Gracing the 28th floor of the Hilton on Park Lane, the renowned Windows Restaurant and Bar has been re-launched as Galvin at Windows. This exclusive restaurant blends panoramic views, an interior inspired by 1930's glamour and 21st century modernism, and a menu of Modern French cuisine crafted by the acclaimed chef-patron, Chris Galvin of Galvin Bistrot de Luxe.
Giles Coren's review of Galvin at Windows (The Times)
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Galvin at Windows reviews
OK, let's get the very bad news out of the way first - I spent £400 on Sunday lunch for 2 here.
Now the good stuff. The views are fantastic, the room is fairly attractive (if a little beige) and the food is OK on the whole, good in parts.
Cep risotto was tasty, if a little light on ceps. Scallops were pefectly cooked.
Main course of lamb was a little underseasoned and the balance between protein and carbs out of kilter - a lot of meat, hardly any vegetables.
A dish of spiced pigeon was a little chaotic. Carrot puree, pigeon, spices, potato cake, macaroni cheese - too much going on.
Cheeses were really well kept and very flavoursome.
Desserts were great. Excellent banana souffle. Brilliant chocolate mousse.
Service was occasionally chaotic, but special mention must go to the sommelier, who knew his stuff and was very friendly.
Overall, it was a nice afternoon but nose bleedingly expensive. Probably won't rush back.
by StuH (39 reviews
), 17 Jun 2010
A wonderful lunch was had by all. We had just flown in for the day from Dublin. First time here. Food, service, everything was great - nothing to complain about, and would go back too! Loved the nice touches, with yummy chocs and marshmallows to finish.
by Irish Critic (4 reviews
), 27 Nov 2009
Beautiful restaurant. Good service, but found food a little rich. Could do with some simpler dishes on the menu. Don't think I will return again.
by Firework (6 reviews
), 21 Apr 2008
Galvin at Windows is a great gastronomic experience. The food and service makes you forget about the view.
by SAMURAY, 01 Jan 2008
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