Belgo Soho

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Belgo Soho is in the heart of Old Compton street and is spread across two floors. You enter a bright restaurant on street level with floor to ceiling windows and an industrial feel. This part of the restaurant features an open kitchen and can seat up to 45 people so it is an intimate and contemporary space. The lower ground floor is a much larger space seating up to 110 diners, perfect for larger groups to hire exclusively. The space is divided in two sections (right and left) making it the perfect space for any event. The left side has the added benefit of its own bar so is perfect for swift beer service! Soho also benefits from 4 memorable Caves that are individually themed and can accommodate groups of up to 14 people. These intimate spaces can be used as part of a larger area or hired individually for groups looking for a real wow factor
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clifftops
London
14 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We arrived at 5.30pm as we were going to the theatre. Not sure what happened but at 6.45 we had to chase the waiter for our mains as they still had not arrived. In the end half of us had to leave our mains to get to the theatre in time for the show. Food was really good, and have been several times before, so not sure what went wrong.

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LexL
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

The food and service were okay but our dinner was ruined by mice throughout the lower floor. The manager was professional and gave us our meal for free but they had an infestation.

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cghad
London
21 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Dirty place. Needs a good clean. Food was ok. Nothing special. Staff were not attentive

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FrankV
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

far too loud - stag night ambiente and clientele kills the place - beer poorly tapped, again not expected that here - why on earth did ghey close bflgo noord???

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David
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food
Slow service made up for by a free bottle of Prosecco
Music a bit loud

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SuzyQC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Service was good and staff are friendly .
The starter was fabulous , but the main course (Mussels +Chips) let the restaurant down.
The mussel dishes were warm instead of steaming hot and they didn't have any flavour , these were replaced by the manager , however we found a of bad mussel which put us off the food. However the they did take cost of food off the bill .

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viplive2eat
London
84 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The mussel platters are pretty good with good flavours. Filling enough with the fries. Great selection of beers too!

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SamirP
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice of food, defo worth visiting if your a mussles fan.
No issues with service and staff, all very helpfull and always smiling.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters were exceptional! Paid attention to every detail and made out overall experience very good! And the food is very good for the price!

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Vicky
London
19 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Lack of staff meant service was very slow, food overall was good. We sat down at 6pm and didn’t leave until around 9pm. With a 5yr old this was not ideal. Wouldn’t go again.

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Yuko
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Although my husband and I made a booking through opentable, our name weren't on the list when we arrived.
After waiting for about 10min standing inside, we got a table which smells really bad and dark.
The seats were right beside men's washroom.
Also not happy about the seats were not in the main dining room, they are in the small section with a bar counter.

We asked a server to let us move to the better seats, and they did for us.

Appetisers were served before long, but it took for a while to the bucket of mussle be served.
My husband heard a bell rang that the kitchen tells dish is ready.
No Servers paied attention to it, and my husband had been seeing the mussle was sitting on the counter for about 15min.
Servers weren't seem very busy also.

It was pre theatre dinner for us, so we were in rush.
When my husband finaly asked our server where our mussles are, the server went to check and he said "it's been ready" and finaly served to us.

Food overall tasted not so fresh, pretty much something chain restaurants offer.

Adding to that, the bill showed double the price with bunch of stuff we didn't order!!

With all those bad services, I don't recommend this place.
I hope their other locations do better, but we won't go back again.

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vipElectronicbear
Dusseldorf Area
115 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Reservation for 9 pm, orders were taken around 9:40, food arrived at around 10:15. The mussels were ok everything else including the beef flamand, the steak and some chicken and mushroom
Dish were NHS canteen level. Under-seasoned, steak chewy, unappealing presentation. You can do a lot better in SoHo.

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clairem
London
9 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Although we booked a table via open table, we had to wait 45mn!!!
The girls at the reception were not welcoming
Too much noise overall

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christina1
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience3

They had run out of a lot of ingredients even though it was early in the evening

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CB12
London
14 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a large group of us celebrating 2 birthdays. Our waiter was brilliant with dealing with all our requests and very patient. The food was great as was the service we had.

