Fodor's Expert Review Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

$$$$ Knightsbridge British

Medieval English cuisine meets molecular gastronomy in this reassuringly luxurious Blumenthal flagship, with two Michelin stars, within the Mandarin Oriental hotel. Try the signature "Meat Fruit" appetizer (last popular in the 16th century, it's a ball of ultrasmooth chicken liver parfait encased in a citrus-flavored gel "peel") or the much-more-appetizing-than-it-sounds "Rice and Flesh," a 15th-century dish of yellow saffron rice with beef cheeks and red wine. For dessert, don't miss the signature Tipsy Cake (circa 1810)—brioche soaked in Sauternes, brandy, and vanilla cream, with slices of pineapple slowly roasted on the restaurant's open-fire spit. A three-course set lunch (£75) offers good value, relatively speaking.

British Service Views Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner $$$$ Casual

Quick Facts

66 Knightsbridge
London, Greater London  SW1X 7LA, England


Known For:
  • Handsome dining room with Hyde Park views
  • Creative reinterpretations of historical dishes
  • Pineapple Tipsy cake for dessert
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations essential

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