Dinner by Heston Blumenthal - Crown Melbourne
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.
All four of us enjoyed the food very much. Excellent produce, beautifully prepared and presented. The Egg in Verjuice was particularly spectacular.
We all had different dishes so a good selection. I enjoyed the Kedgeree very much.
Cannot fault a thing.
The food is awesome
The staff are amazing
The wine is delicious and extensive
Fantastic place. Great food and service. A bit pricey, but good for a special occasion.
The staff and service was warm,welcoming and professional from the minute you walk through the door.
Great food with a view to match
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.
Food was balanced, well portioned, flavour, flavour, flavour. Beautifully looked after from the moment you step into the restaurant until you leave. I can still recall the taste of each dish, especially that Tipsy Cake. Everyone in our party was equally impressed.
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.
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.
We had a great night. Highly recommend.
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.
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.....
Hugely confusing entrance to the restaurant. The service and atmosphere is astounding. I enjoyed and would recommend the Meat Fruit entree. The hay-smoked Kingfish was pleasant, but guests would not order again. I had the Black Angus steak, rare. It was rare in the middle, medium rare elsewhere and was only saved by the sauces. The Pork and Duck dishes were pleasant. The desserts were delicious. Overall, we felt underwhelmed by the food and the real experience is the restaurant itself.
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.
Simply fantastic. Great wines, great food combinations and excellent service not too pushy and intrusive and very knowledgeable.
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.
Excellent service, very welcoming and professional. Exceptional food, memorable experience. On par with Knightsbridge.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Ok food good service. Overall ok.
We were sad the meat fruit had to end, could eat that all night!
The dry aged black angus steak was last meal worthy!
We totally enjoyed every aspect
One of the best restaurants in Melbourne
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.
The food was phenomenal and amazing like always we will be back
Every mouthful of food was full of flavour. The service was so attentive yesterday discreet. A real dining experience.
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!
A wonderful dinning experience, high quality service, food and beverages. All staff highly trained, friendly and helpful.
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.
Service was excellent, the meals were outstanding and the overall experience was what I hoped for.
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.
I’ve never had duck as good as this in my life!
Great food and service as always unfortunately a few favourites were not on the menu. (Pork belly and sambocade)
beautiful experience whilst visiting Melbourne to celebrate my birthday
Dinner by Heston was great, however did not live up to my expectations given the price I had paid.
lack of choice
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