Awards

Heston Blumenthal of The Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire has been described as a culinary alchemist for his innovative style of cuisine. His work researches the molecular compounds of dishes so to enable a greater understanding of taste and flavour. His original and scientific approach to the molecular breakdown of cuisine has teamed him with fellow chefs, scientists and psychologists throughout the world. His restaurant, The Fat Duck, opened in 1995 and was awarded its third Michelin star in January 2004.


In July 2006 Heston Blumenthal was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science by The University of Reading for his dedicated research and commitment to the exploration of culinary science.

 

Third Best Restaurant in the World

Elite Traveler Top 100 Restaurants 2014

Chef of the Decade

Observer Food Monthly Awards 2013

GQ Chef of the Year

GQ Man of the Year Awards 2010, 2011

Trophy Gourmand

Austria 2010

BAFTA nomination in the Features category for "FEAST"

British Academy Television Awards 2010

Third Best Restaurant in the World

San Pellegrino Worlds 50 Best Restaurant Awards 2010

The Features and Lifestyle Award for Heston's Victorian Feast

The Royal Television Society Awards 2009

Food Book of the Year for The Big Fat Duck Cookbook

Guild of Food Writers Awards 2009

Winner of Design and Production Award for The Big Fat Duck Cookbook

British Book Industry Awards 2009

Winner of Photography Award for The Big Fat Duck Cookbook

James Beard Foundation Awards 2009

Winner of Design Award for The Big Fat Duck Cookbook

International Association of Culinary Professionals Awards 2009

Second Best Restaurant in the World

San Pellegrino Worlds 50 Best Restaurant Awards 2009,2008,2007,2006

Best Restaurant in the UK and 10/10 score

Good Food Guide 2008, 2009,2010,2011, 2012

BAFTA nomination in the Features category for “Heston Blumenthal: In Search of Perfection”

British Academy Television Awards 2008

Conde Nast Traveller Innovation Award for “Chocolate Wine”

2008

Best Overall Service

Restaurant Magazine Front of House Awards 2007

Best Restaurant in the UK

Good Food Guide 2007

Grand Prix de L’Art de la Cuisine

International Academy of Gastronomy 2007

GQ Personality of the year

GQ Glenfiddich Awards 2007

Best Production “Heston Blumenthal – In Search of Perfection” BBC2

GQ Glenfiddich Awards 2007

Chefs Chef

San Pellegrino Worlds 50 Best Restaurant Awards April 2007

Honary Royal Society of Chemistry Fellowship for “… distinguished person whose activities have been of significant development to the chemical community..”

July 2006

Honorary Doctor of Science degree awarded by Reading University for recognition for his unique scientific approach to food and long-standing relationship with the University’s School of Food Biosciences.

Summer graduation ceremony July 2006

Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty the Queen

January 2006 New Years Honours List

Gault Millau, 19/20 rating

Gault Millau Guide January 2005

3 Michelin Stars

Michelin Travel Publications 2004

GQ Magazine Chef of the Year

GQ Magazine Man of the Year awards 2004

Square Meal/BMW Best out of Town Restaurant

Square Meal Magazine, BMW Awards 2004

Tatler Magazine Best Out of Town Restaurant

Tatler Magazine Awards 2004

Catey Awards Chef of the Year

Catering & Hotelkeeper Magazine 2004

Second Best restaurant in the World Award

Restaurant Magazine Worlds 50 Best Restaurant awards 2004

Restaurant Magazine Best European Restaurant Award

Restaurant Magazine, Worlds 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2004

Restaurant Magazine highest New Entry Award

Restaurant Magazine Worlds Best 50 Restaurants Awards 2004

Best Restaurant Award

Observer Food Monthly Awards 2004

Food & Wine Personality of the Year Award

GQ Magazine, Glenfiddich Awards 2004

Good Food Guide accreditation 9/10

2004

Best Cookbook of the year Worldwide for Family Food “a new approach to cooking”

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2004

Best Children Cookbook for Family Food “a new approach to cooking”

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2004

AA Guide chef’s chef of the year Award

AA Guide Publications 2002

Catey Awards Restaurateur of the year Award

Caterer & Hotelkeeper Magazine 2003

2 Michelin Stars

Michelin Travel Publications 2001

5 AA rosettes

AA Publications 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

AA wine list of the year

AA Publications 2002

AA Sherry List of the year

AA Sherry Publications 2002

AA Restaurant of Year Award

AA Publications 2001

Chef of the Year

Good Food Guide, 2001

Best of the year in Modern European category

Hotel and Restaurant Magazine, 2000

1 Michelin Star

Michelin Travel Publications 1998

Best Restaurant of the Year Award

Decanter Magazine, 1998