Review: Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

30 Sep

The Meat: Heston Blumenthal’s first London outpost, Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental is modelled on the concept of reviving British gastronomy. The kitchen is headed by the Executive chef for the Fat Duck group, Ashley Palmer-Watts and produces many dishes originating from the 15th to 18th century. In its short two-year history, the restaurant has already been awarded two Michelin stars and has made it on the Worlds 50 Best Restaurants list. Even with all the hype, Dinner does not disappoint. The food is terrific – it’s both exciting and delectable. The only slight negative was the rather drab interiors. On the night I went, I wouldn’t have pegged the service to be on par with a two Michelin starred restaurant but it was definitely satisfactory

Perfect for: A special occasion

Who to take: Partner/Foodies

Cuisine: British

Price: £120 with drinks and service

Area: Knightsbridge

The verdict: 4.5*

Other’s verdict: Time Out – 4*, Toptable 4.5/5, The Telegraph 9/10

Personal favourite: Meat Fruit – the specialty starter at the restaurant is worth having as your starter, main and dessert

Where to sit: By the windows

Reservations: Weeks in advance


Address: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7201 3833

We ordered: 

Meat Fruit – Mandarin, chicken liver & foie gras parfait, grilled bread


Black Foot Pork Chop – Spelt, ham hock, turnip & Robert sauce

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One Response to “Review: Dinner by Heston Blumenthal”

  1. diyakatyal October 1, 2013 at 5:52 am #

    Love your blog! very informative and love how you create atmosphere! Makes me hungry:)

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