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Summary

“You either ‘get’ this restaurant or you don’t”, and views on Mikael Jonsson’s “innocuous” and “homely”-looking Chiswick project remain somewhat divided. For a strong majority, “the best ingredients in the UK, coupled with sophisticated cooking technique” provides a “thought-provoking” and “most exciting” tasting menu experience that’s “just about perfect... not too heavy, not too showy, very well balanced, surprising… from a master just riffing in his open kitchen and passing you something like he’s just thought it up, which always tastes great”. Ratings are undercut however, by a vociferous minority, who just “don’t see it”, or who feel a meal is “30-50% overpriced”.

£118
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Good
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Mikael Jonsson and his “totally committed” team create “an extraordinary culinary experience” behind a “modest” façade in outer-Chiswick (where sitting at the counter watching the preparation is a popular option). It’s “one of the best restaurants in the UK”, with a “total focus on sourcing the best ingredients and intensifying their flavours” via “adventurous combinations” as part of a “stunning tasting menu”, and all complemented by “an exceptional wine list”. On the downside, the approach can seem a little “hushed” or “over-anxious”, and for a sceptical minority the whole set-up seems “monumentally over-rated and overpriced”.

£106
Very Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The best ingredients in London” and “unique, technical mastery” underpin “staggering”, “cutting-edge cuisine at its finest” for most who trek to Mikael Jonsson’s open-kitchen HQ, in outer Chiswick. It’s an “idiosyncratic” experience however, and sceptics feel there’s just “too much fuss and self regard”, especially given the “eye-watering expense”. Stop Press – In October 2015 the restaurant will close and re-open with half the number of covers, more complicated cooking, and a focus on rare ingredients and wines. Pricing may change too.

£104
Very Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Truly staggering!”; after three years in operation, Mikael Jonsson’s “unsung” open-kitchen venture, in outer Chiswick, has finally got properly into its stride – his “incredibly clever” modern Scandi dishes deliver “small bites of perfection and amazement”.

£80
Exceptional
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Hedone Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Hedone Restaurant in W4, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Hedone restaurant.
David K
Chiswick's secret star. Outstanding food, w...
Reviewed 5 months, 6 days ago

"Chiswick's secret star. Outstanding food, with perfectly judge wine matching too. Just fabulous."

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301-303 Chiswick High Rd, London, W4 4HH
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MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Wednesday6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Thursday6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Friday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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