Cuisine: European
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35
Ranked: #14 of 93 restaurants in Christchurch

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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Ranked: #14 of 93 restaurants in Christchurch 14
Belgian Beer Cafe Torenhof
Location: Sydenham
Cuisine: European
Mains: $25 - $35

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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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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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Great food at great price Thankyou.

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we really enjoyed the dinner at Belgium beer and cafe.
mussle platter and mussle pot are beautiful.very nice. big mussels!
service is good too.
very very good.

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Lizzie Meates

We had a lovely evening with great food and great friends

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Barry Tomkinson

fantastic meal - best mussels in town :-)

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very nice meal

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Dayl Milne

Good food, good company, good service. what more do we need.:-)

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Great variety on menu, very good value and attentive friendly staff.

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Jo Musson

Lamb shank was totally amazing.I would have liked a selction of vegetables but am never keen when them are a side order to be paid extra for.It did come with superb roasties though.

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Great food and friendly service.

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Nick Williamson

Dining at Torenhof was a great experience. The service was friendly and prompt, the food was delicious and the surroundings were perfect for a group of people who wanted to be able to have a good conversation. Several of our group come from Dutch families so they were delighted to see the rookworst sausage on the menu! Everyone enjoyed their meals. Thanks to our lovely wait staff who recommended the beer - also delicious. I would recommend Torenhof for their food, the ambiance and wonderful staff.

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Vicki Parker

Terrific gluten free options, great table service and being able to sit outside in the nice weather an added bonus.
The food was colorful and full of flavour.

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The staff were super cool and looked genuinely happy to be there, which is what makes you feel out a great time! 10/10 would feast again

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Good service and the food also delicious. My friend said he will come back again.

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Courtney Fraser

Had a great time, got served quickly and the food + beer was awesome! Really enjoyed the belgian waffles. Was a total delight!

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Lovely food portions good size pork belly yummy would recommend

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John Ruffus

Food and staff excellent.

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A warm welcome, our friends had the mussels and salted squid and I had the chicken casserole. Everything was absolutely delicious and neither food nor service could be faulted. Will definitely return.

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We had a really enjoyable night here. It was a great atmosphere, the food and service was great and the beers were huge! Would definitely dine here again.

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Jan Powell

Loved the dark panelling in the restaurant. Reminded me of an old european restaurant. Food was YUM. Staff knowledgable and I was rewarded with a very tasty beer unlike anything I had tried before. Would have enjoyed something citricy for dessert but waffles or chocolate didnt appeal. Recommend going there again.

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Tejas Sreedhar

Great service, very hospitable. And good food too!

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Jackie Giles

Went for tea at Belgian. First time visiting this hidden gem.Ordered mussels, came out steaming hot in a pot with a delicious coconut,thai flavoured soup.Renewed my love of mussels. Had salmon salad with root veges. More mesculan-type lettuce than root-veges,but had a delicous dressing over the salmon. Had just enough room to try desert. Couldnt go past the choc fondant, berries and icecream. Very rich and decadent. Would certainly go back.

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Rebecca Bird

Awesome food will definitely be back

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Quick friendly service and very nice food.

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Jacky Martin

Food and service was excellent...over ordered again of course, juplier is always great too. Plenty of other diners in the restaurant while we were there.
Go there try it don't think you'll be disappointed.,

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Good size meals, I had the pate and fig chutney as an entree and it was a really large, a couple from our group had the mussels which they throughly enjoyed. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Amber Donovan

Prompt attentive staff. Great food, I enjoyed the starter.

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The meals were bigger than we anticipated, and we over ordered!!! Tasty. Friendly service. Will be back. Pat

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We had a lovely lunch. The staff were friendly and attentive (including making sure our 1 year old was happy!), there was a great selection of food on the menu, the food was delicious and my husband was very happy with the selection of beer!

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Fiona Gurnsey

Food was beautiful , felt a little cramped in the corner but staff were great

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Nydia Castle

Service was quick and the staff were friendly. Food was quite generous and tasty.

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Dined here last Friday lunch-time and had a great meal, everyone mentioned the portion sizes were very substantial and the variety of choices were varied. Would definitely dine here again.

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Marie Barjaktarevic

As French, we had lunch there and we definitely loved the Moules Frites !!!!!!!

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The staff were friendly and the food is superb. We had garlic bread as entree and mixed grilled platter mussels. Can't complain. Second time for us to dine there. First time was dinner and this time was lunch.

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Nadia Coffey

Amazing salmon salad and the waffles for dessert were even better

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Alister Castillo

Great food and great customer service. The place was pretty quiet when we ate lunch there, but this didn't detract from the service and food in any way.
Will definitely come back!

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We enjoyed really much our lunch ! Was delicious and the portions are huge ! I highly recommend :)

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Dined here as a group on evening of 12/9/18, both service and food were very good, generous size meal portions and everyone enjoyed their meals.

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Cheryl Allred

Great service and yummy food - fave was the gingerbread cake, delish

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Cinnamon Laubscher

The resteraunt was cosy and warm. We were greeted by a very welcoming staff member who showed us to our table. Drink ordered were taken promptly and our entrees were in front of us in no time. The main dish was delicious - not too big not too small. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Will certainly be returning.

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LouiseandLindsay Roswell

Fabulous meal and service as always!

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Loved it here. First time eating here. Will be back for sure. The cheery beer is my new fav.
Food really good.

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Jann Clutterbuck

The atmosphere here was lovely, food and staff were excellent

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