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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dinnerbyheston.com
  • Phone: 0207 201 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 0207 201 3833

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "I spend a lot of evenings in impressive restaurants throughout the world predominantly for work, but also personally. In that, I tend to be a bit jaded and hard to impress. However, I was thrilled with my experience and meal at Dinner. Once you get past the Knightsbridge "scene" upon entering at the bar, you will be delighted. Our sever, Chris, was outstanding, guiding us through the menu, and genuinely taking the time to talk with my dinner partner and I. The meal as a whole was great, but the absolute stand out was the Meat Fruit. This is a must have. The taste was fantastic, and the presentation blew me away. I made another booking this morning to take someone else back. You must experience this."
    dined on 21/08/2014
  • "I've been very fortunate to go to Dinner 4 or 5 times now (including the amazing chefs table) and every time it has been fantastic. Being served great food in an informal but professional environment is exactly what I want when I go to a restaurant, and Dinner probably dose this better than anyone. I can't wait to come back again."
    dined on 19/08/2014
  • "Food was incredible but very few of the twists and turns you would expect."
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "Had a wonderful lunch and we were treated like royalty. Made to feel very special. The service was amazing and the food was fantastic."
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "Great service, attentive but not overbearing. The food was inventive and delightful, the sweet meat a particular treat and perhaps the best pate I've ever tasted, sweeter and smoother than most. Enjoyed the small details, knowing the era of the dish as well as the little historical anecdotes. Overall, a superb dining experience."
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "Visited Dinner by Heston with same friends who had experienced the Fat Duck last year and although we really enjoyed that we found Dinner even better, with the interesting selection of dishes excellent service, decor and location. The food was beautifully cooked, the only slightly negative comment was that the waiters explanations were hard to hear. Would recommend for any foodies for example the carrots were totally amazing every detail of every dish good."
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "Lunch at Dinner was a delight. Honestly, this is food like never before, subtle layers of texture, pops of flavour contrasts and perfect service. The lobster and cucumber soup is superb, I wanted an endless bowl of that magic. Heston is a genius, not only his food creations, but also his clever use and choice of staff. A fabulous experience and incredibly good value."
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "The food was fun, extraordinary, educational and inventive. The service was excellent, very attentive and pleasant. I'm definetly coming back next time I'm in town. Book a table in good time before your visit."
    dined on 30/07/2014
  • "Overall a good experience, but I think we were a bit unlucky on the main course. Starters were absolutely amazing, but then we ordered the big steak for 2 people and we were not impressed at all. Half of it was really fat, and it was clearly overcooked. It is what you expect from a £80 dish. The service was really good and the dessert as well, but definitely disappointed by the main course, unfortunately."
    dined on 30/07/2014
  • "service excellent - food cooked well but not as interesting as I thought would be. Atmosphere was vey much a mix- felt like a top quality canteen - quite noisy and open with no real ambience"
    dined on 30/07/2014
  • "My partner (the foodie) and I came from Australia for dinner at Hestons on 30 July 2014 and was very impressed. The vegetarian options were excellent. The service was great. The ambience was very relaxing. A great experience. We definitely will return the next time we visit London."
    dined on 30/07/2014
  • "Excellent service and excellent food. Nice to go somewhere that offers more unusual food combinations and of course they taste great."
    dined on 29/07/2014
  • "Outstanding food, very friendly staff. We will definately be back"
    dined on 29/07/2014
  • "We had a wonderful (if a bit pricy meal) at Dinner. The portions are large and it was very different from your typical 2 star restaurant. The service was amazing and staff very helpful. It was very busy even on a Tuesday evening"
    dined on 29/07/2014
  • "Fantastic food, service and ambience. Very friendly staff with a lot of patience to explain details of each dish to a child."
    dined on 29/07/2014
  • "We planned a special birthday celebration at Heston's and could not fault it . From the booking procedure to the actual meal. Excellent service and every meal was perfect, I especially enjoyed the lobster and cucumber broth, sublime! I would, without a doubt, recommend this amazing restaurant, thanks to all for making it such a great day."
