Galvin Brothers to launch at The Athenaeum
Iconic five star London hotel The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences has announced an exciting partnership with Michelin-starred restaurateurs, Chris and Jeff Galvin. Following a multi-million pound refurbishment, The Athenaeum, located in the heart of Mayfair, will re-open on 27th June 2016 with ‘Galvin at The Athenaeum’ at its heart.
Famous for Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle and most recently Galvin HOP, Chris and Jeff have created an all day dining offering for the hotel to include breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, room service and dinner.
Chris said: “This is a first for Jeff and I and we have really enjoyed the challenge of coming up with the whole food and beverage offering. We are committed to our staff, giving them the opportunity to progress, and as such we have appointed many of the current Galvin team to take the lead at The Athenaeum to give guests and diners the best possible experience.”
The restaurant menu will feature classic British dishes as well as incorporating well known Galvin favourites such as the Galvin smoked salmon and steak tartare with toasted sourdough. Starters include Dressed Portland crab with Hampshire watercress & rye bread, Soused Cornish Herrings with marinated Ratte potatoes & pickled cucumber and Woodhall Cumbrian air dried ham & Charentais melon.
Toasted crisp sourdough, English peas, avocado, lemon & fresh ricotta and Spelt pasta, violet artichokes, goats curd and almond will also feature alongside mains of Belly of Dingley Dell pork, Mr Brown’s black pudding, apple & hazelnut salad and Grilled Herdwick Barnsley lamb chop, aubergine & mint hollandaise. Desserts will include Vanilla, lemon & blackcurrant ice cream sundae and Summer raspberry trifle.
The brothers have also created their own afternoon tea menu, something for which the hotel has a long standing and award winning reputation.
The area formerly known as the Garden Room will become THE BAR at The Athenaeum. Galvin Restaurants’ recent partnership with renowned Italian bartender Giancarlo Mancino will continue at The Athenaeum with Mancino overseeing an inventive new look and feel. The bar menu will include an extensive range of new and innovative cocktails, most of which will be a twist on the classics, inspired by Mancino, pioneering craft spirits and the retention of the Athenaeum’s famed whisky collection.
Galvin at The Athenaeum opens from the 27th June 2016. For advanced booking contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7640 3333