Dinner by Heston Blumenthal - Crown Melbourne

4.6
1902 reviews
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$101 and over
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Lunch:
Friday to Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Dinner:
Monday to Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday to Sunday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(03) 9292 5779
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Ashley Palmer-Watts, Evan Moore
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Private Party Contact
events@dinnerbyheston.com.au: (03) 9292 5568
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Cross street
Queensbridge Street
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Parking Details
Multi-Level Car Park via Haig St or Valet Parking (charges apply for all parking)
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Public Transit
Tram Stops on Queensbridge Street and Clarendon Street.
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Special Events & Promotions
Private Room accommodating 12 guests and Chef's Table accommodating 6 guests. Refer to restaurant directly.
Additional
Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
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5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing will go back again, great vibe , superb wine list great view 's of the Yarra , exceptional service and food

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5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We could not fault anything about our experienc. The food was unique and diverse. The wine list was fantastic and the service was impeccable- all staff were very friendly and attentive to customers needs. The view and atmosphere of the restaurant made it an amazing experience. It is honestly well worth the money you spend to go here! Would definitely love to come back again

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4.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service. Fantastic food. Fruit wine cocktail was spectacular

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3.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

An experience but somewhat below expectations.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who truly appreciates find dining and exceptional food.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Would definitely go back again

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5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous! A must-do every time we come to Melbourne.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First date perfection

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4.0Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

good food, pitty they couldnt have what I ordered
but still a good meal

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4.0Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

The food was excellent however the service was lacking. It’s a shame because if the service was improved it would be a truly magical restaurant. Waiters were inattentive and very slow to take orders, refill water ect.

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5.0Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great night, exceptional service, the dessert was the highlight.

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3.0Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Meat fruit was the highlight in terms of presentation and taste. Other dishes I didn't find the wow factor this time around. I was disappointed the lunch menu is limited and half the dishes I was planning to order was only available for dinner. This was not reflected on their website menu. Service was great. Friendly, welcoming and helpful.

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5.0Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was superb, the ambiance was intimate, and the staff were so wonderfully friendly and knowledgeable.

Everything was just spot on.

Lovely long lunch with a friend.

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5.0Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my fiance here for her 25th birthday and we were both so impressed with Hestons quality of service. From first walking in and being seated at the bar, the bartender was very entertaining and engages in good conversation with us. When we got to the table, the staff really looked after us and made us feel very comfortable. They were very professional and always paid attention to us. The food was amazing, we even got complimentary dessert because they remembered it was my partners birthday.

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5.0Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Impeccable service. Great recommendations from the Sommelier (Michael). Fantastic recommendations from the bar staff re cocktails. Overall ambience was professional, relaxed and friendly.

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5.0Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An amazing night to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
Our sommelier Sam was very knowledgeable on all the wines that matched our meals. The meat fruit was amazing, I think it's the best thing I have ever eaten. The Cherry Isle Bar dessert was just such a celebration of the Australian icon chocolate bar. I found a new gin (Beefeater) whilst trying one the Riberry Pink Gin. My husband and I both said this was the best meal we have ever eaten.

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5.0Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an amazing foodie experience. I liked the restaurant because it was all about the food without the theatrics and gimmicks.

The wait staff were exceptional, attentive, well versed on the menu and patient without hovering and constantly trying to sell you more.

The wine list is amazing and the house beer was exceptional.

Definitely one of the bucket list restaurants you must try. We are back on the 20th of October for our friends wedding anniversary.

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4.0Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Our second time. Seemed rushed. Service a little out of synch. Food excellent but dessert and the extra ganache cup coming at the same time was too much food.

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4.0Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The experience at Dinner by Heston was incredible, but the food was not to my or my groups taste unfortunately. The flavours are not traditional, which i expected to a point, however i found most of the meals have elements that overpowered the dish and were not necessarily pleasant. Also traditional expectations of crispy skin on duck breast and crackling on pork belly werent there which i thought was a let down. Im pleased we went, was on my bucket list, but we unfortunately wont be back.

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5.0Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing, the dessert - Eggs in Verjuice was stunning. Amazing Birthday dinner.

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5.0Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing I can’t wait to go again

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5.0Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our 10th wedding anniversary and the staff made it special, we were very impressed!

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5.0Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once again flawless

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5.0Dined on 3 September 2018
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i haven't had anything like it before. the menu is very unique and creative

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5.0Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best meal of my life. Travelled from Sydney specially.

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5.0Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was extraordinary, loved all flavours throughout the meal. Beautiful presentation on all dishes and the service was nothing I have experienced before. The wait staff were all in sync and so attentive to our needs. I can't express enough how impressed I was with my experience, loved every bit!

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5.0Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food combined with great service in a relaxed environment

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5.0Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply superb! Discrete but highly attentive service and mouth-wateringly beautiful food. Wonderful setting with fantastic view of the river.

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5.0Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Just the experience of going to a Heston Blumenthal restaurant was great. Portion sizes were bigger than expected for such a fine dining experience.

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5.0Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From entering the restaurant right through to the final meal, dinner by heston does not disappoint. The service is impeccable with their extensive knoweledge of every drink and meal.
The atmosphere is amazing with brilliant waterfront views.
This restaurant does not disappoint and we would gladly come back again.

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5.0Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and quality of food. Very good experience

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5.0Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had heard about the high quality food at Heston but the service was also exceptional, and the ambience very romantic!

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5.0Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great experience, will definitely return.
Jonno, the General Manager is the perfect host, took time to show us the workings of the kitchen.

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4.0Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were looking forward to experiencing Dinner. Greeting was excellent, staff attentive.

A couple of small gripes took the edge of the experience.

No sweeteners available for coffee/tea -sugar only.

A charge of 1.25% for paying with a credit card.

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5.0Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal sits in the middle ground where it is not true "fine dining" yet above level of a normal high end restaurant.

While it's not the Fat Duck it does have it's share of theatrics with the table side ice cream cones, Meat Fruit etc.

Extensive Wine List and impeccable service

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5.0Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our third time at Dinner by Heston and its once again exceeded our expectations!! Lovely atmosphere and the staff are amazing!! So knowledgeable and super friendly and chatty!!! We will of course come back again!

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5.0Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Place was amazing and staff made us and our friends (who had been recently married) feel very special. Staff are incredibly professional, fun and made the lunch a really relaxed but incredibly enjoyable experience. The food was delicious, different and memorable. Was a fantastic meal. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I had arranged as a suprise to my wife for our 18th wedding anniversary. The level of service, quality of the food and the setting helped make it as special as I wanted it to be :)

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5.0Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful experience- a taste bud sensation,excellent service,great view,extensive wine list!!
A great way to celebrate a special occasion!!

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5.0Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Could not fault this experience. From start to finish it was brilliant. 10/10 on all fronts!

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