The Perfectionists’ Café, Heathrow Terminal 2

Airport food is notoriously scheisse. When a Nando’s and Pret opened in Gatwick South I thought that was as gastronomic as things could get, but after a recent meal at The Perfectionists’ Café in Heathrow Terminal 2, it was proof it isn’t all dismal on the other side. It’s owned by Heston Blumenthal but unlike his other jazzier affairs, this offers burgers, pizzas and fish and … Continue reading The Perfectionists’ Café, Heathrow Terminal 2

Dinner by Heston, Knightsbridge

This was Heston Blumenthal’s second fine dining restaurant and it’s based inside the Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge. Whereas The Fat Duck is inventive and whacky, Dinner by Heston, which has regularly been voted one of the best restaurants in the world, takes its inspiration from dishes of the past. The dining room is a simple space, however views onto the park and into the glass … Continue reading Dinner by Heston, Knightsbridge

The Fat Duck, Bray

Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck is one of only four three Michelin starred restaurants in the UK and it resides in the Berkshire village of Bray, which is also home to The Waterside Inn (another three starred restaurant which I loved). The dining room is very much not what I expected; it has an old fashioned charm about it (it’s a listed building don’t you … Continue reading The Fat Duck, Bray

The Crown At Bray

The word disappointing would be a polite word to describe our experience at The Crown. Owned by Heston Blumenthal it is the second pub he owns in the village of Bray in Berkshire. The place is a cosy, candlelit quintessentially British pub. We arrived at 6:30 and sat a table right by the toilets – it went downhill from there. We were left alone at … Continue reading The Crown At Bray