Galvin at Windows’ First Ever Brunch Menu… And it’s Delicious!
September 21, 2018
The Michelin starred Galvin at Windows at the top of the Hilton Park Lane Hotel is a restaurant largely reserved for special occasions when you really want to treat friends, family or a partner to a show stopping fine dining experience.
Understated in its decor, Galvin at Windows lets the stunning panoramic views across London and the exquisite food, do all the talking, and you can always rely on the restaurant team to make you feel truly special, because they really are expert in hospitality. With Chef Patron Chris Galvin, and Fred Sirieux at the helm as General Manager, the slick operation runs like clockwork along with the wonderful Antonino, Tiago, Emmerica and Rudina.
Head chef Joo Won is responsible for the incredible food – typically French cuisine with a Korean twist, and what really got Luxuria Lifestyle excited, was the prospect of trying Galvin at Windows’ first ever Saturday brunch menu, which launched last Saturday, just in time of Autumn.
The first thing you’ll notice about the brunch menu is its huge range of dishes. This is no ordinary brunch with a few breakfasty-come-lunch items on it! You can really go to town with the variety because you’re guaranteed to find a mouthwatering choice whether its eggs done every which way from Florentine to Deluxe with lobster, breads and pastries, sumptuous sourdough toasts with luxurious toppings, salads, mains and smoothies, along with cocktails and champagne. There’s even a raw section of the menu which offers everything from cured ceviche to sea bream and scallops.
With a combination of old brunch favourites along with innovative new dishes, we loved the smoked mackerel pâté with raisin, carrot and cabbage slaw (£11.00) – with lashings of luxurious mackerel slathered on crunchy sour dough toast.
As far as you can get from the regular greasy spoon variety, the Joo’s Super Breakfast (£22.00) really is something special – basically an upmarket version of bacon and eggs! The soft polenta was divine with a creamy mash consistency and a rich, smooth taste, while the Burford brown eggs had that ‘to be expected, perfect yolk’, maple cured chunky rib eye bacon and stir-fried chili oyster mushrooms which really got the saliva glands going. Instead or regular sausage, the Joo’s Super Breakfast comes with Anne Rose boudin noir or to you and I, French blood sausage which is actually one of the oldest charcuterie preparations.
If you don’t fancy a regular brunch breakfast, then there are many many alternatives – making this brunch selection, the most varied and diverse I’ve ever seen! Choose from salmon with teriyaki, pan-fried hake, buttered spaghetti, or the chateaubriand which at £90.00 comes with french fries, salad and a red wine jus.
We drank some beautiful wines throughout brunch from Galvin at Windows’ extensive list – our favourite was the BY.OTT Cotes de Provence 2016 – perfect with the Joo’s signature.
If you can manage it, you really should try dessert. For the perfect example of how a chocolate fondant should be with all that luxurious chocolate oozing out, then this is the one. Finish with a digestif from the drinks trolley – possibly the most stylish portable bar we’ve ever seen. Cocktails in the bar afterwards are the perfect way to finish off a wonderful afternoon. We loved the Rum Oriental Passion (£15.00) made with Havana Special, passion fruit, raspberry, vanilla sugar and apple juice – so incredibly more-ish.
For an extra special, decadent brunch, look no further than Galvin at Windows… And if you’re lucky you might just catch a glimpse of Fred Sirieux – as we did!
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