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For 2
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7:00 PM

Hedone

4.6
741 reviews
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£41 and over
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French
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  • Tasting Menu (58)
  • Fit for Foodies (55)
  • Special Occasions (48)
Opened in July 2011 by self-taught chef Mikael Jonsson, Hedone has quickly established itself on the London dining scene receiving acclaim from national as well as international reviewers.
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”.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, European, English
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Hours of Operation
If a suitable time is not available online, please give us call on 0208747 0377 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Lunch on Friday and Saturday 12 to 2.30pm
(Last order 2pm for Tasting Menus)

Dinner
Tuesday to Saturday from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Please note that the restaurant is closed on Sunday and Monday

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Phone number
020 8747 0377
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Mikael Jonsson
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Parking Details
Parking possible on Chiswick High Road
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Public Transit
Chiswick Park tube station. Turnham Green Church bus stop. Gunnersbury rail and tube station. Access from M4 and A4.
Additional
Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 741 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

A small restaurant, with nicely spaced tables, almost half of which will have a view of (part of) the kitchen. Only two menu choices (7-course or 10-course): tasting menus, also two wine pairing options. We (three) went for 7-course, and cheaper wine-pairing - which, together with a pre-dinner drink, optional extra cheese course, and post-dinner coffee, was a very satisfying experience. The staff were very friendly, and the timings between courses just right. The home-made bread was excellent, and we were even given a loaf to take home. The food was tasty, well-presented, but without being too fussy, and carefully described when the course was served (not written anywhere). Overall it was perhaps not as good value as other restaurants of the same calibre, but definitely worth a visit

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vipJessieZH (London)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Highly recommend Carte Blanche + the prestige wine paring. The best in London.

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vipOpenTable Diner (London)
5.0
Dined on 23 December 2017

A lovely place to eat wonderful food, great service and very relaxed. We had the tasting menu and had the pleasure of sitting next to the pass so could see the food prepared for service and very surprised at how quiet it all was. Not cheap but you wouldn’t expect it to be, albeit we did over indulge on the wine which was very good and the owner talked us through the choices and even rejected one bottle as it was corked

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0
Dined on 21 December 2017

It’s the best - book and be surprised

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Steve (London)
4.0
Dined on 20 December 2017

Very nice dining on the Chiswick High Street with a tasting menu that changes daily (no a la carte available) - A menu that they are quite at pains to explain. Quite expensive but very well prepared, simple looking but elaborately prepared, delicious, food by a small army of chefs in an open kitchen. Can get a bit noisy with the wood floor and the frosted front windows make it feel a bit claustrophobic.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
1.0
Dined on 16 December 2017

My friend and I had been to Hedone before, and decided to return and try the ‘7 Course Tasting Lunch Menu with Wine Pairing’. We were very disappointed with the food, service and atmosphere, second time round!
The service was brusque, verging on rude, especially the small female waitress with large glasses. We left one course uneaten, and we were subjected to condescending comments when the plates were cleared.
From that point onwards, the staff attitude was frosty. We felt the food was bland and under-seasoned, the main lamb dish was luke warm, and the waitress forgot to serve us our first two amuse-bouche dishes, which are part of the tasting menu.
When we were paying, we brought this up with the headwaiter who was unapologetic. We were so shocked at this attitude as our bill came to more than £325 for 2 people.
The difference between our first visit, and our last visit, is vast. Our first visit to Hedone was an uplifting experience, our return visit was a depressing experience and will be our last.

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Tikachu 
5.0
Dined on 15 December 2017

Amazing beetroot, and seaweed pudding. Really creative dishes with original taste.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on 14 December 2017

The Hedone experience gets 5 stars from me. Great conversations with Chef. Enthusiastic and warm service. A relaxed, intimate setting. Inventive food. A different menu every night. Clever, not fussy. Brilliant wine pairings. One of the very best fine dining experiences in London.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on 13 December 2017

Ordered the carte blanche menu at £ 135 on Dec 17.

Food was executed well and consistent, but conservative. I struggle to remember much about any dish for good or ill. I think the chef may be playing it too safe. Value is okay. I think for a 10 course the price isn’t out of the norm. Cooking is very accessible for those not familiar with fine dining. Dessert and petite fours, I got the impression were more of an afterthought and forgettable.

Service is pretty bad. Pacing is inconsistent with lengthy delays. Much of the staff aren’t educated about the food. When I asked what pidgeon was served, one of the servers had no idea and no inclination to check. The shorter lady with glasses banged into my stool and didn’t say anything. Chef is nice only to select customers who get wine. It was kinda unethical to pour bottle water, not mention it would cost extra, and then charge for it at the end. I’m not concerned about the price but didn’t appreciate the gesture.

Ambiance is sterile and tense. Sitting at the counter, kitchen staff seem really stressed out and not really having fun. I don’t usually like loud music but it was a bit weird having none at all.

Overall this was my least positive fine dining experience this year, even though the food was decent enough.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0
Dined on 9 December 2017

Great service, very Nice dining area, stunning food

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