Restaurant Reviews

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Restaurant review

As reviewed for our 2019 Restaurant Guide.

Address

Level 3 Crown Towers, Crown Melbourne
8 Whiteman St
Southbank, Melbourne, VIC

Hours

Lunch Fri-Sun noon-2.30pm
Dinner daily 5.30pm-11pm

Prices

E $36-$48
M $52-$125
D $30-$32

REVIEW

Arrive early for a drink at the bar. Cocktails, like an ethereal Bloody Mary the colour of aged riesling, plus luxurious seating make Dinner's bar essential to the full experience. And it is an experience, with well-groomed staff offering some of the finest service in the country. The food, built on a framework of British dishes given the playful, often complex Blumenthal treatment, is always solid, sometimes sublime. Signatures like the mandarin-shaped chicken liver parfait filled Meat Fruit and the brioche-like Tipsy Cake served with caramel basted pineapple are a must for first-timers but there's plenty to go back for. Marron served with prawn tartare and a scintillating mushroom and sherry broth, perhaps, or roasted groper with a green sauce and an exciting jalapeño back beat. Charming sommeliers will guide you through the immense wine list. Altogether, a class act.
Phone:
(03) 9292 5779
Bookings:
Bookings recommended
Features:
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Chef(s):
Heston Blumenthal & Ashley Palmer-Watts
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.