28 October 2015
Restaurant Review: BELGO, Soho
Some time ago I met my friend Harriet for a spot of dinner in London. I asked her to pick a restaurant as she is a London resident and we share the same love and passion for food so I trust her to pick somewhere amazing. And she did - Harriet introduced me to Belgo in Soho, a Belgian cuisine eatery famous for their mussels.
I'm not too familiar with Belgian food but I was very intrigued (and the menu looked incredible) so off we went to enjoy an evening of food which I soon found out was a mixture of delicious French and German staple dishes. I love the bistro style of Belgo interior - the restaurant was divided into two parts: one which was like a restaurant set up with tables for different numbers of parties, and a bistro style table and benches - kind of like Wagamama.
As a started, we ordered the Meaty Sharing Plank which consist of Potted pâté, wild boar salami, speck ham, Belgo homemade coleslaw, dill pickles and giant croutons - YUM. This platter had everything you could possibly want, and perfect to share. You can make up your own little plates full of items you enjoy. I loved everything on the plate - especially the pickles which were gigantic and so delicious! The wild boar salami needs a special mention too as it was so tasty and flavoursome... perfect with Belgo's homemade coleslaw.
The Meaty Sharing Plank was very typical of German food with cured meats and pickles - it was a great introduction to Belgo and what they have to offer.
As a main, we just had to have the Belgo famous mussels - inspired by French cuisine and cooked to perfection. We both ordered the Moules Traditionelle which are mussels with garlic, celery and white wine - food perfection. We also got a side of chips to dip into the leftover sauce when the mussels have been consumed. They arrive in traditional pots with a lemon wedge on top and a sprinkle of parsley - and Belgo have the perfect portions to fill you up comfortably, whilst leaving you wanting more! Moules were non gritty, soft and so flavoursome - a splash of fresh lemon adds some zest to this creamy dish. I'm so happy we got some chips for dipping and soaking up the white wine sauce as it was delicious! I may have slurped mine all the way to the bottom of the pot - I just couldn't leave a drop behind.
I absolutely loved Belgo and now have a taste for Belgian food which is just delicious! There is something on the menu for everyone - shellfish lovers, meat admirers and vegetable converts with vegetarian dishes available. The service was excellent with attentive and chatty waiters - thumbs up guys! All in all, my experience was excellent and I would recommend Belgo in Soho to anyone in the area.
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