Dinner by Heston Blumenthal - Crown Melbourne
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.
Friday to Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Monday to Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday to Sunday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Worth while experience, th pork belly was outstanding
Celebrating my partner's birthday, the food whilst "pricey" was excellent and the staff were attentive without being overbearing, delivering the surprise birthday cake at the exact moment as requested and made the night incredibly special for both of us
Lovely to dine out when you know its not going to dissapoint..the food and the service complimented each other.
Great food & amazing service!
The service was exceptional along with the ambiance of the restaurant. The wine recommendation was perfect. The balance of flavours to each meal was excellent. I can barely fault any meals with a minor exception of the Roast Fish and Green Sauce. Unfortunately, the Roast Fish was undercooked or medium rare (if compared to steak). The green sauce was flavourful. Only advice would be to request for the fish to be cooked well.
This is the second time I have dined here with my son and it a very special experience for us. The setting is wonderful and the food is outstanding but I believe that it is the service that makes it so memorable.
The staff effortlessly attended to our every need and are so friendly and approachable, answering questions and offering suggestions. We left feeling very full, very pampered and very happy.
Looking forward to our next visit already....
The service was exceptional. You never had to look around for service.
It was a great food experience with great views of the water and city.
Our 30th Wedding Anniversary was celebrated at 'Dinner' last night. It was the most exceptional experience for us. The superb atmosphere, incredible and faultless service, delightful, welcoming and knowledgeable staff and of course the most creative,adventurous and delicious food imagineable made our evening one of the most memorable.
Very friendly & attentive staff, the food was delicious - beyond our expectations. The ambient is very relaxing and lovely. It is a fine dining experience without the stiffness. It feels in fact very cosy and welcoming.
A very special thanks to the chef and waiter who wrote ‘happy birthday’ in German on one of the desserts. The waiter made an extra effort to talk German to mom which made the experience a lot more personal. Thanks to all staff for an extraordinary lunch. We will be back!
a wonderful special birthday celebration.
The food and service was amazing from the moment we walked through those mysterious doors! That first mouthful of Pate and I died and went to heaven! Amazing! The ambience was nice and My partner and I definitely felt special. Heston is undeniably amazing and the chefs and people who work with for are just as much so! Every bite of food was rich with flavour! Highly recommend!
The service and level of knowledge from the waitering staff was amazing. Service allowed for privacy, yet well timed and impeccable.
The training and the level of your staff was impressive. The food tasted and looked fresh. Each serve was complimented with an explanation of the work involved.
Very happy to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. One other things, everyone that served at our table congratulated us on this special occasion.
A great night
The food was great, the service was excellent and the overall experience was one that left by my partner and I very satisfied.
We had an amazing experience. My husband, sons and daughter'n law were in Melbourne for my birthday celebrations and Dinner was the icing on the cake. The menu, food, service was outstanding. We were fortunate to be at Chefs table and could not have had a more enjoyable evening. We chose the 9 course tasting dinner with paired wines. The wines chosen to accompany the dishes were so perfect. A great experience we will never forget and one to certainly recommend to all our friends and family
Definitely an expirence worth having at least once.
Remarkable flavours, a culinary feast for the senses!
It would have to be one of the most memorable lunch out l have ever had it was our 40 wedding anniversary and they made a beautiful treat for us the meals where amazing and the staff you could not fault them so knowledgeable and attentive amazing would highly recommend this place to everyone can’t stop raving about i
It was lovely how the waiters introduce the dish when they deliver it to the table and the wines recommended were spot on
Excellent food with quality service
Love the large glass panels to see right through into the kitchen. Seeing the kitchen working their magic.
We were finally able to try Dinner by Heston and it didn’t disappoint! We went in a group of 3 and shared an entree, main and dessert each so that we could try a wide range of food, and each course was delicious! The staff were so knowledgeable about the restaurant, the menu and the origins, we heard many stories about where the dishes came from and how they were created. It was a fantastic experience that we all really enjoyed!
simply amazing, no other words can describe it. A absolute must do. Every little item is thought out and planned. nothing in the menu isn't planned for. The stunning Magical secret entrance through to the surprising salty crunch in the bread!!
