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Bel Canto Restaurant

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1-7 Lancaster Gate | Corus Hotel Hyde Park, London W2 3LG, England
+44 20 7262 1678
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Hours:
Thu - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Located just a few minutes from Lancaster Gate tube station, Bel Canto is...
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Really enjoyable evening of song!

We booked this restaurant with friends as we fancied something a little more unusual. We were greeted with a glass of prosecco and took our seats at the table. The restaurant was situated on the lower floor of the Corus Hotel in Lancaster Gate. The food was served by waiters and waitresses who at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
AnneG63
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Hertfordshire UK
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Hertfordshire UK
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We booked this restaurant with friends as we fancied something a little more unusual. We were greeted with a glass of prosecco and took our seats at the table. The restaurant was situated on the lower floor of the Corus Hotel in Lancaster Gate. The food was served by waiters and waitresses who at different times during the meal would... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went for a romantic diner, and that was the perfect venue. The service was kind and attentive. The singers (part of the service team) enchanted this moment. We booked saying that it was for a special occasion ("love anniversary") and they had prepared and dedicated a song, with a trio, for us ; we were very touched by their... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I took my partner to Bel Canto for her Birthday. It was the first time either of us had been there and after making the booking I found myself fearing the worst. Would the food be mediocre because it was all about the singing ? Would the singing be poor because waiters are not generally good opera singers ? Would... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Myself and my girlfriend visited in February. I'm not an opera lover and neither is she, but we fancied a novel dining experience while visiting London and indeed we go that. Great entertainment and singing from animated waiting staff. However the food was average, foie gras to start was a bit tasteless and the we both had the chicken for... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

First time to Bel Canto A real special evening was made even more special by great food, fantastic singers performing lovely pieces and all staff very professional A really lovely restaurent and I intend to return Thank you to all

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Hampshire
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159 reviews 159 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was our second visit to Bel Canto and we enjoyed it just as much as the first time. We were with our friends from Italy and therefore wanted it to be special for them. As it was a Thursday the restaurant was not as full as before which we enjoyed because the atmosphere was so intimate and we were... More 

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

Dear Pettirosso, what a lovely review, thank you! We are so pleased that you enjoy coming to Bel Canto, and hope that you will keep visiting us time and again. We are tremendously proud of all of our singing and waiting staff, and we are delighted that you felt that they lived up to the very high standard at which... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is my second visit to this fantastic opera resturant with four new singers and wonderful food it was night to behold for both young and not so young the staff the artists the pianist where all excellent. This is a night not to be missed,GO

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

Dear Roger P, thank you so much for a fabulous review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time at Bel Canto and THRILLED that you enjoyed it enough to come back again. We hope that you will make it a hat-trick very soon, and already look forward to welcoming you back! All the best. More 

Knaresborough
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This was a really good night out and something completely different. The singers were very good. The food choice was limited but the quality of the food was very good.

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

Dear APKnaresborough, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate it! We're really pleased that you enjoyed the food and the music at Bel Canto and we hope that we will see you again very soon. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Our first visit to Bel Canto and we were not disappointed. The entrance does not do Bel Canto justice stepping down off Lancaster Gate / Bayswater Road into what looks like a basement, once inside the atmosphere takes over and you transposed into another world. The friendly staff some of whom are opera singers make the occasion and we were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
jpmaurel, Owner at Bel Canto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Bob, thank you so much for leaving us a review! We are overjoyed that you had a good time with us at Bel Canto. We aim to provide food, service, and music of the very highest standard and we're so pleased that you think we do! We very much hope that your first visit will not be your last... More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

A fantastic evening, my daughter took me for a birthday treat, and we had a wonderful evening. From the moment they took our coats on the way in all the staff and singers were polite friendly and helpful. It was a lovely evening, I was especially pleased with the food, it was delicious we had the two course menu, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
jpmaurel, Owner at Bel Canto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear PennyOscarson, what a fabulous review! Thank you so much for your kind words, it is always wonderful for us to get feedback - especially when it is so good! We are thrilled you enjoyed the food and the music so much, we will pass your lovely comments on to the staff who will be delighted to hear you had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-7 Lancaster Gate | Corus Hotel Hyde Park, London W2 3LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7262 1678

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 83 - 91
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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!
Open Hours
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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