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“Cavernous” Belgian moules-frites halls complete with waiters dressed as monks; critics say they’ve “lost their novelty”, but the opening of the first new branch in years – in Soho – shows there’s plenty of life in the old dog yet? Top Tips – the “brilliant Continental beer selection”, and early evening ‘Beat the Clock’ deal.
“Especially for groups”, these “big”, “down-to-earth” and “buzzy” moules and Belgian beer emporia make “good-value” standbys.
The appeal may have “diluted” over the years, but these “monastic” Belgian brasseries – majoring in moules-frites and Continental lagers – are still “lively” (“noisy”) and “reasonably priced”, and notably good with kids too.
The lower ground floor seats 110 diners perfect for pre-booking the whole downstairs restaurant. It is also parted into two sections (right and left), seating 55 diners in each so very well equipped for a more intimate private event or party. There is a separate bar on the left for fast and efficient beer service!
But we have saved the best for last. Soho has 4 amazing Caves which are all individually themed and available for pre-booking, each one with its own unique personality that’s not afraid to be different. They seat between 10 and 14 people. There are lots of small individual details at Soho that make up one total Wow! Even the toilet walls tell a story of an inner city folk tale!