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.
Was excited about trying Belgian food since I didn't really know what that is, but I'm not really a fan of this place. Their menu lacked any appeal and the service was a bit slow when we first sat down, even though the place was pretty empty. The menu mostly consisted of burgers, roast chicken, and a variety of seafood dishes. I was mostly unimpressed because I can easily make burgers and...more
Surprised that I didn't like this place better because I LOVE Belgo Centraal. It's the same chain so shouldn't it be the same quality? Au contraire.
First off, believe what people tell you when they say the service needs work. We sat down and waited 20 minutes before they even took our drinks order. Oh boy. We were in it for the long haul. Despite it being the place for mussels, I'm not a...more
When the craving for moules frites strikes, it makes sense to head to a Belgian restaurant for satisfaction. Naturally, one of the first that comes to mind in London is the Belgo chain and, while it may not be the best there is, it is cheap and cheerful and always has space for a group.
The Kingsway branch is just around the corner from the Centraal location in Seven Dials. It's not as cool...more
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.
Bierodrome impressed me on a Saturday afternoon. When we arrived, it was virtually empty. As much as I like a quiet environment, it was almost too quiet. But more people showed up shortly thereafter. The bar area was equipped with plenty of comfortable seating: numerous plush couches and chairs, booths, tables . . . not like some bars with that one lone couch that everyone's vying for....more