In October 2011 Hedone won the One to Watch award at the National Restaurant Awards and got awarded of its first Michelin star in October 2012,followed by breaking into position 63 of the San Pelegrino world's 50 best list.
Hedone offers a very innovative setting with a totally open kitchen that serves to show that the chef has “nothing to hide”.
Monday to Sunday: Dinner
6.30pm to 9.30pm
Excellent food and service. Well deserved spot on San Pellegrini top 100
It’s our second time to Hedone. First time was 3 years ago. We tried it because it’s listed as one of the top 50 restaurants in the world. The first meal was inventive and there were some standout dishes. It impressed but didn’t wow. We decided to give it another go because Hedone is consistently rated highly by restaurant reviewer Andy Hayler. Given it’s in our neighborhood, we thought maybe we are missing a trick. Disappointed again. Overall it’s just not outstanding and poor value for money. We took the standard tasting menu. It was not as inventive as before, dishes err on the small side (my husband would have left hungry if not for the bread). The sweetbreads and pigeon were very tasty and well prepared. For a local fine dining option, I would choose La Trompette over Hedone. And for like for like price, I would hands down choose Claude Bosi at Bibendum, far superior to this experience in food, service and ambience.
Easily the best restaurant in London. Food is unparalleled. The entire menu is market driven, which is great but the execution appears effortless (I’m quite sure it is not). This restaurant is a must for anyone looking for world class cuisine!!!!
The restaurant and staff is truly a gift.
The service of this restaurant is quite bad.
Firstly, I am quite busy these days in lab and not able to pick up calls, they called me a week before the day I am going, and two days before, and one day before. I have never come across this when I dine at other fine dining restaurants. Secondly, they won’t mention solo diners have to sit at the counter when you make a reservation. When I got there I told them not everyone enjoy sitting at the counter with open kitchen. Then they showed their impatience and said I am the one who don’t know the rule of fine dining for solo diners. I have been to the Clove Club before, they will mention solo diners can only sit at the counter, I think this is a more polite way. Or hedone can also just ban all the solo diners like the Ledbury, which the minimum party is 2.
The food is also not good. The ingredients they used are quite common just like the stuff you can buy in tesco. Pumpkin is a widely used ingredient in winter I know. But they are not creative enough, just make it into sauce and mix it with grilled salad. The dinnerware is also just soso. They are not matched with food and can’t highlight the theme of their tasting menu. The dessert of the tasting menu is just a disaster. I am so sure that having a strawberry tart of Marks & Spencer is much joyful than having desserts in Hedone.
The friendliest staff matched by delicious food made for a very enjoyable experience!
One thing need to mention about don’t parking your car in the street called Kings place which next to the restaurant . It was not safely at all ! The back window of my car has been damaged, someone broken it and tried stolen my car! Even have two of CCTV in that street .
Probably the best food I have eaten over the last ten years. Increasingly hateful of ‘fine dining’, this restaurant reminds you that some kitchens are genuinely brilliant. Go there and be thrilled.
This wonderful restaurant never disappoints, excellent 7 course menu with lots of lovely extra touches and superb service. The Foie Gras crisp was sublime, as was the warm salad, each course built to a very satisfying end and the excellent and varied wine list just adds to the very delightful evening. They also unprompted brought a cake with candle for my friends birthday. Not cheap, but worth every penny.
We had the best restaurant experience thank to outstanding tasting menu created by a genius michelinne star chef and very friendly and helpful staff.
Loved it. Amazing food and equally good wine. One of the few occasions I have not resented a tasting menu....even a wine tasting menu!
Appropriately spectacular for our 10th wedding anniversary. Food exceptional, the wine pairing was superb (and I'm not normally a fan of wine pairings) and service welcoming and precise. At £500 for two it's definitely a special occasion place, but you get what you pay for!
Was recommended to Hedone by a friend, and the food definitely blew us away from the first bite, however it lost steam halfway through. Wish I was there on a higher budget (where the exchange rate isn't so brutal) so that I can take the wine pairing, but the cocktails were very well made, and the presentation of the showcase product (in our case, white truffles) was superb, albeit service being a little slow, given that only 3 people (including hostess and sommelier) were on floor with 1 behind the bar. The food was definitely a showcase of ingredients, but I wish they would use less mayo as their main sauce. Overall, a very good dining experience.
This restaurant is a joke and definetely doesn't deserve a Michelin star . I am working in hospitality and eating at Michelin star places every week to discover new ideas . The food and service are not for a fine dining restaurant that we paid for 2 people 400£ in chiswick ! Would every recommend it .
Fantastic food. A wonderful evening. The tasting menu with the wine pairing is equistite.
Liked being able to see the kitchen staff at work.
Took my husband here for his birthday. Definitely more of a special occasion place based on tasting menu or carte blanche options (no a la carte available). The food was excellent - We both agreed starters and mains were stronger than the desserts but we liked the fact that the menu differed slightly between tables depending on the availability of the ingredients. The standard of the service was very high - The staff were accommodating and knowledgable about the cooking processes and provenance of the ingredients. Would recommend.
