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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 Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasions
Diner Reviews
  • "This is the second time to visit with my wife. We arrived early and had time for a pre lunch drink in the lounge overlooking London.The restaurant is outstanding the staff make you feel very welcome and on each occasion I have asked for a window table and this has been arranged. The food is good value but quite expensive,but as a special meal out it is well worth it."
    dined on 21/07/2014
  • "The reservation was for the Summer 3 course lunch menu which included a glass of Bellini - although there was a limited choice each course was truly delicious and it was excellent value for money. The service was faultless, the view from the restaurant breathtaking and, as I had mentioned we were celebrating a birthday, my friend was presented with a celebratory birthday 'sweet' at the end of the meal. I would definitely go back again, even if the coffees at the end of the meal were a bit pricey (!)"
    dined on 21/07/2014
  • "Fantastic food and service, especially Jennifer. Great surroundings, a very special place"
    dined on 20/07/2014
  • "The view of London from Galvin is second to none. We dined at 6pm on a beautiful sunny Saturday evening and the views from every window were breathtaking, especially the view over Hyde Park. The service was also fantastic, our waiter and the Sommelier could not have been more helpful and friendly. As the evening went on, the restaurant filled up and I think if we had dined later, the attention we received would have been less as the staff were more stretched. The food and drink were excellent although we were surprised how much the final bill came to for a 3 course meal, a bottle of wine and two glasses of champagne. For value for money for food, drink and service, I preferred Roux at the Landau but you don't get THAT view at the Landau!"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "We ate at the restaurant for a special occasion and were not disappointed. We feared that the staff may prove pretentious and the food, as were were ordering the set lunch menu, may not live up to expectations. Our fears were unfounded. The service was really attentive without being overbearing, and the food was really good value for money. The views are also out of this world and the little extra touches including chocolates and homemade marshmallows really made it a special afternoon. I'm not sure the a la carte would ever be within our budget but I'd definitely return for the set lunch. Impressed."
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "We had a great night. Outstanding food and great service. We brought our 8 year old son with us. He had the time of his life. We be back!"
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "We enjoyed my wife's birthday dinner. The service, food and views are outstanding. Well done."
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "Great food, great service and excellent views! Will definitely return"
    dined on 16/07/2014
  • "The food was exquisite. We had the menu du chef and everything was well cooked, well seasoned and a good size. The service was also great, with every need catered for. The wine menu is also not bad. The only downside to the experience was the poor aircon - it was far too hot in the restaurant."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "This restaurant surpasses all expectations, the staff or so happy, they make you to feel at home. The food is excellent, although it looks small on the plate, I always go away feeling very full. For me, it is the only place to go in London for a special occasion as well as for the ordinary times."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "Thank you Galvin for the excellent good and service on the occasion of our first anniversary. Despite us being late, we still got an excellent table. The service especially was faultless. You felt attended to, but not intruded upon - very welcoming meal. They gave us a wonderful plate with happy anniversary chocolates - small touch that really personalised the dinner for us. My husband had the rabbit pate and found it heavenly. I had enough enough selection of vegetables and fish as well. The wine recommendation was spot on, and was a delightful white sparkling. Thank you. We will return."
    dined on 14/07/2014
  • "I have never been disappointed with this restaurant. The staff are so friendly and nothing is ever too much trouble for them. This is the best fine dining in town."
    dined on 14/07/2014
  • "A combination of different factors makes this an enjoyable experience. First, the food: a range of flavours and ingredients cooked skilfully and presented well. Our group had trout, rack of lamb, scallops, sea bream for mains and a selection of delicious deserts including soufflé, apple tart etc. Menu came as set meals but there was some flexibility to leave out e.g. starter should you wish. Secondly, the service was second to none - becoming rare elsewhere in London. Staff were courteous, attentive and going the extra mile to accommodate our special requests. Finally, the wow factor: the view from the window or to be precise from our table - it is awe-inspiring! High above on the 28th floor, we loved spotting our favourite haunts. Lovely."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "Even though the views are amazing and the employees are very helpful, the choices are a bit limited and the mains are not as good as other high end restaurants. Also, desserts are quite mediocre, and overall we felt that the value we got for our money wasn't enough. For that kind of money you can get a lot better value in other restaurants and you can enjoy the views for free from the bar next to the restaurant."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "I requested a window seat at the point of booking and upon arrival it was clear that this had been noted and we were shown to a lovely table. The service was attentive and friendly and the food excellent. I have already recommended the restaurant to a friend"
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "The restaurant has always had very good food but we loved the Asian touch that Joo Won has added to the food especially to the fish. The restaurant has the most amazing views over London. The staff was very pleasant and helpful and always make you feel very welcome. This is one of our favourite restaurants in London particularly for lunch."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "The food at Galvin's was exceptional. Every course was a delight, and the service and ambience was perfect."
