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Michelin-starred chef siblings Chris and Jeff Galvin have added to their slowly expanding empire with a restaurant at The Athenaeum. Like Galvin at Windows and The Pompadour by Galvin, this newcomer is in a hotel, and like Galvin Bistrot de Luxe and Galvin La Chapelle the menu features French classics such as steak tartare with toasted sourdough. The Athenaeum however has a stronger British accent than its siblings; we especially enjoyed a pretty starter of dressed Portland crab with Hampshire watercress and rye bread. Other similarly simple dishes also fared well. Soused Cornish mackerel with ratte potatoes and cucumber was a deluxe potato salad with a lively dressing, while a thick slice of calf’s liver was perfectly cooked pink all the way through, scattered with crisp leaves of sage and sitting on a buttery bed of slow-cooked fried onion. Prices are generous for the Mayfair hotel location; a trencherman-sized Dingley Dell pork belly with black pudding clocks in at just £16.50. To finish, puddings such as cherry Bakewell tart are aimed at the sweet-toothed. All-day eating, including breakfast and afternoon tea, is another plus – a boon for tourists and local suits – but it does mean there’s an inescapable feeling you’re sitting in a rather bland hotel dining room designed for international tastes. The equally new Bar at the Athenaeum deals in innovative twists on cocktail classics, but if that’s not your thing, there’s always the hotel’s famous whisky collection.

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3 courses & a glass of brut: £24.50

From a set menu.

Available: 14 May 2017

Max: 6 people

Expires: 30 June 2017

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Classic Afternoon Tea with a complementary glass of champagne: £29.50

Festive Afternoon Tea with a complementary glass of Lanson Pere & Fils Brut NV.

Available: 14 May 2017

Max: 6 people

Expires: 30 June 2017

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Sunday roast 2 courses & 250ml carafe of wine: £25

From a set menu.

Available: 14 May 2017

Max: 6 people

Expires: 30 June 2017

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Complimentary glass of house champagne when dining A La Carte

Free with your meal.

Available: 14 May 2017

Max: 8 people

Expires: 30 June 2017

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Pre & Post theatre: 2 courses from a set menu, £19.50 per person

From a set menu.

Available: 14 May 2017

Max: 6 people

Expires: 30 June 2017

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Galvin at the Athenaeum
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Galvin at the Athenaeum

116 Piccadilly ,London W1J 7BJ

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Mayfair Madness!

by   bronze reviewer (11)

Nov 2016

Editor's pick What a delight to find a Galvin restaurant in Mayfair that is a one stop shop for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. We had the Prix Fixe for lunch and what a fabulous bargain it was - we started with a superb soused sardine beautifully presented with cucumber followed by a delicious tranche of perfectly pink Calves liver accompanied by delicious Lyonnaise onions and finished off with a lemon sponge pudding and blueberries - all for £19.95! The food was superb and was served...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 10

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Chris and Jeff Galvin

Brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin opened their first restaurant, Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, to great acclaim in 2005, and followed it with London big hitters including Galvin at Windows and Galvin La Chapelle – plus Brasserie de Luxe and The Pompadour, both in Edinburgh. Between them, the Galvins have worked for everybody who’s anybody: Chris for Messrs Corbin and King, Terence Conran and Paul Gayler; Jeff for Marco Pierre White, Nico Ladenis and David Levin.

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