Cuisine: A La Carte, British, Contemporary
Price Point: Mains from £15-£35
Galvin is the jewel in the crown that is The Athenaeum. Headed by the esteemed Galvin brothers, enjoy their unique take on classic British dishes.
Both Chris and Jeff Galvin are Michelin-star recipients so expect simple ingredients given the all-star treatment. And with such a grand name, 'tis only fitting that the restaurant follows suit. The enormous space boasts a sky-high ceiling, contemporary decor and casual but formal seating.
Begin with some starters that don't hold back on flavour. Innovation comes in the form of the Galvin cure smoked salmon that comes with beetroot pickled shallots while the beech-smoked chicken salad is complete with a mango and coriander dressing.
For mains, everyday ingredients are elevated to a whole new level. A delicate serving of Brixham plaice is complete with brown shrimps and croutons and the presa iberico pork is complemented by comforting polenta and a powerful salsa verde. Vegetarians will love the simple but delicious burrata agnolotti that's smothered in a deep and tangy tomato ragu.