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Located atop Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Banyan Tree Macau, Belon is the hotel’s signature restaurant. Other than having expectations of an exquisite meal, here are the things you should know before you go:
The view. Although the food and service here are world class, Belon’s 31st-floor location gives the restaurant 360-degree views of Cotai that are second to none on the strip.
Reserve in advance. As Belon offers one of Macau’s signature dining experiences, it should come as no surprise that interested diners need to make a reservation a few days in advance in order to dine during the restaurant’s peak hours. Those willing to eat on the early or late side, however, can usually get away with a same-day reservation.
What’s in a name. Belon was named for Brittany’s famous delicacy, the Belon oyster, so make sure you save space for the house specialty. The menu offers a minimum of five different types of oysters (from at least two different countries) on any given day, although on some nights, the freshly flown-in offerings can climb to a dozen.
Surf and turf. Although oysters are the restaurant specialty, there are options for those less seafood inclined. Belon serves classic European grills (think USDA prime beef rib eye and Colorado organic rack of lamb) alongside its premium aquatic fare.
Great heights. Belon is the perfect locale to bring a wine lover, as the venue’s two-story wine cellar is one of its main design features. And being part of the Galaxy complex means that Belon has access to some of the most interesting and rare bottles on any Galaxy Macau restaurant wine list.