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“WOW” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bel Canto Restaurant

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 17,318 Restaurants in London
Price range: $73 - $81
Cuisines: French
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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!
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“WOW”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Was a great experience. Food was very good, although the main reason we came was for the Opera singers!!! Would definitely recommend. Wonderful experience.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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jpmaurel, Owner at Bel Canto Restaurant, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Hi Anna!

I am so happy you had such a lovely experience! Chef will be pleased to hear you enjoyed his food; our singers will be delighted to know you loved the opera! See you soon.

Jean Paul Maurel
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Really lovely evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I booked through a Bookatable offer (4 courses + champagne cocktail and opera for £35 per person), which was really terrific value. We were accompanied by family members from New York and Brisbane and they thought it was a really fantastic evening. The portions were small but absolutely delicious and had they been any bigger would have been too much. The lamb which we all had for the main course was really tender and tasty. We also really loved the chocolate fondant with salted caramel ice cream.

The singing was absolutely beautiful, the singers who were on the night we went were incredibly talented and would not disgrace an international opera stage. Pure magic!

Service was both friendly and efficient!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“A Night At the Opera”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The food was good but the singing was wonderful. It was a special way to start a vacation. The young singers were friendly and accomplished. It was a great experience I'd recommend and repeat.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Felbridge, United Kingdom
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206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
“Will be Back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I hadn't heard of this restaurant until an offer came through on Bookatable for 4 courses for £35 including the opera. Seemed too good to miss.

We went last night and it really was one of the best meals I've had. A good choice on the menu - about 6 starters, main courses and desserts, and then a cheese plate to share. All the food was very well cooked and presented, and the staff all efficient and friendly. A good bottle of wine was a very reasonable £22.

As for the singing - even though most are students - they sound and present themselves as professionals, and interact with the audience throughout the evening. The pianist was also very good.

A very enjoyable evening in nice surroundings. The restaurant is in the basement of a hotel, but on a warm evening they had very good a/c, and you have your table from 7pm-11pm if you want to spend the whole evening there. Also, there's a very nice Fullers pub next door, with outside seating area, if you want pre-dinner drinks watching the world go by.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Horley, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Encore!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I was recommended to visit by a friend and wasn't disappointed. A delightful evening listening to opera and eating delicious food. The opera pieces were sung beautifully and the singers were happy to chat about the music. The pianist was good too, especially as she played one of my favourite pieces of music. It would have been nice to have had a programme of the pieces that were sung but it was explained that the music is decided upon on the night itself.
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, although my starter (mackerel and celeriac) was a bit lacking in fish! The rest of the meal was delicious and plentiful. The service was fine although I felt that some of the non singing waiting staff were a bit stretched; the venue was almost full. Overall it was a lovely evening and I would not hesitate to recommend Bel Canto to my friends and family.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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