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Belgo Centraal

#855 of 17,958 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Covent Garden
Belgian, Bar, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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50 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LJ, England
+44 20 7813 2233
12:00 - 23:00
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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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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Thank you Gomes, Sabastian, and the team for the amazing service and beautiful smiles that made us feel so well looked after throughout our meal session here this afternoon. All the dishes (mussels, pork belly and fish stew) recommended by them were so fresh and well-prepared. Thank you so much! We'll certainly be back again. :)

Thank Anna W
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with my 7 year old daughter before an evening performance of Matilda. The restaurant couldn't be better located, about a minute's walk from the theatre. We hadn't booked a table but one was immediately available although they needed it back after an hour but that suited us (having said that, staff never rushed us). The staff were friendly... More 

Thank Charliepickle75
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a long day at work myself and a friend decided to try somewhere new for dinner, we went to belgos as they offer 25% off student discount through unidays! When we arrived we were taken downstairs to the seating area, we both couldn't believe how big the place is!! There is a nice vibe here and the staff we... More 

Thank shfriday
Cambridge UK
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Looks great from the outside - menu is attractive with very wide range of Belgian Beers. Restaurant is in the basement and due to this the music is loud, VERY loud. Could not hear ourselves think! Food is bland, warm and tasteless. We had mussels in garlic and white wine - no seasoning whatsoever - not even a hint of... More 

2 Thank st c
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Weird entrance, but amazing downstairs! Big and open, and with a view inside the kitchen. We went here for lunch and all of us ordered the fish and chips. Good size portions and very crispy fish. Fries were nice aswell. Would definately recommend a visit to this place.

Thank Rasmus L
BelgoManagement, Manager at Belgo Centraal, responded to this review

Hi Rasmus, Thank you for your review and for recommendation. It is great to read that you and your guests enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again very soon :) Have a good weekend! Kind Regards, Belgo Centraal More 

Lugano, Switzerland
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404 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had the kimchi mussels which are really good if you are looking for a spicy twist on the mussels, best with fries. Belgo is always a good place.

Thank Za036
BelgoManagement, Manager at Belgo Centraal, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your review. Great news about the mussels ! :) We hope to see you again on your next trip to London Kind Regards, Belgo Centraal More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I sent the following email to this restaurant on 22 March 2017. On 12 April 2017 I sent a chaser. By today, 19 April 2017, I had not received a response. This restaurant provides awful food, feeble service and dreadful aftercare. They had every chance to avoid this review but simply couldn't be bothered - this epitomises their entire business.... More 

Thank stuartiswright
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 bad experience at our venue. We would like to apologize for the delay in responding. We do reply to all comments that are received by Belgo Centraal and we are not sure why this complaint has not been responded to. Private... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here last Wednesday night for a bite to eat with a friend. Things started off well with friendly and attentive staff and a good recommendation of hot wings for starter. Unfortunately what should have been the star of the show, the moules traditionelle were completely tasteless. The liquid the moules were cooked in just tasted of salty water. No... More 

1 Thank Heather-Ann R
BelgoManagement, Manager at Belgo Centraal, responded to this review

Hi Heather - Ann, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts about Belgo Centraal. We are very disappointed to hear that you didn`t enjoy the food and your mussels did not come out as they should have. We will pass your feedback regarding that to our kitchen team. Please contact us at Centraal@belgo.com or on... More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very nice smiley welcome, one floor down and you enter the ancient cellars (shame the old lift did not work, the stairs are boring). Great atmosphere, very loud but that is expected, of course we ordered moules 'traditionnelles' which unfortunately lacked of taste ( not enough white wine in the sauce), fast service, friendly with a smile but too 'automat'... More 

Thank Ellen M
BelgoManagement, Manager at Belgo Centraal, responded to this review

Hi Ellen, Thank you for your review. We are glad that your experience was a positive one overall and we hope to see you again in the future, Have a lovely weekend, Kind Regards, Belgo Centraal More 

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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to this one on Earlham street so many time...love the location,buzz,the crowded interiors,the decors to the uniform of the waiters and the cooking line display .... The MUSSELS are delectable mainly the kimchi korean traditionale ones. I like the various craft beers but my regret is one particular Belgian wheat beer has been off the list for a while.... More 

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

Hi There, Thank you for your fantastic review! We are supper happy to hear that you enjoy our food and the venue :) We look forward to welcoming you back, Have a lovely weekend Kind Regards, Belgo Centraal More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Belgian, Bar, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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