Dinner by Heston Blumenthal - Crown Melbourne

4.7
2400 reviews
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Bookings can be made via Dinner by Heston Blumenthal website. 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.
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Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our overall experience at "Dinner". The staff were very, very professional and added to the experience. They were accessible, knowledgable, courteous and unobtrusive which is totally in keeping with the fine dining experience we expected. The lighting really helped with the ambiance which was spot on. Only one comment about the food, we found the sauce on the prawn "savoury" dish and the gravy on the chicken main a little too salty. Otherwise a totally delicious experience.

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Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was fantastic as I suffer with food allergies and the staff did everything to accommodate my requests. We enjoyed every meal and the accompanying wine. Would recommend anyway to try

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Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were very welcoming and went the extra mile to explain the kitchen to my daughter who is a patisserie chef. This was a special treat for her 21st birthday and was an amazing experience. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a special event. The food was out of this world, and exceptional.

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Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Was a good experience however the truffle dish with chicken was very salty and did not seem balanced
Pasta was very hard

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Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If I could give more than 10 I would, from the moment you step in you are warmly greeted and every need is attended to.. genuine smiles from enthusiastic staff that go above and beyond to explain everything. Heston and his team of chefs are nothing short of amazing, the thought process behind the flavour combinations and textures is second to none. The 10 course dégustation is hit after hit with the hardest thing is deciding what was your favourite dish. Great job to Heston and all the team.

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Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service was impeccable the highlight for me was the kingfish and the tipsy cake, but there wasn't a dish I didn't like.. also a special mention to the house made bread and churned butter I could of eaten just this and be happy!
The staff we knowledgeable and very friendly.
The cocktails were delicious and the glass ware to die for.
Highly recommend to anyone who loves food.

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Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The knowledge of all the staff really set this dinner apart.

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

We were expecting something special and weren't disappointed. The food was amazing and the staff were friendly and enthusiastic. The wine matching took it to another level, we got to drink many obscure wines that we normally would have never tried.

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Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Refined and elegant, but every mouthful was an absolute 'flavour bomb'!

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Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional food & service. The degustation experience is one definitely to tick off the bucket list!

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Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience at Dinner by Heston was absolutely magical, from the moment we entered the restaurant (I won’t ruin the surprise!) it was clear that this place was unlike anything we had ever experienced. The ambiance was amazing the kitchen was behind glass and we were able to see the chefs working like a well oiled machine. The Service was immaculate, and the wait staff tended to our every need (even refilling the napkin when you left your seat). It was simply incredible... I’m out of words!

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Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Sorry but was very disappointed... was there at 6 pm and still at 10.30 did not have the desert... very slow service... we ended up leaving before desert was served...

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Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Lots of minor issues ,not good enough for that price and expectation

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Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

The 10 course degustation was totally underwhelming. While the chef described the courses as themed, and used a lot techniques in preparation, it was overall too salty. Brined protein paired with over seasoned accompaniments and salty sauces was just too salty for any other flavour to come through.

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Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very slow food service.

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Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Great food and wait staff

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Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful experience and journey through a generous menu with exceptionally knowledgeable staff.

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

We found the food and service outstanding

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

We booked lunch here for my husband’s birthday & from the moment we walked until we left, the staff were professional, courteous & graceful.
The whole thing experience was just amazing. Even help with the wine selection & the recommendation that was made. All 5 of us enjoyed the same wine!!
Hubby & I have dined at exclusive restaurants but we’ve just introduced the kids to it and they were absolutely amazed. Even my 17 yo had a cheese platter & I never thought it would be something he’d have.

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

absolutely amazing on every level. Food, service, ambience are incredible

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

Never fails to impress. Will be back again!

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Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Able to have the 3-course menu and we thoroughly enjoyed all the dishes. Plum meat fruit was wonderful and played with your mind being chicken liver parfait in the shape of a plum. Hay smoked kingfish was so incredibly soft and melt in your mouth. Venison with cherries was the highlight for me as it melted in your mouth. Wagyu beef was not as marbled as we expected and was cooked past medium rare which was disappointing. Both the lamington and tipsy cake topped off a wonderful menu.

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

Food was really great and cauliflower and the customer service was perfect

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Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow! Food was amazing, staff were amazing the whole experience was amazing!

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Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service is exceptional, the food amazing and always made to feel special.

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Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place. Cost is high but if your a foodie then a must do.

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Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff were fantastic, food was amazing & wine list was extensive

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Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner by Heston never fails to deliver a five star dining experience. From the moment you walk in, to the moment you leave, you are enveloped by a sense of luxurious adventure. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and make the experience truly personal with their expert recommendations and interesting anecdotes. Hands down the best restaurant in Melbourne.

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Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We knew the food would be good, but this is next level.
Everything we had was absolutely stunning - presentation, flavour, inventiveness.
Meat fruit, Rice and Flesh, Cod in Cider, Chicken and Cauliflower, Vegemite Ice Cream, Lamington Cake, table made ice-cream.
The wine list is staggering in its breadth and quality.
The service is friendly and attentive without being stuffy or snobby.
Quite simply one of the best meals I've had in my life!

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Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was exquisite. From the greeting at the door, to the choice of table and execution of service. Food was absolutely amazing especially with a matching wine recommended by the sommelier. Staff were also very welcoming and knowledgeable - felt very well looked after.

A little music in the background would have been the cherry on top.


Otherwise, it was a unique and memorable experience.


I will definitely be coming back next time I am in Melbourne

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Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overall was a good experience with several good dishes however must remark my main (pork chop) was rather disappointing - the sauce was too salty as was the broccolini side we ordered. Given the costs and hype about the restaurant pre visit, we had very high expectations. I made my comments known to one of the staff who was attending our table.

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Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a magical evening! The food is absolutely spectacular as expected from a Heston restaurant, the wait staff were friendly, accommodating, and faultless. The sommelier that looked after me for the evening was fantastic and I was happily lead by her recommendations to discover wonderful pairings with my meal.
I may be slightly bias as I am a Heston fan, however it was truely an incredible experience. I look forward to visiting again sometime soon.

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Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Pre-dinner cocktails were lack lustre, un-inspiring and overpriced. I expected something magical but they failed to deliver.
Entres and mains were fantastic, deserts were the weakest dishes of the night.

Service was top notch and wine list extensive, though over priced.

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Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This dining experience was something I will never forget, my husband and I couldn't fault it.

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Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about this place was amazing. Service was phenomenal and the staff was genuinely extremely friendly. Food was sublime. Atmosphere was amazing and the view from a window seat is icing on the cake

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Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant with spectacular dishes! It's expensive but worth its price.

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Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Meat and fruit is a fabulous starter dish. The outer fruit cover changes with seasons. The chicken feet is too salty for me though

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Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All the staff were amazing and even though our table was delayed in being prepared the staff made sure we were comfortable at the bar and had drinks available and kept us updated on the progress of when our table would be ready.
All staff were very professional, knowledgeable and personable which made the evening enjoyable.

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Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall, a wonderful dining experience fit for a special occasion.

Booked a table for two as a special treat for my partner's birthday.

Had a 9 pm booking, though our table was not ready by that time. It wasn't an issue (and somewhat expected given our time slot) as we enjoyed our wait at the bar, having a nice chat with the bar staff and mesmerised at their skill when creating all the various cocktails.

The food through out the evening was spectacular and we enjoyed every bite.

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Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The whole experience was amazing. Staff very warm and friendly with extensive knowledge of drinks and food. The food was unique and absolutely delicious as well as the cocktails. Its an experience I would definitely love to encounter again and highly recommend it.

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