Galvin at Windows offers something pretty unique. Housed on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane, this lofty restaurant offers diners modern French cuisine with touches of Asian flavour alongside carefully selected wines. Head chef Marc Hardiman and the team use seasonal ingredients to craft elegant dishes, which can be enjoyed a la carte or as part of a four- or seven-course tasting menu.
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.