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There's more to this Belgian restaurant and bar than just mussels, even if the pots, platters and bowls of moules are what this long-standing chain is probably best known for. There are more than 52 Belgian beers on offer for starters, and a food menu that ranges from rotisserie-roasted chickens to burgers, steaks, short ribs of beef and crispy bellies of pork.

This Covent Garden branch - the group's second of four in London - has been going for nearly 20 years. It's a huge space, with two separate rooms (a dining room and a beer hall) set over 12,000 square feet between Shelton Street and Earlham Street, just down from Seven Dials. 

Many visit for the mussels, and there's a range of different dishes on offer, from the 'traditionelle' cooked in a white wine, celery, garlic and onion broth to the Thai (lemongrass, chilli, ginger, kaffir lime, coconut and coriander) and the 'Monroe', cooked in Leffe Blonde beer with pancetta and shallots. Keep an eye out for express lunches, too.

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Belgo Centraal says
Belgo is renowned and revered as London's first and best moules and biere restaurant. This iconic brand puts tasty food first and offers an extensive range of 52 craft beers that go really well with the dishes we serve, from our famous moules to lobster and rotisserie chicken, all freshly cooked by our expert chefs in our open kitchens.

Belgo people are a bunch of amazing individuals who love the Belgo brand. Everyone is tasked with leaving each customer with a lasting memory of their experience that will transform guests into lifelong friends who rave about the great times that they have at Belgo.
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Venue name: Belgo Centraal
Contact:
Address: 50 Earlham Street
London
WC2H 9LJ
Opening hours: Mon-Thu noon-11pm; Fri-Sat noon-11.30pm; Sun noon-10.30pm

Average User Rating

4.2 / 5

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Cookie Monster
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moderatorStaff Writer

A perfect manifestation of Belgian cuisine in the heart of London. Very good for large groups.

Nadia G

I don’t normally like chains. But, rarely can you find anywhere with so many great Belgian beers, so I had to give it a try. Besides, this is a London staple that has been around for 20 years. While the cellar location works well for the Belgian beer vibe the restaurant tables and decor could do with modernising. Though the Moules where not the best I've ever had, they where certainly good and the staff was friendly. Having said that, I recon I will definitely be back be back whenever I am craving a Vedett, La Chouffe or even a Delirium! 

Frankie

Loved it! Great food, great service, great location - can't wait to go back! 

Rosie T
Staff Writer

Had a cracking lunch at Belgo's today. I would recomend for lunch and an evening out- in fact I'm planning my next visit with friends for a night out- food followed by drinks at the bar :) 

Puking Pastille
Staff Comp

Brilliant for parties and perfectly located right in the middle of Covent Garden, Belgo Centraal is the perfect place to enjoy proper Belgian beer and excellent food. I had the goat’s cheese salad, though the chef kindly swapped the goat’s cheese for feta, which was lovely and fresh and a big enough portion to keep me going all afternoon, accompanied by a honey beer, which was incredible. 

The waiting staff were happy to recommend beers to us and gave good service throughout our meal. It was also excellent value and a great setting for lunch with a group of friends or colleagues. Would definitely recommend it.

Lady of Leisure
moderator

Just had a tasty lunch here - food and service were great. The venue is really fun - good place to go with a group of friends. The seating could be a little more comfortable, but we were there for 2 hours...

Abigail D
Staff Writer

Really friendly service and delicious food. Great for a group meal out if you're looking for some hearty food right in the heart of Seven Dials.

Howard S

usually with meals that have mussels, they are small, and a pain as yous spend all that effort getting they out, not so here, the mussels must of been the biggest, I have had, and so tasty! Especially with the belgium beer, highly recommended!!

Charly Lester
Staff Writer

Great location for a big group, but equally good fit for a relaxed date night.  The venue is huge and really different - it's like entering a beer factory.  My other half loved the selection of beers, and I really like the different options of mussel bowls.


Kim Fleming

I know this place is famous for mussels but I have always been a massive fan of the half chicken.. But to be fair I do tend to have mussels to start if I am having 2 courses. Had not been in a while and forgot how lovely the food was. Will be heading back sooner next time.  

Alex

Always great food whenever I eat here, friendly staff, and remarkable cheap for the quality! Huge selection of beer is a massive bonus. Highly recommended!