Dinner by Heston Blumenthal - Crown Melbourne

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  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
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 a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal, the only disappointment was the steak dishes, which I did not have, came with nothing else on the plate. Whereas the duck, fish etc came with suitable vegetables which complimented the protein.

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Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The overall experience was amazing! Staff were attentive, professional/helpful.
View was gorgeous & the entrance was cool too!
The food was amazing,from entree through to dessert.
I'm someone who talks quite alot and I didn't say more than a sentence through main course because I was enjoying it so much.
We had the
Sherried Marron/meat fruit
Duck/roast fish with green sauce
Tipsy cake/vegemite icecream
Vegemite dessert is different, an acquired taste.
Wine list is extensive, always a plus.

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Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came to Dinner by Heston with high expectations and they were definitely exceeded. The alternative way the head chef has expressed his or herself through the menu is a breath of fresh air. The food and service is to be commended. The staff ensure it is a night to remember.

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Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great night. Highly recommend.

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Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The moment you enter Heston’s it hits you that this will be an experience. You walk through a dark corridor and your senses are immediately confused. The door opens and you are welcomed With such professionalism it’s hard to compare it to anything else. The service, the food, the ambience, the care taken by everyone is noticeable and makes the experience all the more enjoyable.

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Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

As expected and as it is always, the food was fabulous. Although the cut of meat I had was of lesser quality than expected. My only criticism is the over servicing by the staff, too many times coming to the table to top up waters when not empty and to do tiny refills of wine glasses. The restaurant was not very busy hence that the staff didn't have much to do, but that shouldn't be to the detriment of our experience, I had to ask staff to please stop filling glasses that didn't need filling.....

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Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Heston's experience was fine dining with a pleasant twist. It was very magical from start to finish. Completely wowed by the attentive service. It is expensive but I can see why. It was a great night for such a special occasion.

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

Simply fantastic. Great wines, great food combinations and excellent service not too pushy and intrusive and very knowledgeable.

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

I love this place! The food is wonderful - playful, surprising yet comforting. The location and views are gorgeous. The staff and service are brilliant - attentive but not in your face. I love the sense of theatre as you enter the restaurant up that ramp! And you can actually carry on a conversation without having to raise your voice, even in a restaurant that is full of people. Comfortable chairs and plenty of room between tables. All of this comes together to create a wonderful experience.

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

Excellent service, very welcoming and professional. Exceptional food, memorable experience. On par with Knightsbridge.

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

From the moment you step foot into the restaurant and walk the long hallway with ambient lighting it's an event. The serene music playing in the background as you approach the luminated octagon screen at the end of the hallway displaying abstract visions of what will be experienced generates excitement. Like before entering a theme park ride.

And that's exactly what Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is. An experience. Highly recommended. This is surreal dining.

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

The meal exceeded expectations that were already very high going in. The service was exemplary with all of our needs and requests served. The only minor inconvenience was the wait for the main meal, but everything was certainly worth the wait. This was a really hard to fault experience and I hope to find an excuse to go again soon!

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Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Very disappointing. Had a table at 8pm on a Sunday. They ran out of couple of their signature dishes (eg kedgeree, powdered duck breast & egg on verjuice). Didn’t expect this to happen for such a fine restaurant. Not acceptable.

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Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great night.. the food was absolutely fantastic.
The staff were absolutely fantastic, from the cocktail bar to the table, They made you feel special, no arrogance or pretense ,but absolutely knew all about the food, drinks and vast wine selection.
A definite MUST if you are in Melbourne.

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

Ok food good service. Overall ok.

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

We were sad the meat fruit had to end, could eat that all night!

The dry aged black angus steak was last meal worthy!

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

We totally enjoyed every aspect

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

One of the best restaurants in Melbourne

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

Brilliant service and lovely food BUT we were a bit disappointed with the lack of WOW factor we maybe expected with Hestons food. Apart from “meat fruits” most courses were just nice not “wow”. Cocktail dressing ....well there was none. Just liquid in a glass nothing fancy. They need to take a look at the excitement and craft of Om Noms cocktails for inspiration or a few of the speak easy bars for the extravagant feel.

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

The food was phenomenal and amazing like always we will be back

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

Every mouthful of food was full of flavour. The service was so attentive yesterday discreet. A real dining experience.

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Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The three course meal was incredible! I had the meat fruit, Angus steak and tipsy cake as my courses. Complimentary rye bread and salted butter was an excellent start to the meal and the butter was rich in creaminess. The meat fruit was decadent and was the highlight of the meal! The Angus steak was incredibly tender and paired well with the triple cooked chips. The tipsy cake is fantastic and the brioche is delightful paired with brandy caramel. I would fly back to Melbourne to have meat fruit!

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Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful dinning experience, high quality service, food and beverages. All staff highly trained, friendly and helpful.

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Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A dining experience and not just a restaurant. Well worth the money. Amazed by the number of service staff. Ambience great, view is great and the food ...... well it is after alll Heston inspired.

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Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent, the meals were outstanding and the overall experience was what I hoped for.

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

Beautiful experience!

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

Got given a booth seat for me and my girlfriend overlooking the city skyline. The food and service was faultless. Was a great experience overall.

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

I’ve never had duck as good as this in my life!

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

Great food and service as always unfortunately a few favourites were not on the menu. (Pork belly and sambocade)

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

beautiful experience whilst visiting Melbourne to celebrate my birthday

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

Dinner by Heston was great, however did not live up to my expectations given the price I had paid.

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Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

lack of choice
presentation

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

Had a special family dinner to celebrate a birthday
Staff went over and above expectations even to signing a menu for the birthday girl
Loved having the family over from New Zealand and showing them the very best of Melbourne
Thank you staff you we’re awesome

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Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dining at this restaurant is exceptional. The food, service, ambience and view cannot be surpassed. It is especially recommended for that special occasion. It is also a must for foodies. One dish that is a must is the “meat fruit”. Don’t miss it.

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Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All round a very nice experience indeed.

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Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Having been to your London restaurant I had big expectations The entrees were amazing but the mains were very disappointing I had the duck which was so salty I could not even eat half of it my husband had the steak also too salty but also very fatty When the plates were collected I said my meal was to salty to eat it all The waiter said nothing and just took it away The woman behind me also had the duck and also felt it was too salty The desserts were also wonderful

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Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great experience with how the food were prepared. Very interesting twist of old fashioned recipe to a modern uptake. Loved the tipsy cake!

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Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and wine! A fantastic fine dining experience. Expensive? YES! Value for money?YES as it was a special occasion! Loved it!

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Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! Food was phenomenal, staff were all friendly. Cocktail bar was a nice little spot to wait. Easy 10/10!

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Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Poor value for money and terrible service. There is nothing to complain about when it comes to food but on the Melbourne scale it's nothing special and is seriously over priced. There is no 'experience' for the amount you'll spend. Be careful - The sommelier ignored our budget and seemingly took advantage. Don't waste your money buying into the Heston name. There are so many excellent, well priced, value for money restaurants in Melbourne that offer wonderful experiences.

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