Artisanal ingredients and exceptional flavors blend to create an unforgettable dining experience.

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

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

West Coast Fine Dining

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  |  Bellini Brunch  |  Lunch  |  Dinner  |  Dessert

April 20: Easter Brunch
Treat your family to a decadent three-course brunch at Belmond El Encanto.
Priced at $85 per person including a Bellini cocktail, $35 for children under 12.
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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 

Wine Santa Barbara

The Wine Room

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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Gift Cards

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

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Gourmet Package

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


  • Luxury accommodation
  • Welcome amenities
  • US$60 daily breakfast credit per room
  • US$150 dinner credit per room per stay
  • and more...