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "Been here today for lunch to celebrate my husbands birthday and it could not have been better! Great food, great staff and best of all is the location. What a perfect view to all of London. When you read the menu you would probably not choose some items, but you should because when it comes, it if far from what you could imagine and is really a taste sensation . The flavours and textures all compliment each other so well. Will def go back again."
    dined on 09/07/2014
  • "Great location and superb food. We had an excellent lunch with great service and wonderful views. Make sure you take in the views from the bar as well as the restuarant"
    dined on 08/07/2014
  • "Great food and wine- lovely atmosphere and fantastic value!"
    dined on 07/07/2014
  • "To round off a week in London we decided on lunch at Galvins and we were completely blown away by firstly the friendly welcome from absolutely everyone, and secondly by the food from what was really a 'cut price' set menu (compared with the a la carte!). The location and view became secondary to everything else. We shall definitely return next time we are in London."
    dined on 04/07/2014
  • "We love the atmosphere of Galvin at Windows a lot - a classy, beautiful restaurant with gorgeous views. We ordered the 3-course luncheons. Food was of high quality. The dishes were simple yet innovative. We particularly enjoyed the desserts. The meal also ended with petit fours - delicious chocolate truffles! Service was also excellent. All the servers were very professional, friendly and attentive. What a wonderful dining experience! Will go back again next time when I'm in London."
    dined on 04/07/2014
  • "Had a nice experience at Galvin at Windows. Food was delicious and the service impeccable."
    dined on 03/07/2014
  • " For a memorable business or personal occasion Galvin at Windows needs to be on the shortlist."
    dined on 01/07/2014
  • "The service is excellent. The food is devine and the location and views outstanding. Highly recommended."
    dined on 30/06/2014
  • "The views at galvin are second to none. Going during sunset is a big plus as the scenery is just amazing. Service was just as you would expect, very attentive staff and service with a smile. Dress code was a little more relaxed than i expected, but would definitely recommend it and go again"
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "One of my favourite places to go, the food is always at an excellent standard and the service. The view is just spectacular of London. Always will be coming back."
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "A rather disappointing visit to Galvin at Windows. I genuinely struggle to comprehend how this is considered a Michelin starred restaurant, there are so many other “lesser” establishments in London serving far superior cuisine. We opted for the Menu Degustation which was very disappointing, each dish seemingly less inspiring than the next. The desserts were particularly poor, the first having obviously been pre-prepared and kept in a very cold chiller resulting in the “Fresh English” strawberry being reduced to a pulpy mush. Including drinks at the cocktail bar the bill came in at £350 for two. Rather expensive for a very ordinary meal. My personal recommendation, head next door to the well-known Japanese-Peruvian restaurant."
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "Galvin at windows was everything people say it is ! Me and my family went there for the graduation of my daughter and had a delightful lunch. Without asking any member of the staff all of the sudden there was a desert plate saying congratulations, for her graduation. The staff was extremely courteous and professional. The food was really good and we weren't hungry when done eating. ( which is often the case at michelin star restaurants ) So the portions are worthwhile. I asked for a table close to the window and so it was. We had a splendid view! The best value for money I had in a while in London."
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "Very good food, friendly service. No need to worry if it rains, the view is just a plus if it happens! And a good selection of wines for the budget concious., though of course this is a fully booked prestigious place so do bear that in mind!"
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "Went to Windows recently to celbrate a special occasion - FAB. Its never going to be a cheap night out, but if you want the wow factor then the location and views plus the food (always good) make for a special night out."
    dined on 17/06/2014
  • "I booked Galvin for a surprise birthday and was very impressed. The food was quality and on par with many other top restaurants i've been too. Special mention has to go the staff and sommelier who were attentive without being overbearing. A great experience. I shall be back"
    dined on 17/06/2014
  • "Fab place, excellent view and the staff go the extra mile. Recommended."
    dined on 16/06/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed lunch at Windows. The food and service were first class. It was our first experience, but we will definitely be booking again!"
    dined on 16/06/2014
  • "Took my parents to Galvin at Windows for Father's day which also happened to be my mum's bday. The set menu was the only option on offer but included a good selection, food was very good and was reasonable value. Staff were very welcoming and took us for a photo on the balcony - great views. We had a late lunch booking so the ambience was lively when we arrived but the restaurant quickly emptied. However this suited us as we didn't have to worry about disturbing other dinners with our celebrations"
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "Service excellent; food good but not exceptional. I love this restaurant for special occasions for the atmosphere and views. But on this occasion I was disappointed with our table. I know there are a limited number of window seats and have never asked previously, but I specifically requested one on booking as I was bringing my elderly parents to London to celebrate their diamond wedding. I also called the day before and explained we were coming as much for the view as the food and if there wasn't a window table available I would happily go elsewhere. We didnt get one; and whilst the "happy anniversary" cake was a nice touch and my parents had a lovely evening, I left feeling disappointed."
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "A special meal was required to celebrate a very long business association and Galvin at Windows surpassed itself. The location is second to none, our table was simply fantastic. the staff were wonderful, friendly, attentive, knowledgeable. We all ending up choosing from the menu du jour - which was excellent value - and everything we had was very well cooked, with care and thought and beautifully presented. My guest were knocked out. What more is there to say?"
    dined on 12/06/2014
  • "Not huge foodies but eaten in several Michelin start restaurants. Food here was good to excellent (as you'd expect), but service was standout. Wifeys pregnant and they couldn't do enough."
    dined on 11/06/2014
  • "This really is one of the best restaurants in my book - the service is impecable, the food amazing quality, there are even little suprises between courses, and the white chocolate dessert, well was shockingly tasty and I do normally do desserts! Yes its expensive you will have no change from £200 with a good quality bottle of wine (that will take you some time to chose), and can go far higher. The views are stunning of the vicinity and if you were thinking of the Shard as an alternative - well my friends tell me the quality of the food is 100% better! Terrific!"
    dined on 11/06/2014
  • "one of the best restaurant i have ever been, amazing food service ambiance, little bit expensive, but worth it. the strawberry and ricotta mouse with black paper ice cream was inedible."
    dined on 11/06/2014