Ella Canta

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Mexican
Transporting her unique blend of visionary artistry and authentic modern Mexican cooking to London, culinary superstar Martha Ortiz now has a home on Park Lane. Ella Canta draws inspiration from Martha’s world-renowned Dulce Patria in Mexico City, blending ancient cooking traditions with contemporary style, within a space designed by internationally-acclaimed interior architects David Collins Studio. Join the team at Ella Canta for Brunch! Your experience at £45 per person includes a 3 course meal from 11.30am on Saturday & Sunday along with 90 minutes of unlimited Margaritas! A la Carte brunch menu is also available. *Excluding following dates: Saturday 18th May, Saturday 15th June and Saturday 20th July as we will offer a special TULUM Brunch at £49.00 per person.

Specials

New Year’s Eve Menu: £130

£130 per person inclusive of a Prickly pear bellini or glass of Perrier Jouet Champagne.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: December 31, 2019

Ends: December 31, 2019

Availability: Tue 9:00PM-10:30PM

New Year’s Eve Menu: £85

£85 per person inclusive of a Prickly pear bellini or glass of Perrier Jouet Champagne.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: December 31, 2019

Ends: December 31, 2019

Availability: Tue 5:30PM-7:30PM

Into the Gold: £70

Includes an Into the Gold cocktail.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: December 12, 2019

Ends: December 25, 2019

Availability: Daily 5:30PM-10:00PM

Painted Black: £70

To celebrate Day of the Dead with a Painted Black cocktail.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: October 31, 2019

Ends: November 16, 2019

Availability: Daily 5:30PM-10:00PM

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What 406 People Are Saying
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OT
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch menu great choice of meat and vegetarian dishes great cocktails too !!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance and staff. Good food and cocktails!

p
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food topped by even better service - a little loud for a discussion but great for a celebration

MR
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite simply a fantastic dining experience that surpassed all expectations! The staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgable, the Tequila based drinks were extraordinarily good, the food wonderful and beautifully presented, and every drink/dish that arrived seemed to surpass the last, which became something of a running joke! The decor was fun, and the ambience was engaging and lively but quiet enough to talk normally. Both myself and my colleagues plan to return very soon. An unusual and surprising experience for a restaurant co-located in a hotel. I highly recommend it to anyone!

i
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique mexican restarant. ~Excellent food, lovely surroundings, an upmarket experience

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue, excellent food, outstanding service.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very good food but slow. Also had to point out to a waiter his rear end was in my wife’s dinner when he was assisting the neighbouring table! You can eat like this for far far less. Best to come here when it’s someone else’s money.

n
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

An overall very pleasant experience. Definitely one of the better upscale Mexican restaurants, however the tamal wasn’t great (the “dough” was too thick) and the carnitas could have been a bit juicier but were very tasty anyway.

Would come back!!

I
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely place! Food is really delicious the cocktails are amazing and the tequila as well 😅 The staff are very friendly, helpful and funny.

AS
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant experience all around. Excellent food, service and ambience.

JS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Best margaritas!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

So empty but great food

MS
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and excellent service

DP
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Excellent food but ambience suffers from it being situated in a big hotel. Service was good but a bit over attentive. They did very kindly though replace for free a drink which I’d knocked over.

JL
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best Mexican restaurants in London. Don’t waste the opportunity to try the Chiles en Nogada (special Independence menu). Margaritas en cocktails are not to be missed.

W
London
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant would recommend

PB
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING
The staff are absolutely amazing
The food is outstanding
I can’t wait to come bk

A
London
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and the food is unique, authentic and every bite worth savouring. An absolutely enjoyable evening.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service. Loved it.

l
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely & delicious experience! Highly recommend it. Great location for a special occasion or a romantic dinner.

