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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
  • "Great Service from when you are seen to your seat to when you leave. I mentioned that I am currently pregnant and they catered for me throughout, giving me advice on what's suitable. The food is of course outstanding and what you would expect at that level. The grilled Octopus and macerated strawberries are a must have. The"
    dined on 30/08/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant because our eleven year old son is interested in cooking and an admirer of Heston Blumenthal. Our expectations were quite high but they were all topped! The ambience is classy and special, the presentation is a piece of art and the food is a feast for all senses. There is absolutely nothing to compare it with, so much love, creativity, knowledge and audacious imagination goes into these dishes. The ingredients are perfect and you would not leave anything on your plate. As an extra treat comes the wonderful service, which is not invasive but as classy and special as the entire experience. We were given information on the history and preparation of each dish, which was brilliant for our son. Can't wait for next time."
    dined on 30/08/2014
  • "Please add tablecloth, flowers, better pottery more kind of bread and some modern plate kind Fat Duck to catch third Michelin Star and probably, first World place: Mandarin can surely make this investment for his glory and our enjoyment."
    dined on 30/08/2014
  • "Fantastic service, food, atmosphere - simply WOW!!!"
    dined on 30/08/2014
  • "Quality of food, presentation, service and ambience are all carefully orchestrated to provide an outstanding dining experience."
    dined on 30/08/2014
  • "Taste as many as possible, all these old recipes are coming back from the past, everyone love them. Octopus was my favorite! Fast and attentional service is a must."
    dined on 28/08/2014
  • "Staff efficient to the detriment of warmth. Feedback not invited nor welcomed. Food undoubtedly excellent though our duck and pigeon dishes very similar in their oriental spice flavour. Tipsy and coffee not exceptional. Wine extremely expensive. Food presentation not fussy but who needs that? Unfortunately lacking soul and that personal touch that makes dinning here into a really special occasion."
    dined on 28/08/2014
  • " Great service, very friendly. The right balance between attentive and overbearing."
    dined on 28/08/2014
  • "You are made welcome as soon as you go in and are looked after very we'll and the menu is explained to you so you can get the best out of it .The food is very good and you can taste all the things that make up the dish . The staff look after you very and are very nice .Good time had by all and worth the trip up from Yorkshire"
    dined on 28/08/2014
  • "We had a delicious meal and overall the experience was an excellent one. The atmosphere of the restaurant in its very glamorous dining room and the superb staff who looked after every need made the evening special and memorable. The food was mostly very good, but I sometimes felt the portions were a little small and the flavours not always recognisable or masked by too much salt. The 'Meat Fruit' was outstanding and every mouthful delectable - I had hoped that each dish would be of this quality."
    dined on 27/08/2014
  • "Dinner by Heston Blumenthal has a lot of online information, opinions and reveiws about it to go with a reputation right out of the top drawer. Being rated as the 5th best restaurant in the world and having 2 Michelin stars raised my expectations to new heights. From the perfect service, out of this world food and beautiful dinning area, my expectations were met. Not only did the food taste like it had been designed and prepared by something not of this world but each dish had its own history, stirring a mixture of ancient nostalgia and pure delight in the genius that lay before me. The occasion was my wife's birthday and the knowledgeable servers did not let this detail pass them by adding personal touches to make the outing extra special"
    dined on 27/08/2014
  • "Too sweet and didn't complement the perfectly aged and cooked Hereford forerib. Historically I agree it was an option, but not the best option for beef (a horseradish concoction or mustard concoction better? Both qualify on historic grounds). Crisp coating to Sussex Pond Pudding worked well and the lemon/caramel filling divine; goats cheese cheesecake and smoked walnuts with roast figs also excellent, even if figs a little too dry. No need to review the Meat Frui - a must if never tried; but beware it is very rich and a big slab of pate for a starter - next time I'd share it. Austrian Sommelier superb: charming, knowledgeable approachable and efficient. Rest of front of house team a hoot; less of the 'my best mate' in future please'."
    dined on 26/08/2014
  • "Second visit since the restaurant opened. We feel that the dishes are more creative and flavourable than at its inauguration - so worth a second visit."
    dined on 26/08/2014
  • "Wonderful experience. Ambiance was great. Food was super. Presentation was excellent. Service is one of the best level I have ever experienced."
    dined on 26/08/2014
  • "One would expect to be wowed by the food at a Heston Blumenthal restaurant, but this exceeded our expectations. Each item on each plate was special, but not pretentious. The staff were impeccably trained, but not ostentatious. Everyone, from busboy to Maître' d, was there to serve, professionally and knowledgably. As expected, especially given the historical nature of the recipes, our server knew everything about the menu, but only went into detail when asked. There was no pretentious show of it. The overall effect was of a truly great restaurant: confident, with a lovely, highly professional and yet warm ambience. It was a unique dining experience."
