Dinner by Heston Blumenthal - Crown Melbourne

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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
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4.8
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4.7
Ambience
4.2
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Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Having been to Fat Duck when it was in Melbourne, I wondered whether this would live up to such a high standard. I certainly was not disappointed. The quality of the food was outstanding, the dishes kept tantalising the taste buds and it was a totally enjoyable experience from the first course to the last.

Service was top notch and professional as you would come to expect. Nice break between courses. A perfect night out for those who love something a little more special with the ambience.

OT
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The taste of the food was so subtle and interesting. The whole night was a total experience.

OT
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable about the menu. Seats were comfortable. However it took four hours to finish our degustation for six people, the longest time between courses was 40 minutes. The wine list was extensive and we felt it was too large to choose from in a reasonable amount of time.

OT
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal was such a special experience. The attention to detail from all that work there was incredible. Each course that was served was explained to us in detail. My husband and l went for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and it exceeded our expectations.

OT
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place for fine dining. The food was excellent. Must visit if you’re in Melbourne.

OT
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent as was the wine paring. Only issue was I expected more Heston flare. One desert measured up and the optional made in front of you ice cream was great but the rest just lacked the flare you would expect after watching Hestons TV shows

OT
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner by Heston is an excellent experience, but one not to be partaken in regularly in order to keep the experience special and unique. The degustation menu was wonderful, filled with interesting and tasty dishes that left you feeling satisfied when you finished.
The wait staff was wonderful, we had a newer waiter who was utterly great and who had a good chat to us throughout the night.
For an anniversary, a milestone birthday, or whenever else, Dinner by Heston is a bucket list worthy place.

NL
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & really attentive service as per usual

OT
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hard to describe in words...

OT
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we sat at the bar for a cocktail to when we finished our degustation 2 hours later the experience was incredible.
The food, service, ambience and wine list were all excellent with the attention to detail and the attentive nature of the staff been perfect.
We will come back every time we are in Melbourne and would highly recommend to anyone.
Great effort team Heston !!!
Jon and Sarah

OT
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Dissapointing.
food was nice but not amazing
service was good but very 'structured'
very large room which lacked ambiance

OT
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wow! What an amazing experience. 3 hours of the most exciting and inspiring food and wine. Along with an encyclopaedic crowd of waiters who treated one like royalty. 10 plus courses and a matching wine.

OT
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, the service was amazing what a wonderful experience. Thank you.

OT
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food .. lengthy wine list ... superb service in a lovely location .. would highly recommend.

OT
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb Dining Experience. I love people who can surprise you with food combinations. Particularly when they are all delicious. The service is great. The staff made me feel as if I were dining with friends. Loved the whole experience!

OT
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a surprise for my partner and he absolutely loved every minute of the experience. The wait staff were amazing. Food was delectable and very enjoyable. Maybe a the mains could have been a bit larger in portion size but other than that there was nothing to fault. The staff even had a menu printed wishing my partner "A very happy birthday" which was so thoughtful. it was worth every penny.

Would definitely visit the restaurant again.

OT
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dined here about 2 years ago and I am pleased to say the food is just as sensational I remember it being.

Whilst they are doing a set menu now you still get to choose some items but don't let that deter you for one bit. The level of the service and quality of the food makes this place what it is and worth every single cent.

OT
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZINGLY AMAZING 🌟

OT
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience all round. Food was incredible with the story behind each dish to match. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for this kind of experience.

OT
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Amazing food but wanted a little more theatrics for a Heston restaurant.

OT
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It started as you walk in, there's a mood created. Then the staff were simply exceptional! Their attention to detail and their warmth made our night even more enjoyable. They even noted how much glare was coming in from the sun and adjusted the blinds accordingly so we could enjoy the view.The food!!! Amazing, diversely prepared and delicious. Degustation menu so yes portions were small but we were still satiated and wowed. It was all worth it, best birthday surprise for my husband.

