Hotels & Travel, Restaurants

Hilton London on Park Lane

An icon of British hospitality since 1963, London Hilton on Park Lane was the very first Hilton to open in the UK — and has been the purveyors of 5-star luxury hospitality and service excellence ever since. Overlooking Hyde Park with its enviable position as the tallest building on Park Lane, the fantastic Mayfair hotel is close to many of London’s top attractions including West End theatres, historic landmarks and famous shopping districts.

Once you step inside the hotel, you will find elegant rooms with magnificent views, world-class dining, and modern facilities for business and relaxation — in fact everything you could possibly need for a remarkable stay in the capital.

We stayed in the cosy Mayfair Suite with stunning city views looking across the London skyline to the London Eye and The Shard.

All hotel guests staying in one of the hotel’s suites also enjoy access to the Executive Lounge where you can enjoy the benefit of secure internet access, private Check-In/Out, shower facilities, complimentary Continental breakfast, afternoon tea and evening canapés.

The 56 suites are available in 10 sumptuous styles, each offering unparalleled views across London. In addition, the Royal and Presidential suites offer the benefit of butler service for that extra touch of luxury living.

For fitness fans staying at London Hilton on Park Lane, complimentary entry to Hilton Fitness by Precor® awaits you 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Gentlemen can keep their look dapper at the on-site Barber Shop whilst hotel guests can also treat themselves to a rejuvenating spa treatment at the hotel’s Spa To You.

During our stay at London Hilton on Park Lane, we enjoyed an elegant dinner at the hotel’s award-winning Galvin at Windows restaurant on the 28th Floor with its signature modern French haute cuisine and 360° views of London. With its breathtaking views, Galvin at Windows is the perfect setting for a memorable romantic dinner with that special someone and is famous as a venue for marriage proposals and to celebrate engagements.

Situated on the 28th floor of London Hilton on Park Lane, guests can enjoy a 360-degree birds-eye view of London surrounded by the restaurant’s glamorous and elegant interior evoking the golden age of the 1930s.

Galvin at Windows offers a seasonally inspired modern French haute cuisine created exclusively by Chef Patron Chris Galvin and Head Chef Joo Won at the helm of the Kitchen.

Chef Patron Chris Galvin

With over 30 awards to its name, Galvin at Windows is one of the great success stories of the hospitality industry in recent years. The restaurant’s sophisticated surroundings, spectacular backdrop and first-class dining make Galvin at Windows a dining destination that’s hard to beat.

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas and Galvin at Windows are in the festive spirit. To begin our meal, we sampled some homemade bread with the romantic glow of St Nick looking on from afar.

For Starters, if you are after an indulgent treat, the Foie Gras with pulled duck topped with pork crackling is a must-try. The dish is a rich melt-in-the-mouth extravaganza with crunchy meaty textures from the other elements that will want you to try it again and again.

The Kimchi risotto with Clarence Court egg, sesame & 24-month aged Parmesan is an interesting dish. The creamy nature of the risotto combines well with the cheese and takes away the bite of the kimchi. A fantastic option and definitely a dish to try if you want something new.

Another starter of note is the Game ballotine with lardo di Colonnata, pancetta, red wine poached pear & grain mustard. Served at room temperature, the variety of meat keeps you guessing whilst the pear adds a subtle sweetness to the dish.

A main course of note is the Charred lobster tail with scallop, sea bream, bisque & rouille. This is a very simple dish but the freshness and quality of the ingredients speak for themselves. If you are a seafood lover, the gates of heaven open here.

For meat lovers looking for a decadent main course, we recommend the Fillet of Scotch beef, short rib croquette, black truffle, celeriac purée & jus Bordelaise.

For those who like to end their meal with a well-curated cheese board, we thoroughly enjoyed the Cheese Selection of seasonal cheeses by Maître affineur ‘Buchanans.

We couldn’t resist the Kidavoa chocolate, peanut and banana soufflé with peanut butter ice cream.

Decorated with gold leaf, the Tainori chocolate delice, caramelized hazelnuts & orange ice cream is the perfect way to end the meal for any chocoholic.

Having maintained a Michelin star every year between 2009 and 2019, Galvin at Windows may have lost its star but it still sets the bar for French haute cuisine on the London restaurant scene.

London Hilton on Park Lane
22 Park Lane, London W1K 1BE
+44 (0) 20 7493 8000
london-parklane.hilton.com
@londonhiltonpl

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