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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 #17 of 17,144 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $75 - $83
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, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I was taken here for a surprise Birthday treat and what a treat! There are four professional opera singers, two men, two women, who burst into song whilst acting as your waiters and waitresses. The food is good, although not great but this is far surpassed by the quality and entertainment from the singers. They sing all your favourite arias... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The food was no doubt fantastic but very small portions and therefore left feeling hungry. Atmosphere was good with the signing waiters and performances. Very entertaining. Little too loud when performing otherwise lovely. Kind staff Wouldn't say the greatest value for money but enjoyable

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The staff in this restaurant varied quite significantly. Some were incredibly sweet, the others quite rough. At the beginning there was some confusion with our order which was not too complicated. The food was good. The rabbit roulade was cold bit yum, the gluten free pasta was normal nice pasta, however the dessert - panna cota - was tasteless, which... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The restaurant was lovely, the service was fantastic, the food was amazing and the performances were wonderful. One of the best nights out I have had in ages.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Fantastic experience...great service...atmospheric...I was unsure of opera before i went but now i love it...I even bought the CD :) We will be going again for sure, and recommending it to our friends. #

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Having arranged to see a matinee in London last Thursday, I booked a table at Bel Canto. We arrived at 7.30 and were met by lovely, friendly staff. Having ordered some drinks, we had a look at the menu. The menu is lmited to five choices for each course, but having said that, it was still difficult to decide, with... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were staying just around the corner and found it by accident but it was a good accident. If you are in the mood for a good Italian then pay it a visit

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was our first visit to Bel Canto. I'd heard about the Opera but nothing prepared me for the performances we had the pleasure of listening to. The fact that you could then talk to the singers and their knowledge of the songs was amazing. Thanks to all who make it such a special event!

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Bellevue, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

All too often a "themed" restaurant has poor food and even poorer service, but not Bel Canto. My companion and I had an excellent evening, almost three hours long of opera and good food. The young singers/servers are so superb, and great actors as well. Pricey, yes, but well worth spending our last evening in London at Bel Canto! Plan... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We were at the Bel Canto on Saturday to celebrate my birthday and we had the best night that we have had in a very long time. The atmosphere was terrific and everyone interacted with one another and the singing.....oh it was fantastic. When the waiters and waitresses started singing it was so wonderful it was spellbinding to have them... More

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