Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Relaxed cosy ambience, withRelaxed cosy ambience, with excellent quality food!13/05/2013 00:00:00Top 10 in the world restaurant 2013Wonderful and attentive service throughout, delicious food,great evening, highly recommended.13/05/2013 00:00:00Blumen marvelousOur second dining experience at this restaurant, this time for a 70th birthday. Our table was beside the kitchen (separated by a glass wall - fantastic for watching the grilling and final plating), and with a great view of Hyde Park as well. The staff are efficient yet courteous, the sommelier knowledgable of his wines, and the food......well you just have to try it! Fun, innovative, beautifully presented and delicious. Once again, a wonderful experience. We will definitely be back.13/05/2013 00:00:00WowIt was for a special birthday and was not let down. The service was great and the food outstanding!13/05/2013 00:00:00A fabulous lunch experienceHeston's restaurants are always an amazing experience. The beautiful, light-filled room has and big windows overlooking Hyde Park. Service is fantastic, without being overly formal. We went for the set lunch menu which is really good value at £36 for three courses. The food was excellent, especially the fish dishes and the desserts. We blew our budgets completely by going with the sommelier's recommendations of wine for each course - which was a great thing to do and made the experience even better. Be prepared though, wine here is very expensive! Definitely somewhere to go for a special occasion when you've got time and money to spend, it's worth it!13/05/2013 00:00:00Great!Dinner was very good, food amazing and service very friendly.12/05/2013 00:00:00There was a nice vibe to theThere was a nice vibe to the place as soon as we got there. Friendly service followed by a nice table overlooking Hyde Park. There was not a lot of waiting between courses, some free bread (very crusty and hard) with butter was provided and a nice small chocolate dessert with a biscuit was provided to finish.
More of a lively atmospheric restaurant and probably suited to some friends getting together rather than a romantic dinner for two but this takes nothing away from the quality of the food which was top class.12/05/2013 00:00:00OutstandingNo. 9 in the world and still such great value for money. We had the Meat Fruit / Roast Marrowbone / Roast Scallops as starters (all excellent) Spiced Pigeon / Braised Celery / Cod in Cider (with the Celery being the winner here) as main and Tipsy Cake / British Cheese / Sorbet Ice as dessert. Were welcomed into the kitchen to talk to the sous-chef which was very nice of them on a busy night. Waiters are very professional and charming but efficient. There are 6 sommeliers at any time so plenty of attention there as well. Good value wines on the menu. All in all excellent setting with cool views of the kitchen (well done for the open kitchen being behing glass so you do not get the smells and noise) or nice views of the park.12/05/2013 00:00:00Lunch at DinnerI booked Sunday lunch at "Dinner" as a 40th birthday treat for my brother, as he's a big foodie and a fan of Heston Blummental. We'd anticipated that the food would be great, but every one of our three courses exceded our expectations. The quality and freshness of ingredients, innovative combinations of flavours and beautiful presentation were exceptional. In addition to the exquisite food, the service was exemplary - friendly, attentive, informative, never overbearing. When I arrived I mentioned to the member of staff who greeted us that it was my brother's birthday, and the waiter who served us wished him with a Happy Birthday, and at the end of the meal he was presented with a signed menu as a souvenir. A fabulous experience all round.12/05/2013 00:00:00Lovely Lunch!A wonderful meal. Very tender chicken and the Tipsy Cake was to die for!11/05/2013 00:00:00Amazing!Me and my boyfriend went here for our anniversary dinner and we had an amazing time. The food was lovely, with really good wine selection and service. The atmosphere was very nice, good balance between casual and high-end restaurants.11/05/2013 00:00:00One of the best restaurants!Absolutely amazing food! You have to visit this restaurant. Everything I expected and more.11/05/2013 00:00:00Fantastic food-surpassed allFantastic food-surpassed all expectations. The service was excellent and the staff really went the extra mile to make the meal very special.11/05/2013 00:00:00A great restaurant worth the visit!We attended the restaurant as a gift to my wife of 36 years as she is a Heston fan. To say we came from Australia specifically is stretching the truth, but we did come from Rome to London before returning to Australia specifically for the dining experience. She was that excited she got " teary" on me, and the food and staff did not let you down. The whole experience was amazing, from my savory porridge entree to her Tipsy cake dessert. ( She is coeliac but chose to break her strict diet of 7 years for the experience, and assures me it was so nice any consequences will be worthwhile.)The wine the service the attention were all 10 out of 10.
