Australia > Sydney
highlandlad (44) Blue Mountains, Australia | October 22, 2005
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
No surprises on the beer list (Rodenbach is as adventurous as it gets), but Iíd still rather have a night out here than most CBD venues. Itís a spacious, high-ceilinged building which helps ease the noise of having so many people in there on any typical night. The staff are generally helpful and efficient. The food is well made, if a little predictable. And even if thereís nothing new to rate, at least you can console yourself with a Rochefort 10, Chimay Bleu or Gouden Carolus.
gnoff (416) MŲlndal, Sweden | August 22, 2013
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 8/20
Visited on July 16, 2013.
Big place, lots of indoors seating. Rather high prices. Minimum $20 to pay with card, no WiFi. Didnít eat.
Mainly Belgian beers, and expensive at that. As a European visiting, you can probably find these beers fresher and a lot less expensive closer to home. As an Australian I guess it might carry some more weight in what you can find and are willing to pay for.
Decent service, though I only stayed for one cider I hadnít tried before and then walked over to nearby Harts instead.
jrallen34 (415) Chicago, Illinois | April 18, 2013
36 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 7/20
A Belgian beer bar in Australia? I wasnít expecting much, but this place is just pathetic. 8 drafts of all crap, Stella Artois and etc. Bottles consisted of Chimay and a few Timmermanís. Insult to the words Belgian beer bar, donít even come by despite being about 2 minutes from Hartís.
jdpeebs (18) Sydney, Australia | May 8, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Nice and appealing place, with a decent range of beers. Good but predictable food. Worth visiting at least once.
hawthorne00 (42) Melbourne, Australia | June 29, 2011
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Dark wood, mirrors, piles of nice glassware. Smells of mussels and chips. Looks good, high ceilings and hard surfaces make the place a bit loud. Thereís good beer to be had and some that you donít see much of on tap in Australia, and a fine albeit expensive and predictable bottle list. The full pseudís rigmarole of these places is adhered to - correct glass is squirted over a spigot, the head is cut with a foam scraper, the outside of the glass is dunked in a sink to clean the outside of the glass after the pour - but hang on, my beer smells like utter crap because many other glasses have been ritually so dunked and 80% of them were of Stella.
Sevenlee (64) Central Coast, NSW, Australia | January 23, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice pleasant atmosphere and setting. Selection of beers is great, nearly all the Belgians you could want (aside from the Westvletern ;). A bit pricy as to be expected in the Rocks but worth it for the beer. The staff generally know their stuff when it comes to beer. Certianly worth a visit
Aarleks (11) Sydney, Australia | July 12, 2005
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Great building and, despite being quite large, is actually quite cosy to sit in. It can get full power-trippers on weeknights, but otherwise itís really very pleasant. The food a nice range of stereotypical Belgian with some ínormalí stuff thrown in. Unfortunately both beer and food are pricey - but thatís what you get for the location and the size of the place. Worth checking out, especially to catch up on some beligian beers.
mullet (224) Melbourne, Australia | December 18, 2004
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Foodís alright, but itís basically the same as the one in Melbourne only without the great garden. Whatís the point?
eczematic (3) Adelaide, Australia | December 2, 2004
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
very nice actual building to sit in, big and spacious and olde-worlde. usually packed with the sort of people who can afford to buy rounds of $13 beers. but good, relaxed pubby atmosphere with the restauranty bit tucked away. beerwise all the usual stuff you get at the bottleo - chimay, rochefort, westmalle, orval, duvel, + all the interbrew crap, only twice the price and served at 1ļC which is a complete joke. why the hell do they bother with the correct glassware and washing the glasses with one of those belgian dooberlackers if they are going to serve my gouden carolus at near freezing. anyway. most people there order leffe and bellevue anyway. a nice place - has potential to be good but why donít they import a more interesting selection and pay more respect to the beer.
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