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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 #18 of 17,250 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $73 - $81
Hours:
Thu - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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Horsham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Brilliant evening - great fun and superb entertainment. The food is good but menu is limited and wines are expensive but overall we had a very good time It was our fourth visit and we took along friends who are not opera fans but they thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks to all at Bel Canto.

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

Dear LorraineMilton Many thanks for your kind review and thank you so much for coming back, for the whole team was a great pleasure welcoming you again.I’m so pleased to hear your evening described as ‘great’ and we hope that we have new opera fans in the form of your friends! We do hope that you will visit us again... More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This was fun - dinner and "cabaret". The menu is fairly limited, about 4 items of starters, mains etc but the opera was great, we really enjoyed it. Not cheap but a good evening out.

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

Dear BettyLin It is so great to hear you describe the Bel Canto experience as ‘great fun’. At Bel Canto we aim for perfection both in terms of our opera performances and food served and I’m so happy to read how much you enjoyed your Opera Experience! We do hope that you will visit us again shortly. Warmest Wishes More

1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The standard and quality of the entertainment was superb, the food, if a little limited in menu choice matched the entertainment for quality. Even if you were not an opera fan, you could not fail to be impressed by the standard and quality of the talented performers, and they also served your food, fantastic!!!

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

Dear Gareth T What a wonderful review! Thank you for describing your experience at Bel Canto as a ‘fantastic evening’. At Bel Canto, we think we offer a unique dining experience where we combine fabulous opera and French cuisine of the highest quality, and it is so great to receive such a positive review. Please forgive us if our menu... More

Hampshire, UK
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were in London for the Open House Weekend, saved a lot of money on a very good hotel deal, so we decided to splash out. We thought about the Roux restaurant in Westminster, but chose this as it looked fun. The menu is very limited - 4 starters, 4 mains, 4 desserts - and the portion sizes not particularly... More

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

Dear happy_hobbit Many thanks for your kind review, I’m so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to Bel Canto. Our singers are professionally trained opera singers and will be extremely gratified to receive such kind feed back. Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review on Trip Advisor - it is hugely appreciated. Lyrically yours More

Lokeren, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The combination of high quality opera singing by the waiting staff during diner is an amazing experience. The menu choices were very limited but the quality of the food was very good. Price/quality scores very high! In the menu price a contribution to the 'show' is included and certainly worthwhile the money! We went there to celebrate my wife's birthday... More

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

Dear Robin T Wow! What a fantastic review! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave feed back. Our customer views are essential to ensure that we constantly achieve perfection. I’m so happy to hear that we contributed so fully in making your wife’s birthday such a memorable occasion. We do hope you will visit us again soon, we... More

1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

A great place for celebrating something special. We were truly blown away with the talent, ambiance and yummy food. Be prepared to spend! 6 of us it came to £455!! But totally worth it especially when you consider the entertainment. You have the best seats in the house. Looking forward to my next trip.

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

Dear NATALIE D It so gratifying to read your words ‘we were truly blown away with the talent, ambiance and yummy food’! Thanks so much for sharing your kind words. I’m so pleased to hear that you and your friends enjoyed the Bel Canto experience so much. We do hope that you will return again soon, for a repeat performance!... More

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

The meal and cooking was simple and nice, the songs were really good. This made a nice difference to the evening. The evening would have been better if the service was improved. We had to wait some times for ordering our deserts.

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

Dear fab_ab21 I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to Bel Canto so much. I’m sorry to hear that there was a wait for you to order your desserts. We do try to spread the meal throughout the whole show in the evening and it is our normal practise not to take the dessert orders not... More

Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We went with friends who were visiting us from Bath. We chose this venue as it offered us something more than just the usual dining experience. We could not have chosen better for our evening. The meal was excellent; the service was very good; and the "bonus" was the singing waiters / waitresses, who serenaded us all evening with popular,... More

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

Dear CRH007 I am so happy to read your words ‘an excellent evening - highly recommended’ It’s so great to see how well you have understood the essence of Bel Canto. We pride ourselves on providing a unique dining experience - where we combine faultless operatic with fine dining French classics. Many thanks for taking the time to leave feed... More

London
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107 reviews 107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A restaurant that brings opera to you at affordable prices! The food is pretty good although nothing spectacular. That said, it is the concept that really makes this place wonderful and well worth a visit. The waiters atre trained opera singers and as you nibble on dinner, they serenade you with arias! It was well worth a visit for decent... More

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

Dear YiiYng I am so pleased to read how much you enjoyed your visit to Bel Canto. It is so great to read that it is the ‘concept that really makes this place wonderful and well worth a visit.’ Thanks so much for taking the time to leave feed back on Trip Advisor. I do hope that you will return... More

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Fantastic evening , lovely food ,good ambience and wonderful singing. All staff very friendly and the restaurant was run very efficiently considering it was full. I would certainly recommend this experience to everyone.

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

Dear Discerningofbucks Many thanks for describing your visit to Bel Canto as a ‘fantastic evening, lovely food, good ambience, and wonderful singing’. At Bel Canto, we think we offer a truly unique experience - combining expert singing with French cuisine of the highest quality. Many thanks for leaving your thoughts on Trip Advisor - we really do appreciate it! We... More

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