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Bel Canto Restaurant

1-7 Lancaster Gate | Corus Hotel Hyde Park, London W2 3LG, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
+44 20 7262 1678
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Ranked #10 of 16,892 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $77 - $86
Cuisines: French, Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
Description: Located just a few minutes from Lancaster Gate tube station, Bel Canto is suitable for all events and celebrations including birthdays and romantic evenings. Our opera restaurant attracts everyone from opera enthusiasts to curious tourists and culinary explorers. The classic French menu changes seasonally, and is complemented by a diverse selection of both French and Italian wines. Bel Canto has approximately 60 artists on rotation. Every evening 4 singers and a pianist will perform a variety of arias from celebrated operas. The talented waiting staff will belt out everything from Verdi to Wagner while serving fine French cuisine! During the evening you will receive a glass prosecco to join in with the artists to toast with them for the "Libiamo" of the "Traviatta"! Bel Canto is an intimate Restaurant and is decorated with ruby red wallpaper, ornate opera costumes and crisp white linens. Bel Canto offers truly unique and intimate dining experience - the whole team cannot wait to share with you!
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

My first visit to this fabulous restaurant. It was a great experience and well worth every penny. The food was excellent and varied - it just kept coming! The portions were perfect - enough to give you the flavour but not so much that you couldn't enjoy each course. The desserts were tremendous and totally delicious. The staff were friendly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you're an opera fan or just remotely intrigued by anything different I would definitely recommend bel canto. While the food was average at best the whole experience was wonderful! The service was great and the singers were amazing!

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

We just came out of the restaurant. The young singers are simply fabulous. Wonderful voices, absolutely lovely atmosphere, and good food. A gem in London.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Singers 5/5 Hygiene 5/5 (considering that we are on london) Food 3/5 - pasta was tasting like burned Toilet 3/5 very old style and ugly for the level of the restaurant

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Canberra, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We first visited Bel Canto in 2011 after seeing it promoted in a television report in Australia and returned again in June 2014. On both occasions we had a fabulous time and enjoyed both the entertainment and the food. We particularly went to listen to the opera as it is such a unique experience to be able to dine and... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I have been a regular restaurant visitor for several decades, but can not ever remember a more welcoming establishment! From the Manager down, both the staff and the actual opera singers were a joy, and genuinely seemed to be delighted that we were there. Great value also with the singing worth the restaurant bill alone! I would recommend an evening... More

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Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We first visited Bel Canto a couple of years ago and had such a memorable evening we took advantage of their special offer and treated ourselves to another lovely evening of glorious music and delicious food. This is such a special place and quite unique. The 'staff' are all excellent waiters and waitresses, and then they suddenly burst into the... More

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Kingsclere
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

There are some events which my wife and I save for that special occasion and the Bel Canto Opera Dinner is such occasion. We enjoy fine dining and opera so attending an event where both of these have equal billing is certainly a unique experience. From the moment you enter the restaurant you feel that the staff genially wish you... More

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jpmaurel, Owner at Bel Canto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear AnedaKingsclere, First and foremost, I would like to thank you for choosing Bel Canto for your very special occasion and for your trust that you had in us. The pleasure having you was all ours and we are really happy that you and your guests had an enjoyable evening with us. We are really pleased to hear such a... More

Telford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stumbled upon the restaurant and what a happy an 'artistic accident' it was! The food was sumptuous, as was the entertainment. Such talented singers, no amateur singers, who sang and performed so professionally - The food was reasonably priced. You pay £15 from memory for the live performances, which in our view was terrific value when one considers what... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I took some American visitors on their first trip to London & it was a very unusual but enjoyable experience. The food was excellent & very good value at 3 courses for £50 a head which included a £15 donation to the singers who are all opera students who double up as waiting staff. A wonderful & memorable evening.

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