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

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7201 3833

Heston Blumenthal’s highly acclaimed Knightsbridge restaurant brings an innovative take on British cuisine to Knightsbridge

This restaurant has 2 Michelin Stars

Latest reviews of Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

50_Best_Restaurants

The World's 50 Best Restaurants, Restaurant Magazine

30 April 2013

Dinner was ranked number 7 of 100 in the 2013 list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants sponsored by S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna. The Academy concluded “Dinner is not about delicate combinations or table theatrics, but gutsy dishes that will remain at the forefront of your memory bank for years to come”

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Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

18 October 2011

With Heston Blumenthal now a fully-fledged celebrity, complete with advertising campaigns and media coverage of his personal life, it was inevitable his London debut would cause a stir…

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PickyGlutton

The Picky Glutton, pickyglutton.com

25 August 2011

The taffety tart (…) is easily the most dazzlingly complex and accomplished dessert I’ve had to date. The fruity, rosewater-flavoured tart has layer upon layer of different textures from crisp to fluffy to jelly-like. It’s complimented well by the boldly flavoured blackcurrant sorbet…

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metro

Marina O'Loughlin (Metro), Metro

21 June 2011

Far more exciting is the heat-belching Josper grill that delivers a thick Black Foot pork chop with faintly mustardy sauce Robert, smoky and richly flavoured…

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What the Critics say

50_Best_Restaurants

The World's 50 Best Restaurants, Restaurant Magazine

30 April 2013

Dinner was ranked number 7 of 100 in the 2013 list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants sponsored by S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna. The Academy concluded “Dinner is not about delicate combinations or table theatrics, but gutsy dishes that will remain at the forefront of your memory bank for years to come”

Read full review »
Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

18 October 2011

With Heston Blumenthal now a fully-fledged celebrity, complete with advertising campaigns and media coverage of his personal life, it was inevitable his London debut would cause a stir…

Read full review »
metro

Marina O'Loughlin (Metro), Metro

21 June 2011

Far more exciting is the heat-belching Josper grill that delivers a thick Black Foot pork chop with faintly mustardy sauce Robert, smoky and richly flavoured…

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zoe_williams

Zoe Williams, The Telegraph

20 March 2011

Heston Blumenthal may be hyped beyond the physical possibilities of one human talent, and he may have been put through the sausage-feeder of posh-hotel décor, yet his quiddity has survived…

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john_lanchester

John Lanchester, The Guardian

12 March 2011

Main courses were excellent. The pork chop with sauce Robert was the best pork chop I’ve ever had: cooked sous-vide and finished on the grill, it was succulent, and the sauce, a demi-glace spiked with mustard, was amazing…

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jay_rayner

Jay Rayner, The Observer

27 February 2011

So here it is: Dinner by Heston Blumenthal may be expensive, but it’s also bloody lovely. Save up…

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LisaMarkwell

Lisa Markwell, The Independent

20 February 2011

My husband, (…),  says it is the best meal he’s ever eaten in a restaurant. He’s not a journo, he’s not chummy with Blumenthal and he doesn’t earn a banker’s salary. So in the end, the best critical praise comes from someone who’s not a critic at all…

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RichardVines

Richard Vines, Bloomberg

14 February 2011

Other standout starters include Rice & Flesh, a rich saffron neo-risotto, with calf tail and red wine; and Broth of Lamb, whose meaty aroma reaches you before you investigate the slow-cooked hen’s egg, celery, radish, turnip and sweetbread within…

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AA_Gill

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

13 February 2011

This isn’t food nostalgia or National Trust lunch. It isn’t patriotism on a plate. The point is that this is an exemplary menu of perfect balance and brilliance…

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The_Independent

Tracey MacLeod, The Independent

12 February 2011

It is certainly a world-class restaurant, which takes British food to another level. It offers the perfect big-occasion option for people who want to enjoy dazzling food and wine without all the five-star fuss…

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matthew_norman

Matthew Norman, The Telegraph

7 February 2011

If there has been a more flawless and exhilarating restaurant opening in the past decade, I missed it…

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fay_maschler

Fay Maschler, Evening Standard

3 February 2011

Meat Fruit is a more singular creation. (…) Unctuous, only fugitively sweet and benefiting from the texture and smokiness of batons of grilled bread, it was a winner and a sort of vindication of the concept…

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hardens

Richard & Peter, Harden's

3 February 2011

This is a worthwhile addition to London, over which The Fat Duck’s chef has wafted an admirable sprinkling of inspiration. And it’s reasonably enough priced… by the standards of Knightsbridge hotels…

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giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

2 February 2011

Dinner (…) is without question the best new restaurant in London. And that makes it the best new restaurant in Britain. And that, because British cooking is so much the thing now, internationally, makes it the best new restaurant in the whole wide world…

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Matthew Fort

Matthew Fort, The Guardian

2 February 2011

Over two sittings, I tasted virtually all the 25 dishes on the menu. It says a great deal that even under these intense circumstances so many startling dishes, and some outstanding ones, emerged from behind the terse menu labels…

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What the Bloggers say

PickyGlutton

The Picky Glutton, pickyglutton.com

25 August 2011

The taffety tart (…) is easily the most dazzlingly complex and accomplished dessert I’ve had to date. The fruity, rosewater-flavoured tart has layer upon layer of different textures from crisp to fluffy to jelly-like. It’s complimented well by the boldly flavoured blackcurrant sorbet…

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Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

15 March 2011

With Dinner I admire the sheer technical skill on show, the playfulness and inventiveness of the dishes and the ambition being shown. I think Dinner, while not flawless, is a terrific restaurant: I will definitely be coming back…

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Edward Smith, Rocket and Squash

27 February 2011

Spiced pigeon with ale and artichokes is a winner of a main course. (…) Hands down the best pigeon I’ve ever had, and probably the nicest artichokes too…

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grumblinggourmet

Rich Major, The Grumbling Gourmet

27 February 2011

The Roast Quail from the set menu was another flavour triumph (…) The turnips served with it were subtly smoked and then roasted, just the sort of thing you hope for from Heston. Soft game breast worked well barely cooked, though the just cooked meat was remarkably difficult to separate…

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Cheese_and_Biscuits

Chris Pople, Cheese and Biscuits

7 February 2011

It may be irritatingly over-exposed, it may be depressingly over-subscribed, but it’s both those things for a very good reason. Believe the hype…

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Gourmet Chick

Cara Waters, Gourmet Chick

6 February 2011

Heston’s genius touch is all over Dinner. I know I sound like I have been drinking the kool-aid but really the food is revolutionary. Dinner is the most genuinely exciting and innovative restaurant opening since I have lived in London…

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