Dinner by Heston Blumenthal - Crown Melbourne

4.6
1731 reviews
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$101 and over
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British
Top tags:
  • 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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Neighbourhood
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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
What 1731 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.1
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service. Staff very accommodating. Asked if we could have the five course lunch selection at dinner service. Happily obliged. It was the right choice. The pace and timing of the service was just right. The quality of the food served was exceptional. Down to the detail, texture and temperature of the dish, which made it a special experience.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I had the 5 course set menu and all options that came out were amazing. I loved the meat fruit and also the tipsy cake!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

I have not had a more ‘perfect’ dining experience.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Expensive but you are paying for an experience, not just a meal. The only complaint, and a minor one in the context of the night, is a second bottle of sparkling water being opened without being asked if we wanted it. We just stopped the waiter in time from opening a third one when we were already finished with our desserts. Was a jarring note in comparison with the rest of the evening.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

From the time you stepped into the restaurant you were thoroughly looked after. The service impeccable, the knowledge, friendliness and attentiveness of the waiters/waitresses were excellent . The food was outstanding.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

First time diners at Dinner by Heston. Definitely a special treat for my husband and I. Walking down the dark corridor towards the restaurant was truly like going down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland. We didn't know where the door was, then suddenly it opened, how very cool. Ambience is beautiful and all the staff were very warm and welcoming. Loved sitting in a booth so we could sit side by side, rather than a typical table for 2. Everything we ate was simply amazing.

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

We were here for my wife's 40th birthday celebration. It was memorable to say the least.
The food was absolutely wow. What stopped it from being a perfect 10, was simply, just my fish main, which was maybe because it didn't match my palate, and when my wife ordered a coffee, there was some spillage of coffee on the saucer (not by the primary waiter who was serving us wonderfully). The waiter was fantastic, with the right amount of attention to detail.
Thank you for such a wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Always wanted to go to Heston’s ! We came from Sydney Ann’s loved it the only thing that was an issue is that it was my mums 70th Birthday and we couldn’t have candles 🎂

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

An exceptional dining experience. Culinary unbelievable. Tastes complimented each other. Entensive wine list but overpriced as is all fine dining, but reasonable prices for food considering the exquisite menu.
Service was excellent, staff knowledgeable and very helpful.
An amazing experience which I highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

An amazing experience with fantastic innovative food, classy service and all round excellent.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

After a rocky start to our evening, as our original booking for the degustation dinner was lost in translation, the staff did everything they could to recover this for us.

Hat's off to them as they went out of their way to ensure we had a wonderful night. We can't thank them enough for really stepping up and they rolled out the red carpet in every way they could.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

This was our second visit we were there last year celebrating my 50th. i liked it to much we came back again celebrating my birthday and also my husbands.
the food was amazing, the service excellent. The only think I would mention is that we like sweet wine and the wine that was on the wine list was more a rose. The last time we came there was a half bottle this is something that needs to be considered.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Everything about this restaurant is impressive, from the long, dark entrance hallway to the menu, which has something for everyone.

Perfect for a special occasion.

Staff are very professional and knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Second time my wife and I have been there. As wonderful and interesting a meal as I have ever had. Different to the first time but with the same attention to detail. Had the sommelier recommend a wine and he produced a wonderful bottle of french Rose' that was quite reasonably priced. All in all a memorable and delightful experience.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Been on my bucket list and so worth the wait. The amazing wines available in different sizes is a great idea

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Food was amazing. Staff were attentive without being obtrusive.

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5.0Dined on 14 June 2018

I have been a fan of Heston Blumenthal for a very long time and Dinner did not disappoint! There were four of us, each ordering a different dish in our three course, tasting each other's and all agreed that we could not fault a single thing. Delicious. Perfection in every way, even the cocktails were superb.

