Roast fillet of wild sea trout, white asparagus, girolle, horseradish & creamed coco beans, Galvin at Windows, London

Galvin at Windows Sunday lunch

Menu from a Sunday lunch at the one Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows at Hilton Park Lane Hotel trying (almost) all of the dishes (see Amateur Wine for cocktails from another time):

Lasagne of Dorset crab, cucumber & shellfish butter sauce

Chilled melon & Prosecco soup, fresh almond & Parma ham

Ballotine of foie gras, pain d’épice, poached cherries & mâche salad

Marinated Scottish king scallops, kohlrabi, lime, grapefruit & soy dressing

Salad of heirloom tomato, buffalo mozzarella, watermelon & black olive caramel

Main Courses

Roast fillet of wild sea trout, white asparagus, girolle, horseradish & creamed coco beans

Poached fillet of brill, herb potato crust, golden enoki, asparagus, shellfish & dashi broth

Fillet of Cumbrian beef ‘Rossini’ foie gras & truffle

Breast of Landes pigeon, pastilla, couscous,  aubergine purée & spiced harissa jus


Hot soufflé of banana, chocolate & caramelised peanut

Caramelised apple tarte tatin, rosemary, milk ice cream

Rum baba, golden raisin compote & crème Fontainebleau

White chocolate mousse, raspberry, pistachio crumb & green tea ice cream

Buttermilk panna cotta, marinated pineapple, tapioca, coconut & lychee granite

Qin Xie

Qin Xie is a London based food, wine and travel journalist and trained chef.

When not infiltrating Michelin restaurants as a kitchen tourist, she writes about food, drink and travel. Her work has appeared on Yahoo, FT, The Times and CNN.

Her first cookbook, co-authored with YS Peng at Hunan Restaurant, is out March 2014.

According to friends, her watch is always set to UTC -- ready for the next big adventure. In reality, she is happiest at the dinner table or by the sea.


  1. That is my favourite place in London, especially the table by the window overlooking the park. Stunning food but have not been back in a while.

    1. First time for me dining there but have been to the bar a couple of times. Good for sun downers!

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