Situated on the 28th floor of the Hilton on Park Lane, the first thing that hits you as you ascend to the beautifully decorated Galvin at Windows, apart from the fantastic air-conditioning, is the view of London. On a hot summer's evening this skyscape is particularly spectacular.
From the restaurant you can see into the Queen's modest Buckingham Palace back garden, and all the way across to the South Downs. If you are one of those lucky enough to get a table at the window's edge, it will certainly give the client that extra wow factor. Fortunately there is also a central raised area, meaning everyone who visits gets served a portion of the view among the newly refurbished decadent and glamorous 1930s decor.
But Galvin at Windows is not just relying on its surroundings to justify its high prices. It also delivers a delicious menu that keeps choice simple and focused. It's accompanied by an equally impressive and expensive wine list. There is also a sumptuous tasting menu that comes complete with a wine for each course.
Overall this is an excellent choice of venue to take clients and journalists alike; the slick service, exciting food and wine, combined with its stunning surroundings, makes it a place one feels confident revisiting.
Where: London Hilton, Park Lane
Contact: 020 7208 4021
How much: £58 per head (meal)