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Belgo Centraal

#850 of 17,851 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Covent Garden
Belgian, Bar, Seafood, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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50 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LJ, England
+44 20 7813 2233
12:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a good catch up with a few old friends here at lunchtime. The beer and the service was exceptional. The food was good with a variety of choices. It had a classic beer hall feel but the clientele was very mixed (not just groups of men) and there was a good atmosphere.

Thank LtShinySides
Level Contributor
44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

That's what my wife said as we tucked into Rotisserie Chicken with Stoemp mash and Beer & Beef Dripping gravy.....which was so rich and full of flavour. It clearly brought back memories of a birthday trip to Bruges she had so authentic Belgian flavours score high here. We had the star menu which was three courses plus a beer, wine... More 

Thank Brian C
Rennes, France
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The traditional mussels/fries are lovely... big portion for a very reasonable price! Rather quick service too!

Thank Mitzzzzzi
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting place, quite quirky, good service and great range of beers. We had mussels and haddock, both of which we thought were average, not blown away!

Thank David W
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to Belgo. Which I have heard a lot about. The service was great as was the wine however the menu was very limited for veggies. Al be it that is not what Belgo is about it is nice to have a better option. Rest of the party enjoyed their food however was a slight wait for it... More 

Thank Veggie497
Milan, Italy
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127 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a Belgian i am biased. The grub was ok. Mussels were no where near as we have them in Belgium... but good enough. The fish of my partner was underseasoned but again... good enough. The waitress was eastern european -no problem with that- but her English was so bad we had to ask her to repeat everything. Also her... More 

Thank SimonDesmet
Chichester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked this restaurant a while ago as my fiancé and I were booked to go and see Matilda. When we got there was very busy, and a very popular restaurant. We went downstairs to be greeted by a lovely lady, who was our server too. We were put on the restaurant side which was fine and not too noisy.... More 

Thank JadieH1987
BelgoManagement, Manager at Belgo Centraal, responded to this review

Hi There, What a lovely review. It is great to hear that you and your fiancé had such a nice time on your recent visit, thank you very much for the recommendation. We hope to see you again on your next trip to London :) Kind Regards, Belgo Centraal More 

Angmering, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place. Food was great and staff are friendly. We booked one of the deals on book a table. 3 course and a drink. The soup was amazing. Great location too.

Thank Trudy T
BelgoManagement, Manager at Belgo Centraal, responded to this review

Hi Trudy, Thank you for your lovely review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back, Kind Regards, Belgo Centraal More 

Breda, The Netherlands
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362 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here as they would be able to take larger groups which was true. A nice surrounding in the basement of an old industrial plot. We choose the beer garden (I even think the restaurant area was closed that Tuesday night) which was however quite noisy. Not a lot of space around and on the tables. Personell were mostly... More 

Thank Ortwin
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 about your experience regarding the poor service when you visited us at Belgo Centraal. We always aim to deliver a high level of customer service and clearly did not deliver on this occasion. Please contact us at centraal@belgo.com or on 0207 813 22... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mussels were right on point. The beer was great, and the service was friendly and fast. Wonderful funky atmosphere is a welcome retreat from the English pubs.

Thank jimbotrouble01
BelgoManagement, Manager at Belgo Centraal, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your kind review. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your food and time with us. We hope to see you again on your next trip to London. Kind Regards, Belgo Centraal More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 57
Belgian, Bar, Seafood, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
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
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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