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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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Diner Reviews
  • "The best meal I have ever eaten, bar none. Everything was a delight."
    dined on 22/04/2014
  • "some dishes were excellent, others were quite poorly executed (lacking flavour and seasoning). service was good, but on a few occasions left like a let down. i didn't finish my starter but it was cleared and no-one asked if i had enjoyed it or not, which i hadn't. for example."
    dined on 22/04/2014
  • "I've been to Dinner twice now, once for lunch and once for dinner. It is always a great experience where the service is attentive but not overwhelming, and the food is simple but beautiful. "
    dined on 20/04/2014
  • "We ate at this restaurant on the 20th April The staff were very professional and attentive and first impressions were good. In my opinion the menu was very mediocre and basic, even the waiter could have cooked the dishes. I feel this restaurant desperately needs the menu changing to contain a more demanding and adventurous line up to show off the skills of the chef. I don't normally leave reviews of restaurant, holidays etc. but on this occasion I really felt the need to because if anyone has already eaten at 2 Michelin star restaurants (for instance Le Gavroche) I feel you will be disappointed. It hasn't got the class or menu of Le Gavroche and I really feel I have had better meals at restaurants with no Michelin rating."
    dined on 20/04/2014
  • "Totally lived up to my expectations... Beautiful food with a twist. As you' expect from Heston Blumenthal and Ashley Palmer-Watts... Stunning flavours and textures beautifully presented but still there for eating and enjoying. 10/10 from me :)"
    dined on 21/04/2014
  • "We had lunch at Dinner. The food was impeccable, beautifully presented and very tasty - one of the best meals (we saw head-chief Ashley in the kitchen managing the team). We were only surprised by the speed of service, which was quite slow - we had to wait for the food to come through for a long time. Additionally, we waited for more than 20 minutes for desert menu to be given to us and had to ask for it in the end. Furthermore, after ordering a non-alcoholic drink I waited for half an hour and was given a wrong drink. I would recommend this place to a friend - its a foodie heaven."
    dined on 21/04/2014
  • "Firstly, the welcome and service was superb. Every morsel was delicious and it was wonderful being able to see all the food being prepared without the kitchen noise. The views over Hyde Park were lovely and we felt in no way rushed. Now we want to return to try all the other wonderful dishes on the menu!"
    dined on 21/04/2014
  • "Simply wonderful from start to finish, will be back ASAP!"
    dined on 21/04/2014
  • "After a long wait, got to try this on a London layover It certainly did not help that the dinner occurred after a week of culinary delights at some Italian coastal restaurants along the Adriatic. Room was overcrowded and noisy, more fit for a hotel refectory than for a started restaurant Service prompt, somewhat rushed and not so attentive The menu of careful historical perspective, without wow factor, both from the a la carte and from the pix fixe sides We all had fish dishes. Cooked adequately, but hopelessly devoid of taste wih questionable vegetable pairings and forgettable garnishings. The cheese menu, worth an airline serving, with the dessert menu just adequate. Wines honestly priced with good choice. Overall thumbs down"
    dined on 21/04/2014
  • "We enjoyed our experience immensely and would highly recommend it. We were shown around the kitchen and received a warm welcome. Looking forward to going back. "
    dined on 20/04/2014
  • "Dining at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal was a highlight of our trip to London and it didn't disapoint us. Everything is perfect - attentive service, exceptional food, wines, which bring forward the taste of dishes. I'm really impressed!"
    dined on 20/04/2014
  • "We arrived a few mins early and so we enjoyed some very well made kir royals at the bar. We were promptly collected on finishing our aperitifs and seated at our table. The food was divine! I enjoyed the rice and flesh and spiced pigeon for my selection and I was also able to try some additional food. The only slightly disappointing part from a food perspective was the legendary chips we had ordered as a side. There were luke warm, tough and left an aftertaste. Other than that, the meal was provided without a fault. The mixed ambience resulted in beautiful surrounds with people dressed in all sorts. Overall, the guests attire removed the pretence that sometimes goes hand in hand with fine dining. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening. "
    dined on 19/04/2014
  • "Came once in 2011, loved it. Came again in 2014, tried basically all the new dishes we could and loved everyone of them with a special mention tothe iberico pork chop and the crab starter. Creative, surprising yet not too complex and incredibly tasty and delicious. Highly recommended."
    dined on 18/04/2014
  • "The restaurant is visually beautiful and fantastic view over Hyde park. Service is very attentive and the food is good, but not great. Maybe my expectations were too high or the set lunch is simpler than the Full menu, but although I could not fault the food, I was not amazed and had much more interesting dishes at non Michellen started restaurants around the Capital."
