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 offers seasonally inspired menus with simple modern dishes, inspired by British historic gastronomy. The light and contemporary interior features floor to ceiling glass walls, with full views into the kitchen and over Hyde Park.

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Special Offers

FT Weekend & Grand Siècle Experience Menu: 4 courses £140

From a tasting menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 7 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 30 November 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-15:00 17:00-23:00

Dine out on Christmas Day for a stress-free Christmas

Six-course Christmas lunch menu at £295.00 available between 12:00 and 14:00 on Christmas Day.

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

What 7765 People Are Saying
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Miami
116 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and cuisine both were excellent. The "meat fruit" starter, touted by all as a signature dish that's delicious was in fact just that. It's also a visual delight, using Chef Blumenthal's famous molecular gastronomy to create something quite unexpectedly beautiful that is equally delicious.

SL
Singapore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the service, love the food. Been to many michelin restaurants in London and Dinner remains one of the most trusted one.

M
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Sat down 9-30 food arrived 10-45 hmmm long time .. taste very average nothing special no idea what fuss is about don’t mind paying when food and service good this was not .. wont be back

S
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and culinarily experience in the lovely restaurant.

SB
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best 3 courses of food I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating! Wonderful selection of wines which complimented the food perfectly. The service was impeccable and all the staff were very friendly, talking us through all aspects of the meal. Myself and 4 friends all agreed it was far and away the best eating experience we’ve ever had.

PT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is great and worth to have dine with family or special person.

F
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good dinner but unexceptional, given the eponymous Chef and the cost. Paté, Octopus, pigeon and tipsy pudding well cooked but lacked “wow!” In my view

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food nice environments and very attentive service, perfect

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fillet is great. Others are OK

WS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and concept. From starter to main, they exceeded beyond expectations. However, they failed at my beloved fries even though it is sides. Still a fantastic night.

EB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Top raw food, perfectly cooked, but presentation in the plate could be nicer for a 2 stars. Too noisy+we seated next to the counter....did not affect the moment, but afterwards I thought I was expecting more class from a 2 stars restaurant. It is the size of a brasserie, so I understand the challenge, but won’t come back, whatever the quality of the food is.

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

Do not even try to leave without ordering the Tipsy Cake, and even better try the suggested wine pairings

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first Blumenthal experience and it was simply awesome... the design was fantastic and the staffs were accommodating and enjoyable. The highlight was still the food which has its unique taste and flavour. It was a awesome experience and really love the fact that they still laid out the origins of the food dating back to the 19th and 18th century.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was good with staff was friendly, attentive & prompt

m
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant, staff run like a well oiled machine, food out of this world. Views from restaurant over hyde park. This is somewhere everyone should try.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was good and the setting was beautiful. The service was not to the level of a restaurant in this price range.

p
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food , good service, always my favorite place.

AW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Quality is not always following quantity. 2 stars is a stretch, fork maybe.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

What a disappointment, the food was cold and the service was dismal.
We were really looking forward to our dinner. We don’t come to the UK often and try to go to as many top restaurants as we can when here. For us it’s not just a bad meal but a wasted opportunity...

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La cucina di Heston è risorta dopo l’incendio, e si è ancora migliorata. L’antipasto di salmone è insuperabile, il polpo tenerissimo e profumato, ed il filetto una sicurezza come sempre. La visita finale della cucina con le spiegazioni delle varie preparazioni è stata la ciliegina sulla torta...Servizio perfetto!
Per me una tappa obbligata a Londra.

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Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary and vacation

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The ribeye beef isn’t juicy even I ordered medium rare level .
However the only thing which is so good is meat fruit !!!

T
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my parents to Dinner for my mums 60th Birthday and she was overjoyed when she saw where she was going (we kept it as a surprise until she got there). Everything was perfect. The food was amazing. The service was outstanding, my mum said it was the best meal she’s ever had. And was so pleased with the decorated plate at the end. Lovely touch. Would highly recommend

MB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Some dishes were very good such as the pork chop and octopus but the others were mediocre. The wine was nice and the service was nice but it is expected at a restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental hotel and a place in the top 100 restaurants in the world. We had reservations just after the fire that put them temporarily out of service. Now after a years wait and our next visit to London we decided to try again. But was a little disappointing.

FA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service and food. Everything was amazing

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An incredible dining experience. Excellent food with wine pairing. Amazing service. Beautiful atmosphere.

RP
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Service was not great for a 2 Michelin Star restaurant...had to keep topping up our own water the whole meal and the staff were just not as attentive as they should’ve been. Food was delicious but again for a 2 Michelin Star I would’ve expected something with more WOW factor.

L
London
11 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service plus we chose amazing wine.

OT
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant service, amazing food.

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

A true delight to dine in a Michelin starred restaurant that manages to get all the essentials right simultaneously.
Atmosphere, unpretentious but impeccable service and incredible food.
The only problem was having to choose from the fabulously, innovative selection that didn’t rely on the ubiquitous ‘taster menu’.
With all four in our party having different dishes for all courses, wine selection could have been a problem but the twelve different glasses recommended by the sommelier proved to be perfect (except one final fortified wine - sorry😝).

AG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Overall was fine, food was great but it is definitely not a romantic place and ambiance . Very noisy for a 2 starred Michelin restaurant

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fairly noisy for a restaurant of this rating!!
The Service team is absolutely outstanding!

S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Way too noisy for such restaurant - we went for our wedding anniversary and I would hardly hear my wife across the table!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food as always!

P
London
18 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food

AP
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mindblowing originality, great execution, incredible taste.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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TW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Mandarin Hotel is a beautiful Hotel and perfect location for this restaurant. The smells that greet you when you enter are just Devine.
The staff are so friendly and make you feel very welcome. There’s no sense of being rushed, which we liked. It was a little quiet when we arrived which made us feel a bit uncomfortable as there was no atmosphere, which improved as more people arrived.
Each course was explained and you felt you could ask as many questions as you liked and they would only be too happy to help. The food was outstanding and I no fault with any of courses. I had the meat fruit, which was yummy and they gave me extra toast which always a bonus. I then had the lamb and cucumber which was just perfect. The goats cheese cake is something else, accompanied by the best tasting figs I’ve ever had. Pure delight
Thank you for a lovely meal

JV
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

first, I want to report that the dishes served by the friendly and helpful staff were very tasty but no more than that. as part of a romantic weekend with my wife, I expected a lot more. impossible to get snacks with the aperitif. no extensive menu but only 3 courses possible. no adapted wine possible (you can't drink 3 bottles with 2). this is not what people expect from a 2 star michelin restaurant. Even more, I can immediately deliver the Michelin inspectors 10 addresses in Belgium that have no or 1 star and that in comparison should immediately have 3 stars.

B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and wine pairing was very good.

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