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Hedone

4.6
784 reviews
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£41 and over
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French
Top tags:
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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.

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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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 784 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.4
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4.0
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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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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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

The best restaurant in the UK (I would like to say the World but I haven’t visited every restaurant). Ingredient quality and preparation is simply the best. If you have any sort of palate then you owe yourself a Carte Blanche dinner.

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4.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Meal was excellent and original. They beautifully accommodated our food preferences and intolerances.
However, dinner was way too long. We had selected the 7 plates option after discussing with them the expected length of time for a 10 dish meal. We explained that after arriving at 7:30pm we did not want to the meal to take 4 hours... which is exactly what happened.

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1.0Dined on 6 March 2018

My husband and I went to Hedone restaurant for my birthday and were extremely disappointed.

Both of us agree we felt unwelcome and given the cost of such a meal, expected at least to feel they wanted us to enjoy the experience. We had a variety of different servers, one course not even explained and were made to feel that we inconvenienced the waitress when we requested this information. The sommelier obviously had better things to do than discuss the wine he was serving.

I have eaten here a few times before and I will not be eating here again.

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

By far and away best restaurant I have ever found in outer West London. No surprise perhaps when it features in world top 50 restaurants listings. My wife and I really enjoyed tasting menu with matched wines and a truffle dish as an extra.

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Fantastic food , ordered 4 course lunch and was offered additional 3 free taste menu starter and 1 chocolate tray which brings the total to 8 dishes for £45 which is great value. Wine list was great too and will definitely go back for more ... great experience overall.

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4.0Dined on 27 February 2018

The canapés were stunning and amusing. However, It may be my personal opinion but bread should be warm when it served and Sweet bread was too fatty to eat. It wasn't pleasant flavour at all. Also, there was a missing component on one of our friend's dish. Except that thing, it was overall good and interesting meal journey.

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5.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Absolulety outstanding dining experience - Thanks for a fantastic dinner!

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5.0Dined on 20 February 2018

We had a spectacular 3-hour meal of ten courses which started off with explosions of flavor in the amuses bouche. Beet root crisp wrapped around a fois gras mousse, the sweetest, freshest scallops I've ever tasted, the best, most cloud-like sweetbreads and a reimagined lemon meringue tart that transported you to Amalfi were paired with a perfectly balanced chassagne-montrachet recommended by the sommelier. Flavors were delicate and the ingredients vibrating with freshness. We finished off with two glasses of an important Loire red that would (in any other restaurant) not be considered to be served by the glass in the remotest of fantasies. Socks: properly knocked off.

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5.0Dined on 20 February 2018

These guys are passionated and know how to do to make you remember your dinner. Amazing food, amazing wines, relax and sophisticated a the same time. I strongly recommend.

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5.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Another amazing experience at Hedone. The flavours, texture, taste... everything is well balanced and very interesting in the mouth. The crab was one of the best crab dish I have ever had... Little gem hidden in Chiswick.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Excellent in every way, food innovative and service perfect.

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5.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Amazing evening with great food and excellent wine pairing. Attentive service and good fun watching the action in the kitchen from the bar. Well worth a visit for a treat.

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3.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Food overall was a bit disappointing (in general under seasoned - needed salt). Bit cheeky being asked to pay more for truffle on one of the dishes half way through the meal (either the dish needs truffle or it doesn't and certainly shouldn't be charged more for it when already paying a lot for the meal).

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2018

The food was incredible and we loved the relaxing environment.

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4.0Dined on 30 January 2018

great experience, it's not the average dishes you remember its the awesome ones (true of life really), but I had to get up at four in the morning and have some toast because I was left hungry. Cost of goods should not be limiting for the ethereal-ness that they provided.

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Mikael and his team were fantastic and so hospitable. Very passionate about just cooking with what is fresh that day! Thanks

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

We have been to 3 star restaurants that didn’t have this kind of extremely high level on EVERYTHING that is served. Everything from bread to meat is of the outmost highest class. This topped with excellent service and value for money, we would say that this restaurant is the best in the world!

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5.0Dined on 26 January 2018

Wow! Wow! Wow! I probably don’t need to say more. The only disappointment was that the dessert was chocolate, which is a bit predictable (and I don’t like chocolate - I know, I’m weird) whereas the rest of the menu was certainly not boring. Very, very expensive but a real experience.

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5.0Dined on 26 January 2018

Location is not exactly great, a bit further away from Central London but the food was wonderful. We had a 10-course tasting menu over lunch time. It was such a joy and relaxing lunch. However, I expect it would be rather busy over dinner.

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