Conceived by the legendary British chef and his influential right-hand man Ashley Palmer-Watts, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal mines historical British recipes from as far back as the 14th century and reworks them using contemporary cooking techniques.
Showered with accolades, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is one of the world’s most celebrated restaurants. With exceptional views of Hyde Park, the restaurant’s interior was inspired by Heston Blumenthal’s deep interest and knowledge of 15th and 16th century cookery. Using natural materials such as wood, leather and iron, the design references historic craftsmanship whilst simultaneously creating a chic, contemporary feel.
Focusing on dishes inspired by Britain’s historic gastronomic past, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal features a menu with recipes dating as far back as the 16th century. Adapted for the modern palate, these dishes include forgotten classics such as Spiced Pigeon with Ale and Artichokes and Tipsy Cake made with Spit Roast Pineapple.
Chef Ashley Palmer-Watts has been influenced by his love of the countryside and his knowledge of British seasonality and produce. He joined Heston Blumenthal at the Fat Duck in 1999. Ashley has worked with Heston ever since, using his artistic eye and enthusiasm for research to help create the historic British and multi-sensory dishes served at the Fat Duck. Ashley has been Executive Chef of Dinner by Heston Blumenthal since its opening in early 2011.
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