    dined on 29/07/2014
  • "Other reviews have said the dishes you HAVE to try are the meat fruit and the tipsy pudding; I would wholeheartedly agree, these were the stand out dishes. I ordered the steak, which was good but not great. The mushroom ketchup was lovely though. My boys (age 7) shared both starter and main course; the meat was shared between the 2 plates, but they were presented just as well as a if had been a full sized portion, So, a very child restaurant, and they were in awe of the Ice Cream trolley! I ordered a chocolate/Mandarin cake as a surprise or my boys' birthday which was lovely, and served on personalised plates. To summarise, excellent food and service. A little pricey, but you have to treat yourself once in a while, don't you? :)"
    dined on 29/07/2014
  • "Food was very good (however I preferred City Social's menu). Staff were very friendly and courteous and funny Restaurant is very dark at night making reading the menus challenging."
    dined on 28/07/2014
  • "As soon as We walked in we sat down at the bar had a couple of drinks then was ushered to the table, with a view over Hyde park, was welcomed by a very nice man who spoke to us about the restaurant and the food, as it was my partners 40th they mad a fuss of her which was nice! The food here is awsome the meat fruit (wow sir you are a genius) I had chicken oysters followed by Aberdeen fillet and brown bread ice cream, my mrs had meat fruit, iberico pork chop and a desert that takes 45 mins to cook ( again wow what a dish) the pineapple was out this world! All in all a lovely evening fantastic food and a little writing saying happy birthday that made it all seem as if it was all her her! thank you for the evening mr blumenthal"
    dined on 27/07/2014
  • "I would highly recommend this restaurant. Great service and amazing food. It was a special occasion and we came all the way from Australia. Best restaurant I have been to to date. Would come again if visiting London."
    dined on 27/07/2014
  • "All round excellent experience. Wife was not well so had to reduce to 5 from 6 and it was our 25th Wedding Anniversary celebration as well!! However the afternoon was brilliant with service, food and company fantastic. To top it all Raymond Blanc was eating on his own at the next table and signed a card for my wife and also took time to have a chat with us at end of his meal. A really nice guy!! The staff are excellent and nothing was a problem. Now, will have to repeat as wife better!!!!"
    dined on 27/07/2014
  • "Following the excitement of booking in a restaurant of such high reputation, the nerves began to set in as our booking time approached. Having never been to a Michelin Starred restaurant before, let alone a two-star, both my partner and I felt quite daunted by the possibilities of an uncomfortably formal dining experience. However, our fears couldn't have been more wrong! The professional, perfectly presented staff and ambient dining room put us at ease: immediately. Our waiter engaged in the perfect amount of small-talk to seem interested in us without becoming a third party to our meal. The introduction to the well-crafted, yet accessible menu was delived with aplomb. The food was sublime and we would definitely recommend to others."
    dined on 27/07/2014
  • "Overall a very pleasant experience. Staff very attentive and knowledgable. Slight problem with my husbands steak - tough and not able to cut through the sinew. But in fairness, we weren't charged for it and had complimentary ice creams. I chose the veggie option, and it was a bit steep at £28 for two pieces of celery, but I wanted to see if they could do wonderful things without meat or fish (I wasn't convinced!). Prices were generally quite high, but I knew that before we went so not moaning. Our table faced the kitchen, which is all glass, so a fantastic view for foodies, who could watch their meal being prepared. Definitely worth a visit, but make sure you antiipate the size of the bill or it will come as a bit of a shock."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "Dinner provided a perfect evening. The food is delicious, with the highlights being the Meat Fruit, the Cod in Cider(which had the most delicious butter sauce) and the Tipsy Cake; which really brings back childhood memories, but with a high class restaurant edge. The best part of the night though was our waiter, who's name I unfortunately cannot remember; he asked us if it was a special occasion and we told him that we were celebrating my birthday a few days late. At the end of our meal he brought us both small chocolate puddings. On my plate, written in chocolate, was Happy Birthday; it was such a sweet and considerate thing to do and it really made my night. Overall a lovely restaurant, with a great view into the kitchen & great service."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "Amazing!!!! Very different, but the food tasted wonderful."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "We went to Dinner to celebrate my partner's birthday, as for some time we had both wanted to visit Dinner. The lunch more than lived up to the anticipation! The staff were excellent - all of them knew that it was my partner's birthday and sought to make it a really special occasion for us. They were very solicitous throughout The meal was delicious and beautifully presented. The only quibble I'd make - and it is very minor - is that it would be sensible to tell me at the start of the meal about the dessert special (Ice cream made at your table), as I had already ordered the tipsy cake before the main course, as instructed. My ordering skills failed me!"
