#ChicEats | Galvin At The Athenaeum, London

Chic Eats, Galvin At The Athenaeum, Mayfair, British Cuisine, London Fine Dining, Europe
Galvin at the Athenaeum
Headed to London this summer and looking for unmissable eating spots? We’ve got you covered…

Seeking to savour the best of British cuisine on your trip to London? But, you may wonder, what exactly constitutes traditional British cuisine? And how does that look in the setting of an upmarket Green Park hotspot? Galvin at the Athenaeum, boasting a menu of modern British dishes with strong European influences, might be a good place to start.

The five-star Athenaeum hotel sits in the heart of Mayfair and provides some unexpected and much-needed respite from a notoriously busy area of London. You’ll find the restaurant on the ground floor of the Athenaeum complex, which also houses a bar, residences, suites, a spa and more.

Galvin at the Athenaeum

The award-winning Galvin restaurants are the brainchild of brother duo and Michelin-starred chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin. They founded their first restaurant, Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, in 2005, and have since seen remarkable success with further outlets around London and the rest of the UK, garnering status as British household names.

Galvin at the Athenaeum’s Michelin-starred big brother, Galvin at Windows, has the added appeal of 28th-floor panoramic views over the capital (hard to top, in every sense). But make no mistake, the culinary offerings at Galvin’s more lowkey Athenaeum outlet most definitely live up to the Galvin brothers’ stellar reputation.

Galvin at the Athenaeum

From the set menu curated by executive chef William Lloyd-Baker, sample a comforting smoked chicken broth, packed with summer greens, or a refreshing tomato, cottage cheese and black olive platter that packs enough of a punch to amply whet your appetite. Go for the wild mushroom pappardelle with its piquant hazelnut pesto as a main dish - portion sizes are also perfectly measured to leave just enough room for each course, might I add. Treat yourself to a rich chocolate marquise with mouth-watering raspberry sorbet to round off an altogether memorable meal, accompanied by five-star service.

Galvin at the Athenaeum

The homely eatery is particularly popular with the Athenaeum hotel’s chic clientele, so it’s an absolute must if you’re staying at the hotel or at an adjacent one in Green Park. But regardless of where you are in London, it’s a stop definitely worth adding to your itinerary.

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Chic Eats, Galvin At The Athenaeum, Mayfair, British Cuisine, London Fine Dining, Europe
Galvin at the Athenaeum