Adelaide’s Belgian Embassy.

Adelaide’s Belgian Embassy

Photo: Adelaide’s Belgian E.
Author: Philipp Schiwek
Keyword: adelaide’s belgian

Finding a good pub or restaurant is really not hard in Adelaide. Its eating and drinking venues around Rundle Street and East Terrace or Melbourne Street and O’Connell Street boast of excellent locations from the cozy to the stylish.

An especially attractive hang-out and one of the most recommendable places I know to go for an after-work beer or more is Adelaide’s Belgian Beer Café Oostende. Sitting on their terrace and looking on the apartment houses around you might let you think you would be somewhere in one of Belgium’s seaside resorts like Knokke or Ostend with the North Sea only two blocks away. The Oostende, the originally Dutch name for Ostend, is a heaven for lovers of Belgian beer and cuisine. Their draught beers are Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Leffe Blond, Leffe Brune and Bellevue Kriek.

A large range of other Belgian Trappist beers and strong ales, hard – if not impossible- to find elsewhere in South Australia completes the beer menu. Along with beer, mussels and chips are big in Belgium and here too. Personally, I like the traditional ones best, but their offered Provencale or Paddestoel varieties are worth a try. Next to the restaurant menu, a bar snacks menu is offering delightful little bites that go well with a fine beer or two.

Easy to find, only a couple of meters from Rundle Street, on Ebenezer Place, the Oostende is a very tasteful European-styled venue for a sophisticated clientele, which can become very crowded on weekends.

Link: The Belgian Beer Café Oostende...