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Galvin at Windows to close: last service 25th April.

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Summary

£111
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3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“What a view you get over London” from the 28th floor of Hilton Hotel on Park Lane (when it opened in 1963, the capital’s first skyscraper hotel). Run since 2006 by the Galvin Bros, there is the odd grumble that the fare is “pedestrian and overpriced”, but most diners feel you get “wonderful service and food to match the vista”, with head chef Marc Hardiman providing a variety of à la carte and tasting options. Top Tip – good-value set lunch.

Summary

£130
£££££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Stunningly located on the 28th floor of the Park Lane Hilton” – the Galvin Bros have run this well-known eyrie since 2006. Its “chief selling point is the panorama of London” of course, and a fair judgement currently is that: “the cooking is sound, well-executed and nicely presented, rather than stellar; but the view over Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace Gardens justify the steep prices and it’s great place for a special occasion”. Top Top – “the bar is worth a visit too, with an evening setting sun providing wonderful lighting”, and you can take in the skyline there just for the price of a cocktail.

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£124
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Average
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Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

It’s hard not to be wowed by the “wonderful vistas” over Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace at this “beautiful” 28th-floor perch. Under the Galvin Bros’ reign here (since 2006), it has generally avoided the culinary complacency typical of rooms with a view, but its cuisine did take some flak this year for “eye-watering prices” and “a loss of sparkle”. But for “a special romantic celebratory treat” or a “great venue for a business meet-up” it still has much to recommend it. Chef Marc Hardiman is still relatively new to the stoves here (having been appointed in mid 2020).

Summary

£122
£££££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Breathtaking panoramic views over central London” make this “refined”, 28th-floor eyrie a natural place for a date or celebration – or “to impress out-of-towners” – and “sipping a cocktail whilst looking at our great city is a special experience” (try to secure a window table when you book). Standards by-and-large avoid the complacency typical of rooms with a view: service is “professional” and most diners feel the cooking is “wonderful and beautifully presented”. Naturally the experience is fully priced but… Top Tip – “set lunch is excellent value”.

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22 Park Ln, London, W1K 1BE

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Galvin at Windows, Park Lane London Hilton Hotel Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Galvin at Windows, Park Lane London Hilton Hotel Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Galvin at Windows, Park Lane London Hilton Hotel restaurant.
David P
A lunch time outing. We opted for the set m...
Reviewed 3 months, 2 days ago

"A lunch time outing. We opted for the set menu....couldn't fault the food or service. I had the Eggs Arnold Bennett, my guests the soup of the day. All followed on with the hake fish course. Beautifully presented, Sauces and final touches made it a very special lunch. As did our waiter, Thomas, couldn't ask for somebody better. As for the place... a wine list to die for... the bottle I chose, a red Burgundy, cost more than our three set lunches...wonderfully served by a top notch sommelier. Oh and I almost forget...the view up there on the 28th floor !! Spectacular. "

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Lawrence P
An outstanding restaurant with good food an...
Reviewed 5 months,

"An outstanding restaurant with good food and attentive service. Very pricey."

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Nat F
Food was good, but slightly boring. Service...
Reviewed 9 months, 26 days ago

"Food was good, but slightly boring. Service was friendly, but lacked a special touch and finesse. Atmosphere is great with live music on Friday evenings (though a bit loud). View over London and the park was beautiful."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £38.00 £45.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 110.00 Always available 5
Menu2 140.00 Always available 7

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£30.00 £42.50 £16.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 13.50%
22 Park Ln, London, W1K 1BE
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday6 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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