Bellanger

4.6
446 reviews
£25 and under
French
A relaxed, all day Café, Bar and Brasserie on Islington Green from restaurateurs Corbin & King, the team behind The Wolseley. With refreshed interiors and an informal, more casual style, Bellanger has returned to North London.

Our all-day menu features French brasserie classics such as Coq au Riesling, Moules Marinères and Steak Frites et Salade. Sandwiches, salads, Croques, eggs and Tarte Flambées are offered along with a choice of fromage, desserts and glaces to finish.

A ‘Prix Fixe’ menu with two courses at £14.95 and a ‘Menu Formule’ with three courses and a glass of wine at £24.75 are also available all day.

If you cannot find the table you are looking for, please visit the restaurant's website directly, or call 020 7734 4888.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 446 People Are Saying
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Chumley
London
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Living in the area, Bellanger is always my first go to restaurant for a thoroughly enjoyable lunch or dinner.

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vipFiona
London
36 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt like I was in France. The beef was melt-in-the-mouth delicious!

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vipFredInLondon
London
87 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Pre-theatre dinner at Bellanger. Big pluses were food and service. The food was tasty and pretty classic. Service was outstanding and everybody in the restaurant was cheerful and ready to help. Small negative would be that the decor felt a bit dated, but we had a brilliant dinner nonetheless.

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Cambridge19
London
15 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very characterful French decor restaurant right on Islington Green. Enjoyed our pre theatre dinner there.

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vipgwc333
London
338 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We come here a lot and it's always great. Good food, wine and if you fancy a cocktail you can't go wrong

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Jazoo
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Top service, great atmosphere and good food

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Jonathan
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Lovely staff. Great food.

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Topolino
London
19 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant, food, service, ambience. I will definitely come back here, for date night, catching up with friends or a family dinner. It's perfect for all sorts of occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance is very nice, food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Good portion sizes.

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richardb
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time. One of the nicest restaurants we have ever been in. Need to come more often to get a view on the food quality but we found the overall experience wonderful and it has made us want to come again as soon as we can.

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vipwtims
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Bellanger 3 times over the course of a week in London and had good food and excellent service every time. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very appealing, and the breakfast and all-day offerings that include breakfast items is hard to find during the week and is perfect for mid-week in Islington. One of our favorite spots and if you like the Wolsely at Green Park then you’ll love Bellanger.

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food. Tables quite well spaced out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Food is served so plainly - literally 2 unseasoned poached eggs on one slice of burnt sourdough. Ordered a side of avocado which wasn’t ripe. Plain omellette with no garnishing…just not worth the pomp & ceremony

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londonguy
London
11 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always reliably good food, and decent service too. A really nice atmosphere is the main attraction.

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vipgwc333
London
338 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this place, always pleases. You know what you are getting and the service is always on point.

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DavidM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, food and ambience.

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JudithBB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husbands first visit he was most impressed. We will definitely return. The staff in particular were very helpful so pleasant.

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VictorE
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I would have loved a more elaborate menu.
I alao would have appreciated the meal to be complete and not to have to add the sides to have a full plate

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vipNewtouk
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of that last remaining restaurants that still believe in the experience of service. Incredible food and ambience. Best of all my dog is always welcomed. This is a staple for us and it never disappoints

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely French experience

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the French ambiance and the food and we found the waiters very attentive.

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LisaR
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner night out! Excellent service and great atmosphere

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richntony
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty French cuisine. Excellent service from a young team. Visually appealing restaurant, luxurious feel.

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vipgwc333
London
338 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great value set menu and great cocktails to accompany it. Spot on!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente restaurante. Muy lindo lugar ! La comida de primera . Recomiendo el Duck Confit. Servicio fantástico. Nos atendieron súper bien.

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vipMarkR
Buckinghamshire
10 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As good as ever. Will be back again soon

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verrierRoberts
6 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always good food, appreciative service, prime view on the green

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VladP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great French food, amazing vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always great. Great atmosphere, classic food and rally thoughtful service

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HaitchBee
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great ambiance, good food, and fantastic value for money. Also tables are well spread out so felt secure in covid times. Warmly recommend!

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Chatter
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

WONDERFUL TO BE IN A FULLY OCCUPIED BELLANGER NOW THAT IT IS ESTABLISHED AS OPEN AGAIN - WITH A RATHER MORE VARIED CLIENTELE THAN BEFORE THE 2019/20 CLOSURE. IT HAS A REALLY SOCIABLE ATMOSPHERE

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ElleGee
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good all round experience. Not an extensive menu but very tasty.

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DanielA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere and staff are great. Food bill was a little higher than it use to be with a slightly smaller menu but it’s expected especially during this COVID period. Hopefully things will go back to normal this time next year.

Great worth the time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch with the family. An absolute pleasure - all the food of a high standard and flexible to dietary needs. We hope to be back to our regular visits post lockdown.

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islingtongal
London
10 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Excellent service and ambience for a business meal. Food is reliable, if unimaginative. Lovely staff.

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vipMarkR
Buckinghamshire
10 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fine restaurant with ample seating in these odd times

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vipJulieT
London
22 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very elegant restaurant! Beautiful, lots of 'cachet' and excellent measures regarding Covid, the best we've seen. The service was great, friendly, efficient. The food was delicious, the mains especially, I had fish which tasted very fresh and was perfectly cooked while my boyfriend delighted himself with a 'Coq au vin'. I chose the formula and was disappointed with the starter (onion soup) it was not warm enough; and the same with the dessert, the latter was very good but could have been a bit warmer. Two ladies on the table behind ours were maybe drunk, they were so loud so it spoilt a bit the pleasantness of our experience; but nothing the restaurant can do about it! We will come back : )

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MeganW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious traditional food, generous portion size in a sophisticated atmosphere. Have visited many times and enjoyed it every time. So glad it's still open as it's one of my favourites!

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bronaghg
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the best restaurants in Islington. Lovely atmosphere, lovely food.

FAQs

Bellanger is rated 4.6 stars by 446 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.