Dinner by Heston Blumenthal - Crown Melbourne

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British
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  • Notable Wine List
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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Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best customer service; attendants were very attentive and friendly

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Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A once in a lifetime experience.
Celebrating a special birthday, we booked for dinner at Heston's a few months ago, and couldn't have been more thrilled with our choice.
From the moment we arrived, our evening was one of surprise and enchantment.
The staff turned a wonderful meal into an occasion to remember.
The setting was perfect.
Thank you, everyone, for a wonderful night.

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Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my the best in Melbourne! The food, service, cocktails are amazing...

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Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional dining experience. Atmosphere, the food and the service we're all top notch

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Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service we received from Michael was next level.

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Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This experience was high on the culinary bucket list and it didn’t disappoint !
For a big restaurant it was elegant, warm & inviting. Great to witness the busy vibe of the working kitchen.
Suggestions - with Diners committed to the 3 course menu on Fri & Sat nights the following inclusions would enhance the experience & lift expectations.
Cocktail bar - cocktail presentation underwhelming :(
Pre dinner - include Amuse Bouche
Dinner - choice of side dish
Post dinner - Icecream cart too late

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Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We went for a work special occasion, I have been twice before and preferred the four set window setup.

The food was flawless as always, however we felt rushed towards the end of the experience due to another table arriving to eat. My suggestion would be to make guests aware of this at the start, so not to rush the end of the meal.

I’d also make a recommendation to not have as many interruptions during the courses. We had a lot of business to discuss.

Food, flavour, and presentation 👍

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Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone makes you feel special when you arrive here. Exceptional service

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Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional night out. such a special evening. Amazing food and service. Thank you team.

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Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My partner Kelly and I came to celebrate our 14th anniversary and we were not disappointed! The staff were amazing and the food, well the food was out of this world! Simply Perfect!

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Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent, but expensive (which isn't a surprise- You know that going in).
The food is so flavorsome that it's almost *too* tasty.

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Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the start the service was fantastic the Barman was great to talk to and very knowledgeable
Food fantastic absolutely loved it can’t wait to come back

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Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

24th wedding anniversary dinner, delicious food with great service.

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Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved the whole experience! Food was amazing, staff extremely knowledgeable and great atmosphere. We were celebrating a special occasion and we were made to feel extremely special! We would highly recommend.

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Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lived up to my expectation . Which were very high. All the staff were amazing and helped make it a night to remember.

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Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely love Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. One of our favorite places to visit when we come to Melbourne and have been going here for the past 4 years. The staff are amazing and ensure that we have a memorable experience every time we visit. The food is to die for and we have never been disappointed. Looking forward to our return in the near future.

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Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The Dinner by Heston experience starts with the dramatic entrance to the restaurant and once inside, you get a panoramic view of the kitchen which is immaculately clean. Service during the meal was excellent, but we had a late evening dinner and found that as the night progressed we had several changes of waiters. The entrees were fantastic and my waygu steak was the best I have ever had. However, my wife's black angus ribeye was not a top quality cut of meat, even though it was cooked perfectly

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Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my partner here for his 21st birthday. I had high expectations but they blew me away.

The wait staff were very attentive and very knowledgeable, fully explaining the whole menu and providing recommendations.

Food was amazing, we both got the Wagyu steaks and it blew us away. Also really enjoyed the tipsy cake!

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Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were celebrating a special anniversary. This turned out to be the perfect place for that. The food was amazing, the service was excellent, and we were made to feel special by the very friendly staff. An excellent place for that special occasion.

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Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have wanted to try this for so long I was worried I'd be disappointed. Not at all. Amazing and I will be going back.

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Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The attention to detail. Each dish was treated with love and respect. The food was high art.

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Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Extremely underwhelming both with food and service. Mains were basic and tasteless and dessert was inedible.

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Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

I don’t think that my experience was value for money. The menu was very underwhelming. I e been twice before and the menu was really great in the past. March 2019, very disappointing...

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Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Very memorable!

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Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely time at Heston’s, we attendees the cocktail bar first. I would recommend to guest that this be the finish to the meal.

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Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food with extra attention added for our anniversary.
Friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff enhanced the experience.
Will definitely be recommending to others.

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Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous dinning experience with divine food. The Saturday lunch menu was amazing and certainly worth the money for the food and the dinning experience.
The service was faultless.
The wine list was extensive, but in my opinion could include some lesser priced options as not much choice below $20 per glass. I had a cocktail to start which was great but a little pricey. Although this did not detract from my wonderful dinning experience and it was lunch.

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Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Dear Heston, my wife specifically decided to stop over in Melbourne to sample fine dining at a couple of what we believed to be outstanding restaurants.

First let me state that your staff are absolutely fantastic, the service was impeccable.

Unfortunately that is one of the few compliments I can make as we were extremely disappointed with the majority of the food that was served to us.

Very mediocre to say the least.I would explain more if it would allow me to type more. Disappointing.

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Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a special occasion experience that we really enjoyed. Food is stunning and the service exceptional.

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Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have previously dined at Dinner by Heston, however this was my second occasion and I dined there to celebrate my 30th birthday. The staff were made aware of my birthday by my family and all staff paid extra special attention and were so attentive. We were gifted an extra treat at the end of the meal to top the night off. Highly recommend and would not hesitate to dine there again.

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Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cocktails and innovative food

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Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed the experience which more than lived up to our expectations. Have to recommend a Bloody Mary as a starting cocktail-you will be surprised

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Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved the food, service and restaurant. The night was a special treat night out for us. The only downside was the lack of explanation regarding cost of water provided to table and the surcharge for steaks.
The waitstaff were so knowledgeable and attentive we did not lack for anything.
This is not an everyday restaurant but definitely worth the treat!

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Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and attentive, I felt the cocktails were abit overpriced but other than that wholly satisfied

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Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overall the experience was great just a little bit overpriced

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Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Expectations were pretty high at the get go and we weren't disappointed.

From when we walked in, the atmosphere and greetings were enough to put us into relax mode and then we were treated to a fine meal with good wine.

Great food options and the way in which the menu was compiled (based on reinvented historical British dishes was nothing short of different. What a great idea!

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Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dining here is wonderful, you feel like royalty here. The food as always is delicious, staff are attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. This restaurant has spoiled me and my husband to all others. That's why we keep coming back.

A big thank you to everyone who made our birthday dinner so special. Our compliments to the chef, who's outstanding as always. Special thanks to James who made the experience even more enjoyable.

We'll be there again on our anniversary. See you soon! :)

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Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and ambience

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Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the most wonderful time. It was something we had wanted to do since the Dinner by Heston opened, so we took my sister for an early 30th birthday treat. The location was fantastic, the ambiance of the restaurant itself was calm and inviting, and the staff were just fantastic! And of course the food and drinks were absolutely amazing. We will be back one day!

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Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 5

I Had the worst experience of all time. I had a long piece of hair in my fruit. I ordered meat fruit for entrée. It was my husband's bday. I would never recommend to go Hestons to any of my friends or family.
I complained to the manager on duty. cannot recall his name. He did not take ownership of the mistake happened. he said there was no one with long hair in the kitchen. That appeared as he is calling me a liar. because I can see chefs with long hair in the kitchen from where I was seated. t

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