Dinner By Heston is without a doubt my absolute favourite place to eat. We’ve been lucky enough to have been there three times now, and last night’s visit did not fail to impress, yet again!
A while ago we decided to cut out our weekly visits to places like Pizza Express and all of our other weekly take away haunts, just so we could invest a bit more money into annual trips to much more pleasant restaurants. I don’t miss the cheap stuff one bit!
We always tend to book a table at Heston’s after 9pm. I know it’s not good for you to eat so late, but we find the restaurant to be a lot less crowded at that time, and there is an extremely pleasant atmosphere when the place is winding down for the evening.
I failed to order anything different from the menu, as I had planned, but I managed to persuade Alex to order a different dessert just so I could have a sneaky taste. It all seemed to taste so much better than the last time we went, and I just couldn’t stop grinning throughout the whole meal. I LOVE good food!
My one gripe with Heston’s is that the cheapest bottle of red wine they serve is £35 and it’s £45 for the cheapest bottle of white. I appreciate this is fine dining, but it would be fantastic for us lower earners if there were at least a few more cheaper options. I chose to have a few drinks before we left home and planned to forgo the booze, but when we were there we both decided to order a gin and tonic. I had Hendricks and Alex had a Sipsmith’s – We thought they would be a better option than the wine, but they ended up costing us £28 for the two anyway. Fail!
Unfortunately, our pictures didn’t turn out as well as I’d have liked because we were trying to be discrete in a room full of suits, but I thought you’d like to see them anyway…
Meat Fruit (c.1500) – Mandarin, chicken liver parfait & grilled bread – £14.50
I’m sure this was smaller than the last time I had it… I usually donate some to Alex, but he lost out this time!
Spiced Pigeon (c.1780) – Ale & artichokes – £33.00
Alex’s main dish which was divine.
Black Foot Pork Chop (c.1860) – Hispi cabbage, lardo, ham hock & Robert sauce – £30.00. Definitely better than the last time I had it and a much bigger portion. We purchased the sides separately for £4.50 each.
Taffety Tart (c.1660) – Apple, rose, fennel & vanilla ice cream – £9.50
Tipsy Cake (c.1810) – Spit roast pineapple – £10.00
This brioche is absolutely amazing!
Tea for two.
Chocolate and Earl Grey Ganache with a caraway biscuit – The perfect end to a delicious meal.
Book your spot at Heston’s HERE or check out the whole menu.
Read about a previous visit of mine HERE on my very first Seebyzoe blog post.