Belushis, Covent Garden
Belushis, for all its sins, often seems rather like a less trashy Walkabout. While that may not be high praise by any means, it is a perfectly acceptable destination in its own right. By virtue of its location, it aims squarely at tourists, the after work crowd and weekend drinkers in equal measure - the exclusively high-level seating becomes understandable when you know this fairly small space can get very busy at peak times. Despite this, the service is usually pretty efficient and the décor - walls filled with posters of rock stars - isn't bad at all, in a scruffy kind of way. Not one for a pint of real ale and a good book, if you like loud, busy places and a young, fun crowd, but don't want to feel you're drinking in a someone's else idea of a good time (i.e. compulsory fun at Walkabout), then it might just fit the bill.
02 Aug 2012
Glad to see it had outside seating for to be inside is not an easy thing to handle. It is uncomfortable, dirty and the staff seem to be passers by. They do not have a clue! I asked for a vodka and tonic and got lemonade. One of these city centre grumby little chain bars that probably at one time would have been a nice little character piece. A bleedin' disaster.
9 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5HZ
020 7240 3411
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