Fancy food and beer in a bank vault? That's what the Belgo in London's Kingsway is offering as a converted former Lloyds bank, with the bank vault having been transformed into a Belgian beer cellar! Despite the building's history, the decor is contemporary and relaxing, but it's the beer list which is truly eye-catching, with over 250 beverages to choose from. The food is typically Belgian, offering treats such as Belgian Sausages, mussels and frites with mayonnaise, and a wide range of meat and vegetarian dishes. There are many fantastic, money-saving special offers throughout the year, but with even a three-course meal served at a reasonable price, this is one gastronomic experience that won't break the bank - even if it's in one.
For Central London, Belgo represents surprisingly good value -- in particular the happy hour meal choices from 5 to 7 PM where you pay the price on the clock. A good deal at 7 PM, a stunning deal at 5 PM. Beers are delicious, too.
Would not hesitate to return -- for cheaper than the kebab joint down the street you can get a proper meal with a beer.
If you're looking for a good pre-theatre meal before a show at the Peacock, I'd definitely recommend Belgo. They have a happy hour menu - I think it's classic mussels, half roast chicken or pasta and you pay the time you get in. It's relatively quick so you can get to the theatre without rushing. I'd recommending making reservations just in case or you'll have to end up at Wasabi's instead.more
The £6.95 lunch menu is great value, and while the moules frites weren't outstanding (something about the frites was a little bit off, as other reviewers have said) this is a really great option if you happen to be in the area. I particularly liked the celery in the sauce, which gave it extra flavour and texture. Those of us drinking got lucky because they were trialling a new beer at just £2...more
The express lunch at Belgo is fantastic value for money. £6.95 for moules frites! Or you could get the steak au poivre with frites for a £1 supplement. Or you could get the warm smoked salmon and leek tartlet... or the pork and leek sausages with mash and jus. Or the linguine with plum tomatoes, artichokes, broccoli, asparagus, spinach and pine nuts. Or you can go with my favorite and get the...more
1.) Spinach cheese musselts - yum, baked,
I like how they have such a selection of beers! With the different percentages!!
I like the atmosphere, trendy, contemporary, nice, graphic design is cool,more