Review on 190 Queen’s Gate by Daniel Galmiche
190 Queen's Gate is the showpiece restaurant set in the boutique Gore Hotel which was originally opened in 1892 by Miss Ada and Ms Cooke, descendants of Captain James Cook. Situated in the heart of affluent Kensington on the edge of Hyde Park, it's just minutes from The Royal Albert Hall. The restaurant occupies a glamorous room with an ornate plaster ceiling featuring a dazzling chandelier, walls are bedecked with ornate gilt mirrors and an eclectic collection of artwork, while banquette seating and bentwood chairs are set against polished wood tables.
Leading the kitchen is Michelin-starred chef Daniel Galmiche, who was previously the Head Chef at the Vineyard near Newbury, and has also worked at esteemed kitchens such as Le Gavroche, Cliveden House, and L'Ortolan. Galmiche has devised a modern French menu with British influences with an emphasis on local and sustainable ingredients.
As a curtain raiser order crispy chicken wing and King crab served with celeriac and tarragon or maybe duck liver parfait and red onion chutney and brioche. Main courses herald beef short rib with roast potato mash, shallot and carrot or from the sea there's English hake, hispi cabbage, capers and cauliflower. Desserts conclude proceedings with apple tart paired with vanilla ice cream or you could opt for the cheese board.
To complement the menus there's an extensive wine list knowledgeably garnered from all corners of the globe.
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.00 - 10.30am (11.00am Sat & Sun)
Lunch: 12.30 - 4.00pm Afternoon Tea
Dinner: 5.00 - 10.15pm (7.00 - 10.15pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express