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“Best value in London”

Galvin Bistrot de Luxe
Ranked #793 of 23,211 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $108
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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 offers a seasonally-inspired French menu, comprising many bistrot classics. Few restaurants in London have managed to emulate the success of this timeless classic.
Reviewed January 5, 2013

I have had the good fortune to dine at Galvins several times during 2012.
Be it lunch or dinner the food and service is always excellent.
Always Great quality ingredients superbly prepared.
The set lunch menu has to be the best value meal available in London.

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1  Thank Walter Z
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Went for a works lunch and the service was superb, as was the food. You can't fault this place for proper French food, although I morally object to foie gras

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Thank andypin
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We went here for a special occasion. It is a very continental type of bistro; dark wood, mirrors and bentwood chairs. Reception, service and welcome are warm and unobtrusive. The Maitre d' is wonderful, combining flawless attention without being pushy. The menu is small but perfectly chosen, and the dishes were superb. We had the sea bream and cod for the main courses, and they were both cooked and served to perfection. A corked wine was swiftly replaced. We had a lovely evening and would recommend this restaurant highly.

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Thank Crevlin
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Waiter was unable to communicate in English.
Table was wobbly, many broken promises to change it.
Another table was sat too close to us making it impossible to go to loo and very claustrophobic, for no good reason
Never brought one starter, ran out of smoked salmon early on Saturday evening - obviously no apology
Cleared stuff away before it was finished - often
Waiter was actually abusive when asked to bring stuff back - a first for me
Left angry but that was not even the end of it, upset stomach later on

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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Dinner here on a busy Tuesday evening. We were offered a pretty poor table at first, but after a fuss got a better one. Service was mostly very good, despite it being very crowded by the time we left at 8.30. My fish soup starter was good, classically served with croutons, gruyere, but the rouille was pretty feeble. My tournedos tasted good with a delicious intense sauce and delicately truffled mashed potato, but was far too well cooked for my order of " very rare". I was being treated to dinner, so didn't make a fuss, but normally I would have sent it back. Good sorbets to finish. The wine list is almost exclusively French, very little under £35. I would class this place as decent, but in no way outstanding, and reasonable value. Astonishingly busy, perhaps Christmas shopping, this being the week before Christmas.

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Thank AnnabelB95
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