Culinary digest: Galvin at Windows


World-class dining, presented by a world-class set of staff with 360° views of one of the world’s best cities: that’s how I would describe the Summertime at Galvin menu at Galvin at Windows Restaurant & Bar if I were pressed for time.

Gavin at Windows starter

The starter: We opted for the Summertime at Galvin menu. The starter comprises Asian beef steak tartare, confit egg yolk, pickled vegetables & grain mustard mayonnaise. In a word – exquisite.

Gavin at Windows main

The main: Roasted fillet of cod, leek veloute, brandade & baby leek. This was a bit of a come-down after the bomb of flavours that was the starter. What it has going for it for those who might shy away from Michelin star restaurants because of the portions is it is very filling.

Gavin at Windows dessert

The dessert: Lemon & basil pie with elderflower: Summer on a plate. The lemon and basil pie – the green sorbet on your right – is the star of this plate in my opinion. Fresh, light and yet still intriguing.

Cuisine: Seasonally inspired menus based around modern French haute cuisine

Accolades: Helmed by Chef Patron Chris Galvin and Head Chef Joo Won, Galvin at Windows has maintained a Michelin star every year since 2009.

Ambience: Convivial and relaxed for lunch, smart casual for dinner. Reservations ahead of time absolutely necessary. Staff are an absolute delight to interact with.

Location: On the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane in Mayfair.

Prices for the Summertime at Galvin are £19.50 for three courses.

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