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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

  • 66 Knightsbridge Map It
  • Knightsbridge
  • British
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Splendidly revived old English dishes executed with ultramodern precision in an open kitchen is the big schtick at Ashley Palmer-Watts' award winner at the Mandarin Oriental. (Palmer-Watts is a protégée of TV chef Heston Blumenthal, who's closely involved.) As you take in views of Hyde Park, you simply must slice into a chilled Meat Fruit appetizer (circa 1500), deceptively shaped like a mandarin, but encasing the smoothest foie gras and chicken liver parfait on the planet. A plate of Rice and Flesh (circa 1390) is a picture of yellow saffron rice with calf's tails and red wine, and grilled octopus Frumenty (circa 1390) is a lively dish of cracked wheat cooked with lovage in a smoked sea broth from the court of Richard II. Marvel at beef royale (circa 1720) cooked sous vide for 72 hours at 56°C, plus cod in cider (circa 1940), or Spiced Pigeon (circa 1780) with ale and artichokes. Head off with resplendent spit-roast pineapple Tipsy cake (circa 1810)—an homage to English spit-roasting from centuries past.

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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA, England

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Published 08/18/2015


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