Bellanger

4.4
293 reviews
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£25 and under
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French
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Bellanger is a classic Brasserie ~ Grand Café inspired by the Alsatian brasseur heritage of the traditional Parisian originals.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 11pm
Saturday: 8am - 11pm
Sunday: 8am - 10:30pm
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Phone number
020 7226 2555
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Lee Ward
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Public Transit
Angel and Highbury and Islington stations within walking distance
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 293 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Bellanger is our go to favourite for a last minute booking. Great service and comfort food 😁

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4.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Good atmosphere, lovely décor, tasty food with generous portions and good selection of wines with lots by the glass.

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4.0Dined on 7 June 2018

I have missed having an authentic choucroute as I had in Paris in my youth and I was not disappointed here. Bellanger actually outperformed on the choucroute which I found better and more delicate that I remember the Paris choucroute at the Train Bleu (Gare de l est) and the other famous Parisian brasseries at the time (Coupole)
My colleague ordered the Poulet Landais au Riesling and he also was impressed. I think the presentation and attention to detail are top notch. Overall spend of 48 for 2 with coffee is really good value. Perhaps best quality / value I have in London in quite some time.

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

Wonderful service as usual and a splendid choice on the menu. Food is of an excellent quality and wine list is fairly comprehensive. We will be back very soon.

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5.0Dined on 4 June 2018

Perfect place for a delicious, calm long lunch!

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5.0Dined on 22 May 2018

Another fantastic evening at the Bellanger, thank you to all. Waitress was very attentive, food was glorious, love, love love this place xx

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5.0Dined on 20 May 2018

I really enjoyed breakfast with my friends. This is definitely a place to catch up with friends and family. The service is always outstanding.

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4.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Always a pleasant experience with nice food and friendly staff.

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4.0Dined on 15 May 2018

I came for a solo dinner before the cinema, and was seated in a lovely cosy booth reminiscent of an old wood panelled train compartment. On a very hot day my very light starter of snails followed by an even lighter main if scallops with crab croquettes. The snails were ok but not as good as those at L’Escargot, but the main course was delicious!

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3.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Bellanger as a last minute booking hits the spot. Always enjoyable glass of wine, cocktail and good food

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Great meal and will return. Seems to have a good local clientele.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Excellent food and very nice decor. It gets quite busy and loud but you can book a booth or a table in the back where it's quieter.
Excellent wine list too.

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5.0Dined on 23 April 2018

Really special decor and good food. We only had breakfast but it was all nice.

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4.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Love the decor and ambience of Bellanger - it's like traveling to Paris without leaving London. The bar is wonderful and the cocktails are expertly mixed and served. We had ours with some of the signature house 'tartes flambées' : extremely tasty, thin-crust savoury concoctions which are very more-ish. So much so that we tried the sweet variety with fondant, Calvados-laced apples for pudding and we were not disappointed! A great place for drinks and dinner with friends: table seating is nicely spaced apart, service is attentive and the food very good overall - would especially recommend any of the fish mains, delicious and very generously served.

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4.0Dined on 19 April 2018

How was the Bellanger? As good as always, from the very first I went there for lunch during its soft opening period, the Bellanger has constantly maintained a very high level of high quality in terms of food, service and atmosphere. It is definitely one of my favourite locals and considering that it is located in Islington, an area with a great number of great restaurants, this is definitely an achievement. I like to fo there on my own as well as with a friend or a small group of friends. Highly recommended, very good value for money

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4.0Dined on 15 April 2018

What can I say this is the go to place for us in Islington, whether it's a date, friends or family it never disappoints

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2.0Dined on 15 April 2018

As it was the first hot afternoon of the year we asked if we could have our lunch table outside instead of the upstairs dining room, which wasn’t an issue at all but we were then kind of forgotten about. It took ages to get menus, we had to ask where our drinks were and the food was totally forgettable - it’s hard to get a chopped kale super salad really wrong but it is definitely one to miss. Outside is also ALL smoking tables - that’s not OK and I wouldn’t go back.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Bellanger delivered, as expected! Service was understated and efficient and food was fantastic. The staff were accommodating to our needs (we were headed to the theatre) and my guests were impressed. Thank you

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

The confit duck was delicious - crispy on the outside and tender meat on the inside. Wait staff have the perfect balance between being attentive and distant. There is also live music to accompany your meal - which is lovely. A definite staple for me now.