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "Highly recommend Tipsy Cake and Meat Fruit, but a couple of other dishes were good but not outstanding. Two of the dishes were frankly disappointing -- the 'Rice and Flesh' was a rather mediocre risotto that was heavily salted, and the steak was overcooked. Service was good at the beginning, but disappeared near the end. We waited over 20 minutes for the final ice cream dish without anyone showing up and finally left without getting it. They made a point of saying we had 2 hours to complete the meal, yet dithered away at the end. I cannot believe that Michelin gave them 2 stars and that Restaurant Magazine/Pellegrino rated them the number one restaurant in England and # 7 in the world."
    dined on 14/04/2014
  • "My Mother and I had lunch here for her Birthday.Restaurant has wonderful views over Hyde Park, seating is well spaced.Service,attentive without being over fussy; The house white at £25 / bottle excellent.We shared Meat Fruit (Foie Gras, dressed as a mandarin!) as a starter (shared), served with griddled bread/toast.Turbot with mussel & seaweed ketchup salmon roe & sea rosemary, (beans and Jersey Royals to go with the mains) and the Powdered Duck Breast, all cooked to perfection (Duck normally served pink, it can be cooked slightly more for the squeamish).Spit roast Pineapple with Brioche (Tipsy Cake) to finish- shared.Two cappucinos, served with a biscuit and a pot of ganache ended the experience - fab and only £163.75 including service."
    dined on 18/04/2014
  • "Everything was perfect except for the presentation of the steak. Prices were high for what was delivered. "
    dined on 18/04/2014
  • "It was a very superb dining experience. The service staff were very friendly and know their job very well. "
    dined on 16/04/2014
  • "We went for dinner with our 5 yr-old and we got a table facing the beautiful Hyde Park. The menu selection is fantastic. They are also able to prepare kids' meal off the menu. Their dessert Tipsy Cake is a must-try and it takes 40 min to prepare, so do order ahead of time. The food is fantastic and the service is excellent!!!! Will definitely be back!!!"
    dined on 15/04/2014
  • "A Fine Dining Experience that lives up to the reputation."
    dined on 15/04/2014
  • "Gilets Coren said it all in his recent review in The Times magazine. The best dining experience one could wish for."
    dined on 07/04/2014
  • "My partner and I enjoyed a rare break from our two young children by spending some time and a considerable sum of money at Dinner. The delicate, seafood dishes (grilled Octopus & roast Turbot), were outstanding. The savoury porridge (frogs legs) was good but at £17,00 a pop, the portion was really rather meager. Spiced pigeon was ok and but some distance from warranting the £36 price tag. Service was excellent as were the cocktails and choice of wines by the glass to accompany the meal. All in all, a good experience significantly bolstered by the friendly and professional attention of the the staff. The food has the potential to excite but I can't justify the price tag."
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "I booked at Dinner about 5 months ago, and it was a real experience. From the excellent and attentive service to the delicate and perfectly-cooked meals, Dinner met our expectations. The original Heston-Meatfruit was a delight (both the parfait, whom you could taste chicken having roasted with thyme, and the crunchy bread), such as the Salamugundy. The cider sauce with the cod amazing, and same must be said for the roast turbot (the only detail that bothered us was the salmon roe, pretty strong-flavoured). Special mention to the 4-hours roasted pineapple, that balanced the sweetness of the tipsy cake. The poached rhubarb was very well researched and married perfectly with the yogurt cream. Compliments to the chefs and the waiters' teams."
    dined on 13/04/2014
  • "One of my best starters ever. Minus: Don't bring the bill if it hasn't been asked yet. You give the (wrong) impression to kick people out."
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "Menu diversificado e chique. Ótima opção para datas especiais. Necessita agendamento prévio. Ótima localização."
