Set in a former warehouse in Covent Garden, Belgo Centraal's staircase descends into a Beer Hall with long refectory tables waited on by staff in Trappist monk outfits and head sets. But this is no silent order; it's bustling and noisy with many customers tucking into steaming bowls of mussels in a variety of broths and platters. There are also two main dining rooms and a selection of more intimate dining booths. Seeking something substantial? The stews include Moules Blanches cooked in Bruges beer with smoked bacon, all served with frites. From the Rotisserie, choose from beer basted spit roast Belgian chicken or duck, or peruse the extensive main menu which includes the veggie-friendly Artichoke stuffed with Wild Mushrooms, Asparagus and Pine Nuts. Of course, there are over 50 Belgian beers to taste, including Fruit Beers in varieties such as cherry or banana!
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50 Earlham Street
Covent GardenLondonWC2H 9LJ
You cannot do better unless you go to Belgium. Forget the menu - order the full order of mussels with frites. Chase them down with a Duvel or a Leffe or similar Belgian brew. Have 2-3 beers at lunch and say to hell with it all! This place is a celebration.more
Service is really slow but the staff are lovely and the food is just fabulous.
If you are a fan of their mussel pots but hate eating with your fingers. ...try the roasted platters .... and eat with a knife and fork - what's not to love :-).more
Fun venue in a large, cavernous, subterranean setting. You head down either a warehouse-style elevator or metal-caged stairway into a maze of brick-lined arched tunnels branching off in different directions with long benches that make for great cavorting with large groups.
The food is not bad, and even traditional Belgian items like mussels come in gigantic kettles that are worthy...more
Close to the Hoxton Hotel and in a cute neighborhood (The Seven Dials). Had their traditional mussels which were great - not too salty, mussels a bit small but still tasty. Had the hot chicken wings to start - they were also super small and the hot sauce is mixed with ketchup. The prawn risotto is a bit too buttery and rich for my liking and Belgo burger was good (topped with a large pickle!)...more
One I always make a point to come to while in London! Cool sub-basement setting where you can dine in the restaurant portion or the beer garden (common table seating). The beer list is fantastic, the setting is trendy/cozy, and the mussels are not to be missed!
Looks like they have opened up many more locations, but this one by far has the coolest vibe and setting.
I was a little bummed...more