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The Best of Coastal California

A sublime dining experience is guaranteed at Belmond El Encanto. Playing host to some of the best restaurants in southern California, our passion for artisanal ingredients and exceptional flavors matches the region’s culinary abundance. Expect in-season herbs from our ocean-facing garden and fresh seafood caught daily from the shores below.

The Dining Room & Terrace | The Lounge | The Bar | Festive Season | Bellini Brunch | Wine Masters | Alfresco Dining

The Dining Room and Terrace

The Dining Room and Terrace

Dine in our ambient dining room, or feast under the stars on the ocean-facing terrace. Either way, prepare yourself for superb gastronomy in one of the top restaurants in southern California.

All ingredients are locally sourced and dishes crafted with seasonality in mind. Innovative coastal-inspired fare is complemented by peerless service and views worth traveling for.

Opening hours:
Breakfast: 7am to 11am
Lunch: 11am to 2pm
Dinner: 5pm to 10pm

View our menus:

Breakfast | Lunch Dinner

Desserts | Children's | Wine List | In-Room Dining

The Dining Room and Terrace

The Dining Room and Terrace

Dine in our ambient dining room, or feast under the stars on the ocean-facing terrace. Either way, prepare yourself for superb gastronomy in one of the top restaurants in southern California.

All ingredients are locally sourced and dishes crafted with seasonality in mind. Innovative coastal-inspired fare is complemented by peerless service and views worth traveling for.

Opening hours:
Breakfast: 7am to 11am
Lunch: 11am to 2pm
Dinner: 5pm to 10pm

View our menus:

Breakfast | Lunch Dinner

Desserts | Children's | Wine List | In-Room Dining

The Dining Room and Terrace

The Dining Room and Terrace

Dine in our ambient dining room, or feast under the stars on the ocean-facing terrace. Either way, prepare yourself for superb gastronomy in one of the top restaurants in southern California.

All ingredients are locally sourced and dishes crafted with seasonality in mind. Innovative coastal-inspired fare is complemented by peerless service and views worth traveling for.

Opening hours:
Breakfast: 7am to 11am
Lunch: 11am to 2pm
Dinner: 5pm to 10pm

View our menus:

Breakfast | Lunch Dinner

Desserts | Children's | Wine List | In-Room Dining

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    The Lounge

    The Lounge

    The Lounge is an 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, signature macaroons and buttery French pastries tempt any sweet tooth. Enjoy them outside with Pacific vistas.

    Open from 1pm to 10pm

    Afternoon tea is available from 2pm to 4pm
    Reserve afternoon tea 24 hours in advance (excludes Sundays).

    View our menus:

    Lounge | Afternoon tea

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      The Bar

      The Bar

      Socialize and unwind in a laidback scene. Savor fine wines and gourmet bar snacks while learning Santa Barbara’s secrets from our warm bar staff.

      Santa Barbara restaurants can be beautifully polished or perfectly informal. At Belmond El Encanto, we invite you to enjoy both.

      In this lively laidback hub, meet old friends or make new ones over a selection of wines, spirits and inventive cocktails. For those seeking a light bite, American classics are reinterpreted on a gourmet bar menu.

      Open 1pm to 10pm (last call 30-minutes prior to closing).

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        The Holiday Season

        The Holiday Season

        As the weather cools and Santa Barbara sparkles with a festive glow, join us at our relaxed hilltop hideaway for a season of celebrations.

        Tuck into sumptuous seasonal fare overlooking the glittering coastline, or focus on family and friends as you gather for fine festive dining. Belmond El Encanto is an oasis anytime of year, but this is a winter you won’t want to miss.

        View our festive menus:
        Thanksgiving | Christmas | New Year's Eve | Veuve Clicquot Champagne Wishes| Festive Cocktails

        View the festive calendar

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          A Feast for the Ears

          Dine in sensory style

          Dining at Belmond El Encanto is multisensory—our band treats your ears; our chefs, your palate.

          Complementing sublime ocean views and our chef's sensational menu, live music sets the scene Thursday through Sunday.

          Thursday–Saturday from 6–9pm
          Sunday Brunch: Jazz trio from 11am–2pm

          More to Savor

          Savor our options for every mood and appetite

          Alfresco Dining

          Make the most of the Santa Barbara sun with a delectable dining experience at Belmond El Encanto.

          Head to our hilltop gardens to savor an afternoon of alfresco dining, or tuck into a refreshing menu after a cooling dip in the pool.

          View our new menus to delight every taste:
          Picnic baskets
          Pool menu

          Bellini Brunch

          Indulge in bottomless Bellinis or Moët & Chandon Impérial Champagne, coastal cuisine and live jazz.

          Indulge in delicately crafted desserts as you while away your Sunday morning.

          Available Sundays, 11am–2pm

          Left Right

          Alfresco Dining

          A slow afternoon in the sun paired with irresistible edibles

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          Bellini Brunch

          What Sundays are made for

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          Dining table setting

          Culinary Delights

          A Taste of Santa Barbara

          From seasonal Californian cuisine to an extensive list of regional wines, settle in and savor Belmond El Encanto’s many culinary treats.

          • Luxury accommodation
          • US$150 dinner credit per room per stay
          • US$60 daily breakfast credit per room
          • Access to 'The Spa' and gym facilities
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