Dinner by Heston Blumenthal - Crown Melbourne
Inspired by 15th century manuscripts, to the fanciful dramatic dishes of the Royal courts of King Henry the VII, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal offers diners a very modern interpretation of historic British gastronomy.
What started as an exercise in curiosity by Heston Blumenthal, has resulted in almost 20 years of research and discovery. Alongside Ashley Palmer-Watts, the two chefs created a menu inspired by the tastes and flavours of Britain, from the farmers plate to the royal courts, offering a contemporary gastronomic insight from Medieval c.1300 to Victorian c.1800.
Don’t go here. Not ever.
It will ruin by comparison every other restaurant you go to for the rest of your life. It is simply that good.
Food was unfaultable (yes I made that word up) and every bite was savoured and shared amongst the table, willingly or otherwise, and yet the service still outshone the dining.
When I propose to my future wife, I’ll take her here to do it, and I hope she doesn’t read this because that would really ruin the surprise when I make the booking.
The entire experience from the greeting on arrival to the departure was exceptional. The staff are amazing & extremely knowledgeable. The service is second to none. Food was fantastic as was the very big & wines from all over the world. Great place for a special occasion.
Service from staff was impeccable and felt genuinely welcomed. Sommelier was very helpful but also patient with our decisions. Food presentation was stunning and flavours were complex and delightful
The wow factor was not there in the overall food experience. Enjoyed the meat fruit and tipsy cake.
Food amazing and was apprehensive
Will definitely go again
Great night with a girl who loves food, great dinner, great flavours, great staff
No ordinary dinner, but that is exactly why you must try Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. The dishes as expected are unusual but they all seem to work and surprise. I would have loved to have sampled many of the dishes as a degustation. But sampling more would be all the more reason to return. A great venue for a special night out and reasonably priced considering the quality of the food, the venue and the genuinely friendly table service.
All boxes were ticked. The experience started from walking into the restaurant. The staff, so attentive, the drinks list is well crafted, the food is immaculate and the atmosphere just perfect.
A very enjoyable visit. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. There is no need to worry about the food being just a show piece, or so exotic that it has no real flavour, quite the opposite, it is very tasty and real. The service was excellent with friendly and knowledgeable staff. The cost is acceptable, although I feel drinks, even the tea, were rather expensive. A good place for a special occasion.
Could not fault the service and the ambience was perfect. We had the five course set lunch and also added on the optional extra icecream final course. The second course, the chicken liver pate truly amazed - was exactly what I was expecting from the experience. The optional icecream course was also definitely worth while. All the other courses were lovely, and we did enjoy them, but they didn’t had the wow factor we were expecting.
Each course was exciting, the anticipation of each dish was fulfilled. Layers of flavor left you guessing what the ingredients were. Service was impeccable and your every need catered for. The menu was so interesting and seasonal.
Staff were well trained and could speak with confidence about each dish. WOW!! I would definitely recommend this amazing culinary treat.
Great food and excellent service.
Very refined cuisine. We were able to taste the combibation of flavours. The Italian guy in a black jacket made the dining experience very interesting.
Food and service genourous and outstanding. Only complaint was the tables have awkward bars under the tabletop that made it hard to place your legs in a comfortable position. I noted other diners had the same problem
I must say, the service was top notch, the attentiveness, and considerate note to make my mum feel special on Chinese New Year was a big plus. Heston did everything right from the get go, and their menu surely delivered with distinct detail and craft in every dish served. I have to say second time dining here was definitely much better. Keep on the good work team at Heston! Highly recommended dining experience!
So we’ll mooked
we have been to dinner by heston many times and it never disappoints...there's not many true fine dining experiences in melbourne,,but dinner by heston has it all...from entering the dining room to the service provided...the menu is varied and any choice you make will be creative and delicious
My third dining experience at Dinner by Heston and my best experience yet.
Perfect silver service and amazing food!
Thankyou so much to all staff.
Would recommend 100%
Amazing food and experience
First experience here and it was amazing
Food was delicious with excellent presentation. Staff were very friendly, attentive and informative. Wine list is extensive but also expensive, as expected.
Exceptional on every level. The service, food and atmosphere goes above and beyond your expectations.
Fabulous food and great service. Lovely ambience.
Fantastic Experience from Go to Wo. Staff very welcoming and knowledgeable. Ambiance great and Food to Die for.
The worst meal over $100 dollars I have ever had. And one of the most expensive meals at $388 for 2 people.
Had to send dirty cutlery back to be cleaned.
Only one sliver of abalone in my “abalone and prawn” entree. Pork belly was flavourless with too much salt.
The service was amazing. The food was lovely. Exactly what you would imagine from Heston
A fantastic experience. We were particilatly impressed with the full flavoured kegeree and the deceptively cool bloody Mary cocktail. The main dishes and desserts emphasised the quality of Individual ingredients which were also balances superbly. The traditional high level of attentiveness and knowledge of the waiting staff is a benchmark and show how catering should be done.
The best foods I've ever had. Amazing service. Defiantly going again to work my way through the menu
Superb fine dining; food, wine and service in a beautiful restaurant.
The dishes are not only excellent but always also creative and full of unexpected pleasures. Excellent wine recommendations. Also very knowledgible and friendly waiters and sommelier. Relaxade athmosphere.
Dinner by Heston exceeded our expectations greatly. It was quality food with a creative edge. The service was amazing, our every need was catered for. The food and drinks came out quickly and each course was just as great as the last.
This is the ideal spot for a special occasion, whilst it is expensive you are not just paying for the food, you get a whole experience. Its not just a place I would visit once either, there were lots of things on the menu I would like to try!
Personal service and amazing food & wine.
Can’t wait to go back.
brilliant night, certainly a great place for an experience
The food at Heston Blumenthal's establishments is known the world over for its exceptional excellence. The restaurant at Crown Tower did not disappoint. Jonno and his staff were exceptional in every respect and Lucie Hardy, the sommeliere, was particularly expert and knowledgeable in the most charming way; but then so too were all her colleagues, especially the three young men from Corsica, Vouvray and Melbourne.
Spectacular food and service they know how to give just enough attention. We have been to many restaurants around the world - I would find this one hard to go past !!
Overall, it was a very disappointing experience. The front desk lady was unfriendly. Table booked at 0830 but didnt get to eat our entree until 0952 and the food was super salty (Why put salt on table?). It supposed to be an amazing experience, given a chance to dine in well known high class restaurant. Unfortunately, we walked out of there feeling upset and bitter with the service and the food. Having to pay hundrends $ for a bad experience is unacceptable. Sorry 1/10.
The food was absolutely delicious, very happy. I didn’t notice any music playing which was disappointing. The service was incredible, personal, kind, knowledge of the menu was perfect. The only downfall I have is that we weren’t offered the ice cream cart. Only that I asked the waiter what is as the couple next to us had it and then he offered it to us. This was very disappointing.
Particularly disappointed with the quality of the steak dish - tough and flavourless. Entrees were super.
Food was excellent as usual, but the menu changed a few days before we dined to be 3 courses for $140.
I don't really like desserts, and definitely didn't want one this evening as I'd really enjoyed both other courses and was very satisfied.
I guess people will be used to it soon, but having dined here a few times before and being able to order exactly what I wanted, I didn't really like being 'forced' to choose something I didn't like or want.
Beautifully presented food, spot on service, lovely restaurant