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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FA
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service and food. Everything was amazing

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

Excellent food and service plus we chose amazing wine.

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
7 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!

P
London
15 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

Europe tour

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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
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and wine pairing was very good.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall, this experience was slightly dissapointing, but only based on direct comparison to other Michelin two star restaurants. The ambiance is a nice change of place to most restaurants of this tier, as it's more laid back and welcoming, with a good level of ambient noise and a fairly open view into the kitchen area (the dress code is also less formal). The location in the Mandarin Oriental is unbeatable and our servers were all incredible - super friendly and very attentive, keeping our bread plates and our drinks full at all times. The food itself was the only slight downfall (if you can call it that) here, as the mains are simply not up to par with most restaurants at this level. We had the lamb, the pork and the pigeon...and all three were quite nice, but not at all memorable in any way. The meat fruit, which we had as a starter, was the highlight -- incredibly innovative with a wonderful depth of flavor. Likewise, the desserts were exceptional, and the tipsy cake is a certainly a must for anyone visiting.

KH
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Regularly eat at similar establishments. Whilst the food is very good, I felt the restaurant was far to noisy and canteen like and the service was not ideal. We had to keep asking for things. Compared with similar establishments I’ve eaten at, it’s not the same standard.

OT
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Didn't quite meet our expectation given the Michelin stars. Very good food, excellent service, but no exciting innovations or surprises. No tasting menu. Doesn't deserve two stars, in our view.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, my family is very happy.

FL
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was exceptionally enjoyable. The food was amazing and the service equally impressive.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Family gathering

RP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, presentation and service. Very good portion sizes, certainly couldn’t eat anymore after our most delicious meal. Will go back and definitely recommend it.

AW
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Overall I left with a feeling of disappointmemt. We were treated to dinner by my parents for our 10th wedding anniversary. The highlight of the meal was the service which was excellent. The atmosphere was relaxing and the staff were very welcoming and their attention to detail was right on the money. Sadly the meal didn't live up to the same standards. They appear to have a real problem getting the food out of the kitchen hot. The lobster starter was delicious but both my parents main courses of fish were cold (not intentionally). My father sent his back and they did replace it but not the standard you'd expect. My pork main was very average in taste and a whisker away from being overdone, and also only just warm. If the food had been knock out this would have been value for money, but as it was I left feeling disappointed that my parents treat hadn't lived up to expectations.

r
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We did the FT menu, which was very good value. Only wanted wines by the glass on top of this and the sommelier was excellent, with a good range of suggestions to choose from. Meat fruit and tipsy cake were as amazing as described to us by friends beforehand. We enjoyed the duck and hake mains, although they weren't the star of the show. Lovely table overlooking the park appreciated.

ND
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Hestons. Service was fantastic. The food was incredible.

SD
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was so disappointing!
For myself as a vegetarian and the non veg who attended with me!
Would never go back waste if money.

CC
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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

KS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

PD
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
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 on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Thank you.

JP
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
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
29 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
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 on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
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
6 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DG
New England
198 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience - took the set lanson deal they were running. The meatfruit is a must try, as is the pineapple bread pudding - to die for! Excellent service and lovely ambience facing the park.

LW
London
25 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
18 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
5 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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