The Bar at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal - Crown Melbourne

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20 reviews
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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The historic references and modern cooking practices of the kitchen have translated to the bar and created a cocktail list of unique dimensions. Chef Ashley Palmer-Watts and drinks and flavour expert Tony Conigliaro of The Drinks Factory London have created a number of truly Australian cocktails that are exclusive to Dinner by Heston, Melbourne.

Premium spirits and the restaurant’s full wine and champagne list are also available with a selection of locally brewed beer.
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4.8
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4.6
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Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The cocktail tasting was amazing, excellent attention to detail from the cocktail waiter and a fabulous ambience, would definitely recommend.

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Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I had the cocktail bar flight and it was 3 delicious cocktails with some carefully paired nibbles. The stories told by the bar staff as to the making of the cocktails, ingredients and history of the drinks just enhanced the experience. It was a great way to start a Saturday afternoon. The staff were very attentive and knowledgeable about their craft. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys different experiences. I'm advised the cocktail menu and theme will change with the seasons

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Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

I ordered the Bloody Mary. It was a clarified/virtual version. I would have preferred the original. Texture is so important, and with just a hint of vodka flavour, more like a Virgin Mary. My guest had a pineapple clarified cocktail with similar experiences. The wine list is more of an encyclopedia, and selection became a chore. The staff were helpful, but the very dim lighting made it extremely hard to read any list offered and I have better than 20/20 vision! Overall, form over function.

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Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the flight cocktail experience
It was everything we expected and more
Best drinks I have ever tasted
Knowledgeable staff and super friendly
Highly recomend

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Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great cocktails and nibbles

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Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Impressive bar staff great knowledge discussions about the cocktails
Bar food interesting and tastey
The bloody mart is a real sensory twist.
Love it all especially the pineapple infused cognac

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Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I took my partner to Heston for the bar experience with snacks. The snacks were light on and probably my misunderstanding from the review on a moveable feast that you have only one choice of bar flight drinks, in our case it was Martini's. The staff gladly let us pick other drinks after the first Martini. We would likely dine at the restaurant sometime in the future, but wouldn't do the bar flight again as it was quite narrow in selection and doesn't appear to us to be value for money.

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Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My second visit to the bar for cocktails and it was just as good as I remembered, service of the highest quality and the cocktails are amazing. Highly recommend a visit if you’re looking for a high quality experience.

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Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

On this occasion we enjoyed the "Cocktail Flight" (themed cocktails with canapes). The cocktails were interesting and came with a narration around their history. The canapes were nice but smaller in number (& at the same cost) as when we attended a similar event a few months ago. Nice bar event and feel this is a special memorable start to an evening.

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Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends and I had a wonderful experience, the cocktails were spectacular and the bar snacks were delicious. Unfortunately we were unable to stay for dinner but we can't wait to come back.

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Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

i have both dined at Dinner by Heston, and recently enjoyed a cocktail journey at The Bar. On both occasions we were made to feel special, and felt invited into their restaurant. The service, food and drinks were amazing. I could not recommend Dinner by Heston any more highly

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Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a cocktail tasting experience which was coupled with 3 savoury food choices. I loved the feel of the restaurant and being able to view the extensive and very busy kitchen. It gave me an appreciation of how much work goes into each dish and the expertise of the entire staff. I'm keen to dine here to get the full experience.

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Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 5

We went to try the cocktails the restaurant made up for the food and wine show , we found the service horrible ! We made a booking but we had to wait 20 min for them to find us a place to sit at the bar ! Later they apologise and say we will look after you ! Well the didn’t ! All they wanted to do was get on with serving the cocktails that weren’t good at all and all the seem to want to do is clean their glasses . Overall a very underwhelming experience and overly over price and over rated

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Dined on 8 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We only had drinks, first time I have had to book just for drinks.
Amazing restaurant, great service at the bar and amazing to watch the chefs at work in the kitchen.
Tried a Dinner exclusive cocktail then reverted to tried and trusted Old Fashioned which were expertly made.
Would love to return one day.

OT
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The cocktails were delicious and refreshing, the bar staff were friendly and efficient. Would recommend highly!

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Dined on 10 December 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The management unfortunately put appearance of their food over substance and taste. My wife and I recevied main course meals that were both cold. Even thought they looked nice, what, I ask is the point of a kitchen that spends so long mucking around on your plate, when fish and lamb meals are both cold when they arrived at the table.

Even the most basic restaurant can at least get that part right. What an absolutely over priced waste of time.

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Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

Firstly we didnt eat - we sat at the bar for an hour. omg the G&T was next level fabulous. The mint drink was out of this world yum. I highly recommend an hour at the bar, you need to pre book.

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Dined on 24 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a booking at the bar only. Staff got the mix of engagement right, giving you space and time, but also entertaining chat. Expertise on the drinks seemed high.

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Dined on 10 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was exceptional, the atmosphere was wonderful and I would highly recommend!

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Dined on 20 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing ambience and very polite, knowledgable staff. The food was exceptional with a large variety to cater for all dietary needs.