OT
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow wow wow, the best 4hrs of dinning time that we have ever had. From the moment we walked in absolutely stunning, the atmosphere and the surrounding feeling you got made the hair in the back of your neck stand to attention.
Our wait team of Michaela Sam and James were brilliant.
Food was absolutely divine, presentation top class, every plate, glass, knife and fork spotlessly clean.
Flavours of all of the food presented to you took your taste buds on an amazing trip.
Recommend yes yes yes!!

OT
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

food is excellent , presentation is excellent, venue is just average for this level of restaurant

OT
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional high quality food that took us out of the normal comfort zone choices. The degustation menu allowed us to try ingredients combinations would not have normally chosen off a menu. It was present in a delicious and unique way.

OT
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Was my second time here. Nice tasting menu and drinks. The service was excellent however no points for failing to do anything for my birthday except 3 different wait staff wishing me birthday at the start of the evening. Did not expect that a restaurant of this calibre would completely fail to do at least one of the following: giving a card/decorating a plate/presenting a special dessert/making a drink. Would have chosen a different restaurant had I known as obviously not for special occasions.

OT
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We were not overly impressed. Thought dining at Heston’s would be a theatrical experience of the senses rather than a heavy rich filled disgustation without much wow factor

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was catching up with my best girlfriend on this occasion and we could not have been better looked after. The atmosphere was refined but relaxed with our waiters always keen to have a laugh and make us feel at home. Could not have asked for a better night!!

OT
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Next to the genius that is Heston. The staff not only delivered near perfect service but it was our pleasure to connect with them on a personal level which made us feel like we were sharing the meal together. Brava Michela Sirigu and colleagues.

OT
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Disappointed after they changed from A La Carte to degustation only. Menu is boring and ingredients don’t justify the cost. There’re better degustation fine dining elsewhere.

OT
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service, I don’t believe that either could have been better in any way

OT
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I left somewhat disappointed. A dinner for two people for $1000 should be memorable. It wasnt.
The food was quite good, but didnt feel as though it was worth what we paid for.
Felt quite rushed through.
We arrived 25 minutes before our booking time so we could sit at the bar and have a pre dinner drink. We were told the bar was full but we could have them at our table. Food started coming out straight away. Table was against the window but was positioned between two pillars. Limited any views we

OT
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fabulous culinary experience in the most exquisite of surroundings.

The experience starts with what can only be described as an enigma ... the walk up a shallow dimly lit corridor with no immediate observable entrance ... and then the wall opens up automatically to the view of a busy kitchen behind a semi glazed wall; and then the first view of the restaurant and it’s incredible scenic view over the Melbourne waterfront!

Everything is deliberate and just so ...

OT
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service personnel couldn't have been better. One of our party not so good with garlic and they looked after her extremely well. Meant making several of her degustation courses different to the others in our party. Plenty of service people around, great little chat each time they came to our table. A lovely dining experience.

OT
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My expectations were exceeded;
The service staff went above and beyond on every aspect of the evening.
The service itself was impeccable with not a single moment forgotten about.
In regards to the food itself it was perfection, every element was very well executed and worked harmoniously with each other:
The wine pairings were amazing and elevated the dishes even further, I highly suggest the sommelier selected list.
I look forward to visiting again.

OT
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely 2 1/2 hours of a culinary experience.
The staff for wonderful and the history of each dish was very enlightening.

OT
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and service as expected with a fantastic wine selection, with the degustation menu changing every three months I will definitely be back .

OT
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience was second to none! Staff were attentive and friendly! Food on the whole was amazing! Loved it!

OT
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The foods are amazing and really delicious, the customer services is one of the best. Extensive wine list with very knowledgeable stuffs. Staffs are very attentive but not too much, they are happy to make any changes to suit the customer. Overall is a very welcome and relaxing environment to enjoy.

OT
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Course pacing was great and each course complimented the next. Front of house were attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. Food did not disappoint. Highly recommend!

OT
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience dining in a Heston restaurant! Food was delicious and great variation. Service was impeccable and attention to detail was amazing.