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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We went as a couple and were really looking forward to the experience. I've got to say I wasn't overly wowed by either the menu or the food. The food was very nice, but we were definitely expecting more of a wow factor on both presentation and taste."
    dined on 22/07/2014
  • "We had dinner at Heston's restaurant with some big expectations given Heston's reputation. The meal was sensational and went beyond our expectations, the flavours were exquisite and the staff were both knowledgable and accommodating. We'd recommend the octopus (frumenty) which was was tender, the rib eye, tipple cake, tarte of strawberries, and definitely the nitro ice cream which gets made in front of you!"
    dined on 22/07/2014
  • "We had a wonderful evening at DInner to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. The food was exquisite and the service friendly, but not intrusive. There was nothing I would want to fault. We were shown the kitchens at the end of our evening, which was a nice touch. I would definitely return, not just for that special occasion, but I noticed that there were people who just popped in for a main, so that's worth bearing in mind!"
    dined on 21/07/2014
  • "Dinner is surely one of the best restaurants in London and maybe we were just there on an off night. But it did not all come together for us. Atmosphere is good but quiet load.service was very good but not exceptional. Wine list quite good but also very expensive. Sommelier just average. Food was very good but would have liked to have a few more selections from which to choose. While we enjoyed the evening there are other restaurants in London we have enjoyed more."
    dined on 21/07/2014
  • "Meat fruit and the set lunch menu was outstanding. Nitrogen Ice cream was fun to watch, but it was nothing special in taste. Very professional service, nice ambience, great foods. but also very expensive. I had to try this restaurant because it was number 5 in San Pellegrino's 2014 list, but I am not convinced. It is indeed a great restaurant with great food and service with highly talented team and their mission to recreate the historical british foods is really interesting. But, it's def not top 5 in the world and there are many better restaurants in the city and worldwide. I'd still highly recommend this place to try out and see all the hypes are, but I'd not personally go back again. Simply because there are so many restaurants to try."
    dined on 21/07/2014
  • "It was a great dinner. We enjoyed every dish, and especially the Tipsy cake dessert. The mashed potatoes side dish is absolutely amazing. The restaurant feels extremely professional and very welcoming. Although the cost is rather high, we didn't find it overpriced, and well worth the money in our opinion."
    dined on 20/07/2014
  • "Excellent service and enthusiasm shown by all staff. It was made the occasion more enjoyable to hear about the creation of the dishes and their history. Fabulous food with impeccable style."
    dined on 20/07/2014
  • "Both the food and the theatrics of serving the food make this a memorable meal. Will be back for more."
    dined on 20/07/2014
  • "Having booked based on the Blumenthal reputation this restaurant did not disappoint. Everything was of a very high quality with the interesting and quirky combinations that Heston is known for. The service was attentive but not overbearing and the restaurant itself was very well laid out with a very pleasant ambiance - not at all starchy or pretentious. Naturally the prices are high, how could they be otherwise, but with the level of service and quality of food the prices is justified."
    dined on 20/07/2014
  • "As a group of 3 friends celebrating a special birthday, we had an amazing meal. I cannot fault anything - from the cocktails in the bar on arrival to the service, the food, the wine which were all sublime and the "buzzy" ambience was perfect for the occasion. The ice creams made in front of us & the Tipsy Cake were especially memorable. Being able to see directly into the kitchen is also a great feature. I look forward to being able to return."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "We have been twice before with friends from the New York who love it. This time we went as a family to celebrate our oldest child's 18th birthday on the day. It could not have felt more special - from the original menu and choices, to the excellent service and good atmosphere. It hits the perfect note of feeling very special but not intimidating. We had a wonderful evening. Thank you!"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "We had a fantastic lunch here. We had just got married the week before and it was out 1st date as a married couple. I informed them of this and they sat us a fantastic table over looking hyde park and gave us a dessert with congradulations written across the plate. Like touches which made the afternoon really speacial. Additionally the food was brilliant of course and the service was seamless. When we next have a celebration and want a speacial meal this is where we will head!"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "We had a fantastic lunch at the weekend, the service is great. The weekend is only al a carte however, the food is still good value. The tipsy cake is not one to miss!"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Outstanding food and amazing selection of wines. The only downsides were that it felt too busy with too many diners and staff around & the mains are massive size. That's why it made me feel like this was the first Michelin starred restaurant I've been to (and I've been to some!) with food for the masses."
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "Everything was fantastic. Even better than my last visit. Great food, great wine, and great service. Suprisingly relaxed (in a good way) for 2 michelin stars. Loved it!"
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "The food was absolutely delicious and we loved the more casual vibe of the restaurant. It felt very cool, welcoming and happy and we really enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the unusual but extremely tasty food."
    dined on 17/07/2014