Heston Blumenthal’s new restaurant, The Perfectionists’ Café to be unveiled this week

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Editor 2nd June 2014
Heston Blumenthal- Photo credit Alisa Connan Heston Blumenthal’s new restaurant, The Perfectionists’ Café, is set to open its doors on the 4th June with the unveiling of the multi-million pound new Terminal 2, The Queen’s Terminal, at Heathrow. The Perfectionists’ Café takes inspiration from Heston’s In Search of Perfection television programmes and the In Search of Perfection book series in which he explored and reinvented Britain's favourite dishes through his unique, creative approach and his endless journey to question everything. "You cannot achieve perfection as it’s entirely subjective,” Heston explains. "As a perfectionist, you can continually try to improve things, even if that means just turning everything upside down and starting again.  We have had some incredible fun trying to make the best ever versions of these dishes, including using kit from cement mixers to paint sprayers and even a few explosions along the way! But that organised chaos produced some incredible techniques – and subsequently some fantastic results. The point is, you will never be quite satisfied. It's an endless pursuit, but when you add to the mix a bit of our quintessentially British eccentricity, that’s when the fun really begins.  For me, The Perfectionists’ Café is about the realisation of that journey in an actual café; it's about everything we questioned and about harnessing the very excitement of that journey for the diner." The Perfectionists’ Café will present a selection of not only the UK’s most popular dishes, but favourites of the busy traveller, dishes that by their very nature are best cooked at speed. From breakfast to cocktails and beyond, The Perfectionists’ Café aims to offer fantastic food…fast. The Perfectionists' Café  (photo credit Andy Catterall)Working with Heston to evolve the menu inspired by individual dishes from the TV programme into a busy restaurant environment have been Fat Duck Group Executive Head Chef, Ashley Palmer-Watts, and the restaurant’s Head Chef, Julian O’Neill. From the 4th June 2014, passengers travelling through Heathrow’s Terminal 2 will be able to experience the craft, science and techniques that have gone into creating this truly unique venue by simply enjoying the nostalgia, fun, whimsy and glamour of Heston Blumenthal's The Perfectionists’ Café.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 2nd June 2014

Heston Blumenthal’s new restaurant, The Perfectionists’ Café to be unveiled this week