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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 70 beers (from Belgium, the UK and the US) on offer for starters, and a food menu that ranges from rotisserie-roasted chickens to burgers, steaks and crispy bellies of pork.
This Covent Garden branch – the group's second of four in London – has been going for over 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 kimchi – a hot, sweet and sour, Korean cabbage and grilled chilli pepper dish. Keep an eye out for express lunches, too.
Belgium inspired cuisine and over 50 Belgian craft beers. Established in the 1990’s,
Londoners have been enjoying Belgo for over 25 years. Growing on the success of
the Camden and Covent Garden branches, Belgo can now also be found in Soho,
Holborn, Bromley and Nottingham. This casual dining concept draws its inspiration
from the beer halls in Brussels, with shared seating and craft beers on tap. Belgo is
a fun and fast paced restaurant, with sociable seating, good time eating and beers
flowing. Perfect for any occasion and family friendly, it is a truly original experience.