Hedone

4.6
813 reviews
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£41 and over
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French
Top tags:
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
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 813 People Are Saying
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BT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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!

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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A
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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 .

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AZ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food. A wonderful evening. The tasting menu with the wine pairing is equistite.
Liked being able to see the kitchen staff at work.

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KL
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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San Francisco
237 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unexpected surprise, first Michelin star that has been fabulous in so long

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NV
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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A
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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R
London
19 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DJ
London
48 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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

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TD
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

food was very good

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KT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KL
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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RC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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WC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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DL
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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TH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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N
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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VT
Houston
46 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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GN
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and ambience.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

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

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Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

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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K
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating my birthday.

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HH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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GM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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EJ
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Extraordinary. Innovative without being pretentously complicated.

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Miami
70 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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TF
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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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PC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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