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Published: September  29, 2014

Dinner by Heston

It is never easy naming a restaurant and on this occasion the owner wanted something that represented your menu that is inspired by historic British gastronomy, so he searched for a name that had a bit of history, but was also fun. "Dinner" fit the bill perfectly. In the past, the main meal -dinner- was eaten at midday, before it got too dark. But affordable candles and, later, gaslight saw dinner shift. By the mid-1800s people were dining later. People working in the cities were taking a "lunch" to work and having their main meal at 5.00 pm when they got home, while in rural areas the main meal was still taken at midday. Even today, depending where you are in the British Isles, "dinner" might be served at lunchtime, suppertime or, indeed, dinnertime! This made "Dinner" the natural choice for its typically British quirky history and linguistic playfulness. If nothing else, they hope it's easy to remember. The restaurant interior has been conceived as a subtle, elegant portrait contemporary and innovative, yet mindful of tradition. The dining room features floor-to-ceiling glass walls, giving diners a view of the kitchen and its unique pulley system. Modelled after a version used by the royal court, the pulley's rotate the spit on an open-fire. The ivory-painted walls are decorated with custom-made porcelain wall sconces in the shape of antique jelly moulds.

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Address :

66 Knightsbridge London SW1X 7LA United Kingdom

Phone :

+44 20 72013833

Hours :

LUNCH Mon - Sun: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm DINNER Mon - Sun: 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Published: September  29, 2014

Dinner by Heston

It is never easy naming a restaurant and on this occasion the owner wanted something that represented your menu that is inspired by historic British gastronomy, so he searched for a name that had a bit of history, but was also fun. "Dinner" fit the bill perfectly. In the past, the main meal -dinner- was eaten at midday, before it got too dark. But affordable candles and, later, gaslight saw dinner shift. By the mid-1800s people were dining later. People working in the cities were taking a "lunch" to work and having their main meal at 5.00 pm when they got home, while in rural areas the main meal was still taken at midday. Even today, depending where you are in the British Isles, "dinner" might be served at lunchtime, suppertime or, indeed, dinnertime! This made "Dinner" the natural choice for its typically British quirky history and linguistic playfulness. If nothing else, they hope it's easy to remember. The restaurant interior has been conceived as a subtle, elegant portrait contemporary and innovative, yet mindful of tradition. The dining room features floor-to-ceiling glass walls, giving diners a view of the kitchen and its unique pulley system. Modelled after a version used by the royal court, the pulley's rotate the spit on an open-fire. The ivory-painted walls are decorated with custom-made porcelain wall sconces in the shape of antique jelly moulds.