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Galvin at Windows, London

22 Park Lane, London, W1K 1BE, UK
Galvin at Windows Review
 
5 Star Rating
6 February 2018Galvin at WindowsTags: London, UK, Fine Dining reviewsThe Bill: £83 per head
 

Galvin at Windows is located on the 28th floor of the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane. Having visited some of the other Galvin restaurants, we had high expectations when it came to visiting Galvin at Windows. Fortunately, we were not disappointed.

When we arrived we were greeted by friendly staff who are all overseen by hospitality veteran and the ever so charming, Fred Sirieix. We decided to begin our evening with a drink in their bar which also offers incredible views over London. Their cocktail choices are vast and well-made and a personal recommendation would be the Italy cocktail.

We were soon on our way through to the restaurant and we were lucky enough to have a table with unrestricted views, again allowing us to enjoy the stunning sights of London. We were introduced to the menus and welcomed. We decided to experience their Prestige tasting menu which is six courses, along with a suggested wine pairing. Each and every course was beautifully presented, and of course tasted sensational.

To begin the experience, we were served a glass of Bollinger, Brut la Grande Année, 2007 as an aperitif. This buttery rich and biscuity Champagne is such a delight, and really set us up for what was to come.

For our first course, we were served the foie gras parfait served with beetroot, pistachio, toasted brioche and rhubarb. This incredibly delicious and wonderfully indulgent course blew us away, especially paired with a glass of Riesling, Best’s Great Western, Victoria, Australia, 2016, as the hint of sweetness cut through the richness of this course perfectly.

“Each and every course was beautifully presented, and of course tasted sensational.”

Our second course saw a lighter dish of baby vegetable risotto, finished with truffle oil and parmesan. The risotto was extremely tasty and actually very moreish. This was paired with a Chianti Classico, Borgo Salcentino, Tuscany, Italy, 2015, which is a full bodied wine with velvety tannins.

For our fish course we were served pan-fried fillet of lemon sole with pomme purée, seafood blanquette and parsley. The fish was prepared to perfection and wonderfully presented, the pomme purée was as smooth as you like and the flavours were to dine for. This dish was paired with a refreshing glass of the White Rioja Reserva, Capellania, Marqués De Murrieta, Spain, 2013.

Our meat course was then presented to us; roasted loin of Balmoral venison with chanterelle, quince chutney, venison pie and sauce grand veneur. This was a hearty dish that really hit the spot. It came served with a glass of Cotes du Rhone, Les Romanins, Dom. de la Ferme St Martin, France, 2016 which was a wonderful wine, full of dark fruit flavours complete with a long finish.

Our next course saw tarragon and dill sorbet as a palate cleanser, served with yoghurt foam and parmesan chiffon cake; which was closely followed by our final course of banoffee ice cream bar, Chantilly cream and toasted pecans. Our dessert was paired with a beautiful glass of Monbazillac, L’abbaye, Domaine de l’Ancienne Cure, South West, France, 2009.

We were very pleased to say that we were also blown away by Glavin at Windows, which certainly lived up to our expectations. Everything from the food to the service and the setting was impeccable, and we simply cannot wait to return.

 
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