Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

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7711 reviews
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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.

Private Dining

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 & 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 7711 People Are Saying
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CC
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing food and service. Loved meat fruit. Will be returning!

KS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was simply superb! We’ll definately be coming back!

PD
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 35th anniversary here, sharing a wine paired meal, and it absolutely rocked. Great ambiance, service, food, and memories. We’ll be back!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Thank you.

JP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ambience and brilliant food. Made my wife’s birthday special. The ice-cream maker made my daughters day. All in all an amazing experience

m
London
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming back to this fabulous place. Amazing food, very attentative service and great ambience.

T
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended! Brilliant service and had an amazing meal for my wife’s birthday

CB
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an experience we never forget. All employees was very nice and presented the food and concept with such engagement and understanding, and they really took their time to explain and offer to make every dish a dish to share. We got a grand tour around the kitchen just before we left.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to place when in London. Always a pleasure.

LW
London
22 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Go for a pre-drink & the tasting menu for good value Michelin standard, but don’t expect full on fine dining experience of people in their finery & white glove, 9 course craziness.

Pre-dinner cocktails we’re both unusual but fabulous, thoroughly recommend not being put off & giving one a try.

Definitely go for the set menu - we didn’t & regretted it as everything we ordered from it was outstanding. Best duck dish I’ve ever tasted & the tipsy cake is just delicious.

Bread was hard, cold & butter tasted weirdly like the water you’ve just cooked a load of veg in.

I should caveat all of this with the fact we’re annoyingly wannabe foodies who have more money than sense when it comes to places we’ve eaten so our standards are a bit out.

Waitress was so giggle & lovely, but sommelier left us wanting to the point we were offered another drink by someone else to go with out dessert but we didn’t know what to say as we didn’t know how much wine we had left.

For me good standard place if you want a treat of some good grub and accessible high quality culinary experiences, but if you’re used to going to Michelin tasting menu experiences this one lacks anything special.

CS
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly one of the best meals my wife and I have ever eaten. When we arrived we sat at the bar with a cocktail recommended my the very knowledgable member of staff. After 20 minutes of people watching we were taken to our table right in front of the kitchen and the incredible pineapple spit! The waiter then helped us choose from the menu as everything looked so tempting and we just marvelled at the quality of the food. We have been lucky enough to eat at Michelin stared restaurants all over the world and the meal we had on Saturday was as good as anything we have ever eaten. All the staff were extremely knowledgable about the menu, recipe methods and history of the dishes. Simply stunning!

AL
London
16 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the Laurent Perrier summer menu - the meat fruit was exquisite, followed by halibut with green sauce and iberico pork chop and ended with the fabulous tipsy cake. The service was impeccable and highly recommended.

JC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I loved my dinner, I was slightly sadden by the fact that there was no real dress code. When you pay a lot for a meal you kind of expect that jeans and t-shirts are not quite the etiquette.

Still the food was good, the staff very attentive and it was a lovely dinning experience. X

OT
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Dinner was stuffy, oily, too rich. The famous Mandarine of chicken parfait was way too rich, served on an oily toast requiring you to wipe your fingers each time. Dessert was too sweet and oily.

OT
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic menu

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was leaving London and was going to miss my niece’s birthday I wanted to take her somewhere special. The staff were lovely and even though it wasn’t her actual birthday they brought her a desert with happy birthday on it. She is vegan and although in the end she chose fish dishes they were very happy to cater to her food preferences.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Ordered lunch set. Food impression is always very personal. Well, personally I don't see myself come back another time.

MC
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spend a fantastic evening there!
The food was excellent!
Caring , professional staff.
A great experience

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic experience in respect of food, service and ambience. Especially the bartender, nice recommendations of the wines for the whole dinner.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Mains were excellent, bread rock hard and terrible

GS
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Whilst the dinner was ok it was not outstanding. I expected something a little bit more different as it was Heston. We have just been to Bulgaria - Black sea - and the food in our hotel was better. Sorry Heston! X

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is a bit noisy but thats the only slight annoyance of this excellent restaurant. The choices on the menu are deceptive in that it doesn't really tell the story as far as the way it is prepared and presented. Exciting flavors and creative presentations were standard features. The prices are significantly less than expected for the quality.

RS
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for my wife’s birthday both said best dining experience we have had

OT
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing from atmosphere, service and food were superb!

MP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Had the 4 course offer. Food was very good although we had to wait over an hour between out first and second course. Wine list extensive but on the pricey side - as you would expect in a luxury 5 star hotel.

NL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far the best food experience I’ve ever had in my life... The meat fruit will be remembered forever!!

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

Superb dinner!!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and ambiance! Always a good time there

MJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we have been on quite a few occasions and enjoy the experience and food every time.
If I wanted to be very critical then the food could have been a little bit warmer but this is very personal preference.
We asked for a nice table overlooking the park and the team were very accommodating and to be honest made us feel as if we were very special.
Look forward to visiting again

C
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have booked this dinner for my parents and they have showed great service to my parents and provided a perfect day.
I was able to pay in advance with their system and was able to send a little messege at the end they loved the dinner thank you

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I do not believe this experience was good value for the meal. The service staff could have been more attentive given the caliber of this restaurant.

KK
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing- best dining experience. Food and service was extraordinary.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant brings what you would expect from a fine dining experience by Mandarin Oriental but there is no touch of Heston Blumenthal. The menu is a slightly sophisticated version of a top notch gastropub but there is no innovation in the dishes.

For the price point and considering the branding I expected more.

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great experience, amazing food, but a little messy place - noisy.

RP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch with really nice service. All beautiful

BP
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Slow food arrival - kitchen issue I think rather than servers - but wonderful when it came

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing

h
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Having visited Dinner again, I am somewhat disappointed that the taste of the food and hence can only be rated fair. Perhaps the adoption of recipes from a time gone by is putting too high a constraint on adjusting the taste of the meal? The location continues to be brilliant though.

CG
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Dinner. We were in London from Sydney for a few days and wouldn't miss eating here. The food and wine were fabulous and served in a relaxed quiet atmosphere.

The staff were attentive and friendly. It is a great dining experience and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys fine dining.

r
Hamburg Area
8 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Overall we found the experience disappointing for the reputation it has.

There are far too many tables crammed in to the dining room compared to the MO of old resulting in high noise levels.

We had 3 different Someliers during the course of dinner and towards the end watched the kitchen staff cleaning the floor with a mop....

The signature desert dish was not at all memorable

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