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Bel Canto Restaurant

#20 of 17,244 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Didn't quite know what to expect as not really an opera buff. First thoughts on venue were not great and the dining room felt very plain and dull. However, it all got better from there, terrific staff, pleasant,informative. Menu a bit limited, but what we had was done well, bit slow on the starters but that may be due to... More 

Thank 599bobthebuilder
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155 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bel Canto employs opera singers as waiters and waitresses. The singers usually work in groups of four, and every 15 minutes a different opera aria is performed.The restaurants are decorated in red and gold velvet, with musical instruments and opera costumes lining the walls.

2 Thank Antonello M
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely venue, reasonable cost (£59 for a three course, good quality meal and entertainment) this was our second visit. The atmosphere is lovely and we were treated to some well-known opera songs. The waiters (& waitresses) serve you your meal and then every now and then, they burst into opera songs. I'm not really an opera fan but had... More 

2 Thank Helen C
Columbus, Ohio
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love opera and the young singers, who double as wait-staff, were excellent. They did not sing until we had been seated 40 minutes and then they did another duet 30 minutes later. And then we waited another 30 minutes. And then we heard another aria after only twenty minutes. The food is pedestrian but not horrible. Overall, for the... More 

Thank Natalie T
Se19 1qy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the brilliant reviews about Bel Canto, we decided to book it for my birthday. We are so pleased that we did. The whole experience was fantastic. The waiters/waitresses were also professional opera singers who burst into song approximately every 15 minutes accompanied by a fabulous pianist and they were absolutely superb!! The food was of a good standard... More 

1 Thank Dulwichlily
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Welcomed by Ilya, and shown to a table right beside the piano, couldn't have been a better place. The set menu is short, but with plenty of variety. Enjoyed every mouthful, but what made it so special was the singing. Every 15 minuets or so one or more of the young waiting staff would burst into song. Wonderful voices ringing... More 

1 Thank Pamela J
London, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceeded our expectations! Opera performers were real professionals with heavenly voices and wonderful expressions. Food was amazing. My mum doesn't speak English but she loved it too - performers express their emotions very well. We got a voucher on Groupon for a 3 course meal - really good value. Can't wait to go again!

1 Thank Evie C
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were in London visiting our children who are in their twenties, it was my daughter and i's second visit, we were wowed the first time so we knew it would be a great night. Last night was even better - our two favourites were sung - O mio babino caro and Che gelida manina from La... More 

1 Thank DebnSte
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Bel Canto, along with my husband (incidentally a gift). We were very impressed. There was a good choice on the menu, and service was swift yet discreet. While on the starter, lo and behold two of the waiting staff burst into song (The Flower Duet from Lakmé, theme tune for British Airways in the... More 

1 Thank Bart S
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant which is part of the Corus Hotel in Lancaster gate London offers fine dinning with a twist ,the deco has a parisian feel,and look, all the staff are young talented Opera singers and at regular intervals will sing Opera whilst moving between the tables , Mozart ,Verdi Puccini and more are sung ,then they continue to serve .... More 

1 Thank Anita S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$66 - $92
French, European, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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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