How To Get a Table at Heston's The Fat Duck in Melbourne

World-famous chef Heston Blumenthal has revealed there will be a ballot system to get a table at 'The Fat Duck' restaurant in Melbourne and it will be a $525 set menu. Who wants in? 

The Fat Duck will be open for lunch and dinner for 6 months only - from February 3 until August 15.  In an unprecedented move, the Michelin starred restaurant will temporarily relocate to the Crown Tower Resorts in Melbourne almost in its entirety.

Every bite of the multi course Tasting Menu, every whisper of nostalgia and emotion, every aspect of the flawless service, and every team member will move half the world away and call Australia home for half a year.  

Even design pieces from the original building in Bray, UK will make the journey. Heston’s iconic dishes such as “Sound of the Sea”, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and Snail Porridge will be right at Aussie foodie's fingertips.

So, how can you get a table? Anyone – anywhere in the world – who would like to make a reservation at The Fat Duck in Melbourne will need to register for the ballot system at - reservations are now open via the ballot until Midnight (AEDT) Sunday 26 October 2014! Tables will mainly be for 2 or 4 people, plus a limited number of tables for 6.


The winning ballots will be chosen randomly and everyone who registered will be notified of the outcome by email on November 10. The degustation meal will cost $525, plus drinks, for 12 to 15 courses and take around 4 hours.

There is one addition to The Fat Duck that will be exclusive to Melbourne – a Chef’s Table. Multi-sensory dining becomes super-sensory with the opportunity to get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes glimpse. For a limited time during The Fat Duck’s tenure, four guests per service will be seated in front of the pass, witnessing the kitchen’s inner workings and interacting directly with the chefs throughout service.

Heston Blumenthal first visited Australia in 2003 and his love for the country’s beauty, diversity, produce and people was immediate.  For over a decade, he had his eye on opening a restaurant there, so it was with unabashed excitement that he revealed The Fat Duck Melbourne’s opening date and how to reserve a table at his first Australian restaurant. 

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Posted by Ian389Report
That's just an obscene amount of money for food. What a self-important, celebrity-conscious world we've become.