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Bellanger, London,

Bellanger

4.5
4.5
478 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.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, European, Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30–22:00 Sat 09:00–22:00 Sun 09:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    020 7499 6776

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Adam Middleton

  • Area

    Islington

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Angel and Highbury and Islington stations within walking distance

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 478 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • North London

    Romance

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  1. j

    janeb

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place to meet friends and chat! The staff are lovely, the place is lovely and the cocktails are lovely!!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been served by Valentina, an exceptional customer service. The food and the drinks were amazing, I had the feeling that I was in France. Merci beaucoup ! Bisous ❤️
  3. g

    gwc333

    London

    360 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    360 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Love Bellanger for brunch, lunch or anything in between. Great front of house service and a great changing menu so always a surprise in store.
  4. PS

    PercySelfridge

    London

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were looking for a place celebrate good news and found that Bellanger - after struggling to say open during the pandemic - was open, a place we’d loved visiting before, so we got a Friday night table. A fantastic table in a wonderfully atmospheric restaurant with great staff and delicious food. It really couldn’t have been a better dining experience.
  5. l

    leslye

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    great venue ,we received a warm welcome and the food was very good .....service was a little patchy we maybe would have given 5 stars had the waiting staff been mor attentive
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We waited 5 minutes at the desk before being noticed. Staff was not really friendly. Then we waited super long for oysters and they brought oysters and tarte flambée together. Tarte flambée was not good, they should remove it from the menu if they don’t know how to cook it. Tartare was good and desert too. Sadly a French brasserie without French chef! At least the decor is nice.
  7. CF

    CarolineF

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food wonderful service and they had air conditioning which saved us in the heatwave!
  8. S

    Spicelover

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat. Great food and wonderful service.
  9. SI

    SIMON

    London

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time. Food was very good for the price. I really enjoyed the coq au resting. Service wad delightful
  10. M

    Mapster

    London

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    This once great place has gone downhill since it reopened. A whopping 15% service charge has appeared and service has gone in the other direction. Staff serve you as if you are in a canteen. Had the Chicken Holstein (would be veal at sister restaurant Wolseley) and it was dry and tasteless. Egg on top would have helped moisten it but it was so over cooked the yolk was powdered. This was pointed out to staff but nothing done about it. The truth is, this is a lovely space but totally overpriced for the quality of food and service. Sadly, I think it should have stayed closed.
  11. D

    Duncan

    London

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We are fans of Belanger but this was our first visit for a while. It was not as good as it used to be which was a shame. The service, which used to be brilliant, was lack lustre and the food was a bit ordinary
  12. JC

    JasonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When ordering the menu was written in French and the waitress was more than happy to answer any questions. She knew the lot about the menu on how things were cooked etc. The food was really nice and served perfectly. The toilets were really clean, along with the whole restaurant. A rapid response from the waitress when a drink got spilled on the table she saw the problem and reacted instantly. The oysters were really fresh best iv ever had. Wasn't sat too close to table next to us and felt like we had privacy even though tables were either side. Overall I thought it was brilliant and the waitress made it better and a pleasurable experience, she even read the special request and delivered the message i requested to my other half at the end of the meal. 10 out of 10 for me and will definitely ately be returning
  13. SR

    SimonR

    London

    119 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food in a great setting - my friends were also impressed
  14. S

    Sheilric

    Oxford

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebration with daughter after purchase of wedding dress. Tasty meal. Good choices. Excellent fish.
  15. SC

    SuzieC

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The waitress was great, super friendly and made my mum and I feel very comfortable! We will be back again soon!
  16. RZ

    RonyZ

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    A lovely spot, always good food, the menu is classic and never changes. But consistently the food is good.
  17. JP

    JeanP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time I've been here and would definitely come again. Friendly staff and good service
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really beautiful food, very friendly staff. The place was extremely busy but we never felt rushed. An amazing Sunday lunch!
  19. C

    Chatter

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A very long lunch. We were well served - not rushed or hassled- well fed in a comfortable and elegant setting.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing
  21. CM

    ChloeM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally lively. Atmospheric. Delicious. Go and have a wonderful time
  22. LG

    LocalGem

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First visit since they established again and changed menu. Tables were not too close together which was lovely. We had table for four although there was only two of us. Very good service with friendly staff. Most enjoyable evening
  23. y

    yeebee

    London

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fantastic restaurant. The ambience is lovely. Romantic mood lighting with tasteful art along the walls. The serving staff smile even though they are very busy. The menu is extensive and well priced. The portion sizes are very generous- be warned- less is more. There is complimentary bread and butter served at the table with still water at request. The food is served piping hot and is beautifully presented. I really enjoyed the dinner. Having reserved a table- they generously gave us a table of 4- so we had plenty of extra space and were socially distanced from other tables. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone in the area. It exceeded my expectations. Thank you for such a lovely evening.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent brunch with lovely service from lovely staff x
  25. M

    Mitch

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and a good atmosphere. We had a nice meal before a show and it was perfect.
  26. FJ

    FJPR

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was my second visit for brunch and it was just as good as the first. Friendly and attentive staff. We liked the informal vibe - which can be dressed up or down. Nice eggs benedict and eggs royale. Good menu of wines by the glass. We'll return.
  27. K

    Kris

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    Service was not great - the waiter tossed the bill at us at the end of service, which is something I've never experienced before. Food was okay.
  28. g

    gwc333

    London

    360 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    360 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Bellanger hits the spot for a weekend late lunch, great service and great menu
  29. SC

    SuzieC

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We love coming here more for the experience, we know what to expect and are always happy to dine here. Enjoy sitting at the bar whilst waiting for a table to relax into the evening nicely. Would love Moules-frites to be added to the menu and a forest/fruit type of dessert but do love the Chicken Schnitzel and Crème Brûlée! 😍
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Not a great table and service was poor
  31. E

    Eatingout

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food, really relaxing atmosphere
  32. C

    Chumley

    London

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Living in the area, Bellanger is always my first go to restaurant for a thoroughly enjoyable lunch or dinner.
  33. F

    Fiona

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I felt like I was in France. The beef was melt-in-the-mouth delicious!
  34. FI

    FredInLondon

    London

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 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.
  35. C

    Cambridge19

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very characterful French decor restaurant right on Islington Green. Enjoyed our pre theatre dinner there.
  36. g

    gwc333

    London

    360 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    360 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
  37. J

    Jazoo

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Top service, great atmosphere and good food
  38. J

    Jonathan

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Lovely staff. Great food.
  39. SC

    SuzieC

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Loved our meal and always a great experience, just wish there were a few more choices on the menu main wise. Excellent cocktails!
  40. T

    Topolino

    London

    19 reviews

    4.0

    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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Bellanger is rated 4.5 stars by 478 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Bellanger

9 Islington Green, London, N1 2XH

Additional information

  • Area

    Islington

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30–22:00 Sat 09:00–22:00 Sun 09:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    French, European, Modern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Angel and Highbury and Islington stations within walking distance

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Adam Middleton

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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