
Saturday
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-8 Vulcan Lane | Auckland City, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-300 6226
  • E-mail
Description
In 1999 The Occidental Hotel on Vulcan Lane, Auckland was transformed into The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe which is the first authentic Belgian Beer Cafe in the Southern Hemisphere. We proudly serve an extensive selection of the finest Belgian beer and some of the best wines from New Zealand and Australia, complimented by authentic Belgian cuisine.
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