Located in the space that was once home to Brett Redman and Margaret Crow’s Neptune, Galvin Bar & Grill will see the trio take ‘a modern-day approach’ to the British bar and grill format with a menu focused around ethically sourced produce.
While rooted in British cooking, the menu will not be ‘wedded to traditional dishes’, drawing on other cultures to ‘reflect the diversity of modern Britain’.
The Galvin brothers currently run one other London hotel restaurant - the Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows - following the recent closure of Galvin at The Athenaeum.
Gray is best known in the industry for a long stint as head chef at the Michelin-starred Rhodes 24. In recent years, Gray has been an advocate of healthy and sustainable eating, being closely involved in the launch of The Ethical Butcher.
Dishes from the launch menu include salad of Williams pear, caramelised walnuts and Oxford Blue cheese; turbot T-bone, aromatic fennel, potato terrine and a herb butter sauce; Yorkshire grain-fed chicken cooked with smoked garlic, girolles and hasselback potatoes; and autumn berry trifle.
“This opening is a very special one for us. Having worked in restaurants in a number of London’s best hotels, we have always enjoyed welcoming guests from far and wide and are looking forward to showing them the best of what modern British cuisine has to offer,” says Chris.
“Ethical and sustainable eating is also very important to both brands. Up to fifty per cent of diners in our other Galvin restaurants choose a plant-based or vegetarian tasting menu, so we have enjoyed working with Adam to ensure this is reflected in the menu at Galvin Bar & Grill.
Neptune opened in 2018 offering an upscale menu with a focus on raw seafood and seafood cooked over wood.