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5.0Dined on 13 June 2018

The service is otherworldly. The standout feature. The wine and beverage list knowledge by the staff is exceptional. They pull off being incredibly knowledgeable yet completely non pretentious. Superb food and view. Have been several times and will be back again. Sensational

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5.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Hestons runs like a well oiled machine. The attention to detail is fantastic. The staff are exceptional

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5.0Dined on 13 June 2018

The staff were very friendly and very knowledgeable about the wine list and food menu. Staff remember our faces from the last time we visited. They make you feel very welcomed and happy to visit again

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4.0Dined on 9 June 2018

The service was exceptional, we were made to feel so important. Cannot fault it. The drinks and cocktails amazing. The food was tasty but for the price, disappoints. Have had better.

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Absolutely amazing food! The Tipsy Cake was a standout and probably one the most extraordinary desserts I’ve had in my life. What an experience dining at Heston’s was. I would highly recommend to anybody who wants a dining ‘experience’ and will definitely return when I’m in Melbourne next!! The staff were so professional and helpful. LOVED IT!

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3.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Overrated and overpriced. Expected more. Was frustrating at end of night to have to ask three times for the payment machine to be brought. Not the experience we expected

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

We were greeted with a friendly "Welcome back" by the front staff which made us feel very welcomed.
The staff members are very polite, friendly and professional. They know when you are up for a conversation or when you want to be left alone.
We loved every course we had, couldn't fault it! The mains were generous and the small chocolate and biscuit treat at the end was a lovely finish to the wonderful evening.
Thank you so much for making our time special every time we visit the restaurant!

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5.0Dined on 7 June 2018

Staff were very friendly and knew everything about the menu and wines. They made us feel very special. Food was absolutely amazing.

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5.0Dined on 7 June 2018

The service was exceptional! A special shout out goes to Mikayla (our wine connoisseur) & Tom. You guys made our experience beyond great. Mikayla & Tom clearly took the time to get to know us and let their cheeky personalities shine through and made our experience an unforgettable one. The food was also a stand out! I’m usually let down from most fine dining restaurants that I attend but this did not disappoint!

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4.0Dined on 5 June 2018

The service was very good, but the good was average for the price

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

I knew the food was going to be amazing - but it blew my mind! And the staff were so friendly and professional. They went out of their way to show my sister (who's a chef) the kitchen, answering her many questions and making us feel at home while we sat through dinner. It was an amazing night for my sister's 30th birthday and I can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

I throughly enjoy the food but thought the wine was ridiculously price honestly a a bottle of two hands is 66 dollars and i got 150ml for 95... just saying..the meat fruit was the highlight of my evening and my husband loved the milk pineapple punch cocktail so much he had 5 we would definitely go back when come to melbourrne again for a holiday..

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

Faultless nothing but perfection cant wait to come back

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5.0Dined on 4 June 2018

Our 2nd time at Dinner by H.B. and it was as amazing and impressive as our first visit. The food is not something one can describe, it has to be experienced.The ambiance is perfect, brilliant wine list and the best service you will get anywhere; friendly but courteous; attentive but not overbearing.
The truth is that one should not wait for an occasion to visit Dinner, the visit itself is the occasion.

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4.0Dined on 4 June 2018

Did not appreciate the hard sell of drinks/wine

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5.0Dined on 3 June 2018

An out of the box experience. Fabulous menu and very attentive, but not annoying, staff. The attention to detail and extensive wine list was a treat.

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4.0Dined on 3 June 2018

I went there for the food and had the $160 tasting. All great but I think the meat fruit and a main is all that is needed. Service is outstanding!!!!

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5.0Dined on 3 June 2018

My wife and l thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and the whole experience. The service was amazing and the staff were so friendly.

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5.0Dined on 3 June 2018

Excellent experience and to an International Fine Dining standard. 9/10 for food becasue instead of 10/10 because one dish (rice and meat) overly salted salted and grain not firm but gritty. Otherwise we were all blissed out. Somelier impressive knowledge of extensive wine list and service 5star.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Everything was perfect! Surpassed all expectations

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Fantastic!!!
Exceptional staff, Brilliant food and an amazing experience.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

The food was phenomenal. The service was fantastic!
dining here is a great experience. two days later and I have already recommended it to family and friends.
Its probably not the place to take anyone who is slightly picky about what they eat, however for any 'foodies' or someone after something unique and special - this is the place!

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Amazing - as expected.

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