Belgo* is one of the more famed Belgian Restaurants in London and it has been around for years, with a newly opened restaurant in Soho.
My first visit to Belgo at their Centraal branch in Covent Garden was nearly 13 years ago and I remember the mussel pots with fondness!
The Soho Belgo's is quite different in vibe to the Centraal branch; less rowdy and it feels like a nice casual hangout, perfect for hanging out with girlfriends on a Friday evening.
This sounds super strange to me, but at least they staff were more than happy to re-cook us a new pot and this time with plenty of tomatoes. Now they tasted just like how I remembered them to be and there was plenty of tomato juice to dunk the chips in too.
There are other chicken flavours to be had, and the other more savoury sounding sauces like shallot, mushroom and tomatoes or mushroom and tarragon probably would have worked better with the roast chicken.
I was in umms and ahhs over this meal. Half the food was good but some just really didn't hit the spot. Service was very good and atmosphere was nice and relaxed too. I think if I'm in the mood for mussels, then Belgo's will naturally be my first choice, but if I'm after a good roast chicken, I'm better off in Nando's.
29-31 Old Compton Street
*I was invited to dine at Belgo as a guest along with a friend, whilst the 3rd meal was paid for with my own money