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    Galvin at Windows, London Review

    22 Park Lane, London, W1K 1BE, UK
    Galvin at Windows Review
     
    5 Star Rating
    Tags: London, UK, Fine Dining reviewsThe Bill: £84 per head
     

    Located atop the London Hilton on Park Lane, Galvin at Windows has long been a bastion of British culinary excellence, offering panoramic views from its 28th-floor vantage point. Our recent dining experience at this iconic restaurant once again reaffirmed its status as a top-tier establishment that never fails to impress.

    From the moment we were warmly welcomed and escorted to our table by a friendly member of staff, the anticipation for an exceptional meal set in. The breathtaking views of Hyde Park and the city beyond created an elegant backdrop, setting the stage for a memorable evening.

    The Galvin at Windows menu is known for its use of fresh, seasonal ingredients, and our choices reflected this commitment to quality and taste.

    "Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply seeking a remarkable dining experience, Galvin at Windows is sure to delight and impress."

    For my first course, I selected the Heritage Tomatoes, Peach, Lovage, Stracciatella di Bufala. This dish was a harmonious blend of flavours and textures. The vibrant, ripe tomatoes burst with sweetness, their acidity perfectly complemented by the juicy peaches. Lovage, with its herbaceous and slightly citrusy notes, added a delightful contrast to the dish. The crowning glory was the creamy Stracciatella di Bufala, which draped the ingredients like a velvety cloak, tying everything together. The dish was a testament to the culinary finesse that Galvin at Windows is renowned for.

    My partner opted for the Duck Liver Parfait with Sauternes, Cherries, and Pistachio. The velvety richness of the duck liver parfait was artfully balanced by the sweet and aromatic notes of the Sauternes. The cherries provided a touch of acidity and a pop of colour, while the pistachios added a delightful crunch. It was a masterfully composed dish that showcased the skilled hands behind the scenes.

    For our main course, we decided to indulge in the showstopper of the evening, the Côte de Boeuf for two. This was, without a doubt, a superb choice. The substantial cut of beef was impeccably prepared and beautifully presented. Cooked to perfection, it featured a mouthwatering sear on the outside and a tender, juicy interior. The flavour was enhanced by a simple but impeccable seasoning, allowing the quality of the beef to shine. The shared aspect of the dish added a communal, convivial element to our dining experience, and the exquisite taste was truly memorable.

    To accompany our sumptuous main course, we ordered sides of Pomme Purée and Spring Greens with Chilli and Sesame. The pomme purée was luxuriously smooth and velvety, serving as the perfect complement to the rich beef. The spring greens were delicately seasoned with chilli and sesame, adding a touch of heat and nuttiness that elevated the dish.

    Despite our initial intentions to indulge in a dessert, we regrettably had to forgo this course, as we were sated from the delightful meal that preceded it. Every bite had been a testament to the culinary expertise at Galvin at Windows.

    To complete our dining experience, we selected a bottle of Italian Parini Montepulciano D’Abruzzo DOC from the restaurant's wine list. This wine was a fine accompaniment to our meal, offering a balance of fruitiness and tannins that complemented our dishes.

    Galvin at Windows at the London Hilton on Park Lane continues to uphold its reputation as an iconic dining destination in London. The breathtaking views, coupled with the exceptional British cuisine, make it a must-visit for those seeking a memorable culinary experience. The dishes we sampled were a testament to the creativity, craftsmanship, and dedication that goes into each plate, and they certainly left an indelible impression. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply seeking a remarkable dining experience, Galvin at Windows is sure to delight and impress.

    Photos courtesy of Galvin at Windows

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