Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dinnerbyheston.com/
  • Phone: 02072013833
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 2:30pm, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Executive Chef: Ashley Palmer-watts
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: A private dining room seating up to 10 people is available.
  • Private Party Contact: Stefanie Kraus 02072013833

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Knightsbridge Tube Station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Opened January 21st 2011, Focusing on the revival and modernisation of traditional British recipes, the menu at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal features simple contemporary dishes inspired by Britain"s historic gastronomic past and recipes dating as far back as the 16th century.
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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal reviews from OpenTable diners
1856 reviews since 24 October 2013
Average Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambience4.4
    Value3.9
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (1442)fit for foodies (1048)romance (847)business meals (610)sunday lunch (218)group bookings (147)outstanding value (140)pre/post theatre (123)brunch (92)child friendly (59)good vegetarian options (58)disabled access (46)afternoon tea (45)outdoor eating (16)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    I was there for a business dinner and the all-round experience was first class
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  • Good food, but mains were average
    tweylin
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    The starters and dessert were very good. The mains were normal. There is no tasting menu. Do not expect the dining experience at say Gordon Ramsays, but this is definitely more relaxed and good for a catch up with friends. Decent value for money.
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  • An exceptional experience
    Rudy45
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    I took my 13-year old son to Dinner as a special treat and what a treat it turned out to be. The Mandarin Oriental is a little daunting from the outside but the restaurant staff were warm and welcoming and we were made to feel at home very quickly. Service was friendly and efficient and as for the food, well that was simply out of this world. We ate off the a la carte menu and between us ate duck, octopus, steak and meat jam. Dessert was out of this world, tipsy cake and chocolate bars. As we were about to leave, the Maitre d' came over and asked if we'd like a look around the kitchen, as our waiter had discovered my son liked to cook. What a treat that was! I'd strongly recommend Dinner for anyone looking for a reallymemorable place to eat
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  • Maigrin
    Maigrin
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    We visited Dinner for lunch on our wedding anniversary. We were given a prime location table with a great view of Hyde Park and the daily outing by the Household Cavalry. We took the A La Carte menu as we were intrigued by some of the more unusual dishes. We did note that the Set Lunch menu was very good value for Knightsbridge. We are great admirers of Heston Blumenthal and have eaten at The Fat Duck and The Hinds Head. This was our first time at Dinner and we were not disappointed. The service was attentive without being intrusive and the whole experience was most memorable.
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  • It starts with Meat Fruit!
    FvonB
    Dined on 20/10/2014
    By now everyone has heard about the Meat Fruit. Just go already, Totally worth it. That said the menu has many other options to explore. The Scallop appetizer was delicious and an inventive new take. The Pork chop and steak dishes were above excellent. Perfect seasoning, and well composed dishes. The dry aged steak for 2 was some of the best we have ever had (& we love steak). Service was well paced, and attentive without being obnoxious. In summary, this restaurant is what you expect in 2014 when it comes to delicious food with a specific, whimsical point of view. It did not disappoint despite all the hype that can surround a big name restaurant. We will be back!
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  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    though the bread before the meal was cold, the meat fruit and tpisy cake was definitely a wow.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something different, executed well!
    PJEfoodie
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    We had a late Sunday lunch and the restaurant was fairly full, with a nice ambience. We sat next to the glass ensclosed 'open kitchen' and had a good view of the Sous chefs at work. The Scallop and 'Rice & Flesh' starters were both flavoursome, although the saffron rissoto overpowered the calf's tail somewhat. The mains were also good, but it was the Tipsy Cake that was the best dish we had. All the savoury dishes were highly seasoned and well executed. The bottle of Fleurie and the recommended glass of dessert wine were exellent. Staff were friendly and unobtrusive, but very efficient. Our only drawback was that nothing was memorable, even though it was all very good, which stops me rating it as excellent!
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  • Perfect Sunday :)
    Emily
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    Great experience - creative, rich and spoiling food. Outstanding presentation. Exceptional and flawless service, and beautiful views over the park.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food
    junglyjules
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Wasn't let down by Heston's menu interesting and superb flavours. Restaurant staff were very attentive and knowledgeable the bar service was a bit slow but it was very busy.
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  • Satisfied
    Foodie
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    We went to dinner by Heston on Saturday evening. The staff were absolutely superb and catered to all of our needs. The food was lovely except for the steak which I asked for medium rare however I found the steak burnt on the outside which wasn't great. Except for the steak I found the restaurant in a great location and the staff were brilliant.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Excellent food and great experience we all enjoyed
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the Meat Fruit starter ...
