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We had visited Dinner by Heston Blumenthal before during the summer months and enjoyed a cosy meal outside in the back garden area. This occasion was  an opportunity to try out the formal dining area inside in the heart of winter.

The Green Goblin

The Green Goblin

 

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Savory Porridge - Frog’s legs, smoked beetroot, garlic, parsley & fennel (7/10)

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Savory Porridge – Frog’s legs, smoked beetroot, garlic, parsley & fennel (7/10)

 

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Savory Porridge - Frog’s legs, smoked beetroot, garlic, parsley & fennel (7/10)

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Savory Porridge – Frog’s legs, smoked beetroot, garlic, parsley & fennel (7/10)

 

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Savory Porridge - Frog’s legs, smoked beetroot, garlic, parsley & fennel (7/10)

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Savory Porridge – Frog’s legs, smoked beetroot, garlic, parsley & fennel (7/10)

 

Like the rest of Kensington, the setting of Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is over-the-top grand and opulent. In terms of grandiosity it  is not quite on par with dining rooms of for instance Apsley’s in London and Martin Berasategui in San Sebastian, but it’s still grand. Personally it’s not my kind of scene (I much prefer the interior of for instance Joel Robuchon or Sketch), but don’t detest it either.

 

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Black Foot Pork Collar (8.5/10)

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Black Foot Pork Collar (8.5/10)

 

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Black Foot Pork Collar (8.5/10)

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Black Foot Pork Collar (8.5/10)

 

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Black Foot Pork Collar (8.5/10)

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Black Foot Pork Collar (8.5/10)

 

The food at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is different from The Fat Duck and Hind’s Head (the two other restaurants run by Heston Blumenthal). The Fat Duck is the most formal of the three, while the Hind’s Head is best described as a posh gastropub.  Dinner by Heston Blumenthal takes up the space somewhere in the middle, i.e. posh casual dining.

 

Dinner by Heston 7

 

Nitrogin icecream maker

Nitrogin icecream maker

 

This visit the meal at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal consisted of the following dishes:

  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Savory Porridge - Frog’s legs, smoked beetroot, garlic, parsley & fennel (7/10)
  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Black Foot Pork Collar (8.5/10)
  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Chocolate Bar - Passion fruit jam & ginger ice cream (8/10)

 

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Chocolate Bar - Passion fruit jam & ginger ice cream (8/10)

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Chocolate Bar – Passion fruit jam & ginger ice cream (8/10)

 

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Chocolate Bar - Passion fruit jam & ginger ice cream (8/10)

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Chocolate Bar – Passion fruit jam & ginger ice cream (8/10)

 

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Chocolate Bar - Passion fruit jam & ginger ice cream (8/10)

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Chocolate Bar – Passion fruit jam & ginger ice cream (8/10)

 

The food at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is good, but certainly not exceptional (although the Black Foot Pork Collar was a delight) and I can’t help but think that it would not have a Michelin star if Heston wasn’t behind the venture.

 

The total bill at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal came to £80 (incl. service charge, bottle of water and a glass of Green Goblin kiwi juice).

 

Toffee with biscuit

Toffee with biscuit

 

Overall rating for Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: 7/10

(Overall rating is based on personal taste, opinion of ambiance and price)

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