Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dinnerbyheston.com/
  • Phone: 020 7201 3833
  • 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
1855 reviews since 28 November 2013
Average Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambience4.4
    Value3.9
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (1445)fit for foodies (1050)romance (866)business meals (605)sunday lunch (222)outstanding value (151)group bookings (149)pre/post theatre (132)brunch (101)good vegetarian options (63)child friendly (62)afternoon tea (49)disabled access (48)outdoor eating (18)Show More
  • Disgusting tap water
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 26/11/2014
    The tap water had a rather odd smell. The food was good.
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    afternoon tea, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner By Heston Blumenthal
    Hydefir
    Dined on 26/11/2014
    First time for the Blumenthal experience for us. We were not disappointed. Went A la Carte, each course was stunning. But not only the food, all of the staff really go out of their way to make the experience relaxed and memorable. Not cheap, but for a special occasion worth it. Set menu looks a real bargain. Will return and try it one day.
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    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    DrGrace
    Dined on 25/11/2014
    From start to finish this was a dining experience that will dwell a long time in the memory. To add to the fabulous food, the service is simply outstanding - attentive and efficient (but never overbearing) and with just the right balance of friendliness. I have looked forward to this meal for a long time and travelled a long, long way to enjoy it. My high expectations were fully realised.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cwtt
    Dined on 25/11/2014
    I was expecting something that was out of this world - experimental food that left you thinking 'how on earth have they done this', tastes that I didn't recognise, faultless service etc... In actual fact, it was a bit more 'normal'. Interesting, exciting food in a beautiful setting but not unlike anything I'd seen before. The service was good but explanations felt like they were being recited and we had to wait some time for waiting staff once it got busy. All in all, a lovely evening but rather pricey given what we got.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    ThomasAa
    Dined on 24/11/2014
    The experience from we were greeted to the drinks in the bar after deset var Perfect. Great sommelier! Loved consept With older recepies. made the experience more interesting. Tipsy cake was leathal!Can't wait to Return!
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    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 24/11/2014
    I booked a table for lunch for my husbands birthday surprise. Amazing food, amazing service. We are definitely going again and we think everyone should give it a go. X
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved it all the way through.
    Sabine
    Dined on 23/11/2014
    Staff was friendly and forthcoming. The service efficient. The fruit meat, the octopus, cod and pork chops mouth melting.
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    brunch, business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food but over priced
    Bish
    Dined on 23/11/2014
    We thought the food was amazing but overall we think if you're spending this amount of money there are better places to do it. The sommelier wasn't particularly knowledgeable, we told him we wanted a lower percentage wine, nothing 14 or above. He recommended a south African wine and as we'd told him what we wanted we didn't think to check the bottle. Turns out it was 14 percent. The service was sloppy at times, twice the waitress tried to deliver us drinks and food that was not ours, at these prices you expect the best but you weren't getting it. It also felt like we were pushed into ordering the tipsy cake by the staff because they have to prepare it 40 minutes in advance. The layout of the tables for 2 felt packed in, especially when you're sitting next to two yobbish lads the whole way through dinner. The food was incredible but we won't be back because we felt everything else let it down
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  • excellent
    cdaly
    Dined on 23/11/2014
    on Sunday evening myself and 5 friends went to Dinner, arriving a little early we all had cocktails and nibbles which were very nice indeed. we were seated at 6.30 and left after 11 pm, which may seem a long time but we were able to enjoy 3 absolutely delicious courses without being rushed. The only problem was deciding what to choose. the staff were extremely nice and helpful. They knew from previous bookings that at least one of us had been a couple of times before and because of the dates guessed it was possibly for a birthday celebration (it was) which shows they do their homework. we all had a brilliant evening and can not wait to go again. 10 out of 10.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, disabled access, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deception and indignation.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 22/11/2014
    Deception and indignation. I can't understand why this restaurant has two Michelin stars and is no. 5 on the San Pellegrino list. Poor food, poor service
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  • Birthday Dinner
    NatBVIP
    Dined on 22/11/2014
    The service here was impeccable and the view into the kitchen was impressive. The food was presented in a theatrical manor, the Tipsy Cake was excellent, but would have expected some more flavours from some of the main dishes. Definitely an experience worth having though!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was good
    Tatka
    Dined on 22/11/2014
    We came to celebrate my husband birthday. It was very good experience from tbd beginning to the end. Team is very nice and friendly with knowledge of what they are serving. Wine was great and suit s lot to food (was recomended by team). We had a lot of fun and will definetly come back. Just sit and look to team working in the kitchen was amazing. Realy loved it
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    business meals, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 21/11/2014
    I assume we booked for similar reasons to many others, because we had read the reviews of the restaurant and wanted to try it. The service was excellent, attentive without being intrusive. The food was creative without being "too much", and the taste of every dish was outstanding. The restaurant was larger than I had expected, but it was full and very lively. A good atmosphere. The only minor negative was the foot traffic of the waiters, which was a little irritating. Overall excellent.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special treat
    PAW128
    Dined on 21/11/2014
    We had a wonderful evening. The long wait to get a booking was well worth it. The service we received from all staff was excellent. The staff had a thorough knowledge of the menu and wine. It was great to be able to see into the kitchen and watch the food being prepared - the kitchen staff were working so hard. Great food of course, we would certainly go back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely amazing!
    Norway
    Dined on 21/11/2014
    Fantastic food in a pleasant atmosphere and very good service. Looking foreward to next visit!
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    outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab
    Nicolasoton
    Dined on 20/11/2014
    Excellent lunch, service and atmosphere. Food was so tasteful
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 18/11/2014
    Just perfect taste and ambience. Outstanding service and overall experience
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't wait for cold food!
    breva20
    Dined on 17/11/2014
    We went to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary. We were very pleased at the beginning :The place the service and the starters were great! Unfortunately our main courses arrived after 40min waiting and they were cold. I wasn't able to finish it as I can't stand a cold cooked fish. And my husband struggle with a cold pork belly! Any member of the staff came to informed us about the delay and we had to asked for it. This change our hole experience and were not able to enjoy it to the full anymore. We explained this to the staff and they offered us to take the food back to the kitchen to be "warmed up", we refuse this option as that could men another 20min waiting. They invited to one dessert that we haven't order. Sadly this didn't made it up to us as our main were late and cold. We expected a service according to the venue. We were really disappointed that such a big mistake was treated as a small error. For all these reasons we don't see ourselves coming back or recommending this venue as it felt overall as a bad experience.
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  • Just Fantastic
    Lolmf1
    Dined on 17/11/2014
    Took my husband to lunch to celebrate his 50th .... Wow! Food, service and overall experience was wonderful. Thank you
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Outstanding
    AH22
    Dined on 16/11/2014
    Perfectly judged service accompanied the delightful cuisine. A relaxed, and hugely enjoyable, gastronomic experience that cannot be recommended highly enough.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Is this heaven?
    4U2taste
    Dined on 16/11/2014
    So imagine all the hype in the papers about a bit of food on a plate. Can anything live up to these rave reviews? Surely the punters must have been blackmailed? Surely they must be friends? Can anything really be this incredible?. Dinner is. Eating in Heston's restaurant , savouring the succulent historical menus is just like the nearest experience to entering heaven, Try it all- meat fruit is a must; the pigeon to melt in your mouth, the powdered duck is something else. And try the ice cream, an experience. The service complemented the food and ambience, with great views of Hyde Park and the kitchen, I could kick off my shoes and put my feet up, and still it would been fine- nothing is a problem.. . I could go on,-but you should just go. So eating in Heston's is the nearest thing to heavenly perfection - so yes I did float through the meal One small point.......save, This is not a 'casual lunch', but is it worth it? Not if you wish to have a plate piled high with grease and stodgy food. Yes, if you wish to savour sublime cuisine and be wafted away into some form of ecstasy.....Just save and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deeply disappointing :-(
    rubydoo
    Dined on 15/11/2014
    We planned an overnight stay in London for the sole purpose of visiting this restaurant, and to say we were underwhelmed is being polite. As a 2 Michelin star restaurant we were expecting fabulous service & fabulous food but didn't feel we had received either. On being seated we were asked if we wanted champagne, but having just consumed a bottle in the champagne bar said we would just start with water; we then waited at least 20 minutes before I finally asked if we could order something to eat or drink. No nibbles or canapes of any description were forthcoming, and the bread was cold sourdough which could have come from any high end bakery. Starters were very enjoyable - I just had to have the meat fruit and enjoyed it hugely. Mains however were very ordinary - I had cod in cider sauce, and found the accompanying smoked artichokes completely overpowering and chard unseasoned & bland; the whole dish was tepid. One companion had a steak which was great - but really, how hard is that? My husband had a pork chop which was tasty but not exciting or memorable in any way. When my dish was cleared no comment was passed that I had eaten the fish but nothing else; in fact at no time were we asked how everything was. By this point I was feeling really demoralised as this had been my choice of venue, and passed on dessert. The other 3 partook however & felt they were of a similar good standard to the starters. By this point it was after 11 & we asked for the bill; we were then brought a bizarre little post-dessert ganache & shortbread combo. When we split the bill the amount we chose only partially covered the 12.5% service charge; the suited guy, presumably management, repeated the amount quizzically a couple of times but even then didn't ask if there had been any problem or whether we had enjoyed our meal. He returned the second credit card & turned on his heel without a thank you! Not even close to 2 star standard compared to our experiences at Sat Bains & Le Manoir.
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  • What a disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    Every thing about this restaurant is a disappointment. We were sitted 15 min after the time of our reservation. When finally at our table there were an other 15 min before anyone came to the table to welcome us or ask for drinks order, they never explained so the menu, the service was really poor, the food is really average and for that price we were expecting something outstanding. The ambience is more like a cafeteria than a fine dinning restaurant. The wine list is really poor.
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  • best of the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    best restaurant in London and possibly in the world what an amazing food and service. Loved it
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nowhere else will ever equal this!
    Jools
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    I can't put into words just how special our dinner was. Thank you Heston!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dined as a anniversary treat. Fab experience.
    Audiemurphy
    Dined on 13/11/2014
    Great food, Presentation , aroma and tasting superb. Outstanding. service. Should be on everyone's bucket list.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable Elegance
    NicG
    Dined on 13/11/2014
    From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome and comfortable by the highly trained staff. They knew it was our first visit and tailored their information accordingly, without ever making us feel uncomfortable or patronised. The food and wine suggestions were excellent. The food itself was outstanding and fully lived up to its reputation. That said, it is a very expensive meal and well outside my normal budget considerations, but for a special occasion, or for those with more disposable income than I, it is a highly recommended culinary experience.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but could have more for a 2 Michelin stars
    miam
    Dined on 12/11/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner. The service was impeccable and the food delicious. However for a 2 Michelin stars, I was expecting a bit more like a mise-en-bouche for example.
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • something special
    Linus
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    all in all it was a vey special evening, special food, special location and a very good and fast service, thank you !
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    outstanding value
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  • Wow!
    Yoli
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    What an experience, we loved every minute of it. The service was out of this world and you felt so well looked after the entire evening. The food was amazing and seeing the legions of chefs in the kitchen made you realize the amount of work that went into every single dish. Meat fruit was amazing and my first time eating pigeon was a treat. We then by accident ended up with 3 deserts, having ordered one and then we saw the nitrogen ice cream which we obviously had to have too. My husband who had his 50th a few weeks back, and the rest of us was also then surprised by a lovely choc pot and lavender biscuit surprise. The waiter overheard us mentioning it, so we really appreciated the little surprise. Overall an amazing evening, steep bill, but happy to pay that for such an experience. It was worth every penny.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dinner
    Justwonder
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Overall, it was a very pleased dinner. We were a bit disappointed when we could not take away the rib we couldn't finish. Shame of throw food away! The desserts are divine!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Close to perfection. The food is too good to be true. Unbelievable.... Heston blumenthal is one of the best in the world !
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • JRJR
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    although the prices seem to have risen steeply it's still amazing and always flawless.
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  • Dinnner by Heston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Incredible food, amazing service if a little too attentive. I think the wine was a little overpriced. It was a brilliant experience overall.
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  • Much better
    Zeto
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It was our second time at Dinner and this time it was really good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • heston on sunday 9/11
    gumabo
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    compared to the Belgian Gastronomie this visit was rather poor. If we eat in another 2 Michelin Star restaurant, we get some "amuses" with our aperitive, we don't have to ask for bread and the food on our plate are paintings with different tastes and freshness. This wasen't the case at all!! Very disappintoing! To end with a positive note: our 11y old children were very good treated and could order an alternitive dish
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  • Dinner at Dinner
    BigHeartBingo
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Food was superb. Everybody (4 of us) thought every dish was delicious. We shared one dessert between 4 and the richness of the flavours were such that there was enough for us all to savour. Comparing 'Dinner' with the Waterside Inn I would say Dinner is twice as good and half the price. A really enjoyable and interesting experience.
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  • previous reviews
    bobstead
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    before going to this restaurant, I read the reviews and one said steak was tough well it was terrible others said was not worth te money I agree the overall food was ok nothing special apart from the foi gras tangerine The wine was exorbitantly expensive for a moderate quality So in summary, I was mugged with a smile !
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  • Never disappoints
    DBSE1
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    4th time I have been to dinner, and it lives upto expectations every time. The staff are always lovely and the menu has something for everyone. The quality of the food, plus the presentation and the setting are all spot on, so it remains one of my favourite places to eat in London - for any occasion. Of course not the cheapest place to dine, but I think you still worth it. Look forward to our next visit!
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  • Amazing
    Melski
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We have been eating in a lots of places and for sure it is the best place we have eaten . 5* service and food !! And meat fruit was amazing!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.