Visitors to London may want to stop for a bite in Heston Blumenthal's new restaurant, Dinner, which features a menu "dating back 700 years." The eatery is located in the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, Knightsbridge.
Award-winning chef, Blumenthal, doesn't want people to think that the restaurant is "historical British." "If I call it that, people will think of thigh slapping, wenches and flagons of ale," he said. Instead, the menu will be inspired by recipes from the Middle Ages, Tudor, Stuart and Georgian eras, featuring a "medieval-style meat spit operated by a clockwork mechanism designed by Swiss watchmakers Ebell."