I have had lunch at Galvin at Windows and the best thing about the restaurant is that it has amazing views, so it is a great place if you want to impress someone on a date or have a meeting with a client. It would benefit from a live ensemble to create some atmosphere, but there isn't too much space. Other venues like Coq D'Argent also have excellent views and more space to add live music.
Galvin at Windows
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Time Out says
Posted: Tue Oct 16 2012
Few restaurants offer such captivating views of London, but the panorama from the 28th floor of the Park Lane Hilton was, sadly, the best thing about our most recent visit here. Start, if you like, in the adjoining bar, which attracts a raucous crowd unfazed that bottles of Budweiser come with a lofty price tag of £7.50. A well-mannered and plentiful service team runs the swanky dining room. Menus range from a £25 set lunch to a £95 dégustation. We settled for the prestige menu (£68) and found blips throughout the meal, starting with humdrum parmesan gougères with taramasalata. Much better was a pleasingly balanced starter of lightly curried Scottish scallops with cauliflower purée, mango chutney and roast peanuts, though the scallops were under-seared. Tender loin of Herdwick mutton was complemented by the warming flavours of onion (in various guises), pearl barley and ruby chard. The dish came with a separate helping of shepherd’s pie that, despite being over-salted, was deemed a hit. Buttermilk panna cotta with marinated pineapple was let down by a watery lychee granita, but lime and raspberry marshmallows ensured a joyful end. The enterprising wine list offers 40 choices by the glass. We hope Galvin at Windows returns to its previous lofty standards soon – a new era is being ushered in following the departure of head chef Andre Garrett in September 2013.
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Free glass of champagne with dinner
Must order a minimum of 3 courses per person. Maximum party size of 6. Excludes bank holidays, special occasions and the month of December. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
This offer can be redeemed on week days between noon and 11pm.
3 courses & a glass of champagne £68
from the Menu Prestige. Please note there is a 2hr turnaround on all tables. Includes Vat, excludes service.
Offer valid until Apr 30 2014
Galvin at Windows 28th floor
- Cross Street:
- Venue phone:
020 3641 7980
- Venue website:
- Opening hours:
Lunch served noon-2.30pm Mon-Fri; 11.45am-3pm Sun. Dinner served 6-10pm Mon-Wed; 6-10.30pm Thur-Sat
Tube: Green Park or Hyde Park Corner tube
Set lunch £25 2 courses, £29 3 courses (£45 incl half bottle of wine, mineral water and coffee). Set dinner £39-£68 3 courses. Set meal (noon-2pm, 6-9pm) £95 tasting menu (£160 incl wine); £95 5 courses
Galvin at Windows
- 28th floor
- 020 3641 7980
- 28th floor
- Galvin at Windows