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Galvin at Windows
Galvin at Windows

Galvin at Windows Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.galvinatwindows.com
  • Phone: 020 7208 4021
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch:

    Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

    Sunday: 11:45am - 3:30pm

    Dinner:

    Monday - Wednesday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

    Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10.30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Joo Won
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Public Transit:
    Green Park or Hyde Park tube station
  • Parking: Private Car Park
A word from Galvin at Windows
Located high up on the 28th floor of the London Hilton at 22 Park Lane, Galvin at Windows restaurant and bar has become one of the capital’s most talked-about destination dining venues since its opening in 2006. Head Chef Joo Won and Chef Patron Chris Galvin have created seasonally inspired menus based around modern French haute cuisine that have now earned the restaurant its first, much-deserved Michelin Star. Renowned for its peerless views over the capital, including iconic sites like Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace, Galvin at Windows is a restaurant where honest food and genuine hospitality are already a tradition after just a few short years. Because of the elegance of the room and the jaw-dropping 360-degree views, Galvin at Windows is certainly a destination restaurant with fine service and all the trimmings. But, clever Galvin staff, the set lunch menu and bar express menu bring this sublime French cuisine within reach.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "I like the sightseeing of the restaurant and the service. Everyone seems experienced and smiling at me all the time. They are very polite and friendly. When I was going to leave, one of them even helped me to wear my coat. I was totally feel like a lady there. Thanks to everyone."
    dined on 30/08/2014
  • "It's always amazing which is why I keep coming back-totally hooked!!"
    dined on 28/08/2014
  • "We have been here several times for lunch and dinner. The set lunch we had this time with the Bellini to start was impressive as usual. The views up there were amazing and the service was just right. We finished our wine in the bar which is very relaxed. It is one of our most favourite restaurants."
    dined on 28/08/2014
  • "An enjoyable meal ordered from the set lunchtime menu. The service was excellent and the overall atmosphere was very good. Disappointed not to have a window table, but maybe next time!!"
    dined on 28/08/2014
  • "Booked this as a birthday Treat for my husband - we have been to Galvins in Baker Street and La Chappelle in Spittafields and have always been delighted with food and service. The room is beautiful, we did not have a window seat but the views were still amazing. Service was fantastic as we expected - we went for the taster menu with wine and although more pricey than La Chappelle we was not disappointed and tried some amazing wines. Will definitely be going back."
    dined on 27/08/2014
  • "We had a brilliant time. Our son was 7 on the day and asked waiters to bring him Happy birthday desert if it is possible. They offered him and his 3yrs old little brother a tour in the kitchen on their own. They met a chef and very excited to see how he made a dish. They also gave children a party bag to occupied during 2h lunch. Staff were lovely! Food was outstanding. I could enjoy the view of London. Beautiful place. I'd highly recommend anyone."
    dined on 27/08/2014
  • "Very good service - we had no idea which wine we should choose etc but were advised accordingly. Two servers come at the table, one for holding the tray, the other to servce the plate. Napkins folded each time a person leaves for a bathroom. Food was great as expected. I would give a full mark if there was a surprise element in the flavour. This was a business meal so I didn't want anything to go wrong and nothing went wrong. Value is well, it is expensive but I did not expect to be cheap. I was charged £70 for a three meal course and another £40 for "main prestige" £20 for "starter prestige". I didn't think we choose the dish that stated "supplement" but there you are. This was my second visit and will definitely come again."
    dined on 25/08/2014
  • "Great food, big portions at reasonable price and astouding view from 28th floor of Hilton Hotel."
    dined on 24/08/2014
  • "The food was not deserving of a michelin star restaurant.Other michelin star restaurants are much better. The steak had a funny odor and the chicken was bland. Bad value for money and I recommend not going on sundays."
    dined on 24/08/2014
  • "I was at the restaurant this weekend for my partner's birthday. We were seated in the middle of the restaurant which was fine for us (and a good sized table) but if you really want to see the views it's probably best to request a window table. The service was impeccable from the start - every person who served us introduced themselves and were thoughtful, attentive and friendly. The food was absolutely delicious and good value for this quality of restuarant. The wine selection was very good and they even have a liqueur trolley which I haven't seen before. We'll definitely be going back to this restaurant."
    dined on 23/08/2014
