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Bel Canto Restaurant

#17 of 17,074 Restaurants in London
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67 Bayswater Road | Corus Hotel Hyde Park, London W2 3PN, England
+44 20 7262 1678
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wed - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent food and great entertainment from the singing waiters. A great place for a special occasion

1 Thank Tony J
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely outstanding experience! Book an early table and settle in for a lovely evening of fantastic food and outstanding singing! The serving staff periodically burst into their favourite arias and most of them are the ones that you know and love. The food was very high quality - cooked perfectly and paired nicely with wines. My best friend and I... More 

1 Thank Carol P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant ! I took my wife here for her birthday last night and we both loved it. The ambiance was great, the waiting staff were friendly, fast and attentive and every course was REALLY tasty. I had the fois graux to start (fabulous), pork cheeks for mains (melt in your mouth) and the hot chocolate fondant with salted... More 

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Kelvedon, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't really know what to expect and I didn't think Opera was really 'my thing' but we went along for the experience. WOW what an amazing experience it turned out to be. The live opera that was performed by the waiting staff was brilliant. The singers had fantastic voices that filled the room, we were encouraged to sing along... More 

2 Thank Sue A
jpmaurel, General Manager at Bel Canto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sue, Thank you so much for your review and we are utterly thrilled to read how much you enjoyed yourself at Bel Canto. We like to think that our performance is ideal for both opera novice and aficionado, alike and we are glad to hear that we might have given you the opera bug! It is the highest praise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful evening! The food was top notch, the service impecable and the singing waiters and waitresses where unbelieveable (as was the pianist). Their voices were as good as any professional opera singers I had every heard, hard to believe they weren't actually performing at the Albert Hall. Even if you are not a lover of opera, I would... More 

2 Thank wendywonderer
jpmaurel, General Manager at Bel Canto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Wendy, Firstly, let me thank you for taking the time to tell Trip Advisor readers your thoughts on our little restaurant! Secondly... We are simply elated to hear how much you enjoyed each facet of the experience. Chef Giles takes great pride in his menu; our singers and pianists in their art. Thank you for your recommendation and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's not somewhere you would go twice but definitely worth experiencing it. The venue is a bit tired but that really didn't matter. The food was good service attentive and the waiters/singers were just amazing!! Really enjoyed the evening.

1 Thank Mike C
jpmaurel, Owner at Bel Canto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mike C, thank you so much for your review – we are so very pleased you had a 5-star evening! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the music, the service, and the food – we will be sure to pass your kind words to all the teams and we wish you all the very best! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Singaporean business partner chose this restaurant on the basis it looked interesting and also because they were doing a reasonably priced “package” (£40 all in per head). Well interesting it certainly was. We arrived early, no problem. Shown to our seats and able to negotiate on an aperitif, no problem. Then onto the meal, excellent. Bit worried that we... More 

2 Thank John6039
jpmaurel, Owner at Bel Canto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear John6039, what a thoroughly lovely review – how can we thank you! We could not be more pleased that you chose to eat with us (our thanks as well to your business partner!) and, more importantly, that you had such a good time with us. We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed the food, the music, and the opportunity... More 

Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will find this venue in the bowels of the Corus hotel. An evening booking sees you through the whole event to 11pm. Wined and dined, choose either a two or three course set price meal with a glass of Prosecco included, with some rather special opera singing in between. The food was excellent & the singers superb. Staff were... More 

1 Thank Lorraine M
jpmaurel, Owner at Bel Canto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Lorraine M, thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are absolutely delighted you had such a pleasant evening with us at Bel Canto. Hearing that our guests have had great experiences is such a joy for us, so thank you for taking the time to let us know – we really appreciate it. We look forward to... More 

Rainham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived early and given table, didn't realise until entertainment started the pianist/grand piano couldn't be seen due to a thick pillar completely blocking vision. Menu, very poor limited selection, when arrived I would mark it 6 out of 10, nothing special. Entertainment by waiters/waitresses was excellent - you do need to enjoy opera! So overall a very nice evening. My... More 

2 Thank Charles C
jpmaurel, General Manager at Bel Canto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Charles, Thank you very much for your feedback and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Bel Canto. Yes, the singers are rather amazing, aren't they? As far as your points on our menu are concerned, our chef take great pride in his dishes and would therefore like to understand what exactly was no to your tastes.... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food was by no means secondary to the singing. It was good, even excellent, but the singing waiters, oh the opera, it was magnifico! We were transported to the balconies of Verona and the piazzas of Naples. A tenor, who had poured my Valpolicella, was fiercely counter singing with a Baritone who had served me spaghetti, we were entranced.... More 

4 Thank thewildblueyonder63
jpmaurel, General Manager at Bel Canto Restaurant, responded to this review

Myself and the whole Bel Canto team would like to thank you for taking the time to offer us - and Trip Advisor readers - your feedback on our opera restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and that our singers transported you to a special place! We look forward to welcoming you back one day... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$71 - $98
French, European, British, Soups, Gluten Free
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Bayswater Road | Corus Hotel Hyde Park, London W2 3PN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7262 1678
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
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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