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4.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Lovely lunch on the way to the Emirates. The steak tartare is fantastic!

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Great food and great service

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Delicious breakfast with friends, lovely relaxed atmosphere

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Every time we go here we have an incredible experience. Food is incredible especially the oysters. What really makes it though is the staff, really professional and friendly.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

It was really good food and the waiter was happy to talk us through the menu and make recommendations

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Really love Bellanger, food is excellent as is the service. Only slight complaint was that there were some very noisy customers at the bar on this occasion.

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4.0Dined on 15 March 2018

Very nice. Unpretentious, good value , delicious. Service a little slow perhaps.

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4.0Dined on 13 March 2018

We enjoyed excellent oysters and choucroute, good service, coq au riesling and coupe liegoise. The Riesling we chose to drink was good, though a trifle warm and very expensive (£42/ bottle).
I would definitely return.

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3.0Dined on 10 March 2018

The main courses were nice however the cheeses were a major let down. It was one cheese and one bread roll.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

We used Bellanger as a pre gig meal. The menu was good, service clean and food lovely. Only comment on food was oysters were a bit small. See it was a dog friendly restaurant which is good to see in London. Will use again.

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5.0Dined on 27 February 2018

Excellent brunch: lovely food and great service. Bellanger is consistently good, and the staff are always friendly, helpful and efficient. I'll definitely be back (again!).

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3.0Dined on 25 February 2018

An Islington favourite - we love Bellanger for a good comfy sunday lunch. Great Alsace cuisine at a reasonable price.

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4.0Dined on 24 February 2018

We returned to Bellanger for a Saturday night out. The cocktail bar we had planned to visit first was full so we arrived a little early and ordered a couple of glasses of champagne - which was good.

We tried the Quiche Lorraine as a starter. Absolutely excellent. Then had the chicken persillade and a steak. Both well cooked and really good flavours.

The service at Bellanger is excellent - though perhaps they could have taken a little longer to bring the starter, so we finished our drinks first. It wasn't that they were generally trying to rush us.

We were seated in a rather quieter area of the restaurant than the first time we visited - which feels grander if less buzzy than the area near the bar. No pianist on the Saturday, a shame.

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

One of my “Go to’s” whilst in London.

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5.0Dined on 20 February 2018

Always a pleasure to come here!

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5.0Dined on 20 February 2018

Great atmosphere with live piano music, very attentive staff with excellent service and good food. Appropriately priced for the quality of the experience, but still slightly pricey for everyday dining so recommend for special occasions and dates to impress!

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3.0Dined on 18 February 2018

I have dined before at Bellanger and the service and food was excellent. However, on my most recent visit the service was well below par and did not meet my expectations. Our table was not laid properly - onyl 1 out of 3 diners had side plates. We had to ask twice for water and then waited considerably for this to arrive. After our main courses, we were left with dirty plates on our table for around 30 mins. For dessert, two desserts were received and then again, we had to wait considerably for the 3rd dessert to arrive. This was very disappointing as the food was great.

I also noticed that dogs are allowed in the restaurant now and this is something I am not particularly comfortable with as at least twice during our meal, we were disrupted by a dog barking next to our table.

I do not feel my experience or the service was well reflected in the price that we paid.

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Though very busy on Valentine’s Day, we had a great experience.
The food tastes just like in Alsace, and we warmly recommend the Tarte Flambée , the choucroute and the Munster cheese.
The wine list has lots of whites to go with the food.

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2018

Good food in a wonderful salon atmosphere. Relaxed and bustling at the same time - a real gem, almost no matter what you're in the mood for.

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4.0Dined on 10 February 2018

We do enjoy visiting Bellanger, it would be nice to be recognised by the staff though as we do visit quite often.

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Service was a bit slow, but the ambience and atmosphere did worth the wait. They have also a life pianist. Unfortunately the restaurant is big and music did not reach to our table.

Food is carefully cooked with a lot of attention to details, without abusing on butter (like many other French inspired restaurants). It took a long time to get to our table and it was a bit cold.

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