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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBritish
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal reviews from OpenTable diners
1850 reviews since 24 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 (1442)fit for foodies (1051)romance (862)business meals (605)sunday lunch (223)outstanding value (149)group bookings (146)pre/post theatre (131)brunch (100)child friendly (61)good vegetarian options (59)disabled access (48)afternoon tea (48)outdoor eating (18)Show More
  • 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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    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
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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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.
  • Lunch at Dinner
    FoodieFans
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The whole experience was lovely. From the fantastic, attentive service to the most outstanding tasting food. Each mouthful was a delight, how can a piece of chicory taste so good? Would highly recommend to anyone.
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  • Heston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Love love loved it!!!!will be back......tipsy cake amazing!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • memorable? Not quite
    ser09gio
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Considering the Blumenthal in the name this felt like a middle-off-the-road experience. Proceedings started promisingly with the 'meat fruit'- a mandarin look-alike that turns out to be a very nice liver and fois grois pate. The other starter we ordered was the rather bland frog legs, that come on an uneventful fennel mishmash aka soup/sauce. For main courses we had the rather nice-but-dim pigeon and a very disappointingly anonimous pork chop where the best thing on the plate was the cabbage. Brown bread ice cream? Neveragain The service was nice, yet nothing more than you would expect. And all courses where pompously introduced by a 'specialist' who minced words so furiously we ended up having a 'guess what he said' competition.
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  • An all round dining experience
    lunchmonster
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was our third visit and the standard remains consistently high. The service is excellent; both professional and unobtrusive. The staff always take time to engage the guests whilst leaving you to enjoy your meal with minimum of fuss. Despite the website indicating the expected dining size for the number of guests per table, we did not feel I the least bit pressurised to finish, in fact we spent over 3 hours for our table of 4. The food remains "quirky quality", whilst old favourites such as the meat fruit are on the menu there are also new dishes we had not seen on the menu before, a welcome addition. Whilst extremely enjoyable I do feel that the prices a little bit on the high side, especially the drinks, £6.50 for Budvar 330ml.
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  • Excellent lunch
    Lovefood
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Of course the food was superb, but the service was also very good. The staff are attentive without being overbearing. I could not fault the meat fruit, the sea bass and the tipsy cake. I want to go again!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as expected
    FoodieSteve
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We visited Dinner for a celebratory birthday meal. Having read many reviews on OpenTable and elsewhere, we had high expectations and were certainly not disappointed with the food. The execution of the various dishes was exemplary, with fabulous flavours and textures more than living up to 2-star Michelin standard. The atmosphere was great, with plenty of buzz and friendly knowledgeable staff. This place is not cheap, but you get what you pay for! Only slight disappointment was that the waiters seemed unaware it was a birthday party, even though my wife had phoned in advance to tell them. However, once they realised that they did lay on a little additional treat at the end and we all had a great evening.
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  • Delicious
    Clancy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Delicious food, great wine and excellent service. Definitely recommend and would go back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful lunch!
    PGK12
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed lunch! Attentive staff who had a good knowledge of the menu and accommodated a pregnant women and nut allergies. The pineapple tipsy cake is a must have! Will definately return!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing meal!
    Diane17
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We enjoyed a fantastic lunch for my husband's birthday - the service was outstanding and our waiter remembered us from a previous visit. All the staff were attentive and and knew the dishes and wines. The food on this occasion was the best we have had yet - and this was our third visit. You are never rushed and always made to feel so welcome. I would recommend this restaurant above many I have visited in London.
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  • Interesting
    Latecomer
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Great friendly service, interesting menu and excellent starters and dessert. These are better than the main courses we had. The steak needs better presentation. Interesting food. It is vibrant, buzzing and so noisy, so not for quiet dining, but we liked the atmosphere. The bar for pre dinner drinks is good and it is a fun, an interesting venue for dinner. Food not quite as different as you may expect, starters, in particular the mandarin shaped foie gras is yummy.
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  • Interesting food
    Yummyinmytummy
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Great service and interesting food. Liquid nitrogen ice cream great fun! Will go again for special occassions!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for 2
    Middles
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    A very enjoyable meal packed with flavour and accompanied by a very nice wine list. The service was excellent and it was clear that all the staff really understood the menu and what it was all about. We had the drama of the the ice creams being prepared at the table with liquid nitrogen and left very satisfied. The relaxed and unhurried service made it that much more of an enjoyable meal.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Dinner
    Brolly
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Went to lunch at Dinner for my wife's birthday and asked for a nice table for that reason. They could not have been more attentive and pleasant if they tried. Great table and friendly service. Menu explained in great detail and with great enthusiasm and food simply breathtaking. All capped off by a few words with Heston on the way out who turns out to be a really nice guy who was thrilled we had such a good time. Not at all pretentious very laid back relaxed atmosphere, could not recommend highly enough.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.