Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
It is never easy naming a restaurant. On this occasion, I wanted something that represented our menu that is inspired by historic British gastronomy, so I searched for a name that had a bit of history, but was also fun.
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 5.00pm 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, I hope it's easy to remember.
Dinner takes inspiration from historic British recipes - from 14th century cookbooks such as those by the royal chefs of King Richard II to Lewis Carroll's flights of fancy. Decorated in dark wood, brown leather and burnished copper, Dinner Melbourne is a place that fuses ancient and modern, classic and contemporary, for a unique dining experience. A kinetic art installation, an interpretation of the first automated spit roast mechanism, invented by the British clockmakers of Greenwich, takes position at the heart of the open kitchen. The same spirit inspires the kitchen, in which state-of-the-art technology sits alongside the slowly turning cogs of the pulley-operated spit roast.
Lunch - Friday and Saturday
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Dinner - Monday to Sunday
5:30pm - 11:00pm
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Crown Towers, level 3, 8 Whiteman Street Southbank | Map
✆ +613 9292 5777
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
❊ Also See... ❊
→ Crown Entertainment Complex
→ Crown Towers Hotel
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