Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Outstanding lunch!We ate here on Monday lunch time and it was a great experience from start to finish! All the staff were relaxed, friendly and knowledgable about the menu! Highllights of the meal were the meat fruit starter which was like nothing we had tasted before in texture and taste! The black foot pork chop was also cooked perfectly along with my partners steak! Before the deserts we opted to order the ice cream trolley for afterwards ! Standout desert and not to be missed was the pineapple tipsy cake (large enough to share)! When the ice cream trolley then arrived it was made infront of us at the table using liquid nitrogen and is definitely worth the extra money!! Overall an amazing lunch but more of an experience!!!20/05/2013 00:00:00Great venue for my 30th BirthdayTerrific experience and excellent food without the pretence at a more than reasonable price. Definitely will go again whenever the next special occasion comes around.19/05/2013 00:00:00Outstanding serviceWaitstaff were knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. We appreciated the little touches like coat/bag check and a handbag hook attached to our table right at the outset without a fuss and without us having to request it. The meat fruit was as delicious as I'd heard and steaks were cooked to perfection. If I had to nit pick, I'd say the chips were a bit too salty for my liking or I'd have given 5 stars for food. The ice- cream was fun and a perfect way to end the evening. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family.19/05/2013 00:00:00Simply WonderfulI visited the restaurant to celebrate my anniversary and had a wonderful evening. The food was simply Devine, beautifully presented and the service exceptional. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant, definitely worthy of the Michelin star.18/05/2013 00:00:00Fantastic food and serviceI have been to Dinner twice now and both times have been superb. The food was absolutely deicious and the service impeccable. It would be great if there was a little more 'magic' to the experience but overall very good.18/05/2013 00:00:00Effectively perfectAlmost impossible to go wrong here. A menu of attested British classics, impeccable service, and very reasonable value considering what you get.17/05/2013 00:00:00lunch at DinnerStunning food, but not like the Fat Duck, recognisable, exquisite food thats not designed to test your powers of comprehension (no matter how wonderful it tastes)
Probably the best cooking in London right now, almost flawless service, ambiance just a bit loud but thats the other diners17/05/2013 00:00:00Great Dinner to start our VacationEvery level of service was professional and friendly. portions were sized perfectly, the presentation and taste lived up to the reviews we had read.
We started our meal with the lamb broth and scallop appetizers - great flavor in the broth, followed by the filet of beef and the ribeye.
Visiting from a "steak city" such as Chicago I would say the dry aged meat was cooked to perfection. We also enjoyed the green beans and shallots - great flavor!
Whereas the wine list was generally sound but with many expensive options - we followed the sommelier's recommendation of a South African blend of Italian and French varietals - truly excellent for both our courses.
We can't comment on dessert but enjoyed the tea selection.
Outstanding effort -16/05/2013 00:00:00BeautifulVery good food and with at table with a clear look thru the glass into the kitchen the experience was complete15/05/2013 00:00:00The meat fruit is a mustThe service was fantastic with friendly and helpful faces throughout the evening.
The meat fruit is a must try - it's from a recipe circa the 1500s and it both looks and tastes fantastic.
My main meal was cooked a bit on the rare side for me (I ordered a medium steak) but an effort was made to offer something to replace it or amend the situation.
All in all, dinner at Dinner is always a fantastic treat and I would recommend it highly.15/05/2013 00:00:00Dinner at LunchI wrote a careful review which I am told contains in appropriate language.15/05/2013 00:00:00Great food experienceWonderful service and food, always a great treat and fantastic food experience.15/05/2013 00:00:00I recently celebrated my 2ndI recently celebrated my 2nd wedding anniversary at Dinner and it was perfect. The food was great service was flawless and all very well priced. So all in all a great evening.14/05/2013 00:00:00Relaxed 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 00:00:00Second visit better than the firstFirst visit was a business lunch all steak,red wine and a bit rushed , second was more leisurely with SOH , Lamb Broth was an astonishing combination of flavours as was the Chicken , Turbot with Cockle ketchup also amazing, service friendly and not overbearing , sommeliers selections very good and puddings to die for.
Loved it.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 00:00:00Wonderful place to eatI booked this for my wedding anniversary and it didn't disappoint. The food was amazing and service was second to none. I would definitely return again.04/05/2013 00:00:00Will definitely return forWill definitely return for my next visit to sample other delectable dishes.03/05/2013 00:00:00