557 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne - ph: 9529 2899
Come here for: beer and mussel pots
Don't come here: ...hard to think of a reason not to come... if you're allergic to seafood and don't drink
LOVE the mussel pot at Belgian Beer! It's a great winter warmer. And what a better combination than mussels and beer? Yum!
Belgian Beer Cafe is always packed during summer. They have a huge beer garden which is great for catching up with friends over a cold drink on a hot summer day.
But I guess most people don't realise that the place also has a restaurant area serving great mussels pots. When I arrived here with a friend on a cold winter week night, the restaurant was almost empty.
We were greeted by a friendly waitress who made good suggestions for the drinks and brought some bread to get us started. Love how the bread comes wrapped up in a little paper bag.
I ordered the provencale mussel pot served with fries. This huge steaming pot comes out and as soon as you take the lid off an amazing aroma takes over the table.
The serving is so generous that is takes a while to get to the juices and spices at the bottom of the pot. But as soon as I get there, I dig it all out with my bread - it's the best part for me.
Mussels tasted great and very fresh.
My friend chooses a salad and helps out with my chips as well. Apart from the raw onions, she really enjoyed it.
Chips (or frites) are crisp on the outside, soft inside and not too greasy; as it should be.
I think Belgian Beer is a very good option for a week night dinner - good food, good drinks, reasonable prices and not crowded... until Melbournians discover what they are missing out on :)