    dined on 25/08/2014
  • "Great ambiance, the staff could not be more helpful or knowledgeable about the food or wine, and the meal was delicious - Overall a fantastic experience!"
    dined on 25/08/2014
  • "Restaurant service itself was very good but spoit by the poor service at hotel entrance which was almost non-existent on arrival and departure!"
    dined on 25/08/2014
  • "This is my second time at Dinner, and I came away disappointed, again. The tipsy tart is well worth trying, but may be the best thing on the menu. Whilst I appreciate the effort and creativity that has clearly gone into the menu selection, the execution is rather hit or miss. The Savoury Porridge was interesting in concept, but the sauce had an overpowering tartness that detracted from and unbalanced the flavours. I had the pork belly special, and it missed the mark. It was rather bland and not smoky or crispy. If you're intent on going to Dinner to tick it off your list, my recommendation would be that you get it out the way and leave the better restaurants till last. If you want an excellent meal in London, book at the Ledbury instead."
    dined on 25/08/2014
  • "It was difficult to choose because there were so many tempting options. Staff were really helpful and very flexible with our 10 year old daughter. I had meat fruit and iberico chop. The flavour combinations were perfect and presentation had a real wow factor. My husband had bone marrow and the steak and said that the steak was the best he'd ever had. You could see into he kitchen which was really interesting. The only slightly negative comment was that it was more expensive than I expected which will make it hard to go back in a hurry but everything about it made it a really special occasion."
    dined on 24/08/2014
  • "Both service and food are superb. The humorous managers and waiters indeed make this experience even much better. Best in London."
    dined on 24/08/2014
  • "If you're going to pay for an expensive meal, you want it to be great - and Dinner certainly didn't disappoint. The restaurant, which overlooks Hyde Park, is very stylishly decorated and has great ambience and a lively atmosphere. Staff and both knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and the food is first class - the triple cooked chips certainly live up to their reputation!"
    dined on 23/08/2014
  • "We had a lovely lunch yesterday at Dinner. The service was faultless.We had a mixture of meat fruit and rice and flesh for starters.Both were amazing tastes.Then we had steaks and pork.All once again cooked beautifully.Deserts were tipsy cake and chocolate.For me personally I was disappointed with the tipsy cake as I thought it was extremely sweet and the pineapple tasteless. The only downsides was the discretionary charge at the bar..We expected it in the restaurant but not at the bar.Also we have since found out that an ice cream dessert can be cooked at your table.This was not pointed out to us which I think for a 2 star Michelin restaurant was very disappointing as several of us would have liked to have seen that and ordered it."
    dined on 23/08/2014
  • "While we found some things of interest in the concept, and some good tastes in the dishes we had, we were disappointed with the absence of canapes and amuse-bouche, consistently lukewarm food, and particularly with checking the bill afterwards and finding that we had been charged £12 for a couple of small bits of bread that we didn't ask for but were served without any indication that we would have to pay for them, which we consider to be sharp practice unworthy of a quality restaurant."
    dined on 22/08/2014
  • "Heston Blumenthal for me is one of the most admired chiefs in the world. I like this creativity and his outstanding ideas and philosophy. I was there with my son and we had lunch. The restaurant is quite large and a little bit noisy therefore but we had a nice table with a view to the nearby park. The service was outstanding and the food also. We spent 220 pounds for a shared meat fruit (exceptional!) and three courses after that (including some water and a bottle of wine)."
    dined on 22/08/2014
  • "Loved the food and service. I thought that it was right on par... with one exception. We started with the escargot, had the in-bone rib eye steak for two and the tipsy cake for desert. All of the food was delicious. My only complaint was that my steak did not come out exactly as ordered. I requested charred (slightly burnt on outside) but medium inside. Instead it came out just a little under medium and colder than usual."
    dined on 21/08/2014
  • "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 had booked this restaurant to celebrate my daughters exam results as a special treat. We came to London especially on the train from Lancaster to come here. It was so nice that we could see inside the kitchen. I would have loved to have booked the Chef's Table, but it had a minimum dining policy of 4 people, there was just 2 of us. We were attended to by two gentlemen, both were very polite. The meal was lovely, and the dessert Devine, millionaires cake, yum! The meal was ended with a chocolate ganache and biscuit, and the chef had put "congratulations" on my daughters as the waiter had told them about our special occasion, which was a lovely touch. Thank you."
    dined on 21/08/2014
  • "from your first welcome at the door to the good bye and have a good day the experience was exceptional"
    dined on 21/08/2014
  • "We had the set lunch menu with matching wines. Both the food and the wine were sensational. Only one small complaint was that we were asked what we would like to drink when we sat down and we were recommended an English sparking wine. While this was very nice it did cost an eye watering £18 for a 250mil glass. As this can be bought in the shops by the bottle for around £25 for 750ml the mark up is pretty staggering!"
    dined on 20/08/2014
  • "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