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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Hot Gossip Cafe – Kingsway

Reviewed on January 22nd, 2009 by Lee

Located conveniently right next to the LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science) the Hot Gossip Cafe is the perfect hangout for students and busy office workers in need of a clean tidy place to relax.  There is plenty of seating, lots of food, drinks and snacks to choose from.  The staff are friendly and helpful (one of them gladly swapped me a cold juice from the fridge with a warm juice from the storeroom without any fuss).  Now there’s a first!

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Hot Gossip, Kingsway, London, WC2B 6LH

Rating: ★★★★☆

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