Hedone is pretty far from Central London and it took about an hour to get to from Central London during lunchtime on a Saturday. It’s a very small restaurant with a Chef’s Table but it looked more like a bar.
There wasn’t more than 10 tables in the main dining room. Chef Mikael Jonsson runs the restaurant and used to be a food blogger. Yes, it gives us bloggers hope. Well, not really. Hedone isn’t as famous as other London restaurants in its class but it comes with a lot accolades:
- 1 Michelin star in 2014
- 1 Michelin star in 2015
- #63 on the San Pellegrino 2014 World’s Best Restaurants
- #60 on the San Pellegrino 2015 World’s Best Restaurants
- #60 on the San Pellegrino 2016 World’s Best Restaurants
The service was fantastic. We asked to be done with the tasting menu within 1.5 hours so we could head back to Central London to finish our sight seeing. The thing with London is it gets dark around 5:00 PM in November so you have to be very efficient with time and landmarks. Once it gets dark, it’s pitch-black and you can’t get a decent shot of anything.
Hedone was able to get us out of there within the requested time even though they had issues with their credit card processing machine. I felt bad for the waitress cause it was happening to everyone there. It’s unfortunate but technical difficulties happens.
Anyway, the food.
- Crab Sandwich – The little bite size morsel is by far my favorite dish of the tasting menu. The sweet and chilled crab nestled in between a crunchy flaky cracker shell. It was a great combination.
- Scallops – The seared scallops in an espuma (i.e., foam). The espuma tasted like a sweet strawberry and accompanied with some vegetables. It was a nice savory dish to begin the savory portion of the meal. I was surprised to see shellfish on the menu since Chef Jonsson is allergic to it. Major points to the chef.
Overall, I really liked Hedone from the food to the service. It’s a bit of a journey from Central London but it’s well worth the trip in London traffic. However, remember that Chef Jonsson used to be a food blogger, so it gives us all hope. Maybe one day we’ll be famous chefs and treated like rock stars.
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Hedone is pretty far from Central London and it took about an hour to get to from Central London during lunchtime on a Saturday. The service was fantastic. I really liked Hedone from the food to the service.