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "Fabulous food and service, we went for our annual girly birthday lunch and didn't feel at all conspicuous when we laughed loudly on a few occasions which we often do in such restaurants! Quite expensive, but you get what you pay for....! Excellent experience and one that I shall repeat!!"
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "I took my friend here for a birthday treat. The food was excellent standard and the service was very attentive. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys food and is looking to be adventerous!"
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "Went fot my birthday and it's an amazing experience! Oustanding food and service!!"
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "My wife and I have just dined at Dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food, as expected, was top quality and the staff were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing. The atmosphere was a lot more relaxed than at other top restaurants."
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • " Went to celebrate my daughter passing her exams.She left her cutlery a certain way was told by the waiter he thought she had finished because of the way her cutlery was placed ! Service was not great. We asked for tap water like the other tables however unlike them our glasses were not automatically refilled.Moreover we said we wanted icecream asthe gadget was being used at another table we thought they would come to us after they finished however., we were ignored and they went to the table next to us. 20 minutes latter I got fed up and asked for the bill. The discretionary service charge I paid ,fuss I did not make it was my daughter's special day and I did not want to ruin it further."
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "My husband and I had the lunch menu on 25th of July. We felt very welcome and loved every course and matching wines, they really perfect the food and vice versa. The freshness of the octopus salad, the soothing ragoo for starters. For the main course pollack perfectly baked (the slices can softly be pushed apart, revealing a silky moist white fish), the quail with smoked chestnuts. For dessert millionaire tart served with an outstanding sweet sherry, the gooseberry tart, a subtle equilibrium between sour and sweet. A special mensioning for the sommelier, who made the marvelous combinations with every course, a greatly added value! Congratulations to a young talented team, better than other two star restaurants in France and Belgium!"
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "Great value if you decide on the lunch menu (choose from two option of each curse available) expect to about double it choosing from the carte. Both are greatly executed English style food. Would definitely recommend it."
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "an amazing lunch was enjoyed here by my party - thank you so much"
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "Set right opposite Hyde park the views are beautiful. The service was amazing, we had 4 waiters waiting on us for the duration of the evening, I didn't know who to tip! Great experience would 10/10"
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "I surprised my sister for her birthday and we had a fantastic meal, we ordered the Meat Fruit, Octopus, Fillet Steak, Pork Chop and Tarte Strawberry - everything was cooked to perfection - we absolutely loved the whole expericence. They even brought out a little chocolate pot with "Happy Belated Birthday" - the staff were brilliant! Thanks!"
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "Great, We and my family spend a great time !!!!!!!!"
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "I like all meals and ambience. I will recommend this restaurant to my friends."
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "The food as you can imagine was incredible. Inventive and beautifully cooked and presented. Our waiter recommended the pork chop for a main course. Wow. More like a filet steak than a pork chop. Perfectly cooked and accompanied by delicious bits and pieces decorating the plate. Amazing. Having dined at few M* restaurants now the difference that I particularly liked here was the service. Too often (Ramsey’s for example) the service is too much. Here the staff were attentive, knowledgeable, had character and complimented the whole experience. Excellent."
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "Allthough the food is good at Dinner, it's overshaddowed by the rubbish service You get. The restaurant has to many seats to provide everybody the experience a two Michellin star place should give! Stressed personell always rushing around gave us a really poor night."
    dined on 22/07/2014