Belgo Centraal

4.2
331 reviews
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£25 and under
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Belgian
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  • Casual
  • Great Beer
  • 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 331 People Are Saying
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F
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great atmosphere food and value. Service was a bit hit and miss. Ordered everything together, starters were out at least 5 mins before drinks which was odd. The staff work extremely hard and it seemed more like there is a drinks department and a food department and they aren’t quite on the same page.

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SJ
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

It took ten minutes to check in as no one could find our Open Table reservation. Staff were too boisterous as they chatted amongst themselves. We were there at 5.30pm as a pre-theatre dinner. There were few diners and, with over 40 empty tables all around us, a couple were seated right next to us. They were six inches away from us. Although we objected and so did the other couple it proved impossible to move them as the system had allocated that table. The food came suspiciously quickly; was it cooked from fresh? The restaurant has lost its way; what was an interestingly different decor 20 years ago, is now tired and uncomfortable. Its brutalist approach needs a re-think and a deep clean.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughters 10th Birthday

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Helpful staff, delicious food, everyone had a great time.

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SL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

After booking through OpenTable and arriving on time, we were told we were 30 mins late and our reservation had been cancelled, after being squeezed in after a short wait, the food, service and beer was excellent

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p
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

HAD A GOOD NIGHT WOULD DEFINATELY RECCOMMEND TO FRIENDS

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Can get a bit warm as main restaurant is in the basement. Good atmosphere, great casual dining and extensive beer menu.

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DL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent mussels and good value for money.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked to have a meal here for my mums birthday, excellent service, lovely food and a friendly welcoming atmosphere would definitely recommend

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SB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Visited on a Tuesday night, the place wasn't too busy, but not empty. The service was very friendly, we didn't go for the standard seafood, but rather we asked the waitress for a recommendation. We decided on meatballs and slow cooked beef and a half pint of their beer. No complaints whatsoever. The food was very tasty, the beer was nice. Would come again.

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J
London
91 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of my favourite places to eat great mussels, steins and superb service well.recommended

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M
London
60 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My first visit to Belgo for quite a while. All the usual Belgian foods are available, but I preferred the more sausage-centric menu of yesteryear. Huge array of beers which is very welcome. The chicken I ordered was very tasty, though to describe it as hot (spicy) seems somewhat misleading.

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always. Staff were fantastic and rolled with us on whatever we asked. I always visit this restaurant on every trip to London and have never been disappointed. Beer selection is amazing and the ability to sample with flights helps introduce new tastes. Nice selection of starters and main courses. Desserts are way too good to avoid.

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E
London
29 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, good service, not too noisy and pretty good value, will visit again

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Recommend the Convent Garden restaurant. Nice environment with a great variety of beers. Food is nice too.

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d
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great selection of beers, food good if not delayed a little between starter and main. Server very apologetic. Beef Carbonade cooked to the point that meat had no substance at all, which was a shame as flavours were good. Didn't dampen a nice evening though, just room for improvement.

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HM
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Terrific and consitently great food with a tremendous beer list!

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TA
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We had a pre-theatre booking so the restaurant was quiet. Service was great from our waitress but food was not as good as previous visits.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed the food. The muscles never disappoint!

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PA
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Atmosphere and Great Food! Staff were very attentive and efficient in their service.

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J
London
91 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love it here...the original belgo!! Great mussels and steins of beer what's more to love?

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SD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was a little slow at the beginning, but soon licked into gear. Food (pot of mussels) was quick. Beer- pint of leffe was ok. Bottle of leffe was almost flat. They replaced without quibble. Bubble waffle was delicious. Nice vibe at 6:30pm. £65 for 2 mains, 2 puddings, 3 drinks.

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g
Buckinghamshire
19 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great value food. Lovely moules. Good value for money

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RD
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lobstermania seafood platter was delicious and a great sharing dish for two. The standard of food at Belgos has remained consistent for many years and the vibe is still casual with a lot of character.

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TG
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very disappointed. I feel they are living off their reputation and it’s all gone downhill. Staff are doing a job not for the love of it. They wouldn’t upgrade our chips, even though we said we would pay the difference, they don’t do that you have to order extra portions for cheesy chips etc. Most of our party had burgers, chicken one was ok but meat ones were dry, my roast chicken was lovely. The plates looked empty as no side salad/garnish on side (had to pay extra for this). Never offered condiments when food came and had to go and ask as the 4 staff members were to busy gossiping and not interested in checking if everyone one was ok. Raved about this place to our party who hadn’t been there before as not been for a while and certainly won’t be going back.

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F
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Used to go to Belgo all the time, here and Chalk Farm....then a few years passed us by, and recently found ourselves after a reliable place to get a meal with some out of town friends, sadly Hawksmoor couldnt accomodate us. Dont know whats happened to Belgo but it was no longer a place with a bit of a wow factor, its now simply bang average. The food was just about ok, the moules frites unremarkable, my wifes meatballs were served with almost raw mash. Plus all of our and mains arrived going on a hike around the restaurant and then offered up to another table before making it to ours. I really hate when that happens. It all felt rushed and that they couldnt wait for us to get out....our poor table neighbours got their mains before even finishing starters. Staff seemed hurried & harried so early on a Saturday evening, I didnt see one of them smile once. Beer choices that used to be great are now a pretty usual selection nothing really that you cant find in a supermarket. Overall, our last visit to Belgo.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed the attention and great recommendations by our waitress Diana - a lovely girl and truly customer-orientated person, she really made our usual catch-up dinner extra special.

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P
London
124 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great energy and ambience in Blego Centraal. Interesting decor, top-notch service and the mussels were lovely. The only disappointment was the seafood pasta which lacked any favour. However, everything else made up for it.

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RM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

I haven’t been to Belgo for some time - the mussels were as great as ever. I shan’t be going back as the noise level from the music was appalling, impossible for the four of us to have a conversation!

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SP
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall solid. Think we picked well. Would go back and recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well received birthday surprise

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f
London
22 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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IL
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

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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m
London
12 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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

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c
London
11 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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AR
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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J
London
91 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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A
London
21 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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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OT
Tokyo
9 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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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SP
Buckinghamshire
6 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

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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