Finally, when there was zero room left, a glass pot arrived with a ganache infused with orange blossom and a caraway seed biscuit. I managed a bite of each but was just so very full by this point.
Champagne Krug, Grande Cuvee 163rd Edition, France
Quara Estate, Torrontes, Argentina, 2015
Francois Chidaine, Les Argiles, France, 2015
Branu, Vigne Burrau
Quinta Dos Carvalhais, Encruzado, Portugal, 2015
Soalheiro, Alvarinho, Portugal, 2015
Quinta Da Leda, Douro, Portugal 2011
Favourite Dish: The amazing Tipsy Cake – I loved this and I want to recreate my own version for sure.
Napkin Fold: Yes
Menu to take home: Yes
Meal for two, including drinks and service: £450
Final Thought: I have wanted to come here for many years, so to finally do so in this capacity was quite a treat. I’d heard mixed reviews, but I was really pleased with everything during my visit, although I felt the wine mark ups were very high. The knowledge of the staff was exceptional in explaining the history of each dish. I learnt a huge amount. The playful nature of it all comes to life with the décor too, from old fashioned jelly moulds as light fittings, Tudor rose ceiling decorations, and the mechanical ‘Pineapple Clock’ that turns the spit in the kitchen. There’s so much going on here that it truly is an experience, and one I would gladly repeat.
Dinner by Heston
Address: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA
Telephone: + 44 (0) 207 201 3833
Hours: Monday – Friday Lunch: 12pm – 2pm Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.15pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays Lunch 12pm – 2.30pm Dinner 6.30 – 10.30pm