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Belgian Beer Cafe Oostende

27-29 Ebenezer Place
Adelaide CBD SA 5000
Tel : +61 8 8359 3400
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Price Range: $$$$
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In Adelaide’s East End, the Belgian Beer Café is a fun, thirst quenching front for a rich, restaurant menu. Seriously sauced steaks, Flemish stew, smoked cheese and chorizo stuffed chooks with saffron buttered spuds, and waffles with warmed banana, have the beer in serious fear of being gazumped. All however work together, in this plumply priced, casual setting.

*Belgian Beer Café serves Bar snacks Daily (11.30am - 9.30pm) and a la carte lunch is Friday, Saturday and Sunday only.

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Themed restaurants and bars are not everyone’s cup of tea or pint of Pils. This Belgium-inspired joint however is restrained enough in novelty to ease in those curious to explore its tucker and tipples. There is little kitsch among the antique wooden furniture, floorboards and warm lighting. A bar stocked with gleaming glasses screaming to be filled with beer welcomes all in.

Being in Rundle Street, during the Clipsal 500 V8 racing season this ode to Oostende sees its 40 styles of beer being sucked up by the petrol-guzzling-race-car fraternity of Australia. As for Adelaide’s Mad March, with its revered gluttony of festivals of folk getting their freak on, you could sidle up to this bar in leather lederhosen to sample its biere, and no-one would look sideways.

With a nod to the Belgian beauties both bottled and on-tap, it is the food here that garners the most interest from this little black duck. “Duo de canard” confits a leg and roasts a shank of this bird, it perched on a plate with hand-made gnocchi, sautéed chard, and leek and almond cream. My “waterzooi” experience to date has been of the chicken-prepared-with-arteries-full-of-butter variety (and I am not complaining). Here it is of another traditional preparation with its creamy bisque flaunting seafood. If you succumb to the “when in Rome” sentiment then I suggest you take your steaming kilogram pot of mussels with the Paddestoel broth of white wine, garlic, mushrooms, spring onion, cracked pepper, cream and truffle oil. Loosen those lederhosen.

Roz Taylor

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