  • "We chose Galvin at Windows to celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary, and we had a lovely evening. The food was very good, service attentive, and I liked the additional touches such as being given post cards to send anywhere in the world. I had also mentioned it was our anniversary on my open table booking and they brought us a post-desert plate with happy anniversary written on it, which I thought was very considerate.We weren't sitting by a window, and if you are sitting in the centre bit the ambiance is not that special (I imagine it is different if you get a window seat). The building is a bit tired looking. I am glad we went once, but I am not sure if it is return-worthy."
    dined on 23/08/2014
  • "Absolutely fantastic night. Incredible service, fantastic food and beautiful views. Highly recommend."
    dined on 21/08/2014
  • "Very good food, service exceptional and mind blowing views, a must visit restaurant if your looking to impress ...."
    dined on 20/08/2014
  • "Been there on my girlfriend birthday, the food was excellent and service was very attentive. I visited the restaurant many times and they never let me down. Still one of the best classic French restaurant in London."
    dined on 20/08/2014
  • "Had the tasting menu at lunch time as a birthday treat. the scallops were the best thing I have had in a long time. Citrus, kohlrabi with a hint of soy. Just to my taste. Gazpacho was also lovely, and the Iberico pork. No fault to be found. View are OK but we were not on the best side and it was a bit grey - but you can't have it all. I would definitely recommend the restaurant. Service was also great."
    dined on 20/08/2014
  • "We took our two young granddaughters for lunch and had a table with a fantastic view. This was their second visit and they had a wonderful time. They especially enjoyed being taken away for a 'surprise'! They came back with their desserts which they had chosen when they were taken into the kitchen to meet the chef. The food was excellent and the children were made to feel very welcome. A 'goodie' bag arrived half way through their meal and was full of interesting things. The staff were very attentive without being overbearing and nothing was too much trouble."
    dined on 20/08/2014
  • "Great food and absolutely fantastic service with attention to detail which second to none."
    dined on 20/08/2014
  • "Fabulous food and excellent service. A relaxed atmosphere with attention to detail from the staff, without being over fussy. Would thoroughly recommend."
    dined on 20/08/2014
  • "Galvins is certainly not cheap when you add wine and extras but the setting and the menu on offer were superb. Staff were excellent even if you were having an open table menu. We are already returning with friends. It was a special occasion and the staff soon realised and provided that extra special something that comes with the Galvin name. This is a place to go and the costs soon becomes irrelevant."
    dined on 19/08/2014
  • "The food was amazing and the service to match, we decided to go for the set menu which was £33 for 2 courses if not it was £70 or £99 a lot!! Great view, service very good, really enjoyed the evening with our friends from Hon Kong"
    dined on 19/08/2014
  • "Galvin at Windows is the perfect venue for a quiet lunch, spectacular setting, faultless service and good food. What else is needed. Definitely going back.."
    dined on 19/08/2014
  • "My wife and I had dinner at Galvin at Windows for her birthday and we both really enjoyed the experience: venue is fab, view of London + sunset was amazing, food is brilliant and so flavorsome, service impeccable and small choc pud on a plate with Happy Birthday on it before the bill what a very nice touch indeed! And the wine was great too! Yes it is on the expensive side but one for great occasion."
    dined on 18/08/2014
  • "This is the best dining place for all occasions on the 28th floor overlooking Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace. It is strongly recommended."
    dined on 18/08/2014
  • "Celebrated my wife's 60th Birthday with the family at Gavin Excellent Sunday set lunch....Very professional / friendly service.......Brilliant views from the 28th floor......Highly recommended."
    dined on 17/08/2014
  • "Having heard good things, I was excited to go with my partner for Sunday lunch and was not disappointed! For starters, I had the Seared foie gras, whilst my partner had the ballotine rabbit and I have to say hand on heart, the seared foie gras was the best starter I have ever tasted - simple flavours but tasty. My Partners ballotine rabbit was an explosion of flavours and he was extremely impressed with it. We both had the Pan fried gilt-head sea bream for the main course and yet again the presentation without fault and taste was delicious. The service was fantastic and our waiter was somewhat of a comedian in the only way the French seem to be able to pull off. I would definitely recommend to others and will definitely be going again."
    dined on 17/08/2014
  • "Being big fans of seafood,we booked expecting a different a la carte menu based on the top table one and were disappointed to not have a sea bass dish on the menu prestige. There was confusion over whether the salmon starter was marinated in sake between our table host and waiter and the dish itself was better on the eyes than the stomach. My main of monkfish was overpowered completely by the strong tomato piperade and my wife's vegetable tart similarly had far too much Gorgonzola in. The main reason we had chosen this particular galvins was the expectation that the tarte tatin would be as it used to be in bistro de luxe on Baker Street (as we were told by the manager there). Sadly not - and so all 3 courses left us rather disappointed."
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "I went to Galvin at Windows for my Dad's 60th birthday meal and I could not fault anything. We had a wonderful view even though it was just the two of us, the service was impeccable and our waitress so charming. The Degustation Menu was amazing and so innovative and it made an already special night even more memorable."
