DINING

Belmond El Encanto offers some of the best restaurants in southern California. Artisanal ingredients and exceptional flavors create an unforgettable dining experience.

Executive Chef Leo Andres Ayala treats you to inspired California Coastal cuisine.

Within our Santa Barbara restaurants, each dish is created with locally-sourced seasonal produce. Expect herbs directly from the chef's garden and Belmond El Encanto cheese, each block made from the milk of Ellie, the resort's cow.

The Dining Room and Terrace

Santa Barbara Restaurants

Dine in the elegant dining room, or delight in a romantic dinner under the stars on the terrace. Either way you’ll be treated to a spectacular gastronomic experience, featuring locally sourced, artisanal ingredients.

An innovative menu offers contemporary California-coastal cuisine, complemented with gracious service and a side of stunning Santa Barbara views.

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Breakfast  |  Brunch  |  Lunch  |  Dinner 

Best Restaurants in Southern California

The Lounge

The Lounge is the ideal retreat for light dining or an elegant afternoon tea with friends.

Delicately crafted breads and buns come filled with classic British combinations. Tempting scones and French pastries will sweeten any afternoon.

Afternoon Tea reservations must be made 24-hours in advance.

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Lounge  |  Afternoon Tea 

The Wine Room

Wine Santa Barbara

Whether you’re celebrating a special birthday, hosting a retirement dinner or just because, The Wine Room is the perfect place to gather.

Enjoy a custom menu, tailored by Chef Ayala, in the warm and intimate setting. Sip perfectly paired wines from local vineyards and beyond.

The Bar

Meet friends or fellow travellers and linger over the wide range of wines, spirits and exciting cocktails in this lively hub.

American bar food is elevated to new flavorful heights for those who wish to drop in for a quick meal.

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OpenTable Diner’s Choice: Voted among the top 10 restaurants for alfresco dining in Santa Barbara

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Holiday Entertaining

Set the stage for your holiday celebrations at the Dining Room and Terrace.

The intimate and magical setting is highlighted by festive décor, with twinkling lights on the horizon. Customized seasonally-inspired menus and wine pairings will leave a lasting impression.

For private dining, consider The Wine Room. For larger events, Belmond El Encanto features event spaces that accommodate 10 to 300 guests.

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Belmond Gift Cards

Treat someone to the perfect gift—a slice of Belmond luxury.

Our gift cards may be used towards a variety of services at Belmond El Encanto or across our iconic hotels, trains or river cruises worldwide.

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