Dinner by Heston
Heston Blumenthal’s London restaurant features a menu of creatively re-imagined dishes from 500 years of Britain’s culinary past, each with a contemporary twist. You could be forgiven for thinking it’s all slightly tame compared to his wildly eccentric Fat Duck restaurant, made famous for dishes such a snail porridge and egg and bacon ice cream. But the dishes are still artfully engineered using all sorts of techie know-how and space-age equipment that looks as if it belongs in a laboratory.
There is drama in the form of a fully glass-sided kitchen that juts completely out into the dining room and a medieval-looking rotisserie solely for basting the pineapples that are used in Dinner’s signature dessert. There is also a liquid nitrogen ice cream making machine.
Diners can relax over hours-long feasts in the grand setting of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel overlooking Hyde Park, with floor to ceiling windows and an alfresco terrace in the warmer months.
Dinner by Heston is already delighting foodies the world over- it won the ‘highest new entry award’ in the World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards. To avoid disappointment its advisable to book at lest two months in advance.