Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

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Opened on 31st January 2011 in the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, two Michelin stars Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is a collaboration between Heston Blumenthal and Ashley Palmer-Watts who spent endless hours of research in the British Library and the kitchen archives at Hampton Court Palace to create a menu inspired by historic recipes and cookbooks, with elements dating as far back as the 14th Century.

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Two Michelin starred Dinner by Heston Blumenthal features a private dining room for up to 12 guests, a Chefs Table for up to 6 guests and is also available for private hire.

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MF
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant, good food, nice service but I didn't see the 2 Michelin stars in my experience. It lacked the genius touch in dishes, the precision and service was really nice and professional but not that sharp. Location is great, room is really nice, great to have the view on the kitchen. Quite modern and easy going.

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AS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my partners 30th birthday, the staff could not do enough for you and the food was amazing!

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BJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I could not have been happier with my experience at Heston’s. It has been a bucket list item to go to one of his restaurants and Dinner by Heston exceeded my expectations. The staff were amazing and always there if you needed anything and were happy to have a little chat about our holiday and where we were from. I mention I use to be a chef to the maître’d and at the end of my dinner she took me for a closer look and conversation with the head chef. For where you are and who restaurant you are in the price is very reasonable.

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p
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very lovely celebratory meal here. Was worth saving a few meals out to have a special one here. Service is impeccable and the food is amazing. The squab in particular was stunning. Will definitely be back to try the rest of the menu.

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M
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Third time visiting hestons and this most recent visit was disappointing. Although the food was excellent, the service was poor. We had to request for someone to take our order after waiting over 40 mins, similar wait when asking for the bill, the service was not as attentive as we would have hoped.

We asked for extra toast at ordering for the meat fruit, and got one slice between 3 orders and ended up asking thrice! I think just little things like this could have been handled a bit better.

To add to this, the cloakroom arrangement is rather disorganised, on returning the ticket we had two bags missing.

All in all a bit disappointing, this wouldn’t put me off going ahead for the food but would be worth the restaurant paying more attention to its service levels.

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LL
London
112 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went there to celebrate his birthday. Excellent service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With a Heston Blumenthal, 2-Michelin star restaurant, we expected elements of fun, surprise and quirkiness with creative, delicious food. Our dining experience at Dinner lived up to all our expectations. We had a fabulous time and would come back again!

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit to the resturant and it was a birthday surprise for my wife. We were looking forward to our visit for weeks and it didnt disappoint.
The service was exceptional from start to finish. Friendly exceptional staff serve us with a smile and catered for our every need.
The food was the best we had ever tasted and was presented excellently.

My wife especially like her desert. Personally having a more savoury tooth my favourite was the main course. The duck just melted in my mouth.

Though it wasnt need the theatre of the ice cream made with nitrogen was not only fun but tasty.
For a special occasion it ticked every box. I highly enjoyable experience.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent meal in a lovely welcoming atmosphere

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RD
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing setting, service & food! 100% recommend. I was just gutted I was too stuffed to have dessert!

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p
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here was absolutely sublime and the staff were excellent - warm, friendly and professional. I am lusting after the rice and saffron dish.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went there for the 3/4th time. Somethings do not disappoint, like the meat fruit and tipsy cake. But do not understand why these options are not available in the set lunch menu.

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KO
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal at Dinner on Saturday. The service was exceptional, the food was fantastic and the overall experience was lovely. The service staff were attentive without being overbearing and were all of a happy disposition. We had the bone in beef for 2 and it simply melted in your mouth, I had the brown bread ice cream for dessert and it was such a unique dessert. We would definitely return!

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was amazing...such a fabulous evening of food and ambience and service excellent

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional meal at a world class restaurant. Food and service were second to none. A special mention to Manual for helping with the wine and making the evening flow so well.

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g
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding experiance and delicious! Wonderful service and knowledgeable Austrian team!

