Cuisine: European
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

Welcome to Belgian Beer Cafe Torenhof, a Christchurch institution that’s as famous for its dazzling beer selection and old world charm as it is for traditional European dishes.

Mussels (Belgium’s national dish) are the signature here, imaginatively served in everything from white wine sauce to spicy Creole-style lasagne and sharing platters.

Not a fish lover? Savour chargrilled meats, juicy burgers, gourmet salads and a delicious selection of small plates. Braised pork belly bruschetta is not to be missed...

Dark wooden panelling and vintage lamps give off a warm, cozy glow that will make you want to linger over a beer (or three!) and there are more than 30 to choose from. The drinks list also includes a selection of premium spirits, cocktails and Kiwi wines.

Of course, it just wouldn’t really be Belgian without a waffle or two. Enjoy yours drizzled in chocolate, scattered with berries or covered in banana caramel sauce.

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Belgian Beer Cafe Torenhof
20 Durham St, Sydenham
Christchurch 8023

Open Hours:
Tuesday 12pm - 11pm
Wednesday 12pm - 11pm
Thursday 12pm - 11pm
Friday 12pm - 1am
Saturday 11am - 1am
Sunday 11am - 11pm

Phone: 03 377 1007
Website: www.belgianbeercafe.net.nz

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Belgian Beer Cafe Torenhof
Location: Sydenham
Cuisine: European
Mains: $25 - $35
Accepts:   Belgian Beer Cafe Torenhof accepts American Express

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Michelle Jordan

lovely lunch and great staff

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This is the place for sauce-lovers! Without smothering the dishes there is plenty of flavoursome sauce complimenting each dish and you can taste that they are made fresh and from scratch. The fish and brisket were super delicious. I'm in love with the warm goats cheese salad, too! The unique ingredients (water chestnuts & pecan) and great taste made it to my top dish at this place. Will def be back, super lecker - vielen Dank!!

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Excellent service and the food was great as well. Perfect for a quick lunch before a movie at the Colombo!

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Fantastic from start to finish. Great beer selection and the food was absolutely amazing. I will definitely be heading back soon!

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Andrea Williams

Great service with excellent food and Belgian beer! Thanks will definitely be back

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Aliesha Pile

Fantastic food and service :) Loved the cherry beer for something a little different

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Melanie Tam

Service was great - food was delicious thanks

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My first experience with 'First Table" and my first at the Torenhof for a few years and it was great to be back! The food was delicious and the nicely presented and .... the service was excellent. I will be sure not to wait so long for my next return.

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Pleasant venue, staff very courteous and helpful, good experience.

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Rebecca Bird

Great place to go to eat and drink

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Keith Den Hollander

Four of us all had an excellent meal. Good service and atmosphere. Look forward to return.

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First appearances were very good, our waitress was helpful and she made our dining experience worthwhile. Food was tastie and portions good. Great time would certainly eat here again.

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Robyn Shand

Would recommend very tasty food Great atmosphere

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Shireen Spaull

From the moment we walked in the staff were welcoming, genuine and helpful. Their garlic bread is to die for. Two steaks - one being a tomahawk for our “birthday boy” son and one for me. Big sizes. Pulled pork burger went down a treat too.
Desserts are super yummy! Ice cream & chocolate sauce cake with real Belgian chocolate. Cheesecake delicious. Staff helpful with what liqueur best with affogato (our son turned 18!) definitely recommend & will definitely be back. Surroundings convivial. Music awesome too!

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Robert Chu

Delicious and fresh food, best service, recommended.

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Kerry Keats

Had a lovely meal

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Lisa Gibb

Delicious food

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John Rader

great food and atmosphere. Staff very friendly and professional

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Excellent environment with excellent service. Was there for my birthday lunch with my wife , we had steak and and beef brisket both were good , will recommend to friends .

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Jess Goodman

Good food in a nice traditional looking Belgium pub

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Kerri White

Relaxed and casual atmosphere. The food was good and friendly service.

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Cliff Fincham

We enjoyed the friendly service and between four of us we shared 2 pates as starters, which we all enjoyed very much. For mains two had mussels with white wine sauce and both enjoyed them, one had a pulled pork burger which was too sloppy to eat as a burger was of average taste and the other ordered pulled pork salad with potatoes and minted pea vinaigrette but was very disappointed as the salad came with a lot of creme mayonnaise and lacked the minted pea vinaigrette which was on the menu. Overall a disappointing meal.

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Brierley Lobb

The beer was the highlight, felt like I was back in Belgium! Service was also very good, great staff.

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Four of us went for a early dinner , great attentive service , food was lovely, and of course the beer. Thanks , will be back

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Four of us dined and all thourghly enjoyed our meal. Looking forward to next time.

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Mussel and ocean beef is good! Nice service

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The food was beautiful, we had the platter of mussels as well as two entrees. Service was outstanding,

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nice food

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We had a wonderful meal. The waitress was great too. Definitely go back. I would highly recommend

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Leah Mitchell

Had a lovely meal and a great time. Service was excellent!

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Janelle Kerr

Loved it. Would definitely go again

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Had a great experience on Valentines day - staff were very helpful and made you feel most welcome. Food was great especially the mussels.

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Laura Gardener

Mussels were delicious and the service was fantastic.

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Lauren Aitken

Myself and two others went for lunch on a Sunday arvo and we were all really impressed. I ordered the half pot of mussels and they were hands down the best mussels I have ever had. My partner and friend were also really impressed with their dishes. We each left saying we would have been happy to pay full price for the dishes we had. Also, the lady who was serving us was very attentive and really lovely. We will definitely be back!

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The lamb shank and mussels is excelleny

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Moon Ng

Fresh and tasty Big mussles in pot.

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This place is great. Their mussels and chips are fantastic!

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Nadia Coffey

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Beautiful food and great service, would definitely go back.

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Ablurton Ton

Had a fab meal. Thanks

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Great meal

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Tracy Kells

Great venue, delicious food and friendly staff

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Brooke Jeffrey

Good food and atmosphere

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Nadia Coffey

Great place to eat

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Renee Gardiner

Beautiful food, good service and even though it was raining really bad that day it was lovely and warm inside

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gordon bennett

All good on the food front but expensive beer and wine ... but thats Christchurch

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First time there but will go back. Very nice lunch.

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Donna Fuller

Great service and food

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Olive Bachop

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent. The only small problem was the steak meal was a little over done, not need/rare, but it was a lovely tasty steak.. We will be back...

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Partner, myself and 2 kids has a lovely meal , with great attentive sevice. Big thumbs up ,Thanks

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