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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.
By far one of the largest restaurants in London, boasting a huge 12,000 square foot and seating up to 420 diners at any one time.
Centraal is split into two separate eating halls; one in the style of an informal ‘beer hall’ which can be booked out semi-exclusively and seats up to 300 people.
The other is a more intimate restaurant, seating up to 120 diners, that can also be booked semi exclusively. Centraal also boasts two vaults, that are perfect for private parties and events.