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The service was a little rushed to start, (ie seated at the bar and then asked to move within 60 seconds).
The food was very good but portions were small. When I worked in hotel restaurants I found that a customer enjoys the experience more if the staff create a relationship with the diners so that the customer feels free/relaxed to ask questions.
One waiter in particular should not be working for the Mandarin as they were messing about trying to get laughs from other staff members - not what you expect from an establishment of this quality.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever I’m in London I always make it a point to visit Dinner by Heston. From the moment you arrive at the coat check till you leave the members of staff make you feel welcome, appreciated and take great care of all the guests! The food as always was outstanding, for starters we ordered the meat fruit and roasted marrowbone (both exceptional), mains we both had the ribeye with triple cooked chips along with a side of creamy mash and roasted carrots (everything was perfect) and then for dessert we ordered 2 of the infamous tipsy cake which was a wonderful end to a wonderful meal! Thank you Dinner by Heston! Can’t wait to visit again

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PD
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ich und meine Freundin waren dort zu ihrem Geburtstag. Wir beide waren fasziniert vom Geschmack und der Präsentation des Essens.
Ein Geburtstagsgruß von der Küche gab es ebenfalls.
Nur zu empfehlen.

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CB
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

2Michelin stars worthy! Definitely would come back! Perfect price/quality ratio!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening - attentive and knowledgable staff and interesting and unique dishes, made the anniversary extra special

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J
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would come back just for the mandarin duck (we live in Australia).

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We booked this for NYE and were quite disappointed by the experience. They charged almost double the normal prices because it was NYE, however there was nothing provided in return for the premium (apart from a glass of champagne) - there was no special vibe, barely a countdown, none of the extras you expect from a Michelin star restaurant (not even the free starters you usually get).
The food was good but nothing out of the ordinary. The restaurant set up itself is also nothing out of the ordinary - the tables are quite close and not private.

If you are looking for a Michilen experience for a special occasion I would not recommend this, as there are many other restaurants that provide a more special experience. I especially would not book for NYE when they essentially charge you double for nothing.

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PM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Nothing was too much trouble my 9 year old daughter enjoyed the evening and was effortlessly accommodated by the professional staff.

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RB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner is certainly a far cry from The Fat Duck but still an exceptional dining experience. The disnes are steeped in history and all beautifully presented as you would expect, each and every element on the plate has its place and adds to the dish. The chicken oyster dish is the perfect example, the salsify divine, the tiny addition of pickled walnut and marrowbone just enough to add intrigue to the dish. Service was very attentive and the team is extremely warm and friendly, something that is often lost in such establishments. Oh and make sure you order the Tipsy Cake when you arrive, the most divine thing you’ll ever eat.

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PN
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice food and really good service

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such a great dining experience all round. Exquisitely prepared dishes, cooked to perfection. Intriguing menu with many more dishes I’d loved to have tried. Excellent service - felt totally looked after all night. Lovely ambience.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was perfectly pleasant but I felt a little too expensive. Starters were exceptional. My partners main was also outstanding but my ribeye steak was cooked well but lacked flavour. The desserts were good. Mike

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KC
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is a like a plant where people come, sit down, order immediately, eat and make very quickly place for the next. Wenn you only eat with your eyes, it is a visit worth but it is very expensiv for the less food you get. Service is very friendly.

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F
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was one of the greatest I have had anywhere in the world. Very comfortable and relatively unpretentious for a Michelin 2-star

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M
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second meal here and it never disappoints. An extreme value for the high quality of food and service. Should be on everyone’s list in London.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was lovely

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H
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was some of the best - servers knew what was what (I have allergies) and knew how to tAke care of me. In addition, they were friendly and made the meal very enjoyable. Food was amazing and delicious. A big splurge for a special occasion.

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SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve with Family.

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MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We have been every year just before Christmas and have always loved the food, ambience and the Christmas decorations at the Mandarin. This was the most disappointing meal we have had in London this year and will not be returning. The food was unremarkable. The octopus was over cooked and unpleasant. The steak was succulent but lacked flavour and a total disappointment. The chips were delicious with the mushroom ketchup. They forgot the ice creams we ordered for pudding which was the final let down. A very expensive meal of which there are better options in London we would sadly say. Dinner definitely needs to re-examine itself and staff.

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U
London
98 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely restaurant: simple, elegant. The service was excellent. The menu very interesting and very good quality. Just a perfect memorable dinner.

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SZ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great, excellent experience, consistent...

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A surprise dinner for my husband for our third year anniversary. It was lovely! He enjoyed it very much and the portions filled us up perfectly.

They added a happy anniversary desert which was a nice touch.

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CG
Surrey
56 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite simply the best restaurant I’ve ever been to. Not just for the food, but for the friendly but still totally professional service. The restaurant is world class is every aspect.

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d
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we have gone here for lunch to celebrate a special occasion. The food is excellent and the service is first class. The old english menu is fascinating - we will definitely be back!

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