There was a mistake however, as Belgo tend to do happy hour between 12-5pm. The 2 members of the party weren't aware of this and ordered 2 cocktails and were charged full price. When we discussed this with our waiter he was very apologetic and said he will get the Manager to look into this and get it sorted. When the Manager came, he made a point to say that it wasn't upto them to make their customers aware of any promotions that were available. Even though it states it on the menu. I felt this was a bit rude and not really looking after their customers in a good manner. I made a point that this was the only place I have been to where they state this. Most waiters make it their point at other restaurants if they have any current specials or deals. The Manager sorted it out as a goodwill gesture and the rest of the meal was brilliant. But maybe going forward they may need to change this behaviour, as a customer to have that said to me it made me feel a bit cheated by the company.

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TonyD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Moules mariniere was superb. However the sauce with Chorizo moules dish was disappointing as too watery. Pork belly had no crackling and the cod dish, which was not a large portion of food did not come with mash or chips. The staff were very friendly but the service was slow.

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skfjio23
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Fun spot. But dinner ended up being a bit more expensive than anticipated. I guess we should have looked at the menu closer beforehand.

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Yukselke
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Generally good food and atmosphere; however in my opinion Belgo has lost its quality slightly over the last year or so.
The “brune” beer is not available on the menu anymore, the chips served with the mussels are not triple cooked anymore.

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Emily
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Waiters kept coming to the table to ask us to order multiple times which got annoying, and when we were ready to leave there was nobody for a good 15 minutes who could serve us. Also being Belgian, I think the menu wasn’t very Belgian apart from the mussels...

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Justin
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

a little bit overcooked, but not bad. the service is quite good.
they said they can not find my reservation from opentable, but still willing to help us get a table.

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KenS
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

No thanks to Open Table my booking wasn't sent to Belgo's (the waiter showed me the booking screen on the restaurant computer) but despite this the waiter easily found me a table . I had lobster bisque while my friend had cheese and beer croquettes. The soup was very tasty while my friend enjoyed his croquettes. For mains I had half a chicken with beer gravy and sides while my partner had Toulouse sausage and mash. We enjoyed the food, music and atmosphere in the basement of the restaurant. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. This is a place to dine if you enjoy a wide selection of beer, music and simple tasty authentic food.

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EllaM
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Staff didn't seem bothered and food was the worst our company has had in recent memory.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

HORRIBLE SERVICE

AVERAGE FOOD

RUDE LAZY WAITRESSES

AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL

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TomandLesley
Lancashire
18 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Belgo Soho several times and on the last visit the service was not as good as usual and the food was poor too. After a long break we thought we would go back. We are glad we did the service was excellent as was the food. I prefer the old menu but it is still a good night out at a reasonable price.

DM
DinerML
London
16 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quirky basement set up with a unique choice of cocktails bordering on summer hints. Attentive staff and good value for money.

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vipTommylikeytoeaty
Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience at a Belgian restaurant. My wife and I ordered different kinds of mussels, and everything was terrific! It's right in the middle of the theatre district of London, so it is perfect for a pre-theatre dinner. Friendly, helpful staff, too. We will definitely return the next time we visit London!

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Beeab
London
11 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Staff were very sweet but kept forgetting things. Food was really not good - had the savoury waffles - they had sugar in. Should have stuck to moules I reckon.

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EviF
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Generally the atmosphere was good, but it felt like parts of the food was not up to the 'Belgo' standards. I had the steak with salad. The steak was good but the salad seemed like it was prepared in the morning and was waiting to be served for hours.

DC
DCUK
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The restaurant itself was pleasant in the atmosphere when we went in. We were seated in a sort of alcove in the basement but it was so cold many of us had to keep our coats on. When the food arrived it was either bland or overcooked and the burgers weren’t that warm. They were good enough to adjust the bill but overall the food didn’t excite and I think they were a little understaffed as the restaurant was full.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2018
Overall3food1service3ambience1

Beer was excellent as expected! However there was no beef for burgers and this was not raised to our attention in the menu. By the time we ordered the beer we had no other option but to stay in the restaurant. I find this practice unacceptable!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was delicious and presented in good shape, however, the place was quite small compared with Belgo central one in convent garden. And the staff were also less welcome than the other branches.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

enjoyed food and ambience HOWEVER Belgo's said they hadnt gor our OpenTable reservation so glad they had free tables

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Bazza16
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to see Aladdin then stopped in for dinner with wife and kids. Really enjoyed the food, great range of beers, service was decent, would go again!

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AstaB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very tasty meal with excellent service and a very friendly welcome. We would certainly go again and recommend it.