Hedone

4.6
829 reviews
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£41 and over
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French
Top tags:
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
  • 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 829 People Are Saying
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MU
London
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was as good as you expect from a Michelin star, but nothing more. A bit more pricey than most.
Service was good but quite slow, took almost 3 hours for 8 courses

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The evening started with a large truffle being put on the table. None of the staff ascertained whether we liked truffle but proceeded to try and flog is some at an extra £40!! We waited a long time for the meat course and when it came the sauce was congealed and the food lukewarm at best. A real disappointment

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

thank you!!!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The taste of the food is amazing, many lay

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Avoid. No ambience, tasteless food, uncomfortable chairs, lighting that feels like your under the lights at Wembley. A clear example of a restaurant designed by someone with no design finesse and food created by someone with no tastebuds. There are many exceptional London restaurants....this is not one of those.

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JD
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Far too expensive for the food/dishes offered. We've been offered an extra cheese plate and an extra glass of wine that cost over £100.- for two...
For a tasting menu and the classical pairing wine then cheese, it costed £560.- for two which is far too expensive for the none very explorative, developed dishes, very safe and not that British...very disappointing to be honest.

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y
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This has been on our ‘to do’ list for a long time, pending a special occasion to justify it. On that basis we said ‘yes’ to everything - extra courses, the best wines, the full works. The food is great across 9 delicious courses and the prestige wine pairing was outstanding. But done that way with no holes barred this is a once in a lifetime experience at the very top end of any budget. This perhaps explains why we were the only guests on a Friday lunchtime, with all the pros and cons that go with that.

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DI
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Well deserved spot on San Pellegrini top 100

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

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.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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 .

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AR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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E
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OE
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the best restaurant experience thank to outstanding tasting menu created by a genius michelinne star chef and very friendly and helpful staff.

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BT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
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 on 18 October 2018
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
13 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
London
2 reviews
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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Houston
51 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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