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Belgo Soho

Restaurants, Belgian Soho
4 out of 5 stars
(11user reviews)
 (Richard Brown)
Richard Brown

Time Out says

The Belgo chain grows to six (plus a franchise) with this brand new spot on Old Compton Street, in the heart of Soho. Things follows the same format here, so expect a huge range of craft beer served alongside a variety of mussel-based dishes. It should prove popular. 

And while the moules do brisk business (think mariniere, Thai green, kimchi or simple herb and garlic), the food menu branches out. Expect steaks, burgers, calamari, salads, sharing plates of chicken wings and 'dirty grazers', too. Rotisserie chicken dishes also feature, with a range of rubs and sauces. 

There's a huge range of beers on offer. From pilsners, draught drops and trappist beers to white, dark, amber, golden and fruit beers there's not a lot that you won't find. A note of caution, though: some are pretty strong - the 12 percent Bush Scaldis has put many a drinker on their arse. 

Belgo Soho says
Belgo is an iconic and unique collection of restaurants and bars offering the best of
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.



Address: 29-31 Old Compton Street
Transport: Tube: Leicester Square
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Users say (11)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4 / 5

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Always love having lunch in Soho, my first visit to Belgo's latest restaurant on Old Compton Street, and controversially I stepped away from the mussels, and had 1/2 lobster, what I realised afterwards is that I wanted the whole lobster, very tasty, and their beer - Satan Blond - recommended!!

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Took advantage of a TimeOut offer to check this one out. I was greeted by friendly faces, energetic and attentive staff. Great atmosphere, makes you want to wander in off the street. Everything was delicious!



I visited here recently using a Time Out London deal which included mussels, frites and a pint of beer. The service was good and we were attended to quickly. However, the deal saving is misleading as we were served a bowl of mussels, clearly smaller than the normal pot of mussels size which the discount % is based on (which we could clearly see on the table next to us). The mussels and frites were fine (although nothing special) and I'd recommend the marinere sauce in particular. The table talker was advertising a late night dirty fries offer so I might return for that one day, after a Soho session.


Went here for some moules and frites, Service was disappointing as were the moules. I went for the marinare, which was so watery.

I have been to other Belgos and enjoyed it, I won't go back to this one.

Top tip

Try the wheat beer

Nipped in for a lunchtime bite. Well designed, cool feeling restaurant with friendly service. 

I went for the half roast chicken with the spicy sauce and chips. It was served very quickly, the chicken fell off the bone, sauce had a little kick but not over-powering and the chips/fries were crisp and dry, did not taste fatty or oily. 

Very impressed and will defo head back at some point to eat again.


Really enjoyed the mussels and the decorations.

The staff was also friendly and helpfull.

Prices are very reasonable.

I recommend booking before adventuring there as it's not too big and it's always full.

Also tried the Burger a Chicken and they are also delicious


Belgo Soho has only been open a couple weeks, but they are certainly not a new family of restaurants. The original location opened in Chalk Farm in 1992 and they have a few restaurants spread throughout the city. 

This venue has quite the industrial feel with wood, brick and stone effect walls. The kitchen is open on either side of the restaurant allowing customers to see the food being prepared as they pass by. 

Belgo has an extensive beer list with approximately 60 options! One of their specialities is also mussels, served in a large pot priced at £13.50 and definitely worth a try!


I visited after buying a voucher though TimeOut Offers.The food was really good and the portion sizes were great - plenty of food for just £10 per head.The normal price is also very reasonable with moules (in a choice of sauces) and frites costing just £13.50.Belgo has its own wheat beer which was very enjoyable.The service was a little lacking - a case of too many cooks (mind the pun) and we were attended to by 4/5 different waiters during our meal.All in all, a nice place and highly recommended.


Belgos, what a place!!! The atmosphere, venue style, staff, food everything wrapped up in one delicious mouthful.

If you are looking for Office/Christmas party I would strongly recommend this, with their knowledge to guide you through the Craft Beer menu (Mango Beer, you have to try this) to accompany the food (which it’s really hard to choose from, everything on the table was just amazing) you can also enjoy your visit downstairs in the caves, so much history restored which just added more value to the venue. Great place and can’t wait to go back!!!!

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What a treat to have lunch here. We had some fantastic sharing platters to begin with, including their famous giant dill pickle, and for my main I went for half a lobster - this was perfectly cooked and well marinated. Their range of flavoured beers are very interesting, too.

The venue itself is different from the others; downstairs in the basement you'll find a few large booth-tables nestled under the brick arches. These booths are plastered with posters, and the whole place has a pretty cool vibe - perfect for large groups. 

Service was very friendly and efficient - the staff were great at passing on their recommendations. Can't wait to come back and try the moules!

If you got to Belgos Soho you must treat yourself to Lobster and Steak ! It was amazing to say the least. I went for a mango beer which was weirdly good and house coleslaw was so lovely ! I loved the venue and next time will try and get downstairs.