    Duckscrossing
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    We visited Dinner to celebrate a retirement. The reason we chose this restaurant was because of the origins of the menu and the waiter went to great lengths to ensure we understood it further. Great food, especially the Meat Fruit if you enjoy Froi Gras.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food
    ralli
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    This was my second time at Dinner, and like the first time it was a special occasion. We met with a friend from Australia to catch up. I had fond memories about my first time at Dinner (that was for my 60th birthday with my family). And we were not disappointed. The food was fabulous, the service excellent. The only thing I do not like about restaurants in this class is that the wine is normally excessively overpriced. Of course, I was aware of this and knew what to expect. And this is not meant as critique addressed to Dinner specifically as it is common practice in all top restaurants, particularly in the UK. I still don't like it, but one has to put up with it if one wants the extra class food they serve for a special occasion.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing all round
    Instaview
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    My girlfriend and I went along to Dinner to sample the delights of Heston's curious culinary mind. On the whole there is little to criticise, the food was delicious, the service fantastic, the atmosphere lively but without feeling crowded or exposed. My only small criticism is that the food albeit first class didn't offer the taste experience I was expecting. I think I've watched too many of his TV shows and I expected to experience a child like wonder at every mouthful, something that he seems to ellicit from everyone who tries his food. Again I must stress, amazing all round, but not the mind blowing gastronomic experience I had hoped for, I guess I'll have to try the fat duck instead ;)
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  • Great food. Ridiculously expensive!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Food was very nice. Small portions. Fantastic flavours. But very expensive.
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  • Divine food
    Crasher77
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Everyone shld give this restaurant a try at least once. Food was divine esp the pineapple dessert. A slight blimp tho as my starter was my main course n supposed to b served together with my friend's main course but came only after I asked where's my dish when hers arrived. Otherwise service was good
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    The food at Dinner by Heston was simply precision at its best. The quality was out of this world. But something else that stood out was the service. Every waiter/waitress could not do enough for us and really made us feel special explaining all the history of the restaurant and menu is part of their script. We especially liked the ice cream that was made at our table with liquid nitrogen! Could not talk highly enough of this place :)))
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    Charlie
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    For a special treat or occasion Dinner is a must visit! Food and service were out of this world, highly recomended!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bucket list item ticked off
    Sparerib61
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    Most wonderful food experience of my life. We came from Australia with this specifically booked. Absolutely outstanding - our eyes were often closed in bliss and my husband nearly cried when he tasted the Brown Bread icecream dessert.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food exploration !
    tangerine
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    Loved the travel in time of british food - unique, original and delightful ...The roasted pineapple has to be tried for dessert ! Very friendly and helpful staff - but the restaurant is a little too noisy to be able to fully enjoy a table conversation. Make sure you are a small party ...
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 13/10/2014
    Dissappointing experience. Little portions, nothing extraordinary, far too expensive. No value for money!
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  • Good food, slow service.
    RavenousPoppet
    Dined on 13/10/2014
    Starters impeccable, the mains just delicious. We are still even talking about the accompanying Buttered Kale as the best ever eaten but the service fell flat. Front of house service is great, I cannot fault that. However the service inside the restaurant was impersonal, boring and slightly pretentious. The menu was explained which was helpful and they were polite but you cannot help but think it insincere. The Sommelier was distant and aloof as soon as we said we didn't want the 200 pound plus bottle of wine that would have gone so well with my pigeon (despite me saying, it was because I had my two children at home and didn't want to go home tired), the mains took an hour so I was tired anyway and we went home bored and disappointed.
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  • Table Cloth?
    Brumble
    Dined on 13/10/2014
    Plus: very precise, skilled and innovative cuisine, friendly but professional service minus: no table cloths (in a Michelin two starred restaurant!!) which results, together with the unlucky attempt of a contemporary interior architecture, in an unbearable acoustic sitation.
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  • Another great lunch
    Danm
    Dined on 13/10/2014
    I've been fortunate to eat here several times, and every time the food/experience has been excellent. This times I had the chicken (usually have the pork chop) for main, and I have to say it was superb. Dinner is everything I look for in a restaurant - fabulous food in a relaxed environment with good service and decent wine. Can't wait to go back.
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  • Good not blown away
    Nicodg007
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    Had high expectations naturally. Was good overall.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect in every way!
