Galvin at The Athenaeum

Athenaeum Hotel 116 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7BJ
British, Afternoon Tea
A la carte menu

Top offer

Star Deal - 4 courses & a glass of wine £28.50 per person

Available lunch & dinner Mon-Sun until 23 July 2019, subject to availability. Max of 6 guests per booking. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.


Main course: £20
Food spend: £45

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 07:00 - 11:00, 12:30 - 16:30 & 18:00 - 22:30.

Restaurant description

From Michelin-starred chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin, Galvin at The Athenaeum champions the finest in British produce. Stepping away from their trademark French-inspired menus, modern takes on classic British dishes join Galvin favourites and a quintessential afternoon tea within this famous hotel.

The Galvin menu showcases a host of rich flavours, in dishes such as Dingley Dell pork belly with black pudding and an apple and hazelnut salad, yellowfin tuna burger with white cabbage slaw and avocado, and potato gnocchi with braised short rib and Portobello mushrooms. Galvin classics include duck liver parfait with red onion marmalade and toasted brioche, and steak tartare with toasted sourdough.

Afternoon tea at The Athenaeum on Piccadilly is as refined as its setting. Tuck into classic finger sandwiches, pastries and cakes, and add a glass of fine champagne for extra indulgence.

Offering sophisticated dining in a 5-star setting, Galvin at The Athenaeum in London sits a short walk from both Green Park and Hyde Park Corner Tube stations.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Galvin at The Athenaeum
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  • By Rhianna H from London
    28 February 2019

    The restaurant was gorgeous and the staff all went above and beyond for us, the cider soup was something else, so yummy and the duck leg! ... our companions were still hungry following the Hake main but that’s by and by, thanks for a great evening and holding our coats for us.

  • By Ian B from STEVENAGE
    22 February 2019

    Table for 2 on a Thursday Lunchtime. Staff were welcoming, polite and helpful. Food was of the highest standard and well cooked and presented. There was quite a delay for the cheese course (no reason given) which delayed our return home. Overall very good

  • By Jon F from London
    12 February 2019

    Lovely food and wine. Service excellent. Good value and we both really enjoyed the experience. Overall very good, just let down by the lady on the reception desk who seemed miserable. We seemed to interrupt her when we arrived, no real welcome. she took our coats and tried to stuff them on one hanger! At the end the i asked for the bill she didn’t seem to care and just called over to one of the waiting staff who was great. As the first face of the restaurant the lady was not to the same standard as the rest and really needs some basic customer service training

  • By Peter F from Loughton
    7 February 2019

    Very well presented and tasty food and very good value for money .Also a sensibly priced wine list and the barman does a fine bloody mary!!

  • By Lisa D from London
    22 January 2019

    always a delight to eat at Galvin at The Athaneum for an evening where want to be able to talk with friend and enjoy nice food and service. We had the Winter special 4-course menu which was delicious. To be honest the soup wasn't hot enough at first but rectified without issue. Bread always too good here so I eat too much ! The team are always lovely but felt the quietness of the restaurant on Tuesday encouraged the two ladies on duty to chat and not be as alert as they should be as we had to call over a couple of times as they faced away from us so oblivious to our wave. Didnt ruin the evening but needs to be pointed out. Also bit horrified when got the bill to see 2 G&Ts were £29. We hadnt specified the gin nor had we been asked which gin we wanted and as busy chatting didnt ask so feel someone taking a liberty if we were given an expensive gin rather than a more mainstream brand/cost. Didnt raise on the night as we'd had a nice evening and it would have taken the edge off it but it was noted.

  • By Wilson S from London
    19 January 2019

    It was a very good experience. My partner and I really enjoyed the food and we are willing to do it again.

  • By Noelle G from london
    16 January 2019

    Having bought the deal as a Xmas present for the family, we were all very impressed with the menu. Eventhough we were not in the restaurant as it is being refurbished our table was set in a corner of the bar area which was very confortable. Having a pushchair was not at all in the way of other customers. We can not fault the service as we were made very welcome by the staff. The 4 course course meal was simply delicious and I have already recommended the venue to my friends.

  • By Irene B from London
    5 January 2019

    I recently celebrated my Birthday in Galvin arhenaeum. We are 16 in a group and had the set menu, food is superb excellent apart from the dessert which was nit disappointing but over all it was excellent from the set up of the table , the reception assusted by claire which verygood service plus the lady sho served us during the entire meal up to end. Over all it was excellent and definitely comming back again.

  • By Julia W from Winchester
    4 January 2019

    Disappointing. We have been to the restaurant in the Athenaeum Hotel several times in the past (before it became Galvin's) and had always been impressed by the quality of the food and the service. Our experience last week did not come close to this.

  • By Lorraine W from London
    15 December 2018

    A lovely winter menu. Each course was a delight and the staff were all extremely helpful. We had a wonderful evening and we would definitely go again

Restaurant Location Map
Galvin at The Athenaeum
Athenaeum Hotel 116 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7BJ

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 4 courses & a glass of wine £28.50 per person
  • 2 course set lunch menu with a small bottle of water or a soft drink £19.50 per person or 3 courses for £24.50
  • Feast on London - 4 courses & a glass of wine £28.50 per person
  • Free glass of champagne
  • Pre Theatre Menu two courses £19.50, three courses £24.50 including a glass of Prosecco

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