Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

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  • Special Occasions
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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.

Private Dining

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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Special Offers

FT Weekend & Laurent-Perrier Summer Menus: 4 courses £95

From a set menu, includes a glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé per person.
Restaurant terms and conditions apply. Menu price excludes service charge.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 7 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 7 people

Starts: 24 June 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:30 18:30-22:30
Mon-Fri 12:00-14:00 18:00-22:15
Sat 12:00-14:30 18:30-22:30

What 7596 People Are Saying
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K
London
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebratory lunch

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Malaysia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome lunch!

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MJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent
Service was also excellent
This was our 5th visit and we loved it all

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SH
London
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is incredibly good in all respects. An experience not to miss.

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MF
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we expected it to be and so much more. Would I recommend Dinner by Heston? Yes Would I go back? Yes without any hesitation. The food was amazing as was the service and the drinks. The atmosphere was fabulous. We both ordered Meat fruit which is a must and also The tipsy cake delicious and although I’d like to try the other desserts which all looked amazing I don’t think I could ever not order The tipsy cake. I ordered it because of all the reviews it’s mentioned in and it’s even better than I imagined.

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KM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant was wonderful. The food interesting and delicious. Service was outstanding. It is a welcoming space and not pretentious.

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RM
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food & experience I’ve ever come across

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DD
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a pleasure. We had saved up for a bit to do this and it was worth it. The staff were simply brilliant, attentive and polite. Mr Wolinski provided a wonderful welcome and the table side ice cream was the theater we were looking for. Wanted to go in and give appropriate praise to the kitchen team but thought it better not to hygiene wise. Starter and dessert were the knock-outs for me, chicken cooked with lettuces seemed to me to be slightly lacking - that said I left absolutely nothing and was still tempted to pick up the plate and lick it. Wont be bringing the car again, jaysus the expense in parking was a shocker. We'll start putting a few euro away a week into a piggy bank and will be back when it is 3/4 full - or maybe we should hit the Fat Duck next. Thank you, sincerely.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great way to celebrate our daughter’s wedding

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HF
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue for a special occasion, beautiful ambience serving delicious and interesting food. Service was attentive yet unobtrusive and friendly. Loved it!

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T
London
27 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was delicious - we had the meat fruit and the rice and flesh to start, then the seabass and pigeon for dinner, followed by the tipsy cake and a chocolate pudding. All were incredible. The service was quite slow (over 30 minutes between the starter and main course) and they don't quite have enough staff for the number of tables. Michelin star for food is well deserved. Not sure if the service is Michelin star worthy. We would still come back though!

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EW
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Real culinary experience! The dishes were different and delicious, portions just right. The only downfall was the prices. Menu has just enough options, we had steak and cauliflower, both delicious.

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L
London
11 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A perfectly executed lunch. The starters were very interesting and creative (as you would expect from Heston) but the main courses, whilst excellent, were a little too pedestrian.

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N
Singapore
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was impeccable and uncomplicated. Servers were pleasant and explained the dish simply but well. I loved the relaxed atmosphere and whole dining experience. I’ll definitely come back.

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OT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If in London Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is a must, from entering the restaurant till you leave is an experience in which you will remember for a long time.
As for the food, absolutely delicious.
The staff very friendly and professional, thank you for a wonderful evening, especially Richard the sommelier, excellent choices in wines.

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GF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food, lovely attentive staff. Excellent evening

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GR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Service, good Food

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m
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food great wines, but too pricey. 200 per head is steep even for a top rated restaurant. However service was great too and a good evening had by all.
I feel the desert menu was rather limited , was expecting something on the lines of steamed or suet puddings with custard, dishes but with Heston twist. Just as the main courses were.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is delicious the service great and the atmosphere is amazing. A wonderful experience : we will be back.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most amazing dinner experience. All the flavors play perfectly together.

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MD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service at this restaurant was outstanding and the food was very good. It is a bit expensive though. I have been to many fine dining restaurants which were not as expensive but with the food being of an equal high standard. I would recommend going there but check the prices including the wine list ! Also being sat next to the waiter stand was slightly annoying but overall an enjoyable experience.

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PB
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to the restaurant for a birthday celebration. The food was amazing both in taste, quality and presentation. The staff were superb. Extremely knowledgeable on every item in the menu and happy to provide advise regarding food and wine. The ambiance was fantastic for a quiet romantic dinner. Essentially, the best dining experience that i have ever had

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice restaurant, friendly staff who were knowledgeable in what we had ordered. Staff attentive... I enjoyed being told about the history of the meals and the era they came from...nothing was mentioned about Heston’s influence or involvement in this restaurant. The food was very nice but the main course was expensive for the size of it. I wasn’t super impressed with this restaurant. The hotel is lovely looking however.

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PS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Whilst our starter was fantastic the main course was very average and I’ve had better meals. The price was not the problem it was the quality of the main course. We had the pigeon and the fillet steak. The sides were beautiful but the meats were not cooked well and very bland. The bar staff were very slow and forgot our drinks after waiting 15 minutes. Also small details I thought were lacking were the quality of the menus - very cheap paper. And also the napkins weren’t placed on our lap when we were taken to the table. Might be small and little details but these are the things I was looking for from a Michelin star restaurant.
I feel the owners name carries the weight but the experience fell short of expectation.

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B
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Distinctly underwhelmed. Food not nearly as good as we were expecting, the room was chilly even on an unusually warm Easter weekend and service petered out towards the end of service.
Won’t be returning. Big fans of Heston but not on the basis of this visit!

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D
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we come to London, we will book Dinner for our everyday dinning, I think it’s worth to do that!

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FT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I booked a table for three for a special business occasion and it was well worth it. I would definetly go back and strongly recommend it.

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Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Perfection.

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London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and good food...

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YM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional dining experience, with outstanding food and excellent service.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You have to have the Tipsy Cake for dessert. True this is an expensive joint to eat so if you're counting pennies, or calories come to that, then maybe pick somewhere else. if you want great food, impeccable service and you're prepared for then hit to your wallet then its unmatched imo. I'm coming back every birthday till they put me in a box.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and excellent service

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A
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous evening and had the tasting menu!! Really great food!!!

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WH
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was not exactly the best. But for a Michelin two-star restaurant, the price is not too expensive. The food can be considered creative 7 or 8 years ago, but the bar has been raised since there are just too many creative restaurants in London. However, it is a nice place for a small but special gathering of a group of friends.

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London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good service, good environment. Food is under the expectation. Meat fruit is good, cod was a bit over cooked.

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JF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Restaurant as exquisite as this should not allow flash photography from guests, very disruptive and disrespectful. Caused us to see spots for most of the evening due to a table’s endless
Documentation of their meal.

Food and service were excellent.

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E
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my fourth visit to Dinner, and I am sure that I will be back again. The food was, as usual, exquisite and very interesting in terms of innovation and flavour combinations. I have given a slightly lower rating than my usual five stars this time, partly because the windows are frosted over due to construction works at the moment and some very loud drilling noises, so there are no views over the park, but also because we found that the service was not as friendly and warm as usual, despite the restaurant being (rarely) half empty - I'm assuming also due to the hotel renovations. The service and ambiance at Dinner has always been part of what makes it so special alongside some really stunning food with real WOW factor, so I am sure, and I hope that this was a one off.

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NF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Very ordinary food with a big price tag.
Massive let down.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb but expensive. Service was second to none, food exquisite and the decor & ambience perfect. I ran out of superlatives!!

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