Unexpected surprise, first Michelin star that has been fabulous in so long
An incredibly talented kitchen letting the very best of ingredients speak for themselves in an unpretentious setting.
The style of cuisine is clean, innovative and minimalist in flavour profile. Nothing fussy or overly layered. Execution is flawless and each dish is like a perfect chord made up of three or so flavours in harmony. The service was excellent being both attentive and discreet. Value wise the restaurant is very expensive and inflexible - you can't read a menu and no choices are presented. The element of surprise is fun but it's a little odd being unable to choose or customise anything whatsoever. Two dishes were extraordinary and I will remember forever: 1) a huge oyster with soy and wasabi dressing that was an umami bomb with sea spray fresness and finish that went on literally for minutes, 2) a chilled fig, white chocolate ice cream and elderflower jelly-dot dessert that left us all speechless. The flavours were ethereal in the way they combined and two of us agreed it was the best dessert we'd ever eaten. We didn't drink much wine, which by the glass was great, but by the bottle the list was ultra-premium and the middle tier of fine wines was notably sparse. If you drink big here you will spend £250 per head without even blinking.
One thing that did upset was a whole, very spindly pigeon leg and claw, replete with talons, adorning the side of a sous vide pigeon, corn and morell main dish. It had almost no meat on it and was frankly an unnecessary and stomach-churning addition and really put me off the rest of the delicious plate of food. I appreciate that the sentiment is to connect the diner very directly with each ingredient, but this was just too far.
Overall, an excellent dining experience but the claw garnish, ultra premium wine list and at times overly minimalist/unseasoned flavour profiles don't get a standing ovation from me. Try Hedone without hesitation, but Chiswick's other Michelin star restaurant is my preference.
Wonderful creative food, but price mounts up with wine pairing.
Superb cuisine, each visit is a surprise with a focus on amazingly freshly sourced products !
Excellent food and service at a hefty price. Worth it for special occasions
Hedone continues to be the best restaurant experience in London - bar none. The relaxed ambience belies the, at times, absolutely extraordinary quality of cooking. This is whack-you-in-the-mouth flavour, the best-sourced ingredients around and a Midas touch when it comes to bringing the plate together. The bill is a little on the eye-watering side, but for a ticket to the best show in time you fork over whatever you need to in order to experience something that will last with you for years. Mikkael and his crack team are truly gifted.
A nice birthday experience after we got the initial confusion out of the way.
The food is quite stunning, displaying flair, excellent ingredients and fantastic skill. Flavours are tremendous
Expensive. very. It’s nice but you would go once. Ambience isn’t great and it’s a bit bright.
My favourite restaurant in the UK, and I generally eat here alone. I love sitting at the counter and watching the kitchen process. The product quality is very high at Hedone, and the products are largely left alone to speak for themselves - not too much overworking of flavours, and the balance is spot on. I recommend going for the full 10 course experience.
food was very good
We do not ever remember a better meal and dining experience. Just amazing.
Lovely staff and food. A bit pricey but very good.
We ate on the evening of an England world cup match and so we were not surprized by being one of only two couples there at 6.30 but more diners arrived later. Even so the small restaurant never felt crowded and it was quiet.
The ambience was laid back and the staff exceptionally helpful and friendly. We did not know in advance what we were going to eat except the number of courses and ratio of fish to meat dishes. Starting with the delicious canapes (not part of the courses) every one of the seven courses were exciting and different.
There are few gimmicks like those at a Heston restaurant. You just go there to have relaxed time enjoying new tastes.
Excellent food, very good service, pleasant ambiance, not inexpensive.
The quality of their products is amazing! Lovely atmosphere, creative dishes, well balanced flavours... Thanks Hedone!
Fantastic food. Great presentation. Amazing ingredients. Friendly staff. Good wine recommendation. Pricey but exceptional quality.
We had 10 course with few glasses of wine each and the bill was more than £400. It's bit too pricey . Food was good but nothing surprising I am not sure that I would go back there.
The subtle ambiance realky underlined the splendid food being served. Good wine and attentative service. With the extra dishes and wine, the price surely goes up putting the meal up there were there is no room mistakes so a few more «wow» dishes was expected.
Fantastically creative dishes, first-class service and a very knowledgeable, young French sommelier, who explained each wine pairing with detail and passion, made this an exceptional experience. Thoroughly recommended.
Exceptional food and ambience.
Fabulous food. Delicious throughout. Very attentive, personable staff.
The whole experience was unbelievable - the food was exquisite, the presentation both varied, interesting and impeccable, and the wine pairing was excellent. We loved it, and will be back!
Good food, some quite inedible however. Very poor value for money.
According to his Wikipedia entry, the chef here used to be a lawyer. I think he read a precedent that stated: tasty food should comprise some ingredients, cooked, and flavored with either bitter, sweet, or sweet and bitter.
Literally every dish (even dessert!!) followed that algorithm.
It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good. It lacked soul.
And for a meal costing over 260 GBP per head (their wine list has absurdly expensive mark-ups) I want something more than ingredients served with a by-rote intellectual formula.
We had a great time celebrating my birthday.