Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

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Open now Thu 12:00-14:30, 18:30-22:30
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66 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LA
London, England, United Kingdom
If you happen to be around One Hyde Park, visit this restaurant. Try the British cuisine at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. The good meat, yummy lamb and superb cake will be served at this place. Try the great dessert, it's yummy. Among the drinks, there is the excellent tea. As most visitors see it, the service is great. The two-star Michelin restaurant will serve you a showpiece meal created by a famous chef. 3 red knife-and-fork symbols indicate that this restaurant is considered by Michelin inspectors as one of the best addresses, since it provides high-class service.
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We just returned to the U.S. following ten days in Paris and London.  We are not strangers to Michelin starred restaurants.  While in Paris we had wonderful meals at Guy Savoy and Taillevent.  We expected the same at h.b. What a major disappointment.  To be most kind, our meal was the gastronomic equilivant to the emperors new clothes, short on food, long on pretense.  The service was at best perfunctory.  Our waiter tried to describe  the menu choices but English was not his strong suit and his delivery was like a teenager on speed.  We asked him to repeat things two or three times and even then we often gave up.  The food itself was just adequate and the portions were small.  The historical commentary regarding the menu options might have been interesting if they correlated to the food presented.  They did not.  My wife's order of duck was tepid, not even warm.  When we asked that it be heated, the waiters comment was something to the effect that we never serve it warm, let alone hot.  If we had wanted our food cold we would have gone out for sushi. Thanks for advising us earlier    Not once during our entire meals did Anyone come to our table to ask if we were enjoying our meal.  When the best food item was the bread, you know this restaurant is in big trouble.  We could go on but why?  If you don't get it by now, you never will.  The bottom line is this--if you want to get ripped off with marginal food and poor service, this is the place for you.
At Dinner, Heston Blumenthal heavily draws his inspiration from historic British dishes. Next to each item on the menu, you can find the approximate decade that the dish originated from. The back page, meanwhile, lists exactly which cookbooks the recipes are based off of. There is even a separate sheet that details the origins of the first afternoon tea. Interesting stuff! The service and ambiance at Dinner are nothing short of stellar. The restaurant is, after all, located in the Mandarin Oriental. With its delicious food and gorgeous presentations, this 2-Michelin starred restaurant is easily one of my favorites in London. In fact, my dining experience here convinced me that I now have to visit The Fat Duck (but perhaps after several more paychecks). It also got me to check out the renowned chef's cookery program called "Heston's Feasts". You should have a look too; it's quite the series. // Meat Fruit (c.1500) (£18.50) - 5 stars This appetizer is so aesthetically pleasing that you will not want to cut it open. It is a chicken liver and foie gras parfait enclosed in a thin layer of mandarin-infused jelly. The ingredients complement each other well, as the paste is neither too heavy nor too light. // Spiced Pigeon (c.1780) (£40.00) - 4 stars The pigeon was perfectly seasoned with a crisp skin and juicy meat. I devoured this fowl to the bone since it was so succulent and tender. Everything about the dish was brilliant. I just wish the price tag weren't so steep. // Tipsy Cake (c.1810) (£14.50) - 5 stars Nuggets of pillowy-soft brioche balls drenched in brandy cream, served with a slice of spit roasted pineapple. If that description doesn't get your taste buds going, I don't know what will.
Amazing historical and Michelin starred- experience. Heston takes you through a historical journey with the courses, and the staff and location are awesome!
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66 Knightsbridge, London, England, United Kingdom, SW1X 7LA
Opening hours
Monday 12:00-14:30, 18:30-22:30
Tuesday 12:00-14:30, 18:30-22:30
Wednesday 12:00-14:30, 18:30-22:30
Thursday 12:00-14:30, 18:30-22:30
Friday 12:00-14:30, 18:30-22:30
Saturday 12:00-14:30, 18:30-22:30
Sunday 12:00-14:30, 18:30-22:30