Belgo Centraal

4.2
371 reviews
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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.

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P
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Nice food, service ok
But careful, closed mussels are not good and I found some..

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S
London
26 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice good food!

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Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always this was a 5 star experience can’t fault it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

I've been going to Belgo Centraal for 20+ years but it's really gone downhill. The service was poor - booking details not found, things missed from the order, left with no drinks for long periods of time. The food quality is no where near what it used to be. Loud music was playing which meant it was difficult to speak, toilets were filthy. Need I go on? Needless to say that was my last visit. Gutted :(

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J
London
104 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great lunch with good friends, regular here and this place is well recommended!!!

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P
London
10 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Vol au vent mushrooms were excellent, thanks to Jose and Luisa

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MA
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Has a wonderful time, but the restaurant was very loud.

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Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great dining experience all round, they had unfortunately run out of mussels, we had been going on about them to the 2 people in our group that had never been before, so that was slightly disappointing. The food we had was fantastic so it didn’t spoil our evening. The atmosphere as always was fantastic.

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J
London
104 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Second time in a week love the mussel dishes here altho plenty of other food to choose from..Fruhi steins are a must!!!

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J
London
104 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great menu didn't stay long as had a busy day, friendly staff always recommend the mussels here!

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IG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of our favorite London restaurants! The food is always delicious and the atmosphere is fun.

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J
London
104 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love this place, great Fruhil beer amazing mussels, superb value

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Very loud and food average

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LB
London
25 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Have been to other Belgos loads of times and this one is very different!

Full of a lot more (really!) drunk and loud people than the others.

Great service though, and yummy food as always

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PR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

If you're in school, a student at university, a tourist, or a massive group of 10 plus and are looking for an easy, cheap meal that sounds fancier than it is, then this is for you

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q
London
87 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant has new things on the menu and we tried them. The meal which I had was Salad with potatoes lettuce bacon and other things and it was lovely and my husband had the seafood linguine which was also lovely. The waiter who looked after us was a star. We were going to the theatre and he made sure we got out in time. Definitely recommend and we will be back

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Had a very good experience. Enjoyed good company, beer food and service . Pretty much perfect!

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M
London
20 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

An interesting concept to experience Belgian beer and cuisine in an industrial type setting. Very popular with a mainly young crowd

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BP
London
29 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had a great dinner at Belgo Centraal, the food was good and the service excellent. The place has a fun atmosphere and was packed on a Saturday night.

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J
London
104 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Lunchtime visit quite a few kids in but still really good food

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Booked in advance for two for a birthday celebration and we were seated in the most cramped table I have ever experienced in a restaurant anywhere! The back of someone's chair was literally pushed right up against our table as we ate! The experience itself was incredibly rushed. The waiter asked for our order as soon as we sat, we asked for a few minutes to look at the menu and he was back again before I had even a chance to read the menu properly. Our food was delivered to the table 5 minutes after we ordered which was worrying and our plates were taken literally the moment I put my fork down. The food itself was mediocre. The sauce the mussels were served in was incredibly watery and lacked flavour, and the fries were barely warm. A mistake was also made on our order. We didn't want to stay for dessert or order another round of drinks. I have worked in busy high volume restaurants and understand the demands, but I can say firmly that this was a very disappointing experience.

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JJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Happy vibe and great beer selection. The mussels were fresh.

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BH
Essex
105 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food was very enjoyable, particularly the Beef Carbonade with Stoemp Mash. The service got off to a shaky start but improved substantially. With only 30 or so diners the restaurant was fairly quiet.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I was enjoying the meal so much I didn’t pay attention to my wife .. so I got in trouble 🤣

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been to Belgo quite a few times and every time has been a success.
Good food, cozy environment and great staff.
This time, my husband had the Belgo Burger, I had the Popei Platter.
Both were delicious. Will definitely go again.

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London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was efficient, helpful and friendly. Our waiter Simeone was always on hand but also left us plenty of time to relax; this wasn't the kind of place where they seemed to be trying to hurry you out of the door. The staff were great with my nine-year-old niece too.
Food was delicious - the moules and ribs were exactly what we wanted and the waffle at the end was a completely decadent treat.
Would absolutely go back.

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W
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

It has been almost 25 years since I visited this place for the first time. Much has changed and not much has changed, but it is still worth a visit.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Having the Belgo cookbook in my cupboard for years I finally had the opportunity to visit. And wasn’t dissappointed.

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London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great evening meal before a show. Ribs were fantastic and was Belgium waffle.

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K
Dorset
6 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

For a mussel restaurant seemed strange they had no mussels! To be fair they did phone to tell us. But when we arrived they had no chicken either!! Not much else on the menu only burgers!!!
Our table was under a speaker so not ideal - we couldn’t hear each other. Waitress was very nice.

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JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

Sadly, there were neither any Mussels or Rotisserie chicken. We were called but only an hour or so before our booking therefore unable to find an alternative for eight of us!

So disappointed as I had recommended this place to my visiting family from Australia. Was extremely embarrassed.

Guess it’s just one of those things.

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J
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I love the mussels. Real Belgian fare served here. Excellent frites as well.

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l
London
25 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

It's been over 15 years since I first visited Belga Centraal, then overwhelmed by the experience of the lift down to the vaulted restaurant, the atmosphere and superb steak frites. Sadly, Belgo has let its standards slip.

The food was okay, but low value for money for the quality of steak - the one thing Belgos should nail each and every time. The worst aspect was the service: we were early and were left waiting way beyond our reservation time for our table to be ready, only to find a near-empty restaurant. There was confusion amongst staff as to who was serving our table, items arrived to the table incomplete (how do you forget the frites from a steak/frites?) and arrived many minutes apart despite a modest table size of 5. Not slick, not professional, and certainly no wow factor any more: a real shame.

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MS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Lovely food, but the service on the night let them down (previously I've had great experiences though). I will go back and try it again soon I hope.

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SP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, been a few times and never disappointed. Quite noisy due to group bookings and long tables, but service is very good and will definitely go again.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary meal

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F
London
13 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

We were really disappointed- first of all they took other people to our table and then when we arrived - they had to remove the other diners! Then service was extremely slow - the waiters ignored our pleas to order/ pay etc as we were late for a show. The food was not as good as I remember. It was a bit of a disappointing experience.... luckily we made the show

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J
London
104 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Last time before Christmas, staff were great and in the festive spirit, good food as always, back in the new year

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
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
7 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
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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