WG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a bit hesitant about booking after reading a review by a food critic who was quite critical of this restaurant, but he could not have been more wrong. I can only imagine he is unfamiliar with the cuisine or the chefs who take it to a higher level. All our dishes were perfectly prepared, and the service was warm and helpful. Among our favorite dishes were the Ceviche Vampiro, the lamb entree, the carnitas, and the creamy poblano rice. The Calavera margarita was perfect to accompany the meal! I don't write online reviews very often, but I felt compelled to do justice to this restaurant. Thanks for a wonderful meal during our trip to London!

C
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall1food2service5ambience4

Every staff was welcoming, hospitality was great, service was good. Food on the other hand, overprice, small portion, starter was 6 prawns that cost £12. Main was small, drinks are overprice, food overprice, desert, overprice... I was still hungry when i left. I ended up going to another place to get something hearty to eat.

C
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable. Lots of unusual things. The octopus and the three milk cake were great. All of the staff were super friendly.

LM
London
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great experience. Excellent food. Service was friendly and helpful but unfortunately slow.

e
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, excellent friendly and knowledgeable service in a good ambience.

CJ
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value brunch with delicious food and very attentive staff.

AD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and surrounding s were amazing however the music which started about 8pm on Saturday night was way too loud for a restaurant ! A DJ in a restaurant seems funny and the dance music was not in keeping with the food !

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 21 year old daughter selected the restaurant to celebrate her birthday. It was a brilliant choice, we all enjoyed everything we ordered. Every plate was prepared to perfection keeping the essence of the Mexican flavors and traditions while presenting every plate in the most tasteful and elegant way. From the overture, to the drama, to the main act all the way to the final curtain everything was an absolutely fantastic culinary experience. One that as born and raised Mexicans we truly enjoyed 5,000 miles away from our homeland. Thank you Martha Ortiz for truthfully representing the essence and flavors of the finest Mexican cuisine with such artistry.

LR
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointed unfortunately. Had high hopes and really looked forward to taking my boyfriend for his birthday. We waited over an hour for our main and the birthday cake was delivered to the table behind by mistake. I didn’t make a fuss and I don’t usually complain but it wasn’t the best experience. L

NB
London
22 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really great relaxed Sunday brunch. The food was good and margaritas brilliant. But, what made it was the service. Everyone was great from start to finish. The only negative about the place is the decor, just bizarre. Bit like being in BHS in 1975.

GT
London
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent, really varied, colourful and tasty. Service and their recommendations was fantastic.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was not good at all. Both my husband and his friend got sick after.

n
London
33 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The atmosphere is really cool. The service is amazing! I was expecting more of the food to be honest, but was nice to visit.

A
London
28 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round. Would recommend. Will certainly return.

DT
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Mexican food, interesting flavours and presentation. The staff were absolutely lovely and very knowledgeable.

N
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the brunch with my friends. However my baby chicken dixh was not cooked properly, there was blood & the meat was still clinging to the bones. It felt awkward to complain as no one asked during our meal if it was ok and we were all chatting and having a good time. I wouldn't come back for that reason.

AI
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service was exceptional, we had a Colombian waiter who was very attentive and made the experience worth it. Food was quite disappointing, they took it to far with the innovation and lost the local flavours.

c
London
130 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Expensive for what it was. Very little choice for an inexpensive bottle of wine. Staff were really helpful - one of us didn't enjoy their main course and the staff were really happy to exchange this for something else. Starter was very good and also the desserts. Not sure I would come back - only if I picked a couple of the starters.

F
London
50 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, waiters knew the menu very well and were able to advise well. Food was good but nothing wow considering the prices this goes for the cocktails too.

e
London
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food was exceptional (octopus starter followed by rack of lamb) and the service good and helpful especially as our knowledge of Mexican food is limited. The ambiance was awful however apparently modelled on a 1930’s British Rail waiting room, think 50 Shades of Brown made worse by uninspired lighting. Such a shame as the food was so good but despite this inexplicable poor decor we will return to sample some more of the excellent dishes.