Celebrating 15 years at the top, this June, step back in time one mouthful at a time with Galvin at Windows. The iconic fine-dining establishment that sits proudly 28 floors high on the London Hilton on Park Lane is famed as the destination for guests to spend special occasions and a great places to eat in London. However, next month – the tables will turn as the restaurant steps under its sky-high spotlight to mark 15 years at the top.
Showcasing their famous fine-dining culinary mastery, whilst satisfying the nostalgic palate of post-pandemic diners: from the 10th of June (for a limited time) the London Park Lane restaurant will launch an exclusive five-course birthday menu, in partnership with iconic Champagne Maison, Perrier-Jouët. Indulging in the luxuries of life we once took for granted, Galvin at Window’s Head Chef, Marc Hardiman will re-open doors to appreciate their most-loved dishes of days gone by, with his showstopper dish – hinting of more to come…
Curated by the five Head Chefs that have shaped the iconic kitchen over the years, this one-off birthday menu promises to transport you back in time and will embody the respective Chef’s time at the restaurant in London. Expect a starter of Crab lasagne with beurre nantaise created by Chef Patron, Jeff Galvin; a first course of Kimchi risotto by Joo Won (2013-2020); a second course of Confit Loch Duart salmon with broccoli, crème fraîche & caviar by André Garrett (2006-2013); followed by the show-stopping main of Dry-aged grass-fed beef fillet, short rib tartlet, yeast carrot & lovage by current Head Chef, Marc Hardiman. To complete, Chef Patron, Chris Galvin will step in with his famed signature dessert, the Apple Tarte Tatin.
Through constant experimentation and innovation present, Marc is pioneering the next chapter for Galvin at Windows through his theatrical dishes that champion seasonal British produce. Going above and beyond to engage diners and re-spark the senses, his talent adds a contemporary twist balanced with the indulgence guests know and love.
The drinks offering will continue their celebrations with Perrier-Jouët, who’s long-standing connection to nature will be brought to life by a flower wall in the entrance of the restaurant to welcome summer in the city. The starter of Crab lasagne will be paired with a glass of Perrier-Jouët Blanc de Blancs – a vibrant, spontaneous champagne brimming with crisp citrus and fresh floral notes which is a timeless expression of Perrier-Jouët’s emblematic Chardonnay grape.
Head Sommelier, Rudina Arapi, has selected a wine pairing for each of the five dishes, highlighting the French and Asian flavours that have influenced the restaurant throughout the years. The unique and rich flavour combinations of Joo Won’s Kimchi Risotto have been expertly matched with a lively, spicy Gewürztraminer from Alsace, France 2017, leaving a well-balanced sweetness of tropical fruit flavours on the palate. Marc Hardiman’s succulent grass-fed beef fillet has been paired with a plummy, warm and soft 2016 Château Tayac from Margaux, France, with aromas of black fruits and notes of oak and vanilla. The birthday cocktail, created using Plymouth Gin, has been crafted to celebrate the upcoming Great British Summer.
Head Chef, Marc Hardiman, says: “15 years at the top is a tremendous achievement! I feel privileged to be able to work in this iconic restaurant and I look forward to carrying on the Galvin vision, working with both Chris and Jeff. I am excited to continue the evolution of Galvin at Windows, with my ambition to inspire guests with a next-level dining experience through the cutting edge of modern cuisine.”
On the 10th of June, Galvin at Windows will be hosting their very own launch party with all five Head Chefs present. Fancy joining in the action? Tickets will be sold at £150.00 per person. From then onward, the menu will be available between the 11th to 26th of June, served during lunch and dinner service from Wednesday to Saturday at £150.00 per person for five courses including matching wine arrangement, as well as £100.00 minus pairings.
The Beef dish will also be available separately on the re-opening à la carte menu, which will be available over the summer. For every guest dining on the Birthday Menu, £7.50 per person will be donated to the partner charity, Hospitality Action. A raffle will also be held during this period in support of Hospitality Action, the main prizes being an all-inclusive birthday dinner for six guests to dine at Galvin at Windows plus a dinner cooked and served by the Galvin at Windows Team at the lucky winner’s home!