Belgo Holborn

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Belgo Holborn is a contemporary, airy restaurant and bar housed in an old Lloyd’s bank. Memories of the buildings former use can be seen in the basement where we safe guard our ‘liquid gold’ (beer) in the banks former safe, now converted into a beer cellar. The 130 cover restaurant has shared bench seating in the traditional beer hall style and is dominated by a fun abbey pane glass window. The generous bar or bierdrome is the perfect spot for an after work tipple or relaxed get together. Natural light pours through the full length windows looking over bustling Holborn and our outside seating area. The whole venue is a very versatile space and is available for exclusive hire, or can be hired semi exclusively for dinner or drinks parties.
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.7
service
3.5
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3.7
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gbunited
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food very good, our server was attentive and polite, we would definitely recommend this restaurant. We booked our meal for 5-30pm so at that time fairly quite.

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Foodie
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Unprofessional, rude staff, shady management and poor atmosphere. Showed zero concern about customers' issues. I will not attempt again! This place ruins the reputation of their entire chain.

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vipDavidA
London
66 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great location , 2 minutes walk from Holborn Station. Very friendly reception and good service. The ambiance suits the younger crowd. Food quality ok; our mussels were a tad on the small side.

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ScubaShotz
London
39 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A busy lunchtime made it quite slow to get served but once you do the food is great. The chicken burger was very nice and the choice of beers were also extensive. I'd recommend but maybe not for lunch if you are in a hurry.

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vipJoanne
London
30 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely food and staff. They made my broccoli with butter , when I said I didn't like it they changed it immediately

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AndrewP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent moules frites, great service, but a bit loud and very uncomfortable seats.

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vipSKRK
London
23 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We took our work mates to an early dinner at Belgo’s Holborn. The fruit beers were good and so was the Waterzooi! One of my colleagues had Moules with Chorizo and would’ve like a little more chorizo than the one tiny piece she found in it. But it was delicious nevertheless. We shared a dessert of dark chocolate mousse and it was heavenly! Very Belgian :) Service was quick and friendly.

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AndreaD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met with friends and We had a lovely time last week. Good food (yummy butternut risotto), good service and great place to meet. Highly recommend!

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EszterU
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The restaurant at Kingsway London by Holborn where I booked a table was out of chicken which we were told by the waitress in an off the shoulder manner. So we ended up walking out and having to find an other restaurant.
Disappointing and poor service.

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vipKatherineL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Mussels are not fresh, even the fries are cold!
Desserts are alright.

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vipRobert
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I was looking forward to enjoying their rotisserie chicken. My chicken was extremely dry. One of the servers said they put it in the oven after the rotisserie. On the other hand, my build-your-own crepe dessert was delicious.

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KarenW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Brighter than the Covent Garden Belgo, but the beer my husband wanted wasn't available (it was the first listed on the menu, not an obscure one) and the after lunch coffee couldn't happen, because the coffee machine wasn't working. Not great really, is it? The food was fine, although we had to specifically request the express lunch menu (it isn't automatically offered). Wouldn't be in a massive rush back.

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vipDavidA
London
66 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very friendly and efficient service. The standard Belgo menu offers something for all. Huge selection of beers and reasonably priced wine available.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice food and excellent service

LM
LumiM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Decent food, nice cocktails, pleasant and friendly table service, overall clean and spacious. The ambiental music a bit too "disco" for an eatery, more soothing rhythms would be suitable. Also, some tables’ surface is very worn out and with a shoddy look, in desperate need of repair/ repainting. But, all in all, a good place to have a nice lunch. Prices - relatively reasonable for Central London.

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Bailey
Kent
16 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This was my first visit to a 'Belgo restaurant'. Upon arrival, they were unable to find my booking (I showed them the confirmation on my phone), but they found me somewhere to sit. It wasn't very busy, but the service was a bit slow. However, the food was good (I had a vegetarian burger) and I wouldn't rule out a future visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our food didn’t arrive for over an hour after we ordered, but because of this the staff gave us a free portion of fries and didn’t charge us for any of our food. Overall the place had a lovely atmosphere, lovely staff, and lovely food.

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jrbath
Bath
34 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very full, very noisy, but staff coped admirably - food tasty, interesting beers - I would go again

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vipRanj
London
78 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice food. Deserts fantastic as is the beer

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ShaneR
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We booked this restaurant following a link to the Theatre we were attending that evening.

Add to this we got sucked in to the fact it was supposedly a Belgian Restuarant specialising in moules.

The dishes served up to both of us were totally tasteless and a big disappointment.

We won't be returning.

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RichardO
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good meal very enjoyable and service excellent food as expected no frills but good

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great but service was a little slow.

SR
vipSimonR
London
105 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had some good food and lovely staff. It's a bit noisy.

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Ruby
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Mussels madness (£12 for Mussels and a beer) was very good value.

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vipPhillyGuy
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food (we got the moules) for what is a chain restaurant.

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luv2dine
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Decent burger. Would recommend it.

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Beatricet
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Food was really not great. Mussels were in a very watery and bland sauce. Not expected. Restaurant was also incredibly loud so not good if you want to have a conversation over dinner but fun as a place to drink on Friday

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jeg3
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food and service fine but few vegetarian options. We have been to Belgo quite often and found this occasion slightly disappointing. Hard to specify why. Our server was very pleasant and the food was good.

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SIJI
London
58 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We went to Belgo's Holborn for lunch just after Easter which was the reason for some items not being on the menu as deliveries had not arrived. That did mean there were no mussels (!) on the menu and also a shortage of vegetarian options. The latter was handled very well with a substitute offered for the lunchtime menu option that was unavailable being offered at the Express Menu price. That however, was probably the best I could say for our meal as all three of us felt underwhelmed by our dishes which were the meatball burger, rotisserie chicken and veggie burger, all of which were ok, but lacked much notable flavour. We may return if mussels are back on the menu, although none of us have eaten those at Belgo's for years and if they are of a similar calibre as the offerings we tasted, there will be no reason to try this restaurant again given the surfeit of nearby alternatives.

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vipFionaS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was tasty, awesome beers, and staff really attentive and helpful!

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RaviC
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent, great selection of beers and good food. Just what we needed.

JK
JelenaK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It is a lovely place with fantastic choice of beers, good service and funny atmosphere.
It is getting a bit too noisy as anywhere else, so this is a good place to have fun with friends.
Food is nice and service is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice food and good value for money. The service was excellent - busy time, table of 10, a Saturday just before Christmas but staff were friendly and attentive and it made for a very nice family get-together.

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vipyumfood
London
144 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2017
Overall2food2service4ambience2

If you’re not dining from the set lunch menu it’s not worth the money

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nicholash
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great evening overall - main course was fine but portion was too small had the turkey.

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vipyumfood
London
144 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good value lunch menu, main and a drink

c
cityman
London
22 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good ambiance, a little bit cramped but tolerable. Reasonably priced, in particular the Feast or Express lunch if either is on offer at £7.50 and £8.95 respectively. Good quality food. Robust flavours. Friendly and efficient service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Moules and beer is good but service a bit unattentive

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Wazzamatter
London
8 reviews