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Bel Canto, London,

Bel Canto

4.7
4.7
630 Reviews
£41 and over
European
Modern European Fine Dining with Live Opera.
At Bel Canto London French/Italian cuisine and opera come together for capital’s best unique dining experience!
Set opposite Hyde Park, 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 modern European menu changes seasonally, and is complemented by a diverse selection of both French, Italian and New World wines.
Bel Canto has approximately 60 professional artists on rotation. Every evening 3 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 and Italian food!

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    European, Italian, French

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu–Sat 18:30–22:30

  • Phone number

    020 7262 1678

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Paddington

  • Parking Details

    Street parking - Free parking on single yellow line after 6:30pm

  • Public Transit

    Lancaster Gate Tube Station<br /><br>Paddington Tube Station

  • Entertainment

    French Fine Dining with Live OperaAt 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 piani.

  • Additional

    Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 630 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  1. MT

    MarkT

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really wonderful evening Restaurant full and bouncing Music outstanding and Maria new pianist is a wizard of the keyboard Food stunning What more could anyone want?
  2. MT

    MarkT

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful evening but so empty Understand restaurant had 71 cancellations for this week alone. We cannot let it die. Need to book up for January. Celeriac Cappucino is just to die for!
  3. MT

    MarkT

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had my young Grandchildren there It was a wonderful evening and they loved it OMG the Nessum Dorma What a triumph but so many cancellations due to Covid!! Think we need to fill it up in Jan or we might never hear the Nessum Dorma accompanied by wonderful food and drink again
  4. MT

    MarkT

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great evening culminating I’m a superb exposition of the Baccarole from stakes from Hoffman
  5. MT

    MarkT

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best value in town You get great food and wine topped up by wonderful live opera singing all fir the prce of a decent meal in any other restaurant
  6. MT

    MarkT

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another truly great evening with the excellent new menu and the return of some singers we haven’t heard for some time
  7. MT

    MarkT

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful evening Great new menu
  8. MT

    MarkT

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful evening The restaurant was full of great people which made fir an outstanding atmosphere and there was a full complement of four singers: two tenors, a mezzo and a a soprano the climax of the evening was the whole restaurant joking in as the chorus in the Drinking Song from La Traviata. Bel Canto really is one of the great London experiences. The cold Vichyssoise is a masterpiece!
  9. MT

    MarkT

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Its not just the excellent food and exquisite singing that makes an evening at Bel Canto such a special time. It is the atmosphere with the outstanding pianist playing as you enjoy quiet conversation but makes the atmosphere you almost feel you are dining with friends despite not knowing any of the other guests. Just watching them enthralled with the entertainment is a treat in itself . Truly a night to remember
  10. P

    Phina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful fine dining experience! The food is exquisite, the service outstanding and the entertainment is like nothing else we've ever experienced. We'd pre-ordered our starters (sea bass) and main course (lamb), which were amazing. Cooked to perfection, and presented beautifully. One by one the staff introduced themselves and started singing. They took it in turns to sing arias from various operas and they were FANTASTIC. Each time the room fell silent to listen to them. They provided an little explanation of the story each time and were accompanied by a pianist (also fantastic!). We were spellbound. They were so friendly, and asked if we had any questions which some diners did. The last performance included all the staff together singing Verdi's La Traviata, Libiamo ne'lieti calici which brought a real party atmosphere to the room, clinking glasses and singing the chorus! What a treat, will recommend this venue and these singers to everyone.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Amazing atmosphere and delicious food! Great experience with a live music 🤩
  12. MT

    MarkT

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best night at Bel Canto yet. Wonderful lamb superb singing and outstanding piano playing Above all a great audience
  13. MT

    MarkT

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly wonderful evening Wonderful food excellent wine outstanding singing and piano music and a beautiful girl What more could a man want?
  14. MT

    MarkT

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    It was wonderful to be there on opening night Can’t wait to go back again tonight
  15. K

    Kimberly

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great Experience! Wonderful singers, good food and fantastic service. As the music we hear while eating impacts the taste of the food, our meals tasted especially delicious!
  16. MT

    MarkT

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fabulous evening The pigeon was to die for and the lamb absolutely perfectly cooked The service was superb and the singing... just incroyable
  17. PB

