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Heston Blumenthal restaurant closed over 'virus outbreak'

TV chef Heston Blumenthal has shut his gourmet London restaurant after it was hit by an outbreak of the vomiting virus. Some 45 diners and members of staff were infected with norovirus at Dinner in the Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge.

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45 diners and staff hit by Blumenthal restaurant virus

A norovirus outbreak at Heston Blumenthal's exclusive two Michelin-starred Dinner restaurant has affected 45 diners and members of staff.

A general view of the Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge. Credit: PA

A total of 24 diners and 21 members of staff were taken ill at the restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental hotel on Hyde Park, Westminster City Council said.

Dinner, which opened in 2011, specialises in historical English food and a meal for two can cost around £190.

Its website said that it was expected to remain closed for a week from today.

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