    Merri
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    From the moment we walked in to the moment we left EVERYTHING was perfect.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good but not 2 stars
    marcolivier7
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Starters were great, steak was very good but can be eaten at any decent steakhouse, dessert was also very good, but all together I think the 2 stars were given because of the Heston brand. The previous 2 stars I went to were more memorable and had more surprises and extras from the Chef...
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    cheval
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The staff is attentive and helpful. The food was generally very good, but i would like to see more creativity in my next visit, just like what we see in his shows.
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  • Memory for a lifetime
    dagas
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Everything in this restaurant is of top quality. To begin with: the staff is attentive, smiling and relaxed, making you feel comfortable. The venue is superb, within the Mandrin Oriental Hotel with a view of the Hyde Park. But what is really amazing is the food, of course. Based on old English recipes, every dish had the quality of being "the best I have ever tasted". The meat was tender, cooked perfectly and presented in a delicate way. This is art!
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  • Excellent
    Lukepass
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Excellent dinner with a fantastic attention for details. The food was perfect and this experience will remain in memory
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visiting from Florida
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Kevin & the entire staff were wonderful. Waitstaff really know the menu and can answer every question. Kevin remembered us after six months! Husband says his Bone Marrow appetizer was among the best dishes he's ever had. And of course the ice cream was great!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gret night
    Inkerman
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Excellent food, very helpful service. The meat fruit is as amazing as people say!
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  • Lunch menu
    Dennis
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Had my dad and brother in for lunch the other day. I was a bit dissapointed with the food. We had the lunch menu. The octapus serving was more or less tasteless - needed salt and sourness. The porkbelly serving did not have a crispy crust (pretty much standard everywhere) and was served with peas (october month). Dont know where the peas were from but they were not freshly harvested. I suspect them coming from a freezer. The salmon serving was sloppy plated in my opinoin. The service was great - though we did wait for all our dishes. I was expecting more from a 2 star Michelin restaurant rated the 5th best place to eat in the world. I know i was there for a set menu, but i still think it should be a priority for the restaurants reputation
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  • 50 year celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    A magic evening. Service is outstanding, Food is outstanding. Enough variation on food. Great wine list. Good value. We`ll be back.
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  • Heston Hit!
    Nasher
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We went to celebrate a significant birthday and were not disappointed! The ambience, service and of course food were outstanding - the added twist from Heston always keeps you guessing - even when you have read the menu you are never sure what you are actually going to get - the meat fruit as a signiture dish is one not to be missed as it the Tipsy cake. We were offered a tour of the kitchen too, which was a lovely added touch - Simply a wonderful memorable evening, not cheap, but worth every penny.
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  • very nice but not perfect
    sc78
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I expected the experience to be just spotless - it was very nice but not just complete! at such a place you don't need to ask for the waiter to serve your wine, or you don't expect them to pour you sparkling water in the glass where you are drinking still... great experience but for that money you want perfection
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  • fantastic food, fantastic service
    ckmarshall
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    the food absolutely blew me away. the meat fruit was incredible and the duck was just melt in the mouth brilliant. my friend had the pidgeon and was equally amazed. it was my friends birthday and they made sure they added happy birthday in chocolate sauce to the desert. the staff were equally brilliant and very knowledgable about the good and extremely friendly to chat to. the restaurant itself was stunning and tastefully decorated. also a nice touch was being able to see inside the kitchen at the talented chefs hard at work. will definitely be going back again and make it a goal to try every single item on the menu. the meat fruit is as close to the fat duck as anything else. but the food is just stunning
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the wait.
    JamesAG
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The food was fabulous. The service attention to detail, perfection; Fat duck could learn a lot. Dinner staff picked up my wife’s early pregnancy due to conversation on steak “doneness” and were perfectly subtle and attentive. It's the little things that make the world of difference, to the simple point of the maître d’ placing a bag hook on the table as he passed by, no conversation but an action that demonstrated excellence. I could go on except there's a charater limit. We did have one criticism and that was the speed in which we were brought items as it meant we didn't get to finish our meal. 90 minutes between receiving the entrée and receiving the main course was a little too long even for a relaxing meal.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • underwhelming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    With the name I expected more. Each course was good but only warm and not hot. Service spotty. And did I mention it was expensive. If all had been spot on, we wouldn't have minded the cost, but it should have been better.
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  • Epicurian haven
    Sunblush
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Food was gorgeous. Loved that it looked like real food instead of gels, foams and towers. The flavors were intense, deep and complex. The wait staff were very knowledgeable about the cooking processes and it was so interesting to hear about the recipes and techniques. The view in the kitchen isn't too bad either, if you like watching men prepare gorgeous food in front of your nose.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.