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
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
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OT
Dined a day ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

OT
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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

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 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 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.

OT
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

There was no better way to celebrate our Christmas holiday in Melbourne

OT
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was exceptional and the staff were very attentive throughout our entire experience. They were also very informative and passionate about how the meals were prepared and gave detailed explanations of each course as it came out. First Class experience all the way and completely met all of our expectations, well done team Diner by Heston.

OT
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Restaurant and service were outstanding. Some of the dishes were a bit underwhelming. I was expecting the unexpected, but the dishes (whilst tasty) were a bit standard in concept and presentation.

OT
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Overall an excellent dining experience and one to tick off the bucket list. The staff were impeccable and welcoming, and arranged to move us to a better table for two by the windows half way through. It takes a long time to get through the degustation so prepared for the long haul; we arrived at 7pm and left shortly after 11pm. Unfortunately the experience was marred by a long delay in the main courses arriving and a small piece of metal found in my wife’s pate course.

OT
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The food was exceptional it was unconscionable that the waiters weren’t upfront about the fact that coffee, tea and champagne (for our anniversary) was not complimentary.

I don’t think it should be offered and making it seem like it’s complimentary by stating “would you like a champagne to celebrate your anniversary?” upon arrival. We were offered tea and coffee before dessert and as it’s obviously not on the degustation menu, we said yes

OT
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It seems meat fruit it's so popular even there is advertisement board in crown. I don't find it interesting. I know it is chicken liver, me and my partner finish half because
1) it is too dense and it is "filling" in your tummy with or without the bread.
2) we paid nearly 800+ with wine, we find the dining experienceis alright place. I know the menu brings back from the pas but nothing special
3) waiters well trained especially the wine specialist. We love the wine.

OT
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a very special experience. The staff really guide you through the menu, their attention to detail made it a very memorable birthday lunch.

OT
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Pork wasn’t great.
Dessert was far too sweet.

OT
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fabulous. Love the whole experience.

OT
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5


Our luncheon was outstanding in every respect but the friendly, knowledgeable and highly skilled Sommelier was most certainly the ‘glue’ that pulled it all together and added another special layer that made our experience all the more enjoyable and memorable.

Thanks very much to you and all the staff who so kindly and professionally served us during our luncheon.

We definitely return to this world class restaurant.