Monday, 13 February 2017

Galvin Bistrot de Luxe

Sunday roast

Roast rump of Galloway beef, aged 40 days, Yorkshire pudding

Galvin Bistrot de Luxe is the less moral restaurant from the Galvin brother's empire. A French Bistro offering mostly classic French cuisine, along with some unique creations from the brothers. At Sunday lunch time, the restaurant switch it up with a British roast menu, offering roasted pork, chicken and beef. Galvin Bistrot de Luxe is known for its excellent value for money cooking and the Sunday roast is no different because it costs less than £20 for 1 course. It has been a long time since I last had a good quality Sunday roast and given the good quality meals I have had from other Galvin restaurants, a visit for its Sunday roast has been high on my agenda. 

Middle white pork rillette, cornichons, sour dough

Rolled & roasted Dingley Dell pork belly, apple sauce

The starter of middle white pork rillette packed a punch with its bold flavour and worked well with the toasted sour dough. The roasted Dingley Dell pork belly had great seasoning and a tender texture, but what was even better was the roast rump of Galloway beef, cooked to the perfect level, as was the roasted potato. It was a very impressive roasted dish. The spiced chocolate ganache was a perfect dish to finish off the meal, it had a well balanced sweetness and bitterness with a lovely moist texture. On top of that, the passion fruit sorbet added a cool and sour tone, which acted as a brilliant contrast.

Paris Brest, hazelnut cream & vanilla ice cream
Blackberry sorbet, honey comb
Spiced chocolate ganache, sable breton, passion fruit sorbet

The Sunday roast at Bistrot de Luxe was great, it was pretty much classic British roast dinner for the main course. along with French starter and dessert that somehow worked well as a dining concept. The only real issue on the day was the service, it was a busy Sunday but I still think it could have been better. It took a long time before our waiter came to take our order, spilled drink whilst serving us and never topped up our water unless we made the requests, it was pretty stressful for us towards the end. Overall, good level of cooking but the service was a disaster, and that alone made me wonder if I should give this place another visit. 

Food 3/5

What I paid: 

£28pp with a glass of wine

Average cost without drinks and services:


66 Baker St, Marylebone, London W1U 7DJ, UK

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