Michelin starred restaurant, Galvin at Windows reaches gastronomic heights on the 28th floor of the Hilton Park Lane. The views of London are exceptional, and the large windows allow the restaurant to glow as the sun beams in. The décor is minimalist and rather modern, stylish and sophisticated.
There are postcards on the table which the restaurant will post for you anywhere in the world. This is such a lovely, unique idea and feels quite nostalgic.
The muddled minty mojitos are refreshing and can be enjoyed at the bar or at the table.
The smell of the freshly baked bread is just dreamy, and there’s a nice selection to tear and share.
It’s always such a pleasure when the first course arrives, and it affirms all the accolades of a restaurant. Who said salads are boring? The fruity salad of goat’s cheese, beetroot, orange, pistachio and honey was a rainbow of colours. Wonderfully packed full of flavour, each component complimented the other perfectly.
The main course of poached corn fed chicken breast, crispy leg, bois bourdon and hazelnut was slightly underwhelming in comparison as it seemed simplistic in it’s presentation and execution. Although admittedly, it did taste absolutely delicious.
The Valrhona chocolate fondant was cooked perfectly, with a centre that oozed molten chocolate. The accompanying orange ice cream was perfectly zesty and lightly bitter all in one mouthful.
A plate of chocolate and the jar full of marshmallows, was a sweet end to the evening. The apple marshmallows especially, just melted in the mouth.
Galvin at Windows is a gorgeous venue for any celebration, whether it be an anniversary, or birthday treat. It’s ideal for a pre theatre dinner. As the days get longer, watching the sun set and the sky light up over the course of the evening, is quite romantic. It’s suitable for a group celebrations too and can even be hired for exclusive use for up to 300 guests.
Galvin At Windows, 22 Park Lane, London, W1K 1BE