Hedone

4.6
804 reviews
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£41 and over
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French
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
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. Please note that the restaurant will be closed from August 12th until September 2nd. We will reopen on September 3rd for dinner.

Monday to Sunday: Dinner
6.30pm to 9.30pm
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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 804 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful creative food, but price mounts up with wine pairing.

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5.0Dined on 2 August 2018

Superb cuisine, each visit is a surprise with a focus on amazingly freshly sourced products !

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4.0Dined on 31 July 2018

Excellent food and service at a hefty price. Worth it for special occasions

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on 28 July 2018

A nice birthday experience after we got the initial confusion out of the way.

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4.0Dined on 26 July 2018

The food is quite stunning, displaying flair, excellent ingredients and fantastic skill. Flavours are tremendous

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4.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Expensive. very. It’s nice but you would go once. Ambience isn’t great and it’s a bit bright.

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 10 July 2018

We do not ever remember a better meal and dining experience. Just amazing.

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5.0Dined on 4 July 2018

Lovely staff and food. A bit pricey but very good.

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5.0Dined on 28 June 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 27 June 2018

Excellent food, very good service, pleasant ambiance, not inexpensive.

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5.0Dined on 26 June 2018

The quality of their products is amazing! Lovely atmosphere, creative dishes, well balanced flavours... Thanks Hedone!

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5.0Dined on 21 June 2018

Fantastic food. Great presentation. Amazing ingredients. Friendly staff. Good wine recommendation. Pricey but exceptional quality.

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4.0Dined on 6 June 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 30 May 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Exceptional food and ambience.

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5.0Dined on 22 May 2018

Fabulous food. Delicious throughout. Very attentive, personable staff.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on 17 May 2018

Good food, some quite inedible however. Very poor value for money.

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2.0Dined on 12 May 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

We had a great time celebrating my birthday.

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5.0Dined on 9 May 2018

Really lovely restaurant, the staff were brilliant, the food out of this world. It was a great experience for both my partner and I. He said it was the best birthday ever!

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

This is an excellent restaurant with a fantastic concept. The service is also outstanding. I'd recommend this place to anyone who appreciates fine dining

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Excellent produce cooked at the highest level paired with lovely wines. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Extraordinary. Innovative without being pretentously complicated.

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4.0Dined on 26 April 2018

Food was excellent; wine list left something to be desired. They do not allow outside wine and only serve that which apparently the chef likes. Chef seemed to be walking around and perhaps serving wine but does not stop by the tables to meet or converse with patrons. This seemed odd considering that he was always in the dining room.

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3.0Dined on 20 April 2018

There was a lot to like about this restaurant and the food was good but certainly not outstanding. For that reason, the prices they charged for the food was excessive and we felt that we got poor value for money. If we the food cost 25-30% less, I would certainly recommend it but at the prices that they charged us, I wouldn't recommend it.

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Great place, great food. You should ask for MORE of that Fois Gras starter and bring some home. Excellent wife and Wien pairing

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

An incredible combination of tastes and experiences, to which I took my daughter -- a relatively inexperienced foodie for a first "French" meal. The prix fixe was outstanding and the service was top-notch. The team running the front of the house worked seamlessly with the kitchen, with an active chef and great, small room environment. A truly wonderful evening!

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Brilliant as always. Hedone never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

This might be the best food in London. Served with fun and a smile, tuna tartar, fish finger, fois gras and they are mise my mouth. The words do not convey the beauty or taste. Asparagus, dover sole and lamb chop mmmmh. Each course lovingly made and explained. An experience and then the deserts millefeuil mouth melting with thyme sorbet. A very special experience. The bread is another review.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

My second visit and I was equally as bowled over by the food, wine pairings and service.
Sublimely cooked beautiful ingredients and clever wine pairings.
Thank you.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Celebration

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Great meal for our 14th wedding anniversary. Went for the 7 course tasting menu. The one mistake I made was to choose a bottle of white wine. Not knowing what the meal was (mixture of seafood and game), I made the wrong choice! Next time (and there will be) I will go for wine by the glass, or the wine pairing menu. The standout courses for me were the crab and pigeon.

If you want to watch the chef/team cook and have a great meal, well then have dinner at Hedone. Great place with a beautiful and balanced dinner. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Great experience, food was outstanding

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3.0Dined on 27 March 2018

We ordered the carte blanche menu which cost 135 quid per person. It has a wonderful beginning, the starter finger foods were absolutely amazing. The oyster with apple foam, asparagus and the scallops are delicious so I was excited about the coming dishes. I will never know that I don’t eat sweetbread and rare pigeons cuz I don’t know it will appear on the table. We tried really hard to be polite to eat the food, we really tried. It’s a fancy idea to have a surprise menu, but if you apply something “strange” on the table, yoI better let people know it. I always think that Chinese people eat everything, but I was wrong. I will remember to tell the restaurant that I don’t eat sweetbread and rare poultry when I go to a French restaurant next time.
Despite the pigeon and sweetbread, all the seafoods are fresh and sweet. And the service is great.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

The food is really really good. It is much better than Gordon Ramsey. We had an 11 course meal and was great for dates and special occasion. The price lends itself to that so make sure you are prepared but in my humble opinion it was worth it. The service is 5 star and getting to watch them prepare is great. All I can tell you is to go and experience it.

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3.0Dined on 20 March 2018

It’s good, but not >£200/head good.

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