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Bel Canto Restaurant

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67 Bayswater Road | Corus Hotel Hyde Park, London W2 3PN, England
+44 20 7262 1678
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Special evening, never saw this before, between every course you will get a special opéra session with nice singers, a very special moment. The food is also ok, nothing to say, good quality ans served hot. The only thing was one waitress who was absaolutely pissed and unsympathic. For the rest : absolutely to recommand !

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3 Thank Phil A
jpmaurel, Owner at Bel Canto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Phil A – thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! And 5 stars – wow! We are sorry to hear your waitress was not as warm and welcoming as possible – that our staff are friendly and accommodating is extremely important to us, so we will be sure to speak to all of... More 

Midlands
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Meal for 17, food only average but music great. Feel they expect the music to make up for all else but it doesn't. It's not Christmas, no decorations, no crackers, no fun. Seems a money making enterprise rather than giving a fantastic customer experience. Could be so much better.

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3 Thank MidlandsRocker
jpmaurel, Owner at Bel Canto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear MidlandsRocker, we are so sorry to hear that you did not feel your evening with us lived up to expectations. We must say that for us giving a fantastic customer experience will always be the main priority – it is the most important thing for us – and we are sorry that the experience we gave you, although we... More 

Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Our first visit to Bel Canto, but it won't be our last! Excellent food and attentive staff are the bedrock of what's on offer, but that all the servers are trained opera singers is really the icing on the cake. As they walk amongst you and sing, the experience is so immediate that it's really special. We are already booked... More 

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3 Thank Dr_Paul_UK
jpmaurel, Owner at Bel Canto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Dr_Paul_UK, thank you so much for your lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that you loved your first visit to Bel Canto – and even more thrilled that you are already planning visit number two! It is such a pleasure for us to hear that you found the food, service, and music all of a high standard. We... More 

Leiden, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

As a restaurant, Bel Canto is good. However when you add the singers, it is really special. Apart from performing they are very friendly (no diva's here) and are very willing to talk about opera and singing. Bel Canto seems to be popular for special occasions. There were four birthdays and one marriage proposal while we were there!

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5 Thank Juan María C
jpmaurel, Owner at Bel Canto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Juan Matia C, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are absolutely thrilled that you had a pleasant evening with us – and especially pleased that you found our serving staff to be friendly and talented. And absolutely! We have a zero-tolerance policy on divas here at Bel Canto! Thank you again... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We were here with a large group from the Netherlands and everything was wonderfully organized. Friendly staff. The singing was marvelous. The meals were delicious. Only small issue was the coffee - it was instant coffee and a bit disappointing to close a lovely meal off with it but still only a minor glitch. Definitely worth going here when in... More 

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4 Thank sunitajena
jpmaurel, Owner at Bel Canto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sunitajena, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so pleased that you and your party had a fun time with us. We are so glad you enjoyed the food and especially pleased that you liked the singing! We will pass your lovely comments on to all on the team and we... More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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483 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We weren't sure what to expect but arrived in good time for our celebration meal. They were a bit slow taking orders and delivering food, but the whole idea of the evening was that there were a number of singing waiters/waitresses/opera singers to entertain us, and we weren't disappointed. We were there nearly 3 hours and every 20 minutes or... More 

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3 Thank Jeannie2207
jpmaurel, Owner at Bel Canto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jeannie2207, thank you so much for your 4-star review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us at Bel Canto and that you could enjoy the relaxed and intimate atmosphere of the restaurant. We hope you will be back to eat with us again in the future! All the best. More 

Hampshire, UK
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166 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We arrived at 7pm, just as the restaurant was opening, and left - and then only reluctantly - around 10:30. The menu is limited – only 4 or 5 choices for each of starters, mains and desserts – and the list of wines by the glass (we’d bought the meal via a Groupon offer, so we had complimentary Kir Royale... More 

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3 Thank happy_hobbit
jpmaurel, Owner at Bel Canto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear happy_hobbit – what a thoroughly lovely review, we can’t thank you enough! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your evening with us, we hope it put you right in the festive spirit! We like to create a friendly and intimate atmosphere every evening for our guests and so we are truly delighted that you enjoyed chatting to your... More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2015

This was our 4th visit to Bel Canto and as previous experiences we enjoyed the evening immensely. Arrive between 7 and 7-30 pm and expect to be there for about two and a half hours to not miss the whole show. We were serenaded by 4 excellent singers throughout the meal which in our opinion was very good. The singers... More 

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2 Thank CRH007
jpmaurel, Owner at Bel Canto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear CRH007, 4th visit? Wow! Thank you so much for leaving us a review, and for being such a loyal supporter of Bel Canto – we really appreciate your patronage. We are so pleased that your fourth visit could live up to the expectations set by your previous visits. We hope your evening was everything you wanted it to be,... More 

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85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Set in the Corus Hotel in Lancaster Gate, Bel Canto is suitable for all events and celebrations including birthdays and romantic evenings. The 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... More 

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6 Thank Cruvinel A
jpmaurel, Owner at Bel Canto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Cruvinel A – thank you for taking the time to leave us a review – and such an informative one! We are so pleased you enjoy our services so much. We hope you will be back to eat with us again very soon – all the best. More 

Athens, Greece
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

The food was very good. We had different starters, main courses and desserts and we both liked all we had ordered. Some of the service staff are opera singers and entertained us trough the meat. The performance of the staff/opera singers was excellent. We can really recommend a night at Bel Canto.

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3 Thank Hans-Olof H
jpmaurel, Owner at Bel Canto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Hans-Olof H, thank you so much for your review, 5 stars! Wow! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Bel Canto, that you enjoyed the food and found our singers “excellent”. We think they are excellent too, and we are so pleased they were able to share their talents with you. We hope... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$70 - US$97
Cuisine
French, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Wednesday
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Bayswater Road | Corus Hotel Hyde Park, London W2 3PN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7262 1678
Description
Located just a few minutes from Lancaster Gate tube station, 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"!
Bel Canto is an intimate Restaurant
and is decorated with ruby red
wallpaper, ornate opera costumes
and crisp white linens.
Bel Canto offers truly unique and intimate
dining experience - the whole team
cannot wait to share with you!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?