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.

Special Offers

FT Weekend & Grand Siècle Experience Menu: 4 courses £140

From a set menu, includes a glass of Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle per person

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 7 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Restaurant terms and conditions apply. Reservations are available up to three months in advance for up to 7 guests. Credit or debit card details are required for guarantee and a fee of £50 per person applies for no- shows or if the reservation is cancelled with less than 72 hours’ notice.

Valid For: 1 - 7 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 30 November 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-15:00 17:00-23:00

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, 24 December, 2019

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CR
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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.

KC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place for a 40th birthday celebration. Service, food and wine waiter amazing. Probably the most delicious pudding I have ever eaten in my life!

j
London
28 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service we received were both excellent. The dishes were exactly what you would expect at a 1 or 2 star Michelin restaurant.
If I had one issue I'd say it was the price. There are better restaurants in the area charging less. This was not a multi-sensory cooking experience, and I wasn't expecting one. But it did feel like I was paying for something more that I received.

SL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best dinners I've had, every dish was divine and perfectly executed, the service was also outstanding. Will definitely go back!

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Service very attentive
Food was interesting and tasty, especially the squid
Could have done with more bread for the pate!
Catered for gluten free diner very well
Dining room was VERY noisy - struggled to hear much conversation
Obviously very pricey

KD
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was great, service left a bit to be desired. It was a special occasion and yet no one really showed any interest in how our evening had gone, they just wanted to be paid. Probably won’t go back.

f
London
28 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, good ambience. The tipsy cake was an absolute delight. However, we felt that the octopus was too salty and the room temperature was too warm.

Many thanks

F
London
49 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very polished experience, smooth and high quality in every aspect as expected. Slightly surprised that there was no amuse-bouche. Child made to feel welcome and there were good food suggestions for children with smaller portions. Would return.

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a lovely time there. Service was exceptional and the food very good. We opted for the set lunch and the pace when the food was served was perfect.
The wine list was full of choices and prices very reasonable
All in all a pleasant experience and the price was good. We would go back

OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional dinning experience on all aspects, not to mention the beautiful view of Hyde Park in the autumn sunshine

AN
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great story, lovely atmosphere would recommend.

s
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unbelievable service, very knowledgable waiter's. Fantastic food!

MJ
London
30 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always incredible food and service without question one of London’s best dining experiences, I’ve been coming here for years and it never disappoints .... ❤️

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall a really good meal. We had the rice and flesh and tea cured salmon to start, the fillet of Hereford beef and roast halibut for mains and the brown bread ice cream and tipsy cake for dessert. The rice and flesh was tasty but the tea cured salmon didn't make that much of an impact. The roast halibut and Hereford beef fillet were great; the triple cooked chips, whilst really crispy on the outside, wasn't my preference but the mashed potatoes were so good. The tipsy cake was really good; the brown bread ice cream is an acquired taste, probably not one I would have again. Needless to say this restaurant isn't cheap! The only points of criticism I have are: there was no amuse bouche - which you would expect from a two michelin establishment - and they didn't serve warm bread. Despite that definitely worth a visit.

KJ
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The noise was to much. Really not okay. The wine card is good but in the more expensive end. You can find better wines to same price

AL
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Starters were very nice, but steaks Ribeye and Beef Filet were just ordinary, not exceptional as we expected to have.

OT
Black Forest
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic from
Start to finish

LM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were first time London visitors, looking for a unique dining experience. Diners will definitely get this at DINNER by Blumenthal !! Being amateur Anglophiles, the menu at DINNER fit the bill. Their research and modern take on ancient historical English meals left us planning our next trip next year. Absolutely wonderful in all respects!

SP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Representative of the British cuisine with the magnificent views over Hyde Park.Out of the world Triple cooked fries , and I have been more that 10 times before I believe this time were the best in every way perfect!!!They serve the best British cheese as well and of course the frogs legs with a fantastically refreshing but heart pleasing chlorophyll sauce is a product of a genius!

CH
London
73 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favourite restaurant in London. Everything is amazing from the stylish, elegant decor to the very tasty food - and not to forget the amazing staff who go out of their way to make you feel welcome.

LB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It would be expected but sometimes not realized for an establishment that commands a high price on its menu to uphold a high level of service plus excellent food. Dinner by Heston does that. The service was top notch and personable and informative. The servers knew the menu and its provenance and spent the time with us to answer questions and provide recommendations. The kitchen professionals ably concocted our dishes and they were superb. Presentation was excellent.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Went for a 40th dinner with my partner. Food was good but not as good as I’ve had in other London restaurants. Host service and from hotel was great. Waiters were fine but not great. It was nice, but didn’t warrant the price tag. You pay for Hestons name and MO’s name.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Anniversary dinner with girlfriend and well worth the whole experience. From start to finish the staff went out of their way to make sure that we had a great time.

The only let down was the doorman who was less than hospitable when we first entered