Belgo Centraal

4.1
300 reviews
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£25 and under
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Belgian
Top tags:
  • Great Beer
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
Centraal is a beer and food emporium designed around the traditional beer halls of Brussels. Split into two areas by an expansive open kitchen, Centraal offers a social 300 capacity ‘beer hall’ on one side with shared bench seating, a lively atmosphere and a cave like setting. The other side hosts a more intimate restaurant seating up to 152 diners in a more formal setting. Both the beer hall and restaurant can be hired exclusively along with our two semi private vaults, perfect for groups of up to 30 people. As one of the largest restaurants in London, Belgo Centraal offers a truly unforgettable dining experience.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Belgian, European
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 11pm
Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 11:30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
020 7813 2233
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
Covent Garden Underground Station is within walking distance
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun - Thu 12:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

What 300 People Are Saying
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3.9
service
3.9
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on 11 July 2018

We went to watch the world cup and the staff were really helpful and considerate. good food as usual

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1.0Dined on 3 July 2018

Ordered starter and main meals for all 3 of us, my main the first time came wrong as I've ordered Chicken Burger and they brought me Beef, the second time and after I've sent it back it was a pretty much raw and pink / very undercooked chicken, which is also dangerous to consume. In the end I ate only starter. Overall a very very bad experience, beware!!

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3.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Food variable but ok for what it was. Staff were very sweet and efficient. the covent garden branch is underground.

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4.0Dined on 24 June 2018

Booked a table for two families' get together. Requested space for a buggy so our table was in a corner where we could comfortably park the buggy. There was no lift here though so we had to carry the buggy downstairs. The food was fine and as expected. Will definitely visit again and recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Great food, interior, vibes, and excellent cocktails! A must go restaurant!

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4.0Dined on 22 May 2018

50% off food made this unmissable
Moules with Kimchi was delightful and really flavoursome, writes perfect. Not many GF dishes though

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3.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Bring back the old days
Hadn't been to Belgo for a few years but had fond memories of tasty mussels and chips served by friendly guys dressed as monks. What a disappointment! The chips were passable but the mussels were over cooked and very salty. The service was on the edge of impolite and kinda disdainful. Yes I'm 20+ years older but I left knowing we wouldn't go back again. Simple things well done would have made us happy. At least the beer was good...

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5.0Dined on 17 May 2018

Standard Belgian food with good quality. Staffs are friendly and helpful. Reasonably priced and worthwhile. Can accommodate a large group as it is a big setup

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2.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Disappointing experience. Food mediocre, felt like we were being rushed out and eating too slowly. Not comfortable, very rushed, won’t be returning

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1.0Dined on 10 May 2018

A nightmare experience. From what used to be a solid establishment, the restaurant has taken a backwards step into one of poor quality and very poor service. There were four of us checked in for lunch. One starter Calamari which was acceptable. Three ordered King Prawns, what arrived can only be described as Prawns, nothing King about them, nothing larger than what comes out of a supermarket packet. Then the mains, One Filet steak, small and nothing to write home about. Three mussels, and being Belgo they should be nice and plump as has always been the case over the last 8-10 years, instead they were small, rubbery looking extremely overcooked and really only fit for the bin. The accompanying fries were also overcooked but not only that, they had the appearance of being cooked the day before and warmed up, they even snapped when broken in half. Fortunately these were replaced for freshly cooked ones, a vast difference. Then to cap it all, our waitress brought our second round of drinks, beers. She placed the first one down OK, but standing behind me she attempted to place down the second pint but without concentrating on her tray, she let slide the remaining two pints straight down my back. Everyone was apologetic but the damage had been done. Poor food, poor service led us to declare that we would never be back, after all those years, what has gone wrong? We said we wouldn't return but how many people have not said that but will not go back nevertheless. What a shame we have lost what was once a wonderful venue.

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1.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Service was very bad. We've asked to move to the quieter side of the restaurant but was given the response that "Its Central London, you can't expect to be quiet here".

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3.0Dined on 27 April 2018

It was an ok place, food was pretty good. Seats quite hard so if your looking for comfort then maybe not the place, just benches really. Tables very close to each other also, so that wasn't great. Initial service not good, first person got there slightly earlier, and wasn't offered an opportunity to buy a drink, the rest of the party didnt get there for 20 minutes. Was good to try and whilst I would say for people to go, we are not sure we would go back.

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

We love this restaurant and the fondue was great!

