Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

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7674 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

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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

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KK
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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RP
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch with really nice service. All beautiful

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing

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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.

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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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CM
Roxburghshire
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Opulent surroundings, great service and wonderful wine list. Well worth a visit.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service worth the price!

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DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were faultless as usual.

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SS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though you can see the common things with The Fat Duck, it is still an exceptional restaurant with great food and service! The ice cream (made in front of you) should not be missed no matter how full you are and you should leave some space for it...!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding Anniversary

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JV
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Precisely Perfect. Marvellously Wonderful.
Awesomely Delicious.

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s
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch - son enjoyed the snails I wasn’t so brave !

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived for this special birthday occasion unfortunately on one of the busiest days in London due to Pride and a concert at Hyde Park. Celine Dion was staying at The Mandarin Oriental so there was a mob of 50 people outside who were blocking the entrance on the hotel waiting to catch a glimpse which was very overwhelming. It wasn't exactly the glamorous welcome you'd expect. I wouldn't recommend cocktails in the Mandarin bar beforehand as £36 for two Negronis just doesn't feel worthwhile (they are the same as any Negroni I have had anywhere else). We were shown to a lovely table overlooking the park and our waiters were all friendly, informed and service was great. We opted for the 4 courses with glass of rose champagne and the selection was delicious. The meat fruit starter is incredible!!! There was a big crowd at the back of the restaurant also waiting to take photos of Celine Dion (who we did see out of the window in the end) but somehow that did make the ambience of the experience feel a little bit cheapened. On the whole we did not enjoy the hotel atmosphere at all, a little bit soulless, a 5 minute maze-like walk to get to the toilets and crowds of weird super fans outside. Saying that, its still probably worth going to taste the delicious food!

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DR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very beautiful and thoughtful meal, with excellent service

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F
Jacksonville
57 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service... great service...the rib-eye steak was huge...

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Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Flavor combination is remarkable. Still, the price is mesmerizing.
Proteins are not a particular strength of the restaurant; rather, the vegetables are foregrounded in various interesting preparations.
The menu is a bit rigid, tho it is difficult to remove from the menu several signature dishes (such as the mediocre meat fruit and the unimpressive powdered duck).

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LG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was exceptional. The service was good but there was an obvious difference between those on the set menu and those choosing a la carte which I haven’t experienced at other top restaurants. It’s not that the £95 a head set menu is a cheap
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The ambience was very hotel-like but we did have an early table.
The food speaks fir itself and we would go back on that basis

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

Perfect restaurant. Wow!

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Faboulous food and service.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Very expensive. Looks like a hotel restaurant, could certainly take lengths to feel more unique and special. I also requested a candle with dessert since it was a friend’s birthday and they forgot this detail. Overall would not particularly recommend unless you’re staying at the Mandarin. Definitely not worth a detour, London has much better to offer.

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London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were so nice they gave us a complimentary tatre to finnish off, for my brother’s birthday

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London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Service was bad

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N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very disappointed, so far my worst Michelin star restaurant experience. Menu and the whole ambience felt like we were dining in a hotel cafe. Had a lovely lunch today at The Ledbury, which had much better food and service, just a cut above....

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HL
Wales
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Glad I tried but wasn’t over impressed with service, food or ambience. Also didn’t like way that waiter suggested ‘maybe you would like a glass of sparkling wine or champagne asan aperitif’. I chose the sparkling wine as we only popped in for a quick casual lunch only to find that the sparkling wine was a lot more expensive than the champagne. Not the cost that concerns me but the way it was done felt sneaky. Also wine wasn’t very chilled and the sommelier kept pouring huge glasses of wine - pretty sure he was trying to get us to purchase another bottle.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jaw dropping. Must eat.

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MD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

lovely dinner, good service

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Expensive but worth it.

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BS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The flagship Meat Fruit and Tipsy cake were eccellent and what you would expect from Heston. However, the rest of the menu and mains are quite standard, but good.

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M
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third time we have eaten here. It still does not disappoint
Staff were really knowledgable about how the dishes are prepared and who the suppliers are.
Well done to all.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is very good but not as creative as i was hoping it would be. We waited a very long time between starter and main. Staff was pleasant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a amazing time at dinner with Heston each course had its uniqueness and service was really good whilst we were there and even before hand to prepare for our special occasion.

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

Food, service, wine, ambiance were all spectacular! Definitely recommend for a special occasion

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RP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, charming staff

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W
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience with fantastic view of Hyde Park! Fantastic service complimented the incredible cuisine!

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PL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Definetely it`s reccomended as experience. It`s a 2 Michelin Star in the UK, but wouldn`t be in other countries such as France or Italy. So, if you ever had dinner in a Michelin restaurant in those countries, do not compare it. The level of the service, wine list and food (preparation, creativity, execution) is outstanding. However, the noise in the restaurant it`s not nice for a Michelin restaurant or fine dining experience. Too many tables and any advice how people should experience that restaurant. this could be the next challenge for Dinner: educate people to observe silence and quite letting the food express itself. I`d prefere a tasting menu option, which was not available that night. I suppose in any night. it`s only a La Carte and I guess this is a choice to offer a fast service for the number of tables or just to have more table turnarounds.
The Wine list is outstanding even if the cost is higher than normal Michelin. I`d prefer more choice of wines with a normal level of price for any wallet. As usual in London, the mark up on the wine bottles is very high and a real wine lover doesn`t enjoy totally. however, I found very interesting the Aglianico del Vulture choice, even if a little bit pricey compared to the market.
however, definetely worth a visit. I gave 85/100.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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MS
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service and and even better food! Definitely lived up to expectations and would highly recommend it to a friend. Could not fault the food at all

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

Don't even wonder about it, just do it! It was an incredible experience: food was outstanding, service was fantastic and our server even arranged a kitchen tour for our teenaged daughters. Wish we could do it all over again!

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