Lobsterfest 2011!

Reviewed on June 7th, 2011 by Dina

Belgo has launched its Lobsterfest for 2011! This year, on the menu is Lobster Bisque, Grilled Whole Lobster and Surf and Turf! If you fancy sampling these delights, head to any branch of Belgo before the 30th June!

And now for a few facts about lobsters, just for your interest!

Lobsters have ten legs and they swim backwards!

The average life of a lobster is 50 years!

Lobsters are omnivores and they are solitary creatures!

A lobster has 20000 eyes!

Lobster’s teeth are found inside its stomach!

A hennie is a female lobster carrying eggs!

The largest lobster ever caught weighed 44.4lbs (20.14kgs) and it was caught off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada!

Belgo – Kingsway

Reviewed on July 19th, 2010 by Dina

Belgo has a really lively and sociable atmosphere! There is the comfy seating at the front of the restaurant and then this extends to the dining area.

Although Belgo’s speciality is mussels, we didn’t fancy these for this evening meal. Instead, we had chicken and burgers and frites.

The half chicken was spit roasted and basted with Belgian blonde beer and apple juice. The chicken was really tender and the meat come off the bone so easily. It was served with a mushroom and cream sauce and a big bowl of frites.

The sauce was creamy, as expected and also had a good amount of mushrooms in it. The frites were thick and perfectly crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

My friend was impressed with her burger and frites. She asked for the burger to be cooked medium/rare and was pleasantly surprised when it was more rare than medium, just the way she likes it! Other restaurants seem to go the other way and overcook the burger so it is entirely medium cooked.

The waiter was great. He was really friendly and gave service with a smile. I asked for the sauce for the chicken to be served on the side. When the waiter brought out our meal, he told me that if I needed any more of the sauce, then just to let him know. It was a big portion of sauce but it was nice to know that Belgo didn’t skimp on these extras.

Belgo do a great Beat the Clock menu, usually between 5-7pm on the weekdays. This means that if you order any items on that particular menu then you pay the price of the time that you placed your food order.

Belgo, 67 Kingsway, Holborn, London, WC2B 6TD

Rating: ★★★★☆

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Leon de Bruxelles – Paris (Republique)

Reviewed on October 12th, 2008 by Dina

A good Belgian restaurant in the middle of Paris. The moules marinieres, mussels in a white wine sauce, were cooked perfectly. The chunky chips were great too but what made them even tastier was the thick good quality mayonnaise. The bread that was served was freshly cut from the baguettes!

To finish the meal, the pistachio ice cream was nice. The waiter tried to convince me to have two scoops of ice cream (another flavour), but wasn’t disappointed when I settled for the one scoop. The cafe creme (latte) was good too.

Leon de Bruxelles. 8 place de la Rupublique, 75011, Paris

Rating: ★★★★☆