Elegant relaxed feel for a family celebration. Food and Service was exceptional. Not over the top, relaxed but sophisticated.
Lovely place for a family celebration with my husband and teenage boys. Food was amazing tasty and interesting.
Wonderful experience. Fantastic flavours and quirky food experiences. The tarte of strawberries was my favourite dish, which was refreshing and full of fruity and white chocolate goodness. The vegemite ice-cream was way too salty and full on in vegemite flavour. Not my cup of tea but it was well done. Great mains and starter too, with the fish broth excellent. There was a mix up with our desserts. We were waiting to order and they already had our order which was incorrect. Was a tad strange...
My expectations for dining at the Chefs Table were high and every single one was met with excellence. Food was delicious and different, the staff friendly, informed and had a sense of humour. We were treated as individuals and in no way had the sense they had done this many times before. An absolute highlight of our visit to Melbourne and worth every cent.
It was my sister's choice to dine at Heston's, I would probably never have chosen to eat there ... BUT it was quite simply one of the best restaurants I have dined at. None of us could fault the food, service, location or ambience.
The experience was brilliant. I have my family with me and they also loved it. My son is fussy but he absolutely loved it so that tells you everything. I will be back for sure. The staff well outstanding and the knowledge they had of the food was outstanding. Overall a brilliant experience and very different from other restaurants.
Had a wonderful night. Superb food & service throughout the evening. Knowledgeable staff a huge plus. Will recommend. Will be returning.
Excellent ambience and exceptional food, wine and hospitality
Second time there. Loved it both times. Food and service were excellent. So nice.
Great service and Food.
customer service was amazing. love how the staffs always explained the dish while serving it to us. And one of the waiter gave us more bread when they saw we have finished our bread while there’s still some meatfruit left. We didnt have to ask for more, the waiter quickly put another 2 breads on our table, which was super great.
The ambiance too, i like the lighting, it’s dim but still visible. the portion of the foods is just perfect! Definitely will go back for another special occasion.
This has been the best restaurant my partner and i have ever dined at, service was outstanding, best food, best views, we WILL be back.
We had a great time, we had dinner menu 5 courses with wines. First we had some drinks/coctails. We were a little suprised that first course was served incl wine while we were still enjoying our drinks. The sommelier explained well about the wines.
The wines fitted the food very well.
It was hard to find the restaurant in the crown building if your at not familiair there.
Overlooking Melbourne city and the river yara is great by night. The food and wines were super.
The staff are and we're exceptional!
Remembering us from our visit before but really finding a way to relate to us and making the experience very special!
Food was of course amazing and great sizes for the price. Beautiful beautiful beautiful. Can't wait to return!
The restaurant is amazing and the staff were brilliant. Their knowledge of the wine and food was very very impressive. The food spoke for itself. Everyone needs to experience this. Our experience was exceptional.
Th dining experience we had was a truly memorable one. I dined with three family members and a friend. We all enjoyed the dishes and attentiveness of the Somellier, Chef and other staff that provided exceptional service to our table.
We especially enjoyed the willingness of the Chef and Somellier to share their knowledge and answer the questions we had.
A memorable night that I/we will cherish. Thank you for creating such a wonderful restaurant.
The restaurant has a unique ambience which makes it ideal for a special night out. The staff are very friendly and accommodating.
Food was excellent. Preparation was beautiful and the open kitchen is fun to sit in front of. Only complaint is that the waiter pushed a side dish because he claimed dishes did not include sides however both our dishes did come with a side. The side dish we ordered (Brussel sprouts) was unnecessary but delicious.
I've thought long and hard about writing this review. The food and the service were really good. However, there was no 'Heston wow factor'. When I think of Heston Blumenthal, I think of weird & wonderful experiments and that wasn't what I got. To be honest, you could go to any 5 star restaurant and get the same level of food. Would I ever go back? No, probably not. I think there are a lot of other restaurants in Melbourne that would give you much better value for money.