Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

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Opened on 31st January 2011 in the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, two Michelin stars Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is a collaboration between Heston Blumenthal and Ashley Palmer-Watts who spent endless hours of research in the British Library and the kitchen archives at Hampton Court Palace to create a menu inspired by historic recipes and cookbooks, with elements dating as far back as the 14th Century.

Specials

Dine out on Christmas Day for a stress-free Christmas

Six-course Christmas lunch menu at £295.00 available between 12:00 and 14:00 on Christmas Day.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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4.7based on recent ratings
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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Too expensive for what you get back in food quality.

S
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb. Dressed Snails, Smoked salmon and beetroot, quail all delicious

SI
London
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic lunch at Dinner - think it was my 5/6 visit. Loved the introduction of a set lunch menu which makes choosing much easier!

A huge shout-out to the outstanding staff here - there is none of the stuffiness so often associated with this level of restaurant. I can not recommend Dinner highly enough - yes, it’s expensive but it’s worth every penny.

Goes without saying that the food is sensational- ultimate favourite is the meat fruit starter - wow!!

DT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the set lunch menu. At £48 for 3 courses it's one of the best deals for fine dining in London.

I have eaten and worked at many one michelin starred restaurants before, but never a 2 star, so I was very curious to see how big the difference would be. I can say that I have never experienced such amazing service, from every single member of the front of house. I was blown away by the attention to detail. My main course of quail was one of the best dishes I've ever had. Few ingredients used perfectly. A flawless purée and beautifully smoked chestnuts worked so well together.

Amazing work, and I can't wait to visit again next time I'm in London.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always impeccable in every way. The service, the wine, the food - everything superb

C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and exceptional service. Nothing was too much trouble by all the staff

T
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place and restaurant. My best friend and I always celebrate our birthdays every year with fine dining at special restaurants. Dinner by Heston was exceptional. We were led to a window table over looking the park. The attention to detail and service was excellent!! The starters we enjoyed were the spiced red wine chicken liver parfait called Meat Fruit, presented as if it were an orange. The other starter (mine) was called the Rice & Flesh - Saffron, calf tail & red wine. Oh my gosh the flavours were just crazy, in the most enjoyable way. The main dishes were just as exquisite. All I can say is “Happiness in my mouth”!! The champagne lovely and the cocktails had a bit of a kick!!🔥
We were presented with a beautiful little birthday chocolate and nut cake each. Two bites and it was gone, much to my regret!!
Yes it was a little expensive, but was it worth it? 100% I wish to thank all those who served us you made our lunch experience absolutely wonderful!!
Will we come again, most definitely!!!
Bless you all.

JW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service that supports a relaxed atmosphere with exceptional food. Requests left with the manager several days before were executed graciously. This included congratulating our daughter, who was celebrating a major success, on arrival and at several other times during dinner. The entire staff was informed and quite attentive. This is a fine dining restaurant for families. What a treat!

ML
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing. The team absolutely took care of us, give that I am with three boys. Food is exquisite. Looking forward to our next visit!

YU
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our wife's birthday and our anniversary, from the very beginning the staff made us feel very comfortable, the service was impeccable, the food was terrific, we had dined at Michelin starred restaurant before so we had high hopes, but the place even exceeded ours.
We had a very special experience

S
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to Dinner always a special occasion and to be served a special dinner

LC
London
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply perfect. This was our fourth visit and it is amazing every time. The food is 11/10 and the staff make the experience even better. Always so friendly and professional. Looking forward to next time!

A
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all amazing and delicious. We came to dinner because of my husband. We called the two days before to reconfirm the booking and say that I'm intolerant to egg and dairy. All the service was so nice with me, and they adapted the whole set lunch menú with any problem. My husband also ordered the Meat fruit 'cause he is chef in Barcelona and is a huge fan of Heston. At the end of the meal, the maitre said that the meatfruit is a compliment from the restaurant because is an honour that a chef from far away came to them to try this one. We both absolutely loved the experience. We are sure that on the next trip to London, hopefuly soon, we will come back to Dinner. Thanks again to all the staff for the excellent attention.

FS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The quality of the food is far from what I expected, given the owner behind the restaurant and the price level. The halibut I ate at the main course was dry and boring.

PS
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special setting with fantastic service and exciting, exceptional menu without ever being overpowering.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect birthday celebration. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Lovely complimentary small tarts with my husbands name wishing him a happy birthday. Very special meal

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, all staff very friendly and knowledgable xxx

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For our first wedding anniversary we wanted to celebrate with some fine dining, overlooking the park where we got engaged. Our afternoon at Dinner by Heston was fantastic. I would highly recommend the experience. The service was professional and friendly, the food was delicious and exciting. 5 Stars.

OT
London
35 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, but the deserts were exceptional. The service was impeccable, with a great ambiance.

KL
London
26 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience as always. Attentive staff and great restaurant

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Quite expensive for what we had but very good service and ambiance. We were here for our honeymoon dinner

J
London
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I had the Frumenty as the appetizer. It was alright but not anything to die for.
I had the halibut as a main. Overcooked and not tasty. The vinegary sauce was a bit overwhelming.
On the whole, the food was not as good as previously. (One of us had the ribeye, the quality of which was excellent though.)
The service was rather poor, I tried to find someone to fill our glasses of water, made quite a few attempts before someone even noticed. The waiters weren't very attentive. Didn't expect this at Dinner by Heston.
Overall, not as good as before. A bit disappointed.

CR
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 Friends occassionally book a surprise Monday. This was also a Birthday Celebration & it could not have been better. The set lunch was both delicious & exactly the right amount of food, beautifully presented.
Quite probably the best lunch we have ever enjoyed. Thank you all.

ZW
London
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Meat fruit: beautiful execution on the liver and orange jelly, not fatty at all, even refreshing I would say. But the bread served with it is soaked in butter, smells great, but ruined the taste of the refreshing orange flavour. I would only finish the liver as a starter. If the bread can be refined, I would say this is a wonderful dish.

Pork chop: best garnish I have ever tasted, with only one flaw is that the vegetable is not quite ‘juicy’. Speaking of juicy, the pork is very juicy and chewy at the beginning, but when I get to the meat near the bone, it is way too chewy and a bit over cooked. Overall I would say a dish that is wonderful on garnish, but slightly disappointing on the main character.

Eggs in verjuice: just wonderful. I do feel that the “egg shell” made by coco fat is a bit flavourless. Hence, I recommend people order the pigeon as main course, so the garnish artichoke can enlarge the sweetness.