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3 February 2011

Try Belgian beers at Lowlander

Styling itself as London's premier Belgian Bar and Brasserie, the Lowlander Grand Café is a reasonable place, opened in 2001 on Drury Lane, and drawing upon the theatreland and Covent Garden crowds.

The inside is very pleasant, with plain tables and all sorts of country-themed wall-tat. It is a relaxing place to spend an hour or so, as long as you get there early and get a table before the crowds start. And if you want to enjoy the beers in a more relaxed environment, there is always home delivery.

As an Englishman, it always annoys your author when he has to order drinks by table service, but here is is probably part of the theme, as that's what its like in Belgium and Holland. However, with all these imported beers you have to keep an eye on your tab, if you don't want a rude awakening at the end of a sitting.

For more on Lowlander, head over to http://www.lowlander.com/


  1. I've been there a couple of times with friends and having table service even if just for drinks was weird, but actually quite good. We could split the bill even when paying and the tip would go to our waitress.

    Staff is friendly and very good on recommending beers.


  2. I don't know this place but I can recommend The Dove in Broadway Market, E8 and they also run The Dovetail in Jerusalem Passage, EC1. I am a big fan of Belgian beer and wish there were more Belgian-style beer cafes in London.
    Thanks for pointing out this place.
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