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "We had a great time at Dinner. We were kindly greeted at the door of Mandarin Oriental, but only after we had looked for a sign of the restaurant on every side of the hotel. We were taken to the bar to wait, they weren't quite ready on time, but we expected that. We ordered a drink, and waited in the hotel bar. Once led to our table inside, it pretty much was amazing. The dishes were generously portioned, and tasted excellent. I loved the Rice and Flesh, and also the Tipsy Cake. I had chicken for main, it was good, and the gravy and puree that came with it was amazing. The staff was lovely - friendly, helpful and professional. We sat by the kitchen, and that was even better than an outside view since we got to see how the food was made."
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "It is just another hotel restaurant with a little bit of gimmick. All the dishes we had were very well cooked but wouldn't say they are accomplished ones. I wouldn't be in a hurry to go back."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "I have been here several times and each time the food and atmosphere are excellent. This time I tried the meat fruit as a starter, which was velvety and delicious. I followed this with a fillet steak - blue, and it was cooked to perfection. The service is friendly and impeccable. Five stars to all for making a superb evening."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "I visited this restaurant with my husband last Saturday evening. Our table was booked for 6.30 which was a lovely time to go as you get the advantage of seeing the restaurant and views over Regents Park in the daylight as well as experiencing the ambiance after dark. The food and the service were amazing. I would thoroughly recommend a visit. It's not cheap, but definitely worth it for a special occasion!"
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "excellent food and brilliant staff - thoroughly recommend it"
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "I do think that the Wine menu could have matched the food much better. Especially the redwine to go with the quail was not a good match"
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "I had high expectations of dinner and I was not disappointed. The meat fruit was stunningly smooth and tasted amazing, the iberico pork was phenomenal, You've gotta try the mash it's beyond comprehension. The hardest part was deciding on dessert so we all ordered two each and shared. They were all mind blowing. Some more than others. Firm favourites being the tipsy cake, the apple tart and the Sussex pond pudding. We even were given Heston's famous nitrogen ice cream which was incredible and finally the amouse bouche was deep and complex."
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "We dined here for our 20th Wedding Anniversary. They made it very special. We requested a table overlooking the park, which was lovely. We both chose the meat fruit to start, which was absolutely gorgeous, not to be missed. My husband had the cod in cider and I had the steak for main, both good. Then we opted for the tipsy pudding which was also lovely. Finally we had the ice cream made at the table. Very theatrical! The service was impeccable, with staff attending to our every need with a smile. I'd love to go back!"
    dined on 18/08/2013
  • "Excellent food with a very well thought out menu. The service is second to none. Would definitely go here for dinner again. One of the more expensive restaurants London, but well worth the money."
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "Despite problems with booking due to past tube strikes and the restaurant being closed, our visit to Dinner was an extremely enjoyable experience. We went for a mid week lunch and ate from the a la carte menu. The food was excellent with a range of interesting flavours. The meat fruit was particularly innovative and good. The staff were exceptionally friendly and answered any questions we had on the dishes. It wasn't a cheap lunch, especially with wine, but we have spent more and not enjoyed the food or the experience so much.There is a set three course lunch for £38 which would be a cheaper option. The dining room overlooks Hyde Park and has a comfortable and relaxing feel to it. We would certainly return to this restaurant."
    dined on 09/04/2014
  • "Cozinha muito saborosa. Fomos muito bem recebidos pelo Ricardo (português) que nos orientou em relação ao menu. Pedimos (eu e minha esposa) três entradas, dois pratos principais e uma sobremesa. Bebemos um vinho pinot noir francês, sob orientação do sommelier. Tudo excelente para uma noite especial."
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "Only four stars for food as partner found the cod undercooked to her liking and being a fussy pescatarian, once she had seen the vein's in the fish, it put her off. They could not of offered better service, sincere, very caring and very accommodating. Four stars for value as a link to all round enjoyment. Would go again and would recommend!"
    dined on 09/04/2014
  • "food and ambience was outstanding. backed up by very good service and waiting staff. for such a large restaurant every dish is of high standard."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "Best birthday lunch ever! Fantastic food, great staff! Cant wait to visit again!"
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "Water was poured from under the crane in a toilet with the huge content of chlorine! It is shocking!"
    dined on 08/04/2014