Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

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7397 reviews
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 10.15pm
Saturday - Sunday - Bank holidays: 12pm - 2.30pm, 6.30pm - 10.30pm
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Phone number
020 7201 3833
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ashley Palmer-watts
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Neighborhood
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Public transit
Piccadilly Line - Knightsbridge Tube Station.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Very disappointing that we cannot have tasting menu, and A la carte menu merely not worth the money, very poor taste and poor service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There isn’t a better place in London for top class dining. Would recommend for everyone

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OO
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In addition to some terribly innovative cuisine, the service is superlative. We were well-impressed with the entire experience, and look forward to returning soon.

OF NOTE: The restaurant closed for a while, due to a fire in the hotel. Chef paid all of the staff in the interim, which is nothing less than highly honorable & spectacular. They also engaged in charitable endeavors.

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C
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a late (9:30) dinner reservation, and yet the staff didn't make us feel like it was the tail-end of their night. The service was just attentive and friendly enough without undue interruptions to our enjoyment of the place and the delicious, creative dishes before us.

The food was creative, without being weird. It wasn't creativity for the sake of being creative -- it was for the sake of the food, the taste and the presentation of it all. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience from beginning to end. Not an inexpensive meal, of course, but we felt it was fair for the quality and care that went into every aspect of the evening. The sommelier helped us choose wines that didn't break the bank, yet were perfectly paired.

This was a good evening.

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S
Essex
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary here. The food, the staff and the restaurant are outstanding, we had the best time and can’t wait to come and spend another evening there again. Well done to everyone working there to make it a magical night out. Thank you 😊

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KO
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I had been looking forward to Dinner by Heston Blumenthal for months. I had made the restaurant aware of an allergy I had in advance. On arriving at the restaurant our waiter brought it up immediately and assured me it could be accommodated. Dessert was the course I was most looking forward to, and while my options were initially limited I did choose a dessert from the menu. Unfortunately the waiter subsequently came back down to say that all of the desserts contained the allergen and they could not omit anything from the desserts for me. This has never happened to me at any restaurant I have ever dined at and was very disappointed as a result.

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LV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic lunch! Worth the trip from the Netherlands:-)

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like always it’s a great experience from all aspects
In this special restaurant

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All things excellent.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good but service a bit slow at times

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T
London
21 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the opportunity to get in quickly after opening post re-furb. Great location, lovely hotel welcome, very classy. Restaurant staff terrific and plentiful. Always helpful with menu and wine paring. Smart room without feeling uncomfortable in anyway. Food as expected well presented and tasty. We didn't feel rushed at all and we were totally impressed with everything we ate, drank and saw. Its a definite return for us !

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SM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word: OUTSTANDING. From the very moment we walked into Dinner until our departure, we knew we werre in for a treat and the experience was exactly that. Our cocktails were absolutely perfectly prepared, and so was the meal that followed. The presentation of historical English recipes, ranging from what one might have in the 1300's to the mid-19th century, was absolutely terrific and the thoroughly original and modern interpretations gave an entirely different perspective of the dishes on offer. Everything was an utter delight. What a truly lovely and special way to celebrate our anniversary!!

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N
London
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was ok... nothing special at all. The only thing that was really good was the Tipsy Cake. Not worth going to though in my opinion.

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OT
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Dinner with a friend and my 10 year old son to celebrate both their birthdays. The service was attentive and friendly. The food was beautifully presented and perfectly cooked. A fun menu with fascinating inspiration from historical recipes. Great cocktails too.

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Aberdeen
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dinner in London! I won't forget the meat fruits forever

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WC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food with good service. The wine list is reasonable comprehensive.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was out of this world,and the staff what more can I say but faultless....Nothing was to much trouble,and they went above and beyond! The whole experience was amazing,be back soon!!!!

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JV
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic menu, everything was melt in the mouth delicious! The service was outstanding and the staff really friendly, would definitely recommend

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Liquid nitrogen ice cream is a fun experience, but it melted too quickly.

