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The “bustling” cradle of the Galvin brothers’ empire – this “very grown up”, slightly “formal” Marylebone bistro is celebrating its tenth birthday, and remains one of the best-liked all-rounders in town, serving a “staunchly Gallic” menu which provides “no pyrotechnics – just solid excellent cooking”.
With its “unpretentiously professional” service and “staunchly traditional” styling, the Galvin brothers’ original Gallic bistro, in Marylebone, remains many reporters’ favourite; the “classy” cuisine, though, has sometimes seemed to be “resting on its laurels” of late.
“A very slick and dependable operation”; the original Marylebone Galvin “has all the virtues of a good Parisian bistro, with a few British ones thrown in” – “excellent-value” cuisine, “unobtrusive” service and a “convivial” (if slightly “formal”) setting.
Classic dishes and regularly changing specials created by head chef Tom Duffill give an experience which is at once exciting and timeless and a correspondingly well-curated cellar adds even further to the palate.
Expanding on this are exclusive monthly wine dinners where bespoke menus are matched to themed collections of wine ranging from the great houses of Bordeaux to new biodynamic producers and all points in between.
Galvin Bistrot de Luxe Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Excellent summer tasting menu with matched wines."
"Nothing to complain about at this very reliable restaurant."
"Slightly dipped as service not quite as good as it was. Waiter knocked my husband on the head with a tray and they got our starters the wrong way round. Tarte rating was lukewarm, so disappointed with that."
66 Baker St, London, W1U 7DJ
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lunch noon - 2.30 pm, Sun 3 pm, dinner 6 pm - 10.45 pm
Last orders: Mon-Wed 10.30 pm, Thu-Sat 10.45 pm, Sun 9.30 pm