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Galvin - Bistrot de Luxe

66 Baker St. Send to Phone
020-7935 4007
Underground: Baker Street
One of our favorites---simple bourgeois French cooking in a smart brasserie.
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Galvin - Bistrot de Luxe Restaurant Review

: Chef-brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin have been part of London’s burgeoning restaurant scene for some time. They began well: Jeff was at l’Escargot and Chris at The Wolseley and Orrery. Now they have four restaurants and continue to offer top cooking at friendly prices. The menu here is a lesson in bourgeois French classics that many chefs could do well to emulate. Simple dishes are prepared with love, as in the steak tartare and the terrine of foie gras and leeks with toasted sourdough bread; pea risotto with duck egg and Parmesan; and roast wood pigeon with macaroni, pancetta and broad beans. These are classics that you would be happy to find in a top Paris brasserie. Equal care is taken with desserts like apple tarte Tatin with crème fraîche or a lemon tart. Starters weigh in between £5.50 and £14.50 (oysters with chorizo); main dishes between £13 and £19. The wine list is fair on pricing and has a section of fine wines. There’s a small downstairs bar and the restaurant has jazz evenings. Galvin is packed with customers whose purrs of satisfaction can be heard all the way to Oxford Street. The 3-course lunch at £15.50 and 6pm-7pm dinner at £17.50 confirms the value.

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