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "Wow what an experience! The restaurant staff were the most tentative I have ever experienced, they honoured my request for a window seat with a view over London. We were made personalised cocktails and I was given a little brownie with 'happy birthday'. The food was fantastic too! But the only thing was- the courses had no 'wow' factor compared to other michelin star places we have visited."
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "Went here with the wife for our wedding anniversary. Great food, amazing service. Would recommend."
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "If you appreciate fine food, it's a special occasion, and you don't mind putting your hand in your pocket, then this place comes highly recommended. The food is of an excellent calibre, and though you can expect to pay a lot of money for the pleasure, the sort of cuisine presented, is beyond what most of us could dream of creating. For me, the raw scallops, lamb bolognese and home-made marshmallows were a particular treat, though all the dishes were outstanding. The service was also attentive without being overly-fussy, and the restaurant retained a non-pretentious air, which was most pleasing."
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "Needless to say, food was excellent as expected under the helm of the Galvin brothers. However despite receiving a warm & friendly welcome at reception and good service by our charming waitresses, the maître de that was in charge of taking our food order was quite curt and grumpy, in fact quite condescending - unless he was having a hard day, he really needs to learn how to be polite. As we were celebrating my birthday, his manner made for an unhappy end to the evening."
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "We were celebrating my friends recent marriage so wanted to choose somewhere special. Having recently been to Galvin at Windows I decided to repeat the experience having been impressed the last time I visited there; they did not disappoint. We had one of the best tables in the restaurant with stunning views. The menu had changed and whilst not the biggest menu in the world it is perfectly balanced with enough choice and some interesting options. The service was excellent with the staff being unobtrusive but always on hand and willing to answer any questions. The evening was exactly what we had hoped it would be. Our friends felt very special and left saying that the meal at Galvin at Windows was the best meal they had ever experienced."
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "Took my partner here for his birthday lunch, we were both extremely happy with our food and the service was brilliant all the staff were very attentive! We had the 3 courses for £30 and a Bellini and felt this was a great deal! Lovely views overlooking the whole of London, overall a fantastic experience!"
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "Exceptionally good service food quality and could not fault any aspect of the meal. The food quality and presentation was second to none but the team work from of all staff was by far the best I have ever seen and I have eaten in the best of the best but this is another level up."
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "Have just enjoyed another superb dinner — and the evening view across London. They combine for a memorable experience. Very interested and helpful staff. Perhaps a tad too expensive."
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "Windows at the Hilton on Hyde Park Lane, despite its age, retains its special quality as a destination in London with stunning views. That one can enjoy that with a good meal or drink in the bar makes it even better."
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "Had a great time!!! It was a late booking for my birthday but they managed to find me a window table. Service and food was without question excellent. The birthday cake at the end was a nice touch!"
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "I booked this restaurant based on reviews and although we had a lovely experience, I would think twice about going again. We took 2 children, and were pleased to see kids menu complete with little party bags. My husband and I chose 3 course 39 pound set menu. Our starters and children's food arrived and my son's beef fillet was minuscule. Unfortunately the theme of small portions in the "nouvelle cuisine" tradition was our experience. There were lovely touches such as a melon soup as an amuse Bouche and a little gateau presented with words "happy birthday" on the plate aswell as a trip to the kitchen for the children to select their icecreams. But, my husband and I were decidedly hungry after the meal even after the cheese plate!"
    dined on 12/08/2014
  • "This was the second time at Galvins for lunch and I wasn't disappointed. The food was fantastic, the service was attentive but not over-bearing and the personal touches made it a wonderful birthday treat for my friend. The post card (posted with compliments) is a lovely idea - and good marketing for a restaurant with such fabulous views. We had the £50 set lunch with half a bottle of wine, coffee and water and thought it was great value. I mustn't forget to mention the chocolates we were given at the end if the meal (and some extra to take home). They were to die for!"
    dined on 12/08/2014
  • "Galvin at Windows is a special place for all occasions. On the 28th floor it has some of the best views over the whole of London, that alongside the excellent service from the staff and food to die for is a must eating place for anyone."
    dined on 12/08/2014