Demoiselle by Galvin, the adored cosy Bistro launches its wholesome lunch menu, delivering a selection of the best-of Demoiselle by Galvin in one wholesome and essential lunch offering. The perfect meal commences with a soup of the day, which prepares the taste-buds for delicious flavours to come. Main courses call for a range of options to choose from, with highlights including the ravishing Smoked Beef Pancetta, with crème fraiche, shallots & rich Gruyere Cheese. One to not miss, a breakfast inspire lunch special – Warm poached egg, heritage beetroot, walnuts, rocket & Balsamic dressing. For those looking to truly indulge in a Demoiselle classic, one can opt for the Demoiselle Club Sandwich, both nutritious and delicious. Complete the balanced lunch offering with a cup of artisan coffee, fresh summer juices or select from a range of Demoiselle’s signature tea collection.
Galvin Restaurants is a family run restaurant collection founded in 2005. Today, the collection consists of ten French restaurants in the United Kingdom and includes Bistrot de Luxe in Marylbourne and Galvin La Chapelle in Spitalfields in London. From fine dining business dinners to relaxed family friendly lunches and al fresco options, the Galvins pride themselves on offering something to suit everyone, whilst keeping high quality French cuisine, luxurious surroundings and great hospitality at the heart of everything they do. In 2016, Galvin Restaurants expanded its portfolio with four additions to its repertoire including Galvin at The Athenaeum in Piccadilly and their very first pub: Galvin Green Man in Essex. In 2017, the Galvin brand expands to the Middle East with the opening of the first-ever venue outside the United Kingdom — Demoiselle by Galvin — in partnership with Meraas Holding in Dubai’s City Walk.
Galvin Demoiselle opened its flagship venue inside London’s world renowned department store, Harrods, in 2012 to make up the fifth outlet in Galvin’s collection of French eateries. In 2016, the bijou bistro upgraded its location in Harrods from the Food Hall to the Conservatory on the 4th floor, offering quality French cuisine combined with Galvin’s warm, friendly hospitality. The perfect dining solution to local shoppers and visiting guests alike, Demoiselle is known for its light lunch dishes, trendy afternoon tea and gourmet desserts. Opened in early 2017, Demoiselle’s luxurious simplicity and gourmet cuisine made its way to Dubai and is the Galvin brothers’ first venture into the Middle East.
Inspired by his older brother Chris, UK native Jeff started his career at the same small neighbourhood restaurant where Chris once washed the pots for Anthony Worrall-Thompson. After completing catering college, Jeff joined The Savoy hotel as a young Commis under the direction of Anton Edelman, before progressing to the role of Junior Sous Chef at David Levin’s Michelin-starred Capital Hotel working for renowned Chef, Philip Britten.
In 1994 he was appointed by Nico Ladenis at Chez Nico at 90 Park Lane as Sous Chef and was part of the kitchen brigade that achieved the elusive third Michelin star. He joined Chris for the opening of Orrery in Marylebone in 1997 before being reunited with David Levin as Head Chef at The Greenhouse restaurant in Mayfair. His Michelin-starred experience led to his appointment at Marco Pierre White’s three Michelin-starred Oak Room, where he was Head Chef under the direction of Robert Reid, and in May 2000, Marco appointed him as Executive Chef at L’Escargot, which held a Michelin star for five years.
Jeff teamed up with his brother Chris in 2005 to open their first solo venture, the eponymous Galvin Bistrot de Luxe in Baker Street, to much critical acclaim. Amongst its many awards, Galvin Bistrot de Luxe won AA London Restaurant of the Year in 2006 and currently holds two AA Rosettes. In May 2006, Chris and Jeff launched Galvin at Windows, on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane, with André Garrett (ex-Orrery) as their Head Chef. The restaurant was awarded one Michelin star in 2010. Together with Fred Sirieix, GM at Galvin at Windows, Chris has set up the Galvin’s Chance charity which helps disadvantaged youngsters gain training and employment in leading hotels and restaurants.
The acclaimed three rosette Galvin La Chapelle opened in 2009 and has had praise heaped upon it from the very beginning, winning no less than 8 top restaurant awards in its first year, including AA London Restaurant of the Year, and gaining a Michelin star for Chef Patron Jeff Galvin only one year after it opened. Situated next-door to Galvin La Chapelle, Galvin Café a Vin is a smart but friendly and relaxed two Rosette restaurant which was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2011.
March 2012 brought yet another restaurant opening, this time in the world famous food halls of Harrods; Galvin Demoiselle, the fifth London offering from Galvin Restaurants, saw for the first time, Sara Galvin, wife to Chris, become Patron, having spearheaded the concept and design for the new bistro-style restaurant. True to the tradition of Galvin Restaurants, Demoiselle offers high quality French cuisine combined with the Galvin’s family hospitality and exceptional service. Autumn 2012 marked the first ever venture outside of London for the Galvin family, opening two new restaurants in Edinburgh; The Pompadour by Galvin and Galvin Brasserie de Luxe in The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The two distinct restaurants continue the successful partnership between Hilton Worldwide and the Galvin brothers, which began in 2006 with the Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows.
In 2013, Jeff was awarded the prestigious Master of Culinary Arts (MCA). Held every four years, the MCA is the UK hospitality industry’s most prestigious award. The Galvin Pub Company was set up in 2014, with the brothers buying their first pub, The Green Man in Chelmsford. In early 2016 Galvin Café a Vin was relaunched as Galvin HOP, the first ‘pub deluxe’ from the Galvin brothers and the original site for The Galvin Pub Company. 2017 marks the expansion of Galvin Restaurants outside the UK, with both Demoiselle by Galvin and regional flagship Galvin Dubai opening in the City Walk II district, in collaboration with Meraas.