Bel Canto Restaurant

1 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3LG +44 2036416553

(4.8)
French
Average
Food Spend £51
Hours of Operation:
Thursday to Saturday: 19:00 - 23:00

Bel canto was a fabulous experience food service and entertainment was excellent

Steve Edwards 17 February 2014
From Cambridge

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Bel Canto Restaurant combines French fine dining with the splendour of the opera. Performing alongside a talented pianist, the team of flamboyant and lively waiting staff are professionally trained opera singers.

Next to stunning Hyde Park, Bel Canto restaurant offers an elegantly decorated dining room, and decadent dishes. To start, there’s classic foie gras with brioche and fig chutney, or the shallots tatin covered with feta cheese. Main courses at Bel Canto Lancaster Gate offer an array of rich flavours, like wild mushroom risotto with shaved parmesan, or succulent, prune-stuffed chicken wrapped in pancetta.

Bel Canto’s wine list offers a well-chosen variety, from light and crisp ‘soprano’ whites, to heavier, ‘bariton’ reds. The desserts at Bel Canto London are great for a sweet tooth, with melting chocolate fondant, or the tangy apple tart with blackcurrant sorbet.

Within an impressive building just 2 minutes’ walk from Lancaster Gate Tube Station, Bel Canto Restaurant offers sumptuous French cuisine and a vibrant taste of the opera.

Customer Reviews for Bel Canto Restaurant

4.8

(based on 78 reviews)

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(3)
8 April 2014 by Antonio Lazazzera from London
all waiterse was friendly eccept the one serve my table :{ she is a blond girl.... singer are student and im sure they can do better in the future.... food was good and well presented but not easy access for disable pepole you have to insist to use staff lift
(4)
22 February 2014 by Djamel Bakhti from London
One of the best dining experience I had
(5)
17 February 2014 by Steve Edwards from Cambridge
Bel canto was a fabulous experience food service and entertainment was excellent
(5)
4 February 2014 by Lynn Scott from Harpenden
A wonderful evening. Good food, perfect service and amazing singers. How do they manage this incredible package. I will recommend this special experience to everyone!
(4)
3 February 2014 by Fiona Murray from London Borough of Wandsworth
Lovely food, attentive service along with intermittent entertainment sung by promising students of opera.
(4)
28 January 2014 by April Slocombe from London
Upon arrival, my name was already listed, so I was seated quickly. Unfortunately my seat was close to the entrance for the chefs and the waiting staff so I had to put up with knocks and bumps from passers by. Shortly afterwards, a waitress came and poured me an alcoholic drink, which I was disappointed with because I thought the restaurant staff were made aware of my request for a non-alcoholic drink but they obviously weren't. She offered me an orange juice instead that I happily accepted.

My food order and arrival of first two courses was prompt. The Opera Salad was generously-portioned for a starter and the sun-dried tomatoes, the Parmesan slices and the toasted pine nuts made it flavoursome. The Chicken Chasseur looked surprising because it consisted of chicken breast on a bed of mash accompanied with a few button mushrooms, a few pancetta cubes and one or two baby onions, all in a pool of tarragon jus, which was the only part of the main I didn't like but everything else was exceptional - the chicken stayed hot throughout.

By the time I had finished my first two courses, the service began to slow down. It took a little while to be offered a dessert (I guess it was due to allowing my food to go down) but when the waitress offered me one, I told her I wanted sorbet but she informed me there wasn't any, much to my disappointment. Instead she recommended the chocolate fondant, which again I happily accepted. My dessert took about half an hour to arrive and just as another member of restaurant staff asked me if everything was okay and I told him the dessert was taking a while to arrive, it did and he explained there was a delay with them being served but I couldn't understand why. The chocolate fondant was gorgeous with its melting middle but I was unsure about the ice cream flavour. The bill took quite some time to arrive as well.

The opera singing was beautiful but it was sometimes too loud for my sensitive hearing.

Overall rating: 3/5.
(5)
28 January 2014 by Eva Lucibello from london
The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The entertainment was very professional and of excellent quality.
The atmosphere and ambiance were perfect.
This is my second visit to Bel Canto and is one I would certainly repeat again.

(5)
28 January 2014 by Brian Snaith from Burnham
Despite a small problem with ovens in the kitchen the food was very good. The service was also very good and the entertainment excellent. It was certainly a unique experience and although a little pricy a great evening out.
(5)
23 January 2014 by Diane Gamble from London
The whole experience was fantastic, we cannot fault it in anyway. The singing was superb, and the food was excellent too.
(5)
18 January 2014 by Chrissy from London
Visited Bel Canto with a group of friends. Had a fabulous night. The food was good and service friendly and attentive. The singing was first rate and made a meal out into an experience. Some reasonably priced wines on the menu which helps keep the cost down. Not the cheapest meal you'll have but with the entertainment worth every penny.

Bel Canto Restaurant

1 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3LG

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Reservations: +44 2036416553
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