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.
I loved the Meat Fruit. But I thought the Rib Eye was disappointing for aged meat, it wasn't tender at all. I found the Vegemite ice cream disappointing because it wasn't creative enough, basically it was ice cream sprinkled with a Vegemite mixture.
We enjoyed a three course lunch and what a wonderful experience it turned into. Seated directly facing the kitchen we were able to watch the chefs in their element. The food, service and ambience were second to none and we’ll definitely be back.
This experience lived up to every expectation and is one to put on your bucket list! We would like to thank the staff in the kitchen and those who waited on us. Their service and food was exceptional. Every fine detail was taken care of and the staff recommendations were spot on. You should try the fruit meat and marron but every course was wonderful. We will definitely go back. Thank you!
5 of us went to Dinner by Heston and we were all very excited, as we are all foodies and admire the man himself.
From the minute you heave the elevator to walk to the restaurant the experience starts.
Its very beautiful and feels very rich in ambience.
The wait staff are truly superb, very attentive without being in your face.
The food was outstanding, we all enjoyed everything we had, though our only thought was there wasn't enough of the "show" food that Heston is famed for.
Extremely disappointing. Advertised as ‘dinner with Heston’. We were left waiting half an hour outside. 1.5hours before the first course. The menu was advertised as ‘unique’ yet every one of the 4 courses was on the existing menu which hadn’t changed since it opened. Nothing unique! Heston spoke briefly of humans over eating and being obsessed with wealth yet charged $425 a head to see him. He promised to speak again at the end but left before the main course! An absolute waste of money
Each dish is a masterpiece. The flavours are amazing. We couldn’t fault anything we ordered.
The food was of an excellent standard and the waiters were at tentative and knowledgeable
The service and quality of the food was just perfect, impeccable! Even if you don't earn a decent salary, I recommend saving up to dine here. It certainly was an amazing experience that I would not forget!
my wife and i have been going to eat here for a while but previous last moments attempts failed. book ahead for the weekend.
the food and service were exceptional. my wife who is very finicky with what she eats did nothing but rave about the meals and cant wait to go back.im the same.
It has to be one of the best restaurants I’ve and my partner Hve ever been too the food was phenomenal and outstanding
Absolutely sensational in all aspects. They knew we were from Qld and it was our anniversary . They saved us a window table. Great staff from all over the world. Everything was amazing
Food was outstanding. Service could not have been any better. Everything was just absolutely flawless. I'm still in awe of the experience.
The whole dining experience was pretty amazing, from the moment of arrival to the end. The service was amicable, been treated like guests of honour. A few constructive feedback, some of the dishes, ex. Frumentry and Vegemite with Ice Cream, were quite intense and salty in terms of flavour. In other words, it was not something that could be eaten consistently without a need to rinse my palate after a few bites. Strangely there were no music, perhaps it is intentional for conversations.
Stunning venue, gorgeous location and views. 11 out of 10 for service! The staff were amazing... absolutely incredible and made the evening a true "special occasion". There was literally nothing more they could have done to make it better. We expected a little more from the food but it was still delicious and beautifully presented. The price was reasonable for the food and exceptional for the service. Fab wine list too!!
As this was a special occasion it was made or the more special by the attention to detail from the atmosphere, attentive staff & exquisite food.
The food, wine and service were all outstanding. Absolutely First Class dining!
Had a perfect lunch really good quality of food everything so flavourful and the service is really well prepared and kind...memorable place I will go back for sure!
I took my best friend here as a surprise 30th Birthday present. We were more than satisfied with the wonderful service and the absolutely DELICIOUS food!
The wait staff were so warm and welcoming and kept acknowledging that it was my friend's birthday, which made him feel extra special. I loved how they explained each dish to us as they served them as well, and they also gave us a table by the window (with a beautiful view) as I requested through the booking form.
We could not fault our birthday dinner here. The service was excellent, wine list extensive and the food was fabulous.
I dined with my partner for his birthday it was a memorable and special experience. We had incredible service from all the waiters including receiving a complementary small tart for his birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed every dish and would recommend to everyone.
Overall it was an extremely pleasant fine dining experience. Services were excellent: caring and attentive. Dishes were prepared with creativity and provoked tastebud. Each mouth did trigger our curiosity of the chef's creation. My partner and I had a great night celebrating our anniversary in a romantic setting.
Food, wine, service and ambience spot on. We very much enjoyed the three course menu. Food was prepared and presented very nicely. Sommelier was knowledgeable and extremely helpful and attentive. Service in general was also attentive and helpful. Cleaning away seemed a little rushed early in the meal but not a problem. The setting was not noisy and a comfortable ambience. Was nice to be able to see into the kitchen.
All up a very memorable enjoyable experience, if a little pricey.
Excellent. Could not falt.
Great food, service and view. Exceeded all expectations!
The food was absolutely superb all meals had the perfect amount of all components and textures. All the wait staff had great character and we're very charming and gave a professional yet homely feel to the restaurant. Highly recommend for a anniversary or special occasion
We went there to celebrate my birthday. The drinks were fantastic but the food were average: they were very well presented but both the entree and the main were quite salty. The service were good. Overall we didn’t feel it was worth the money we spent, especially we were charged $20 for drinking water.
Our food is awesome
Food and service were second to none, as to be expected with a fine dining experience.
Disappointing. Mediocre meal.advised by staff of problem in kitchen later denied by manager.
Staff have a great knowledge of food presented, they explain the dishes chosen & the accompanying sauces/condiments extremely well
Exceptional food and service
The whole experience at this restaurant is fantastic! the food was amazing very fresh & the service was impeccable.
I'm absolutely obsessed with Dinner by Heston, I've been a few times and love it, has always been consistent, amazing, stunning and worth every penny...
We had a lovely dinner. We were lucky to sit by the windows looking out onto the Yarra.
Beautiful setting, beautiful meal and excellent service. I felt really spoilt.
Thank you to the restaurant
Lamington cake was divine.
The staff were very efficient , professional and polite. They made the night.
The ambience is really good and the view is superb as we are seated at the window area. Really love the cocktails menu and the special beer which is specifically brewed for the restaurant. The food is creative and yummy. It is probably the only restaurant that serve vegemite ice cream.
Dinner by Heston was phenomenal! The food was fantastic. There was food/drinks on the menus that just didn’t sound like they would work, but man was I wrong! The meat fruit was amazing! Would thoroughly recommend to anyone
Don’t go here. Not ever.
It will ruin by comparison every other restaurant you go to for the rest of your life. It is simply that good.
Food was unfaultable (yes I made that word up) and every bite was savoured and shared amongst the table, willingly or otherwise, and yet the service still outshone the dining.
When I propose to my future wife, I’ll take her here to do it, and I hope she doesn’t read this because that would really ruin the surprise when I make the booking.
The service was amazing, very attentative and the food was exquisite!