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

We always enjoy Belgo, very different from everywhere else. I don't like mussels but tried the mussels popcorn and loved it! Loved the beer flight as well but would have liked the beers to be labelled as we didn't know which was which after we'd ordered them. The bubble waffle dessert was delicious as well. We'll be back!

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2.0Dined on 9 April 2018

Had the worst dried roast chicken in my life. Worse than Tesco hot counter roast chicken and 3 times the price

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

The best mussels I ever had! Loved the decor and the service was amazing! Wish there were one in the States:)

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4.0Dined on 4 April 2018

We sat down for pre-theatre meal. Tasty selection of mussels as usual with wide selection of beers. Shame the venison burger was not available. Attentive service.

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4.0Dined on 31 March 2018

We have been to this restaurant several times before and the service has always been good.

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

It was a lunch meet up with a friend, with each of us ordering moules frites. They were fresh however not fully cooked as at least one piece of mussel was undercooked. The flavouring was nicely done though.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Birthday celebration- excellent in every way

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Belgo. The menu offered something for everyone and it was delicious! We enjoyed a good range of beers and the staff were friendly and helpful. A great restaurant with a cool vibe!

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2.0Dined on 9 March 2018

First of all, the food has nothing to do with Belgian cuisine. The menu was disappointing and the food was bad British... the tables were dirty and the noise level way up there... not an experience to have again, for sure. And I am Belgian :)

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5.0Dined on 5 March 2018

excellent service and delicious food
really enjoyed ourselves
would definely be back again

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5.0Dined on 27 February 2018

Great vibe

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4.0Dined on 23 February 2018

The food is nice, only thing I was gutted about is that the fish goujon starter had gone from the menu since last time I went there- and that was so good before!

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5.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Great service, good food and atmosphere. Will definitely visit again.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Delicious food and excellent service. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful, especially enjoyed the 24-shot paddle! Definitely will come back at some point.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

We really enjoyed ourselves and a ready looking forward to r next visit

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Great food, great atmosphere, great service! We were running late but staff helped out, even though place was really busy. Definitely recommend to visit ;)

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5.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Excellent place ! A bit messy the main entrance but as soon as the reception lady knew we had a booking we moved to the bar to get some beers. Excellent bar !
The food was superb, pot of mussels is the best choice, light and tasty, perfect to have space for an starter or dessert
Prices are fine for the quality and quantity of the portions.

Will come back for sure!

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3.0Dined on 8 February 2018

Prices had gone up tremendously since i came last, admittedly ~10yrs ago, however foodlevel, noteably meat quality was subpar, did not have the moules tho, so can't judge that. Still an entertaining place to visit, some foods looked fun. Far away from Belgian origin. Liked the beer however. Mixed experience

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2018

The venue is amazing! You do feel like you could be in a Belgian abby. The staff are friendly, courteous, and efficient. The food, especially the mussels, was delicious.

They have a wide selection of Belgian beers as well - a must if you are into a good beer!

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Great afternoon

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4.0Dined on 1 February 2018

Tasty comfort food, really good beer, lively vibe but not too loud. Perfect for catching up with friends.

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4.0Dined on 30 January 2018

Belgo Centraal is always a fun place to go with good value & tasty mussels dishes, a huge choice of beers and a lively informal ambiance.

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4.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Always a good experience here, just felt that they needed more waiting staff on this occasion as it was a long time between requesting items such as butter for the bread we ordered and then additional cutlery! Great savoury waffles and beer spot on as ever!

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3.0Dined on 22 January 2018

Really good, helpful and efficient staff. Food served very quickly, good flavours and fanastic value for main+ vino or beer with the daytime deal. Shared toilets not great.

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3.0Dined on 13 January 2018

Food was very nice as usual, but overall it wasn't very good.The area where we had the table was very noise and the Music very loud and a bit crowds. whereas the other salon was completely the opposite (I could see when I went to the toilet). Despite the fact that our salon was pretty busy, they only had two waiters (but just one was working, the other was just pretending to work, walking around the tables and ignoring the customers) , instead it had 3 runners, it's nonsense for a saturday evening! I love the belgo's food but it's not the first time I'm very disappointed with the service, it has happened in my last three visits. I'm very upset with the service, so I'm really thinking to don't come back to centraal. I'll try another belgo of the chain

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4.0Dined on 5 January 2018

Had a group of us eat here and I haven't been here in a long time. It was a great meal. The service was a little bit slow coming back to the table but it was at peak time. Overall I would come again

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5.0Dined on 5 January 2018

Thoroughly enjoyable meal with great food! The personalised bottle of Vedett at the end was a wonderful touch.

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