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Chris & Jeff Galvin

Galvin Restaurants is a family run collection of French restaurants founded in 2005 by Michelin-starred chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin. Each of their restaurants is unique, but they all share a common theme; the desire to offer high quality cuisine, served in luxurious surroundings by warm, hospitable and professional front of house. The Galvin USP is ‘family’
and the presence of Chris and Jeff in their own restaurants.

Chris teamed up with his brother Jeff in 2005 to open their first solo venture, the eponymous Galvin Bistrot de Luxe in Baker Street, which became an overnight success and achieved many accolades including Best French Restaurant for two years running and Best Wine list in 2009.

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. In 2010 Galvin at Windows gained its first Michelin star.

In November 2009 Chris and Jeff opened their first restaurants in the City, La Chapelle and Café a Vin (now Galvin HOP), once again to much critical acclaim achieving several top awards including Tatler Restaurant of the Year and AA London Restaurant of the Year. Galvin La Chapelle gained a Michelin star in the 2011 Red Guide with Café a Vin awarded a Michelin Bib

March 2012 brought yet another restaurant opening, this time in the world-famous department store Harrods; Galvin Demoiselle. 

In Autumn 2012, the brothers opened their first venture outside of London. The Pompadour by Galvin and Galvin Brasserie de Luxe in Edinburgh -
located in Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian found on Princes Street offering the renowned Galvin experience inspired by locally sourced Scottish ingredients and hospitality.

The Galvin Pub Company was set up in 2014 when the brothers bought their first pub, The Green Man in Chelmsford, their home town. The pub would open in November 2016 following an extensive renovation and rebuild project to transform the 700-year old pub. 

In January 2016 Galvin Café a Vin was re-launched as Galvin HOP - the first ‘pub deluxe’ from the Galvin brothers and the original site for The Galvin Pub Company.

In June 2016 Chris and Jeff Galvin stepped away for the first time from their trademark French-inspired menus - in favour of championing Britain’s delicious home grown produce – with the opening of Galvin at The Athenaeum. Located in the five-star Athenaeum Hotel & Residences in Mayfair.

Galvin at Centurion Club, located at the impressive Centurion Club in St Albans, opened in September 2016, and stays true to the signature Galvin experience.

Chris and Jeff were awarded the prestigious ‘Catey’ award for Independent Restaurateurs of the Year 2010. They were also named AA Chefs’ of the Year 2011. 

In 2016, Chris & Jeff received the ‘Special Award’ at the Craft Guild of Chef Awards. Their restaurants and pubs each continue to win awards and accolades.
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The Pompadour by Galvin Head Chef, Daniel Ashmore

Daniel began his career in 2006 in Sheffield where he trained. He then spent 3 years at Fischers at Baslow Hall before moving to London and joining the team at Michelin-starred The Square in Mayfair where he remained for 2 years. In 2013, Daniel spent a further year in London at Restaurant Tom Aitkens and Michelin-starred La Trompette before moving to Edinburgh in March 2014 to begin a role as junior sous chef at Number One at The Balmoral Hotel. He was promoted to head chef at Hadrian’s Brasserie at The Balmoral, returning to Number one as sous chef in 2016. In March 2017, Daniel joined The Pompadour by Galvin as head chef. 


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