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Belgo Centraal

#804 of 17,702 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Covent Garden
Belgian, Bar, Seafood, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
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50 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LJ, England
+44 20 7813 2233
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12:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This has become a local for me when I go to London. Vodka tasting, great menu and very festive atmosphere. Reasonably priced for Covent Garden.

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Thank Martin L
County Down, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Soo love this place. It has always been very busy when we have been there. You do need to book in advance. We ate in the restaurant not the Bar hall, and although very busy and full, the tables are not on top of each other,giving some privacy. Some people may not like that It is very noisy, but didn't... More 

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Thank GET2017
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Managed to book a table for four (2 adults, 2 kids) last minute for saturday so that was excellent as we wanted to be near covent garden for the afternoon. As a starter we ordered the chicken wings with a bbq sauce. These were very disappointing. The wings seemed to have been boiled in water and then smothered in bbq... More 

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I had lunch here a couple of times before writing this review. On both occasions, they impressed. I've tried three kinds of mussel dishes - garlic and herb, Thai, and Provencale - and I'd keep coming back for more and give the lobster a try too!

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Thank 429_Andrew_429
Stafford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was our 4th visit to Belgo and as usual the food, drink and service were excellent. Great atmosphere. We will return next time we are in London.

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Thank Vanessaridout11
BelgoManagement, Manager at Belgo Centraal, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your review. It is lovely to hear that you enjoy your time with us and you visit us often. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to London, Kind Regards, Belgo Centraal More 

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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Belgo's tonight for a birthday meal with friends. The service was good considering how busy they were. The food was average, the majority of my moules had not had their beards removed and the broth was lazily made and lacking any real flavour. Not at all terrible for what we paid just not that good either. There are... More 

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Thank Alexander N
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not been here for years- and it is as good as I remember. Friendly service, massive portions, decent food and great atmosphere!

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Thank Nick K
BelgoManagement, Manager at Belgo Centraal, responded to this review

Hi Nick, Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that you visited us recently after such a long break and you were happy with your food and our friendly service. We hope to see you more often :) Kind Regards, Belgo Centraal More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Table booked thank goodness on a busy Saturday lunch. Service was good and meat platter very good for 2, chicken and mussels good but please give us more sauce with the chicken ( mushroom and Tarragon) hardly 2 tablespoons not enough for half a chicken. Even the waitress said people had said this before , listen to your customers.

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Thank donnella63
BelgoManagement, Manager at Belgo Centraal, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your review. It is always a good idea to reserve a table as we do get very busy especially on weekends. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your food, please ask for extra sauce on your next visit :) We look forward to welcoming you back, Kind Regards, Belgo Centraal More 

London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for the company Office Christmas Lunch, 16 of us in total. The restaurant had taken our orders days in advance as its the best way to deal with that time of year. Staff were really friendly and attentive despite the restaurant being full to capacity. The food was tasted (only wish that there was some kind of sauce... More 

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Thank BobbyDhani
BelgoManagement, Manager at Belgo Centraal, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear that you decided to celebrate your Christmas with us and that you enjoyed your time at Belgo Centraal, It will be a pleasure to see you again, Kind Regards, Belgo Centraal More 

Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrible service but the worst is the food. Overpriced and tiny, tiny mussels (half of them empty anyway!). Do not bother unless you want to pay £30 a head for 3 mussels and a cheap lager.

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Thank Muirneag
BelgoManagement, Manager at Belgo Centraal, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are very sorry to hear about your experience with food and service when you visited Belgo Centraal. We always aim to offer high standards on both and we will be investigating what went wrong on the day when you visited. Please contact us at Centraal@belgo.com or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$57
Cuisine
Belgian, Bar, Seafood, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7813 2233
Description
Set in a former warehouse in Covent Garden, Belgo Centraal's staircase descends into a Beer Hall with long refectory tables waited on by staff in Trappist monk outfits and head sets. But this is no silent order; it's bustling and noisy with many customers tucking into steaming bowls of mussels in a variety of broths and platters. There are also two main dining rooms and a selection of more intimate dining booths. Seeking something substantial? The stews include Moules Blanches cooked in Bruges beer with smoked bacon, all served with frites. From the Rotisserie, choose from beer basted spit roast Belgian chicken or duck, or peruse the extensive main menu which includes the veggie-friendly Artichoke stuffed with Wild Mushrooms, Asparagus and Pine Nuts. Of course, there are over 50 Belgian beers to taste, including Fruit Beers in varieties such as cherry or banana!

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Staying in Covent Garden

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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