We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Delicious French food in a delightful restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Galvin Bistrot de Luxe

Galvin Bistrot de Luxe
66 Baker Street, London W1U 8EP, England (Marylebone)
+44 20 7935 4007
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #605 of 17,879 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $121
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Marylebone
Description: The original restaurant to be opened by the Galvin brothers, the Bistrot was an overnight success with food critics and customers alike. Bistrot de Luxe has won several prestigious awards, amongst them Best French Restaurant for 2 years running, as well as top awards from the AA and Tatler Magazine. With their Michelin-starred backgrounds, Chris and Jeff Galvin bring top quality French cuisine at affordable prices, with their flair for sourcing the best seasonal ingredients, and over 30 years of culinary experience between them. Today, the bistrot still retains much of its original ethos. Chef Patron, Chris Galvin, together with Head Chef, Luigi Vespero, offer a seasonally-inspired French menu, comprising many bistrot classics. Few restaurants in London have managed to emulate the success of this timeless classic.
Hove
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
“Delicious French food in a delightful restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This was my second visit to Galvin's bistrot in Baker Street and it did not disappoint. I went with a friend for a catch up over a good meal. The banquette tables are quite close together, but still private enough to talk. The decor is comfortable and classic. The waiters are friendly and helpful, though the sommelier did not appear until after we'd ordered our wine. The food was delicious, from the amuse bouche, to the chewy tasty baguette; then a Rochefort salad and a crab ravioli for starters, followed by perfect John Dory fillets with a cauliflower puree, capers and golden sultanas. To finish, excellent expressos and melting raspberry truffles. We went on a Wednesday and it was full and very buzzy, so book ahead. My only comments are that most bottles of wine are over £40 and last night there didn't seem to a maitre de in overall charge, so we waited for a while to get the bill and to pay. But highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

514 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    252
    194
    44
    14
    10
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A Must Stop for Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Excellent food, reasonable priced, great wines and the service excelled. I've been to London about 50 times and just found it the last trip -- hope I live long enough for another 50 visits, as Galvins will have me for dinner 50 more times!!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Expensive for what it is”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Food here is nice enough, but for the money you can get a lot better. Attentive service albeit they are invisible when you want to pay, but the menu is a little limited and a little over priced

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is one of our favourite restaurants in London, and we eat out a lot. The food is always excellent. The service friendly and efficient. And the atmosphere buzzing but perfect for romance as well if that's how the mood takes you. Highly recommended but do book, it's always busy.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Popped in for lunch menu. Starters: excellent terrine and great sweet corn soup. Cod for main was super fresh and expertly done on spinach and white bean. Wild pigeon also fantastic. Service excellent, and helped us speed through as we were rushing off. Been maybe half a dozen times now - always great. Other Gavin's even better though!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Galvin Bistrot de Luxe also viewed

 

Been to Galvin Bistrot de Luxe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.