    PeterB

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We attended Bel Canto following a favourable review and recommendation by a friend. We weren’t disappointed. Not cheap but excellent value for money and a truly memorable experience. Highly recommend.
  18. TK

    TK0512

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a most memorable and delightful evening at Bel Canto with our family. The food was excellent, along with our chosen wine, and the opera.... well that was sensational. Our favourite excerpts from all the popular operas sung sensitively and emotionally by the student/ waitressing team! Many songs brought tears to my eyes... and the Drinking Song from La Traviata had everyone joining in with gusto and glass raising in time with the tempo!! The young woman playing the piano all evening without interuption, added to the relaxing ambience of the restaurant. An exceptional evening. Thank you.
  19. MT

    MarkT

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous singing Fabulous food
  20. L

    Lipstick

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2019

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic experience - The opera singers were outstanding and the service and ambience was second to none. The food was of a good quality - it would be nice to have a wider variety on the menu. Thank you for a wonderful birthday experience!
  21. MT

    MarkT

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Since I own it It was great
  22. c

    chriss

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Completely unexpected...and amazing! I don’t consider myself an opera buff - but this place was the perfect chance to sample the best of the best. Did I mention the points scored with the missus?
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Opera was amazing, fantastic atmosphere and worth spending a night there
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Intimate, attractive restaurant with excellent service from the manager, singers who waited table and other staff. Food was delicious and very well presented. Set menu of two courses was pricey but the price included wonderful extracts from well known operas accompanied by a very good pianist. A unique concept to enjoy food and entertainment of such a good standard. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and when next in London we will definitely book again. Bravo and Brava. Table 25 was perfect!
  25. J

    Jackie

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Beautiful singing and lovely atmosphere. Food a bit pricey for what you get but I suppose you are also paying for the singers. Great selection of songs and a good mixture of duets, solos and group pieces. had to ask for our water to be refilled a few times and not the most attentive wait staff but I prefer that to ones that do not leave you alone.
  26. MR

    MoragR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second visit with son and daughter in law but it was the first at the London one for my husband. (Our first time had been in Paris for his 80th). As previously we cannot find fault with anything and would visit again in the future.
  27. FS

    FabrizioS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Otrima l idea di combinare musica e cibo. Il menu è limitato qualità discreta. L ambiente ricorda il palcoscenico di un teatro. I cantanti sono bravi. Certamente una serata diversa. La musica è classica le canzoni da opere famase
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience with great food and excellent performance
  29. f

    foody1

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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 .
  30. DO

    DenisO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience from beginning to end was marvellous. My girlfriend loved it.
  31. LH

    LesleyH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2019

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening, great performance by very charismatic opera singers. Lovely setting, very attentive staff.
  32. MT

    MarkT

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always fantastic singing great food and service. We both enjoyed the evening so much
  33. U

    Unknown

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden jewel of a restaurant. Service, food, staff outstanding. The Opera singing is a real treat, very professional. My third visit, highest recommendation.
  34. F

    Fred

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening at Bel Canto. The music was just beautiful!
  35. BF

    BachelorFarmer1

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    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.
  36. b

    balletomane

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do not miss this wonderful experience. Beautiful voices and outstanding food.
  37. DT

    DarrenT

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A superb evening of good food and exceptional talented operatic singers. A truly wonderful evening was enjoyed by all!!
  38. PS

    PalmSpringsDiner

    Palm Springs

    522 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    522 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  39. v

    victoria

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Excellent evening in this small restaurant where we enjoyed fully the performance of the opera singers. Relaxing, impressive and touching : a fantastic experience !

FAQs

Bel Canto is rated 4.7 stars by 630 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Google Map for Bel Canto

Corus Hotel Hyde Park 1 Lancaster Gate London, W2 3LG

Additional information

  • Area

    Paddington

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu–Sat 18:30–22:30

  • Cuisines

    European, Italian, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street parking - Free parking on single yellow line after 6:30pm

  • Public Transit

    Lancaster Gate Tube StationPaddington Tube Station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    French Fine Dining with Live OperaAt 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 piani.

  • Additional

    Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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