Foodies will have no doubt heard of the Galvin Brothers- two of the UK’s most esteemed restaurateurs. And now Chris and Jeff Galvin, are set to launch their first venture in the Home Counties at the impressive Centurion Club. Opening early September, Galvin at Centurion Club, St Albans will showcase the classic cuisine and timeless dining experience for which the brothers are renowned.
Starting out in Baker Street with their first restaurant, Bistrot de Luxe, the Galvin brothers have been producing some of the UK’s finest French cooking for the past ten years, gaining a Michelin-star at Galvin at Windows and Galvin La Chapelle.
The new Galvin at Centurion will stay true to the signature Galvin experience, offering a warm, welcoming and informal environment in opulent surroundings. The cooking will be ingredient-led, with simplicity, passion and seasonality. Signature dishes include lasagne of Dorset crab with beurre Nantais and roast rump of Herdwick lamb, grilled Provençale vegetables & black olives together with well-balanced desserts such as Provence apricot & Valrhona chocolate soufflé. Lunch and dinner will be available seven days a week and will also offer affordable two and three course set-menus.
Inspired to embark on this latest project by his love of golf, Jeff Galvin comments, “I was initially introduced to Centurion Club a few years ago through my passion for golf. The club itself has a relaxed, family friendly feel without compromising on detail or quality which echoes our own ethos at Galvin Restaurants. Very soon after meeting the owners I realised how ambitious their plan was; simply to create an exceptional, yet accessible and good value restaurant that would complement their already world-class golf facility. Over the last 2 years we have been planning Galvin at Centurion Club and are very excited by the result. We look forward to welcoming the public as well as Centurion Club members.”
With a wealth of expertise, the launch of Galvin at Centurion Club will see the Galvin brothers bring their friendly and hospitable service, and informed, contemporary French dining, to the rural Hertfordshire countryside. Far from the city streets of London, sit back and enjoy a countrified Galvin rest. This is one not to be missed.