Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Knightsbridge

Dinner is about as ooh la la as they come. This is some real fancy business. Like woah nelly, ‘hand me my top hat’ fancy. And lovely. The dishes are inventive and truly surprising.

From where I was sitting I could see the pineapples spitroasting for the tipsy cake. The whole kitchen is behind glass like an aquarium for you to peep in on.

The menu here is based on traditional English dishes from the past 1000 years. The menu reads a little like a history book. Everyone who works there is deeply efficient and knowledgeable in a way that made me a little bit embarrassed for being so average.

The long and short of it is that this place is expensive, quiet and only suited to taking children (over the age of 4, as is their policy) if you’re rich/lucky enough that this isn’t a significant dining event for you.

What’s good? The Meat Fruit. The Salamagundy. The Tipsy cake. The Brown bread ice cream. The service. The wine.

Kid friendly? Non.

Rating for kid friendliness is ? but for overall gastronomic pleasure ?????

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