Belgo Centraal

50 Earlham Street , London, WC2H 9LJ


020 7813 2233

Belgo Centraal interior  basement area for dining
Belgo Centraal interior basement with tables
Belgo Centraal interior long tables for groups
Belgo Centraal interior long bar
Belgo Centraal interior large long tables
Belgo Centraal interior  entrance with street view
Belgo Centraal interior small wooden tables
Belgo Centraal exterior bright orange paintwork
Belgo Centraal interior beer barrels and artwork on walls
Belgo Centraal interior tables for small groups
Belgo Centraal interior small tables anf artwork on walls
Belgo Centraal interior bar area with seating
Belgo Centraal interior waiting area

SquareMeal Review of Belgo Centraal

This cavernous basement beneath the cobbles of Covent Garden has been serving up moules-frites and Belgian beer for years – in fact it’s worth a visit for the boozing opportunities alone. Take your pick from 8 Trappist brews (including the stonkingly strong Rochefort 10) and 13 fruity offerings alongside blondes, whites, ambers and darks. The mussels come in ten versions, from traditionelle (steamed with white wine, celery, garlic and onion) to kimchi (spicy Korean style, sweet and sour with Chinese cabbage and grilled chilli pepper), with non-mollusc alternatives including Belgo Pils battered fish and frites, rotisserie chicken or carbonade and stoemp mash.

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Special offers from Belgo Centraal

Christmas menu - 2 courses £24.50 or 3 courses £29.50

From: 19 November 2018

To: 30 December 2018

Only available during 19th Nov - 30th of Dec. Our dedicated events team can create a bespoke package for larger groups, please email for groups of 30+. Groups of 4 or less people are not required to pay a deposit/pre-orde

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Belgo Centraal Location

50 Earlham Street , London WC2H 9LJ


020 7813 2233

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Fri-Sat -11.30pm Sun -10.30pm)

Belgo Centraal's Reviews


Food & Drink: 4.5


Service: 5.8


Atmosphere: 5.5


Value: 7.0


Food + drink: 1

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 2

Value: 2

01 March 2018

for a restaurant known for mussels. they were bland and tasteless.. very disappointing :(


Food + drink: 1

Service: 1

Atmosphere: 1

Value: 4

Gold Reviewer
05 January 2015

It always feels a bit of cheap shot to review somewhere you went for a work Christmas lunch, particularly as it’s not somewhere I’d ever normally choose to go otherwise, but having got that disclaimer out of the way here goes. Belgo was a thoroughly disappointing experience. Yes it was nice to sit with friends and have a chat and a laugh and not have to work, but beyond that it wasn’t at all good. Service was poor. Sure we were a large party, but everything had been pre-ordered so it shouldn’t have been an issue, but staff didn’t seem engaged or organised and it was almost impossible to order any extra drinks. It took ages for each course to arrive, people got the wrong orders and, as different dishes came out at different stages, some people had almost finished before others got their food. The venue itself was in a dingy basement in Covent Garden. If you were being charitable you’d say it had character, I didn’t feel charitable so I’d describe it as being in need of a proper refit and some redecoration. The food was really unexceptional. I had Christmas soup to start, the best you can say was it was hot, but watery and lacking in much taste with the thinnest slices of bread possible accompanying it. This was followed by Christmas lunch, most of it was overcooked, except for the parsnips which were so hard you could have used them to bang some nails in if you ever found yourself short of a hammer. This was followed by Belgian waffle, which had much the same taste and texture as packing materials you’d find if ordering a parcel online. At least it was cheap! Its not the worst meal I’ve eaten (it may make a top 20), but suffice to say the Christmas lunch I cooked this year was far better, and I don’t consider myself a good cook. I won’t return.


Food + drink: 3

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 4

Platinum Reviewer
09 November 2009

Belgo are fun places. Untypical for London, very good value is met with truly unique surroudings. The “all you can eat” mussels are fun. Unfortunately the crowd can get a bit noisy as this type of restaurant will always attract thirsty groups. Yet this doesn't mean that it is worth a try, especially if you like mussels.

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