John (& Gail) Glanville.
Mackay11/05/2013 00:00:00Exceeded our expectations!We had dinner last Saturday night with family who were visiting from Australia and it really did exceed our expectations! The food was perfectly cooked and presented and absolutely delicious! The service was outstanding and our waiter was very friendly. After explaining that we were from Australia and loved Heston's shows, we were offered a tour of the kitchen which was a great ending to our evening and much appreciated. Everything about the restaurant screamed perfection! Highly recommend the Meat Fruit, the Salamugundy and the ice cream cart!11/05/2013 00:00:00Lived up to expectationsAlthough we dine in many excellent restaurants this was our first experience of one of Heston's more formal establishments. It had a lot to live up to both from the reviews we had read and feedback from others. We need not have worried as it fully delivered. From the warm welcome and attractive surroundings to the efficient and friendly service we enjoyed the whole experience. Then there was the food; from the divine Meat Fruit starter - a visual delight, through the succulent and generous Rib of beef to the mouth-watering Tipsy cake it was superb. We can't wait to return.11/05/2013 00:00:00Lunch at Dinner!I thought the food, service and whole experience was amazing. I hope to definately come back another time!10/05/2013 00:00:00Experience!Pretty good service... As expected. Food was good...wine list exhaustive and pricey. However worth it if you are celebrating a special occasion like us. It was the big 35 for my husband ... We got great seats with privacy... And a complementary choc ganache. Interestingly they offer triple cooked chips as a side ... Even they do not have it on the menu. Also must try the nitrogen ice cream experience ... Again not on the menu. Overall the theatrical presentation of the food made the occasion even more special and a memorable one. Will definitely go back... This time with friends!10/05/2013 00:00:00AmazingThe food that we had was amazing and not to be forgotton. It was an evening to remember and as a special occasion would recommend it to anyone. We had lovely views over Hyde park which was unexpected. It was however very expensive.10/05/2013 00:00:00World class food/service & venueMy girlfriends birthday was coming up and I wanted to share an 'experience' on her special day and so I went about finding something which involved; good food, an atmosphere of excitement and 'wow' and to enjoy a dinner experience that was like no other. I searched endlessly looking through all the reviews of many top restaurants to find Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. I read through lots of reviews, some bad but the majority excellent so booked up ready for the day.
From arrival to leaving the entire experience was completely beyond even our highest expectations, the food was incredible, the portions were perfect, the tastes were perfectly placed and the service could not have been more perfect.
Everything was perfect, will return soon :)10/05/2013 00:00:00we waited almost 25 minuteswe waited almost 25 minutes for the table we booked. i think you should enforce a more effective policy to deliver the table at the time they were booked.09/05/2013 00:00:00Experience Hestons magic showThis is foodie heaven. Hestons magic show brings you dishes which appear as something else. A foie gras camouflaged as a mandarin, pigeon camouflaged as lamb etc. Don't miss the grand finale at the end. They bring out an ice cream machine and pour liquid nitrogen into the batter to make ice cream in just seconds.09/05/2013 00:00:00I had a truly delicious experience.I had a truly delicious experience. I took my parents to celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary and the team were nice enough to write the congratulations on one of the desert plates. it was truly lovely. The food itself is to die for and the service is very good. Unfortunately the restaurant is rather noisy, buut well worth it overall.07/05/2013 00:00:00Fourth Visit for lunchWe have been lucky booking lunch at the last minute several times and have enjoyed every meal. The set lunch menu is good value but portions are quite light. Service seems less relaxed than before they got a star.07/05/2013 00:00:00Some little concernsGreat food. Creativity. A difficult menu for people who doesn't like exotic food and rare cooked meat06/05/2013 00:00:00The food was excellent , theThe food was excellent , the sommelier Carlos who speaks portuguese helped us a lot and he was very kind together with the girl who attended our table , the food and the wine were amazing.06/05/2013 00:00:00High Class cookingIn particular was impressed by the Meat Fruit and the Brown Bread Ice Cream.05/05/2013 00:00:00The only reason I didnt giveThe only reason I didnt give 5 stars, is because I tend to judge everything against another place ( Le Manoir aux Quatre Saisons ) who I do award 5 stars to.... All in all, an excellentplace, excellent food- maybe thetipsy cake is overrated however. I recommend the at the table made ice cream as something different.05/05/2013 00:00:00food excelentEverything about the mesl was excelent starting of with meat fruit n finishing off
with a delicious tipsy cake however the downside was the timing for the dessert
was taken too long to be serve. Taken into account that we went in @9:45 and
the dessert was out @11:50.05/05/2013 00:00:00A taste ExperienceA friendly yet sophisticated restaruant serving the most amazing food. As a first anniversary meal, Dinner was every we hoped it would be. Every course throws a new taste experience at you leaving you with the inability to say anything other than mmmmmm!
