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Our Awards

Celebrated by diners, critics and peers, Galvin at Windows has held a coveted Michelin star since 2010, and regularly takes pride of place on London Best Restaurants lists, setting the standard for fine dining across the globe.

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2018

One Michelin star – Michelin Restaurant Guide

World Luxury Restaurant Award – Fine Dining Cuisine (continent winner)

2017

One Michelin star – Michelin Restaurant Guide

2016

One Michelin star – Michelin Restaurant Guide

2015

One Michelin star – Michelin Restaurant Guide

2014

One Michelin star – Michelin Restaurant Guide

Fred Sirieix awarded an Honorary MBA at the University of West London.

AA Hospitality Award – Best Food Service

AA Three – Rosette Award

Travel Zoo Excellence Award – Restaurants Europe

2013

One Michelin star Michelin Restaurant Guide

Fred Sirieix ‘Manager of the Year Award’ at the Cateys Awards

2012

One Michelin star – Michelin Restaurant Guide

Stuart McIvor – Annual Awards of Excellence.

Stephany Srey – Annual Awards of Excellence.

Romain Crozat ‘overall service winner’ – Annual Awards of Excellence.

Fred Sirieix ‘Educator of the year’ – Imbibe Awards

Fred Sirieix ‘Service to the Industry’ – Visionary Dining Awards

2011

One Michelin star – Michelin Restaurant Guide

Fred Sirieix and The Art of Service ‘runner up best food and beverage strategy’ – Springboard awards

Fred Sirieix ‘Personality of the Year Award’ – National Restaurant Awards

AA Notable Wine List Award

Ashraf Saleh ‘ The Worshipful Company of Innholders and Maison Louis Jadot Sommelier Award’ – Academy of Food and Wine Service

‘Wine Spectator Award’ – Restaurant Wine List Awards

Alastair Clayton – Annual Awards of Excellence

Tessa Clingham – Annual Awards of Excellence

Romain Taverne – Annual Awards of Excellence

2010

One Michelin star – Michelin Restaurant Guide

‘Top 50 restaurants’ – The Good Food Guide

2009

Best Hotel Bar – Imbibe Awards

2008

‘Readers’ Choice’ – Restaurant magazine

2007

‘Hotel Restaurant Team of the Year’ – Catey Awards

‘Rising Star’ – Michelin Guide

‘ Runner up IT Room of the Year’ – Tatler Restaurant Awards

‘Best Front of House Team’ Tatler Restaurant Awards

André Garrett ‘Bocuse d’Or UK representative’

Armand Sablon ‘Roux Scholar’

Chris Warwick ‘Acorn Scholarship winner’

2006

‘Best New Restaurant’ – Decanter Magazine

‘ London Restaurant of the Year’ – Remy Martin/Harden Guides

Meet

THE TEAM

Fred Sierix Genaral Manager at Galvin at Windows Michelin Starred Restaurant and Sky Bar in Mayfair

Fred Sirieix

Fred Sirieix is the General Manager at Galvin at Windows, the Michelin-starred restaurant on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane. Fred co-hosted with Michel Roux Jr in the BBC2 series about service and hospitality, Michel Roux’s Service. Fred and Galvin at Windows also appeared in The Apprentice on BBC1 in spring 2012.

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Fred is a dynamic and highly driven individual – a true ambassador for the hospitality industry. Under his leadership, Galvin at Windows won the Hotel Restaurant Team of the Year (Hotel Cateys 2007), Best Front of House (Tatler Awards 2007) and Best Hotel Bar (Imbibe Awards 2009). In 2010 Fred was nominated Manager of the Year at the Cateys Awards. In March 2011, Fred launched his interactive and revolutionary training tool, The Art of Service.

In October 2011, Fred was awarded Personality of the Year 2011 at the National Restaurant Awards, for his charity work and relentless promotion of his profession. In 2012 Fred was voted Educator of the Year at the Imbibe Awards. More recently Fred launched on Christmas Day 2012, National Waiters Day, to celebrate all front of house staff and inspire people in hospitality careers. At the 30th Cateys Awards, Fred was awarded the prestigious Manager of the Year 2013 award. In 2014 at the Imbibe Personality of the Year Awards 2014, Fred was nominated for Industry Legend of the Year. In March 2014, Fred also received an Honorary MBA from the University of West London.

Fred has over 20 years of experience in the restaurant/ food industry. Starting his career as a Chef de Rang at the three stars Michelin restaurant La Tante Claire, Fred then went on to develop his career in various roles in many of London’s top restaurants including Le Gavroche, Sartoria, Brasserie Roux.

