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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”.

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”.

Summary

£114
£££££
2
Average
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Truly spectacular panoramas across Buckingham Palace” (The Queen has, it is said, never forgiven them for building this place) make this 28th-floor dining room a big romantic favourite; and similarly, if on business, “clients can’t help but be impressed with the outlook”. With its “lovely” cooking and “excellent service” it’s hard to fault generally, other than that, predictably, “it’s not very competitively priced!” Top Tip: cheapskates can get all the view for the price of a cocktail in the adjoining bar.

Summary

£111
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The view would melt anyone’s heart” at this 28th-floor eyrie, overlooking Buckingham Palace’s gardens and Hyde Park. But whereas many fans see it as a “fantastic all-rounder”, particularly for business or romance, refuseniks rail at food that’s “somewhat pedestrian” and service that’s surprisingly “hit ’n’ miss”. Top Tip – the neighbouring bar actually has a better outlook!

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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.
Sue C
Having read recent reviews I was prepared t...
Reviewed 3 months, 18 days ago

"Having read recent reviews I was prepared to be disappointed, but I needn’t have worried, the food was excellent and service friendly and attentive."

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Chris E
Seems to be not as excellent as on my previ...
Reviewed 3 months, 18 days ago

"Seems to be not as excellent as on my previous visit - still good with brilliant views"

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 90.00 Always available 5
Menu2 119.00 Always available 7

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£24.00 £42.00 £6.00 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £50.00
Filter Coffee £6.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%

Harden's says...

Galvin at Windows, Park Lane Hilton Hotel W1

Over the years, Chris Galvin has put in honourable service at both the Orrery (for which we won a star) and the Wolseley (which he helped launch). But for most diners, his name only became known with the opening - in partnership with his brother Jeff - of Galvin's ('Bistro de luxe') in Marylebone last September. Now, in double quick time, he's helping put the family name above the door of this potentially spectacular dining room (though the actual head chef is André Garrett).


Tastefully, if neutrally, revamped in brown and taupe, the room occupies the entire 28th floor of the only major London hotel the Queen has never visited. When you see the spectacular aerial view of her garden, you can understand why she wasn't that keen on its construction. Indeed, the room's panoramas of the West End - and, after the recent relocation of the bar - the City, really are extraordinary.


Cue warning bells and klaxons: surely great views and great cooking are mutually exclusive? Well, it's early days - in fact, I was the place's first paying customer - but the early signs are encouraging. Apart from the setting, strengths included some very good - if not especially ambitious - dishes, such as a perfectly judged pavé of organic salmon, and a very tasty trio of chocolate desserts.


That's not to say there were no quibbles. Service was generally solicitous, but might it not have been polite to mention that that unspecified glass of 'Bollinger' was vintage, and was going to cost £28.50? Also bread was a non-event and filter coffee came with cold milk. When bills could so easily reach a ton a head, these are the sort of details it would be good to get right - however favourable one's initial impressions.


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22 Park Ln, London, W1K 1BE
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MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday5:30 pm‑11 pm
Thursday5:30 pm‑11 pm
Friday11:45 am‑3:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑11:30 pm
Saturday11:45 am‑3:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑11:30 pm
Sunday11:45 am‑4 pm

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