Dinner by Heston – An Unforgettable Meal in London

Ever since opened in 2011, Dinner by Heston has remained one of the most decorated restaurants in London with recognition extending far and wide. And since I have been told by many to try Dinner in London, it was my first meal after I landed and I jokingly tell a friend, yah die also at least try Dinner by Heston liao. Located in Mandarin Oriental hotel and helmed by chef Ashley Palmer-Watts, the restaurant is spacious and classy with more than enough staffs to tend to your needs or wants. Lunch was a simple decision to make since we decided to go ala carte instead of the set lunch as provided since we will be able to make choices as we decide

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Clear view of the kitchen

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Something for you to read while you ‘unpackage’ the menu

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Bread to start, which was really delicious

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Meat Fruit £21

Mandarin, Chicken Liver Parfait & Grilled Bread

Probably known as one of their signatures, you haven’t been to Dinner if you didn’t try their meat fruit. Presented as a mandarin orange, you slice it open to find a smooth and blended chicken liver parfait within. Coat a layer on the toasted and buttery bread, you can savour both the cold parfait and hot toast with bursting flavours in your mouth. I have to say this dish is both a visual to the eyes and the palate

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Sherried Scallop £23.50

Scallop Tartare, Grilled Shitake & Sherry Mushroom Broth

The scallops were sweet and tasted very sashimi-like, which might not fit well with some. But I do enjoy the earthiness of the broth and the black fungus to give the dish crunch and texture

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Frumenty £21.50

Grilled Octopus, Spelt, Smoked Sea Broth, Pickled Dulse & Loovage

The octopus has a nice texture to it which was easy to chew on. Love the complement of the sweet broth with a smoky aftertaste

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Cod in Cider, Chard & Smoked Artichokes £37

The cod was outstanding, but the party of vegetables shined as well

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Roast Halibut & Green Sauce £45

Braised Chicory, Parsley, Pepper, Onion & Eucalyptus

The fish was good, but I thought I enjoyed the sides and the sauce more than the main dish itself. Green sauce does sound and look dubious, but the slight acidity complements the sweetness of the fish to balance the dish

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Hereford Ribeye £46

Mushroom Ketchup & Triple Cooked Chips

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Sambocade £15

Goats Milk Cheese Cake, Elderflower & Apple, Roast Figs and Smoked Candied Walnut

Well, all I can say is if you are a fan of cheese cake and milk (and heavy flavours), you will like this dish. lol

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Chocolate Bar £15.50

Passion Fruit Jam & Ginger Icecream

Probably a hit with chocolate fans, the bar was seriously gao. So glad it came with a scoop of ginger icecream to wash the sweet and dense chocolate taste

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Eggs in Verjuice £15.50

Verbena & Coconut Pannacotta, Coffee Parfait, Verjuice & Citrus

Well, the panna cotta definitely score all points for being pretty. Housed in a white chocolate shell, you give it a gentle knock with a spoon to reveal the surprise inside

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Smooth, creamy, light flavours of coconut, and everything edible on the plate

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Even their post dessert was spectacular

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It is easy to understand why this place is so raved about, and I do agree it’s definitely worth a visit. Food aside, I think the experience is probably something you will remember. And of course, the price too

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London

66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA