Galvin at Windows

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“Nothing quite compares to Galvin at Windows”, declares one reader. With “unsurpassed” 28th-floor views adding something special to proceedings, seasoned chef-patron Chris Galvin heads up one of the slickest operations in the capital – a buzzy, handsome space underpinned by service that “never fails to leave you feeling pampered”. The kitchen adds a few Asian touches to the “excellent” French food. Light mushroom tortellini in a tofu-laden unami broth is a delicate and well-balanced starter, while beef fillet accompanied by a wobbling slab of foie gras, braised short-rib and sticky bordelaise jus is no-holds-barred Gallic cooking at its best. A delightful sommelier globetrots to find the right match – full marks for the sweet, tropical New Zealand Riesling offered with a passion fruit and white chocolate soufflé. “Still our favourite place in London for a great night out”, concludes another fan.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
British
Ambience
Fine dining, Glamorous, Quiet conversation, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Rooftop
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Live music or dancing, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
People
Romantic, Special occasions

About

Located on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane, Galvin at Windows is an award-winning restaurant offering 360° views of London. Created by Chef Patron Chris Galvin and Head Chef Marc Hardiman, diners can enjoy innovative menus based around seasonal British ingredients. It's a great option if you're looking to impress, or want to host a special celebration. While a selection of la carte, tasting and set menus ensures it caters for all types of dining occasions throughout the week.

Employing French techniques applied to largely native ingredients, the kitchen turns our elegant creations like cured duck liver with rhubarb and pain d’Epices or Portland crab custard with sea buckthorn and hazelnut to start. From there, you might see a celeriac and Perigord truffle pithivier for vegetarians, wild turbot with leek, truffle and vin jaune sauce and Bodmin venison with smoked onion, salsify and spiced red cabbage ketchup.

Diners can then finish their lavish but refined meal with the likes of a duck egg custard tart, tarte tatin laced with calvados or even a chocolate eclair made with hazelnut, tonka and milk ice cream. Those seeking to end the meal on a more savoury note may opt for a cheese course, with three, five or seven cheeses.

The Sunday lunch here certainly deserves a mention, as it is amazingly affordable considering the peerless quality of the food. Heartier options feature a little more on Sunday lunch, so you might enjoy roast black Angus beef with all the trimmings, sea bream with lobster risotto and nasturtium or fettuccine with shiitake broth and truffle as your main. There is even a children’s menu at Galvin at Windows, proving just how welcoming the restaurant is to families (something not often seen at restaurants of this calibre).

The service here is also famous and is just one of the many reasons so many people return to Galvin at Windows time and time again.

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Location

London Hilton, 22 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1BE

020 7208 4021 020 7208 4021

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Opening Times

Lunch
Mon Closed
Tue 12:00-14:15
Wed 12:00-14:15
Thu 12:00-14:15
Fri 12:00-14:15
Sat 12:00-14:15
Sun 12:00-14:45
Dinner
Mon Closed
Tue 18:00-21:30
Wed 18:00-21:30
Thu 18:00-21:30
Fri 18:00-21:30
Sat 18:00-21:30
Sun 19:00-21:30

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42 Reviews 
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Service
Atmosphere
Value

Anastasia M

23 November 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Oh my God, divine taste. Every little bite has a purpose!

Dana S

23 November 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

One of my favourite restaurants. Amazing views with deli ious food.

Anon

26 July 2019  
Great view with window table. Good food.

Zin T

28 June 2019  
Drinks, service, venue, location.

Dimitry L

31 July 2018  
Impeccable location, food (presentation and quality), service. Fred is a Sirieix Maitre d'hotel.

Julia H

27 June 2018  
Faultless service, each and every time. Great seasonal menu.

Anna W

27 June 2018  
Great views of London. Always excellent food and service. Staff very friendly.

phillip R

08 May 2017  
Great view food and service.

Isobel

13 September 2016  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3
Drinks with a view
This is a great bar to come to for a couple of drinks before dinner. The staff are friendly and unpretentious and make you feel welcome. They are happy to accommodate any wishes and sat us by the window when we asked. When we made a special drinks request and the bar didn't have all the ingredients, they went to the restaurant kitchen to get what was needed which I was most impressed by. The cocktails are delicious and unusual, very well made. It is pricey but that's to be expected for a bar at the top of the Hilton on Park Lane. It's not somewhere for an every week visit but definitely good for a special occasion.

Matthew E

06 November 2015  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 3.5
Another great dinner
Our third visit to Galvin at Windows and the quality remains. The food is excellent. The venison (which in lesser hands can be rather dry) was positively succulent. Of course the views and atmosphere are unsurpassed. The service was very good. The staff were friendly and not at all stuffy - just a slight inclination to the over-attentive when it comes to refilling the water glasses. Still our favourite place in London for a great night out.
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