Go on, spoil yourselves, it's worth it.05/05/2013 00:00:00Baby and AllWe have been to this restaurant 5 or 6 times and I had convinced myself that I only liked a few of the menu options since I hadn't been there for almost a year. Well, we showed up again Sunday and I was reminded again why it is my favorite spot in London. The service is by far the best I have encountered in London. They walk a fine balance between professional and friendly and make you feel like they remember you from the last time you were in to visit. They also handled our 7 month old child perfectly and waited until we were ready (diaper changes, feedings etc) before they brought out our next course. Bravo Dinner Team. We will miss you but will come back to visit.05/05/2013 00:00:00At the highest levelFrom the moment we walked in the service was attentive, personal and impressive. The staff remembered us that had been there a year before but that we had to leave and could not finish our meal, which was really impressive. The food was outstanding, I had cod and my fiance had pigeon, both spectacular. The pre-ordered tipsy cake is one of my all time favourite deserts, and watching ice cream being made at the table is a really nice touch. All in all a spectacular way to celebrate my Fiance's 30th and our engagement.05/05/2013 00:00:00Saving up to go againHad booked this for our 20th anniversary- food great, waiter Ricardo superb. You've got to try the ice cream.04/05/2013 00:00:00fantastic dining experienceAs you would expect, excellent restaurant hitting all the marks on service, ambience and especially food. Staff were highly professional, informative and never intrusive, confortable surroundings with well spaced tables. Menu broad enough to make me want to go back and try a whole lot more....highly recommend salmon & earl grey tea, out of 6 courses order this was the stand out dish.04/05/2013 00:00:00Will definitely return forWill definitely return for my next visit to sample other delectable dishes.03/05/2013 00:00:00Great b'day celebrationStarted off with the wheat grass cocktail, best cocktail I have had in years. The atmosphere is relaxed and unhurried, the food sublime. We will be going back.03/05/2013 00:00:00Lives up to the hypeHeston Blumenthal is a genius. One of the best meals ever - the flavours, the produce, the creativity, the presentation - all backed up with exceptional service in elegant surrounds. Sommelier was excellent and recommended some excellent wines. The 3 course lunch special is a bargain. But you'll need to be organised and book ahead. I believe dinner bookings on Fridays and Saturdays are extremely hard to get but its more than worth the wait. I can't wait to go back to try some more dishes.03/05/2013 00:00:00Great, with Room for ImprovementSeven of us had lunch at Dinner recently to celebrate a birthday. Whilst we had a wonderful time, I can see why it is not a three-star restaurant.
Pros: Excellent service, extensive wine & cocktails list, SUPERB desserts. The desserts stole the show. The Meat Fruit was excellent, too.
Cons: Dinner's reputation is for innovative ways to cook old recipes. However, we had difficulty choosing mains because we could imagine what they would taste like. When they did arrive, they were as expected. The food was presented normally, without creativity.
