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.

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Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Perfection.

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

Great service and good food...

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YM
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional dining experience, with outstanding food and excellent service.

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G
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You have to have the Tipsy Cake for dessert. True this is an expensive joint to eat so if you're counting pennies, or calories come to that, then maybe pick somewhere else. if you want great food, impeccable service and you're prepared for then hit to your wallet then its unmatched imo. I'm coming back every birthday till they put me in a box.

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London
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and excellent service

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London
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous evening and had the tasting menu!! Really great food!!!

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London
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good service, good environment. Food is under the expectation. Meat fruit is good, cod was a bit over cooked.

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JF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Restaurant as exquisite as this should not allow flash photography from guests, very disruptive and disrespectful. Caused us to see spots for most of the evening due to a table’s endless
Documentation of their meal.

Food and service were excellent.

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E
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my fourth visit to Dinner, and I am sure that I will be back again. The food was, as usual, exquisite and very interesting in terms of innovation and flavour combinations. I have given a slightly lower rating than my usual five stars this time, partly because the windows are frosted over due to construction works at the moment and some very loud drilling noises, so there are no views over the park, but also because we found that the service was not as friendly and warm as usual, despite the restaurant being (rarely) half empty - I'm assuming also due to the hotel renovations. The service and ambiance at Dinner has always been part of what makes it so special alongside some really stunning food with real WOW factor, so I am sure, and I hope that this was a one off.

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NF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Very ordinary food with a big price tag.
Massive let down.

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1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb but expensive. Service was second to none, food exquisite and the decor & ambience perfect. I ran out of superlatives!!

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London
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

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P
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect as one would expect from Heston

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n
London
66 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, this was just ace. Staff were excellent, and the food was exceptional. Highly recommend

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MS
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good but not 2 stars

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w
London
17 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

I was expecting the meal to be memorable on all levels, but frankly was left a bit underwhelmed.

Ambience was non existent - big anonymous room, and for some reason we were seated far from the open plan kitchen it may have helped add some atmosphere of we’d been able to see what was happening there.

A lot of families with young(ish) children , not a problem but didn’t help it feel special in any way. Service was good but not impeccable.

Food was excellent in many respects, though seriously over priced. Reasonable sized portions except for the fish which was stingy.

The menu was also a little restricted. Not much choice and 3 different steaks (admittedly the rib for 2 was amazing) not exactly what one would expect. Also fell into my pet hate of serving pigeon as one of the mains which I find boring and uninspired. Why do most fancy restaurants insist on serving that??


Another aspect which was missing and I enjoy about that level of dining is all the little added extras - no amuse bouche offered and only one little chocolate and yoghurt tart after desert.

Wine lost was extensive, with a good choice of less than £50 a bottle available.

Not likely to return and wouldn’t recommend, predominantly because it lacked the wow factor I was expecting with the name and price.

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London
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A really lovely meal. The staff were helpful and attentive, explaining everything and making us feel welcome. The food was tasty and wonderfully cooked, although perhaps a little less ‘wow’ than I had expected. We had the three course set lunch menu, which might have slightly less memorable dishes on it than the tasting or a la carte options. The mushroom broth starter was a highlight-deep, and savoury and yummy. I probably wouldn’t rave about our experience, but I would also probably go back.

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London
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is excellent and so is the food.

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RS
London
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a fabulous restaurant!
Every single dish is thought through and prepared with finess.

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HS
London
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner by Heston was absolutely lovely. Couldn’t fault the food . However, when the bill can we had been overcharged by almost £200 and I would have paid it as my Mother’s Day treat if I did not check it correctly. Was very disappointed in this inaccuracy. However, on demand they did remove this charge and also removed two gin and tonics. Another fault I picked up on was the standard of dress from other guests. This is a Michelin star restaurant and we were seated next to a young scruffy couple in tracksuit which I thought reflected badly on the restaurant. Perhaps a dress code would be appropriate for this establishment.

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London
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service. I’m gluten free and they catered for it so effortlessly. The service and attitude of staff is the best I’ve seen.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as usual

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London
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is so nice!!!!

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a
London
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, awesome service. Simply great experience. Very enjoyable

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London
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and wine were awesome. Staff really pleasant and knowledgable about the food and wine. Lovely evening.

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l
London
32 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super, attention to detail and friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere.

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F
London
43 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Food is exceptional, but the venue is both soulless and stilted and the ultimate let's down for the prices being charged

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Kent
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect dining experience. Fantastic food and outstanding service. Faultless!
This will definitely be our restaurant of choice for special occasions. Can't wait for our next visit.

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I
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 star service, lovely food will definitely will be back.

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MR
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To start, the place is beautiful! ( which requires an elegant dress code). Dishes were amazing, it is a modern translation to British old cuisine. Pretty fascinating.
On one of the dishes that was not matching our taste they switched it and compensated us.
The most amazing experience for us.

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London
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice meal! Our 6th time there and they never disappoint!

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Singapore
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible evening, food was incredible and service was fantastic

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Nuremberg
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been there for lunch. Fantastic experience, everything on exceptionel high level... food, service, ambience. The meat fruit was outstanding! Highly recommended!

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Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Again, excellent experience. I don't know what else to say that I haven't said before. The pigeon is phenomenal and the rib steak for 2 , that my husband always orders, was fantastic as usual. My only regret is that I wish I had ordered a tipsy cake before flying home. It's a stellar dessert that I will recommend time and time again.

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LF
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great dishes, not so good location, to0 crowdy and loudy. Too high mark-ups for wine list.

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Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service. Truly incredible and can’t recommend it enough

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London
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the food and were delighted by it. There were trompe l'oeils to enjoy in the guise of meat fruit and a delightful speckled egg desert. The standard was unsurprisingly high but there were surprises in store. We hadn't expected the open view of the kitchen and it was such a treat to watch the chefs in action (very calm, no swearing!). We also really enjoyed the alchemy of after desert ice creams made at the table.

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RW
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit. We bought friends along and are pleased to say it was every bit as amazing as our first visit, a good 3 years ago. Our friends were very impressed. Food amazing and staff friendly and more then happy to help. We look forward to coming again, as we have become big fans of the tipsy cake!!!!

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DC
London
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly amazing experience... The food was cooked to perfection and great service. Highly recommended the Meat fruit and steak. We will be back soon.

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Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here a few times already and again, we are very impressed with the consistency. The duck is delicious as always and the bone in ribeye was well prepared, simple and wonderful. I always do have to have the tipsy cake for dessert and again, it did not fail to impress. Very much as we remembered.

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