Bel Canto

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French
French Fine Dining with Live Opera
At Bel Canto in Bayswater French cuisine and opera come together for London’s best unique dining experience!
Set in the Corus Hotel in Lancaster Gate, 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 “Traviatta”!
What 670 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was nice , the concept is nice the music is amazing but the restaurant itself can do with a bit of change of decor and the lights should be dimmed a bit .

DO
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience from beginning to end was marvellous. My girlfriend loved it.

LH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening, great performance by very charismatic opera singers. Lovely setting, very attentive staff.

MT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always fantastic singing great food and service. We both enjoyed the evening so much

U
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden jewel of a restaurant. Service, food, staff outstanding. The Opera singing is a real treat, very professional. My third visit, highest recommendation.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening at Bel Canto. The music was just beautiful!

BF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The wait staff is made up of young opera singers, and very good ones. The food is excellent. The experience is unique --- to hear great arias, duets, quartets, sung very well in an intimate space. The singers were clearly having a good time and we loved the whole thing.

b
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Do not miss this wonderful experience. Beautiful voices and outstanding food.

DT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A superb evening of good food and exceptional talented operatic singers. A truly wonderful evening was enjoyed by all!!

FD
Palm Springs
324 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bel Canto is a magnificent find in London. Elegant decor, warm and gracious greeting, delightful personnel, efficient service, delicious and beautifully-served food, and music to die for! There is no way that I can think of that the experience could be any better. Clearly, this is a well thought-out and wonderfully imagined and executed concept. I've attended similar experiences in other cities, but Bel Canto is truly THE BEST! Quick - make an Open Table reservation -- then anticipate (and enjoy) an evening of food, music, and a delight to your soul.

v
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the opera, the food and the staff are just lovely. Did not expert the food to have such standard.m and cant wait to listen to the bel canto Cd I got

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent evening in this small restaurant where we enjoyed fully the performance of the opera singers. Relaxing, impressive and touching : a fantastic experience !

H
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite place each time we come to London. Outstanding talent

LO
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thought I would try Bel Canto for dinner and was very happy with the experience. The singers were fantastic and it really felt like we were at a show, just really close up and eating dinner at the same time. I would recommend to others.

MT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was as always wonderful an intoxicating mixture of great food wonderful staff and incredible singing

F
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The singing was excellent but the food was very overpriced. Probably won’t be going back

SF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite place to eat in London. We came across this place by happenstance five years ago when we reunited:) we just came back for a visit and came back here for dinner. The experience was as good as we remembered. So special. The entertainment is amazing, the service is world class and the food is great.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening.....highly recommend

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful surprise for our date night with my husband. The music was magical and loved the performances.

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most wonderful time here. The food was excellent and the singers incredibly talented. We would thoroughly recommend this place and we can’t wait to come back!

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent performers that are multitasking with providing good service and all under the perfect management of Ilyia. Keep up the great job !

MT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening as always

VB
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Loved the music
How brilliant to dine and have live opera within metres of the table
Food was fine if a little pricey for 2 courses and a bit limited fir vegetariand, but when you add in live opera at no extra cost at regular intervals throughout the evening it was very special

KM
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Excellent atmosphere. Singers were a delight. Fabulous. However would love more cocktails on the menu.

b
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Booked as a result of an evening at BelCanto Paris.
London has nowhere near the same level of ambience, choice of menu and was much
more expensive.
The limited food was well cooked but the wine list while comprehensive was for lottery winners only.
The artistes saved the day. They were excellent and the top "C" in Nessum Dorma was not achieved in
Paris!
A final tip:- don't sit too near the piano.

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant evening with good food and good entertainment. We shall be visiting this restaurant again on our next trip to London.

AL
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food, service and singing. An absolute delight from start to finish

JG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very spectacular evening that all my party of 4 are raving about. Superb value for money, and the food is first class.

The restaurant is intimate enough to feel that you are having your own private opera gala.

Don’t hesitate to try it out. I’m going back!

a
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing time with my fiance. Loved the restaurant, the food, the ambience and the artists.

FB
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not our first visit but still so enthralled and enchanted as though we had just walked in for the first time. Food was great!

MM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and music! Treated my mum for her birthday and she loved it!

p
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The experience of Bel Canto is delightful and completely unique. It does not fall into any normal category but is unforgettable from the viewpoint of music, service, contact with people of great talent,and the agreeable combination of good food and wine. One comes away as though from a dinner party with friends whose imagination, humour and ability to delight is boundless. Thanks to everyone in your team for two wonderful evenings.

EG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience all over! Wonderful food and singing

SB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

A second wonderful evening spent at Bel Canto. This time took some friends along and they thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you to everyone at Bel Canto for a wonderful time. Food and wine were good but the service and entertainment is where Bel Canto comes into it's own - unique and enjoyable and loved by all who attended. Will definitely be back in the near future.

NM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Another excellent evening of opera and food and wine

CC
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved everything about it and so did my dinner partners. It was an early birthday celebration for me and the nice food, wine and absolutely excellent singing was amazing. Leaving the restaurant, I felt like I was smiling inside. I'm definitely going back for another evening of fun and would wholly recommend this to anyone,

M
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We have been at Belcanto many times and find the prices going up and going up. In particular the wine list is very expensive putting people off from ordering bottles. Wonderful wine list but perhaps not everybody wants such super wines.

The Menu was restricted with many add ons to the set price,

The pianist this time kept disappearing and we felt we had less music as a whole than in previous occasions.

n
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

It's one of our favorite place in London. Singers and staff are so friendly and the singing is amazing.

t
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the experience but it was not cheap.
Would have benefited by giving info re music rather than relying on singers giving individual table info if asked.

D
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This was my first visit, was recommended by a friend so had huge expectations. The staffs was great, helpful and friendly. The opera singers were great, fabulous voices and great performers. I thought there was not much options in regards to the menu and quite pricey for the food. However the performance made it worthwhile. My only grudge was that I asked for a birthday song for my partner while booking the table but this did not take place.

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