Dinner by Heston Blumenthal - Crown Melbourne

4.7
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2518 reviews
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$101 and over
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British
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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Extremely dissatisfied with the whole experience I have been to this place before and unfortunately I was very disappointed with the food the cost considering the amount of food you receive the length of time it took to get it was really bad .
The waiters were very polite but extremely hard to understand and hear with the strong accents I would not recommend to anyone which is dissapointing

OT
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an evening of experiencing great food- very different & we loved each dish- glad we could go. The night at Heston’s will be remembered & talked about for a very long time.

OT
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I cannot speak highly enough of this dining experience..scoring a 10 for the service seems too low. The team are simply AMAZING and the food incredible....an explosion of taste and texture with every dish. The ambience was perfect....not pretentious at all but very classy. The team made us feel like they were grateful to have us unlike a lot of other fine dining restaurants. It is so much more than just a meal..it’s an incredible experience - well worth every cent! So sad it’s going.

OT
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, the service was top knotch.

OT
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was out of this world good. The food was absolutely delicious and we had the wine pairings which were perfect. The service from all of the staff was excellent. I would really recommend this restaurant.

OT
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very pleasurable experience the food was delicious and the staff were very knowledgeable and friendly

OT
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Nice but way too Over priced - especially the $12 latte!!!

OT
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Expect fine dining at the fabulous end. Superb food beautifully presented.
Add outstanding service of the friendly not obsequious kind.
An experience to savour and remember.

OT
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience.
Every thing got the attention to detail.
Our sommelier, Sam was very helpful and extremely knowledgeable.
The Nitro ice cream show was a great fun.

OT
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was exceptional.
Service great and adequate although at times waiters hard to understand through their quite speaking, but their knowledge was excellent.

OT
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is an expensive restaurant that promises a dining experience. It did not let us down. The food experience was sensational. A well balanced degustation menu that highlighted the Blumenthal cuisine. We elected to have the discovery wine selection which complimented the courses really well. Service was attentive and provided informed commentary about the wine and meals. We learnt that Garum is a Roman fish sauce and the word garum is a latin word meaning fish sauce literally.

OT
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The appetizer gave us a whole new experience with surprise. The view at the restaurant was spectacular.

OT
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the whole experience, food amazing, the people are absolutely wonderful second time there definitely will go back

OT
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were so attentive and helpful - I have never been to a restaurant where every little detail was thought through and everyone was very friendly. The food was amazing and he mini history lesson that went with it was delightful. We had a wonderful experience that will not be forgotten.

OT
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My sister and I brought my mum - who has always wanted to eat at one of Heston’s restaurants (her dream is Fat Duck, she can keep dreaming). We loved everything about it! The service and food was perfect, restaurant quiet and cosy. Phenomenal. Although we partook in the discovery wine poring and all agreed perhaps the wines were a little too sweet overall, we much prefer dry wine.

OT
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant. Amazing. Exceptional.
We loved every second of our experience. Friendly and knowledgable staff complemented the ambiance and mouth watering food.

OT
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Now ticked of my list of places to try. Great service, and great flavors but to be honest I was expecting more theater from Heston so a left feeling a little underwhelmed.

OT
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience, the staff were very tentative and informative however we feel it was very expensive for what you received.

OT
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exquisite. Only minor criticism is lighting in bathrooms is too dark...you cannot see where everything is except at the sinks

OT
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A highly professional team of chefs and front of house who delivered a great atmosphere and amazing food. The wait staff were highly attentive without being annoying and knew their food and wines. The food was well presented with gorgeous ingredients that once combined were magic on a plate. There was variety in the food, taste and texture which was a talking point at the table.

OT
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner at Heston's is a dining experience food, service and ambience all a standout.

Would definitely recommend Heston's.

OT
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overrated, a poor copy of the London venue. Too corporate.

OT
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely blown away with our experience last night at Dinner.
The food was phenomenal and the service was exceptional. I booked very late, it was a surprise for my girlfriend's birthday, so very pleased that we had availability.
I want to thank all the staff who made my girlfriend feel very spoilt, I can't say anything else but thank you for a 10/10 experience. If you are thinking about visiting, do it!

OT
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took both my friends here for a farewell and a belated birthday celebration. We all agreed our experience was amazing and had a great time. The food, the atmosphere and the service was impeccable. We were able to tell when how down to earth and attentive our waiters were. Special thanks to our friendly waiters Tom and Ben for making our experience so fun and wonderful. I have since recommended all my friends to try it out, and not to be shy asking for more of Ben’s mum’s bread!

OT
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Being a first time the staff were fantastic. Special mention to Jake for being an amazing waiter. So easy to understand and talk to. The food was fantastic and we felt very welcomed.

OT
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We knew it would be good but it was superb.

OT
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service as usual and food never fail to amaze us.

OT
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Unfortunately our recent visit was not as memorable as per our previous visit. Being a foodie and having had the experience before I was disappointed with many of the plates served and did not feel they were up to the usual standard.

OT
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

While the atmosphere and service were outstanding I was underwhelmed by the food. I had high expectations which were not met.

OT
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

We have been here several time’s and always enjoyed it. This time felt different, less knowledgable and generally confused staff were serving us.

Would not recommend it for a night like New Year’s Eve, no ability to choose a la carte and the general feel was that they wanted us to eat up and leave as they had another sitting.

OT
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was good, however we expected some drama and there was none. We had the tasting menu and it was just like any other menu of this nature. I have watched Heston for some years and was so excited to go to his Melbourne restaurant. However we will never return

OT
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The quality of food and level of attention of impressive!

OT
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A bucket list restaurant which did not disappoint! From the entry to leaving - the staff were amazing! Very friendly and polite! The food was outstanding- we chose the degustation menu , which was an excellent selection of courses! We certainly enjoyed the commentary provided by the wait staff!

OT
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I wanted to give my wife a very special creative restaurant experience for her birthday. Because her day falls on 28th December she has often been overlooked after people’s Christmas festivities, so I wanted to belt that out of the Park.
We’ve watched Heston’s programs many times with much wonder and joy, hoping to have the opportunity to experience such ourselves.
We were both overwhelmed and overjoyed by what we saw, heard and tasted.

OT
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I have been to many great restaurants in recent years, both in Australia and overseas, and usually choose degustation menus. Many times there has been one or two dishes that, to us, are too “tricked up” and a bit beyond adventurous. Not so with Dinner by Heston. Each dish was marvellously presented, delicious and, well, exciting. Wines were brilliantly matched.

Choosing the best restaurant from the excellent group we have visited is difficult, but Dinner is in our top 2 or 3.

OT
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The recent addition of the degustation menu is a winner. Enjoyed it immensely. Same great quality, attentive and knowledgable service with a wide ranging selection from the menu. One of melbourne's best places to eat for a special occasion.

OT
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Very disappointing. Nothing special to justify the price. I would like to tell you more but as we didn't see a menu before, during or after the meal, and the wait staff gave limited descriptions of the dishes in very difficult foreign accents, I'm not really sure what we ate.

JD
Melbourne / VIC
15 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, art on a plate. A must if your in Melbourne

OT
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were very welcoming, professional and knowledgable, our dietary requirements were catered to excellently. The entire dinning experience was elevated by the five star service of the team and their attentiveness.
The food was beyond anything that we could have expected and more with every course complementing and following one another.

OT
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner by Heston is hands down the best restaurant my wife and I have eaten at.
We love it so much we take friends and family there for special occasions so they can experience it as well.