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A
London
14 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Faultless service, food that was not far from perfection - couldn't fault it in fact. Had the bone marrow starter, rib of beef for two and the salted caramel ice cream thingy which was spectacular! Oh and the 1941 Armagnac was a joy!

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M
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience with amazing food! The price maybe more then your average meal but you get what you pay for in abundance! From the service, atmosphere to the incredible food! Will definitely be recommending and returning!

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

meat fruit, pork chop, cake best choice and very delicious

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NM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight to go here, Meat Fruit for starters, Iberico Pork Chop for main and finished with Tipsy Pudding. The people that work here are lovely and so is the food!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food. Expensive but worth it

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CF
London
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply Amazing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Service wasn't great, felt kind of uncomfortable especially when i couldn't even get the waiter to explain what was in a sauce before i eat it, pretty unforgivable service in a restaurant of any standard, let alone Michelin-starred. Had to sit by while another waiter casually spilled the expensive wine repeatedly,. All in all, there was a sense of casual disregard for standards of service. The food was good, but it's hard to enjoy and see the premium price tag when you don't know what it is and it's being spilled on the table. Couldn't recommend the place, there would always be a better alternative.

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YH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Dinner for 6 at 7pm celebrating two birthdays.
Service started off perfect, sadly as the meal progressed towards dessert we were on the verge of being invisible, which was very disappointing as we have all been looking forward to this visit.

On a high note, the food great!
Highly recommend meat fruit, chicken oysters, spiced pigeon, powdered duck breast and tipsy cake! (Avoid brown bread ice cream and spring tart)

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d
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a truly wonderful and special dining experience! The food is so creative, and the concept of taking inspiration from historical dishes and then putting a modern twist on them is both intriguing and delicious. The service was impeccable, and the staff is so knowledgeable about the food, the history, and the intricate preparations. We had the bone marrow and frogs legs appetizers, the prime rib for two, and tableside ice cream made with liquid nitrogen. Great custom cocktails, as well. Absolutely worth the money; so memorable and SO delicious!

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d
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for our son's 18th birthday. My husband and I have been before and loved the food and restaurant so wanted to spend a special evening celebrating this special occasion.
Will hopefully go again. Best food, ever.

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MA
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic visit to Dinner. Truly great experience with excellent food and service which is second to none. Great attention to details. Will be back soon !

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f
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great as you would expect from any Heston Blumenthal restaurant. The problem is the place. As it is in a hotel it feels that many people are treating this as a normal experience rather than something special. We went to celebrate a birthday. They asked whose birthday it was which meant no surprise when the plate with happy birthday appeared. It wasn’t intimate, it was noisy. So perhaps lunch would be better as most people would be going for the food and guests who are not would be there for business.

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would definitely recommend this as a treat. Had a fantastic meal, with fantastic service.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After seeing Heston Blumenthal's food on various cooking show, it was a pleasure actually tasting the food, not just watching. The meat fruit is a must to try and so is the tipsy cake. Bloody fantastic food!!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!

I'm due to have neck radiotherapy to cure early stage cancer and one of the side-effects is the loss of taste. Having eaten here before, it was an easy choice to return. The service was professional and very friendly., and the food was just fantastic!

Anthony even gave us a tour of the Chef's Table and kitchen which was another added bonus, and shows the effort to make everything so enjoyable.

Thank you and we will be back to celebrate!

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely sublime in every way!

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time at Dinner by Heston; the food was delicious, well-presented, and with great flavour combinations.

The service from the front of house team was nothing less than perfect; we were there to celebrate a birthday, and they made sure that it was a very special occasion for us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To celebrate birthday with lover and friend. This restaurant is really awesome, whatever the place, services, especially the foods. The taste is great, the best british food restaurant I have ever tried. Thank you very much for the birthday sweets.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and decor were amazing. Flavours and textures of food was mind blowing. Service could have been more consistent inline with the 2 Michelin stars and other fine dining experiences. Overall great experience!

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JN
London
12 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service which compliments the outstanding food. Special mention to Anthony and Celine who served us. Amazing service and knowledge of the menu, especially the vegetarian variations.

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. The staff awesome. Would go again in a heartbeat.

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