Fred is passionate about training and staff development. His boundless energy has him as the creator and driving force behind the Galvin Cup (cocktail competition) that awards young bartending talent and Galvin’s Chance, a charity supporting underprivileged youth in front of house roles in the best hotels, restaurants and bars of London and Scotland. Fred created The Mayfair Park and Tower Race, to raise funds every year since 2008 for Galvin’s Chance and in September 2012, he organised and fought Marcus Wareing in a boxing tournament called Rumble in the Kitchen which raised £55,000 for Galvin’s Chance.

He is a keen runner and amateur boxer and his motto is “learn forever, enjoy life and make a difference”. His interests include philosophy, history, business and sports. He lives in Peckham and has two beautiful children, Andrea and Matteo-Lucien.

Joo Won

Head Chef Joo Won hails from Busan, South Korea. At University Joo studied industrial engineering but soon realised this was not the path for him. To discover what his true passion was, Joo started taking courses and it wasn’t until a pastry class sparked his interest that he truly fell in love.

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After a course in Korean cuisine, Joo left Korea in 2000 and studied hospitality management at Schiller International University in London and Switzerland. After he graduated he went to study cooking at the highest level at the Le Cordon Bleu in Marylebone. This took him to the Orrey, and was Joo’s first Michelin starred experience. Joo left in 2006 to be part of the launch team of Galvin at Windows and in 2013 he became Head Chef – an achievement he is immensely proud of.

Outside of Galvin at Windows, Joo is devoted husband and on days off likes to experience other restaurants, catch up on the latest box sets and try London’s latest cocktail bars.

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Emmeric Hurault

Emmeric Hurault

Emmeric Hurault is the Restaurant Manager. Born in France, he studied hospitality and catering at college in Brittany. He moved to England when he was 18 and started work at The Stafford Hotel.

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Whilst working at the Stafford, he worked his way up to assistant Bar Manager. After ten years, a new opportunity arose at Galvin at Windows – then named Windows of the World. With 28 years of experience in hospitality, Emmeric is dedicated and passionate about service.   

Outside of work, he is a family man with two daughters and has been married for 21 years. He is also a keen competitive and accomplished cyclist and athlete.

Rudina Arapi

As Head Sommelier, Rudina has been the last word on wine at Galvin at Windows since joining us in 2012 and her superb taste and acumen give shape and form to the extensive range of wines we keep for both the restaurant and bar.

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From the most seemingly-humble table wine through to famous vintages of the storied houses, Rudina’s knowledge and experience means she can effortlessly select the right bottle for any occasion or menu item. Trained initially in Florence (no sommelier ever stops learning) Rudina advanced swiftly in a profession crowded with talent through not just her skills and knowledge but also her bright, warm personality and intuitive understanding of hospitality, honed at some of Italy’s finest wine bars and Michelin-starred restaurants. Choosing your own wine from a well-stocked list is a joy, but if you ever feel the need for inspiration, you will never be disappointed with Rudina’s recommendation.
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Tiago Serrao

Despite his youth, Bar Manager, Tiago is a veteran of the top-flight bar world. Joining Galvin at Windows’ team in early 2015 direct from a senior role at The Ritz’s Rivoli Bar, he not only quickly found his feet, but was the natural choice to progress rapidly to become Bar Manager.

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Prior to The Rivoli, Tiago cut his teeth at fine dining establishments in his native Portugal before making the move to London. That rare blend of talented mixologist and incisive, customer-centric manager, Tiago keeps his team in top form and the bar stocked with an extensive and ever-growing range of bottles drawn from the traditional and craft markets, seeking always to find the best and most interesting spirits to serve. Taking a leading role in the creation of the seasonally-changing range of bespoke cocktails to be found in the bar, Tiago’s talent and flair are plain to anyone who knows their mixology.

Antonino Forte

A leader with a passion for extraordinary service, Assistant Restaurant Manager Antonino has the natural drive and easy-going charm to allow guests to truly relax in his presence, safe in the knowledge that their experience will be exceptional.

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As the Assistant Restaurant Manager, Antonino is the right hand of Restaurant Manager, Emmeric Hurault, in whose absence he manages the team and is the face of Galvin at Windows. Skilled in all aspects of food and drink service, Antonino joined the team as Assistant Head Sommelier in early 2012, a position earned through long and exceptional experience at levels sufficient to win a place in the semi-final of Moet Chandon’s Sommelier of the Year competition, as well as top placing in a string of gastronomic and service competitions including the coveted Maitre D’ of the Year in his native Italy.
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Andrea Letovancova Reservation Manager Galvin at Windows

Andrea Letovancova

Andrea Letovancova is the Reception & Events Manager at Galvin at Windows. Responsible for a team of ten, Andrea deploys her considerable experience and charm to ensure that our guests’ experience before, during and after their visit is seamless.

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Andrea holds a Masters in Economics, Tourism & Hospitality and in her spare time enjoys shopping, traveling around the world and in winter skiing.