Issues: 1) the Aberdeen steak (£38) was well done when we had ordered medium rare, 2) prices for wine & food are shockingly poor value, 3) the scallops were rubbery in the starter.03/05/2013 00:00:00OutstandingWhat a fantastic experience. The staff were amazing and went out of their way to ensure we were completely satisfied. The food was absolutely spot on, both presentation and taste. I would return without a doubt.30/04/2013 00:00:00these chips are the bestI loved eating here, it was great food without the pretentiousness of most high brow dinning. And although we had three course the chips (triple baked) were the highlight... Seriously its not that anything else wasn't great , it was just that the chips were exceptional.30/04/2013 00:00:00Superb service. The food wasSuperb service. The food was perfect. When the maincourse took a few minutes longer our waiter came and told us.
Excellent ! We´ll be back29/04/2013 00:00:00Perfect introduction to thePerfect introduction to the wonderful world of Heston Blumenthal29/04/2013 00:00:00One of the best experiences ever!Reception was courteous and efficient.
The menu looked very appealing. We both were very happy with our choices and considered both starters and one of the main courses as exceptional and memorable.
A very nice wine list with a good choice of wines by the glass was presented by a very knowledgeable and enthousiastic sommelier.
Staff was friendly, courteous and very helpful throughout the dinner.
Although the restaurant is quite large the atmosphere is relaxed; the open kitchen is an attraction in itself.
Without any doubt this dinner was memorable and one of the best dinner experiences ever.
Last but not least we received excellent value for money.
High on our list of restaurants we want to visit again and again!29/04/2013 00:00:00Expensive but great dinnerThe service was excellent with a great waiter to table ratio and the food was very unique, in the way the ingredients came together. The location is excellent too and our corner table overlooked Hyde Park which was lovely. As we dined, we could see Hyde Park begin to darken as the sun set. The place is posh and in that sense, not the most comfortable dinner and it was expensive too. Overall, a lovely experience.29/04/2013 00:00:00Great London ExperienceWe had lunch on Sunday at Dinner by Heston. It was fantastic! Service was excellent. We had a view over the beautiful park. There were. 3 of us. We all ordered different dishes. Everyone loved everything they ate . We thought the meal was reasonably priced considering the high standard of the food. The staff were very attentive and explained each dish. It was well worth of journey from Australia.28/04/2013 00:00:00incredible food/ wine and serviceThe service is the best I've ever seen, very knowledgeable staff and incredibly efficient. Food is also excellent and all of this with a really friendly ambiance.
Carlos, our Sommelier was fantastic, recommended a good value wine that matched perfectly with our taste and food.
Hope to go again soon.27/04/2013 00:00:00Fabulous experienceWaited for months for the booking and it was well worth the wait. Interesting menu, fabulous waiters and waitresses, wine delicious. Beef Royale (cooked for 2 days) was out of this world!!26/04/2013 00:00:00A perfect Dinner experienceI visited Dinner with 2 girlfriends for a birthday celebration. Hotly anticipated, the experience did not disappoint. The food is exquisite, with the meatfruit taking centre stage in a meal of perfectly prepared and cook dishes. But what topped it all off was the service. Everyone was knowledgeable and attentive, which is to be expected, but they were also a lot of fun and made our evening even more enjoyable by joining in jokes and obviously enjoying their work. I would happily return here repeatedly.26/04/2013 00:00:00It was greatEverything on the plate was wonderful. The service was outstanding. A great night.
The staff were wonderful in responding to our special dietary needs.
One thing was that for one of our table who has some trouble with hearing it was loud. But this was the only challenge.26/04/2013 00:00:00ExperienceWe were unsure what to expect but we were thoroughly impressed by the whole experience, there was definitely an edge to this restaurant. The main meal portions were larger than anticipated and the "Tipsy Cake" dessert was to die for. We were a little unsure of which wine would best compliment the Pork, the advice of the sommelier was perfect & interestingly enough, his choice was way cheaper than ours!
The atmosphere was very relaxed and there was a nice buzz about the restaurant. Great service, great food, I will definitely be going back.26/04/2013 00:00:00