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So we went to Dinner by Heston (a very fancy restaurant) and we ordered a piece of fruit and bread… times are tough…

Fruit and bread anyone? Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Doesn’t it look delicious? Well it was, and it actually was not just a piece of fruit and bread, but a very artistically formed piece of pâté that was created into the shape of a mandarin. Heston Blumenthal, you really are an artist!

“Meat Fruit”….Definitely more than meats the eye… at Heston Blumenthal

The reason why we decided to eat at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is because a friend of ours was passing by London to visit us. She started in Melbourne, visited our friends in Singapore and then passed by London to dine with us on her way to Hawaii. Tough life she leads indeed!

She is a lover of food and Heston Blumenthal is one of her favourite chefs, so we decided to do an early birthday celebration for her.

Myself, Tu and Nathalie enjoying some wine at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Dinner by Heston is located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge and it definitely earns its first class status. When we first walked in, we were greeted by friendly staff who are only happy to assist with anything. The inside of the restaurant is classy and the lighting gives it a very romantic ambience, yet one that you can still enjoy while drinking wine and eating good food with friends.

My friends and I at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

The restaurant was interesting enough, but it becomes more interesting when you order the food. He has some interesting takes on some classic or not so classic meals. Here were some of our selections:

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Fillet of Aberdeen Angus with a side of triple cooked fries at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Rice and Flesh (calf tale, rice and saffron) at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Buttered Crab Loaf

Tipsy Cake at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Chocolate ganache at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

As a starter, I had the crab loaf which was an interesting way to present crab. For my main, I had the steak and triple cooked chips. Steak and chips is one of my favourite foods in the world, and this definitely did not disappoint. As dessert, I enjoyed the tipsy cake which is a fancy version of pineapple up side down cake! Delicious!

Which dish would you eat?