Product Reviews, Restaurant Reviews and Recipes: All GLUTEN FREE!
A large cavernous restaurant (covering 12,000 square foot) spread over two dining areas split by an open kitchen which you walk past. Belgo is a Belgium “chain” with other branches in London (Bromley, Holborn and Chalk Farm). Although it was a Saturday night, as it was early evening, they did have a table but did give us a “departure” time for the next seating which was in two and a half hours time: plenty of time to enjoy a meal. It does mean that it quite loud with a stone floor and brick walls but they have divide up the space so you can have some privacy on the sides as well as traditional long wooden tables for larger parties.
The Menu offers a wide array of choices with the most “famous” dish being “Moules & Frites” as well as good selection of Rottiserie items, steaks and “classic” dishes with a Belgium flair. Although they do not state food allergen information on the Menu, the staff are well informed and able to direct those who require support in making decisions. I opted for the traditional “Moules & Frites” and went for the “Snob” which is a large bowl of muscles in a “rich lobster, Champagne and cream bisque” and a side of frites (which are both GLUTEN FREE!)
The waiter also offered up a selection of GLUTEN FREE Beer. This was unexpected but I couldn’t miss the opportunity so I opted for the “Mongozo” beer. (What I didnt know until afterwards was the beer is made with Barley malt like other Beers but once it is brewed, the gluten is removed so the taste is not spoilt!). It is a refreshing beer which I enjoyed, and subsequently found available in different flavours: Coconut, Quinua, Palmnut, Mango and Banana: which sound strange and exciting!