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Summary

“The breathtaking architecture of the building”“a beautiful, cathedral-like space” created from the “clever conversion of a Victorian school chapel” – creates a “magnificent” setting for the Galvin brothers’ well-known venture, near Spitalfields. At its best, this is one of London’s most “memorable” all-rounders (particularly for business) combining “smooth” service and “subtle cuisine” into a “sumptuous” overall offering. Performance was less consistent this year however, with reports of “over-stretched if well-intentioned” service, and “uneven” culinary results.

£82
Good
Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“To impress a client or date”, you can’t beat the “gorgeous” and “dramatic” setting of the Galvin brothers Spitalfields venture (“like eating in a minor cathedral”); it’s a “very slick operation” all round, with “classic, not overly fussy” Gallic cuisine and “top notch” service.

£80
Very Good
Very Good
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A simply spectacular experience”; the Galvin brothers’ “superlative” venture occupies a “stunning” cathedral-like Spitalfields hall; its “superb” Gallic dishes and “smooth” service make it a splendid choice for a business or romantic occasion.

£74
Very Good
Very Good
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Stunning food in a stunning location” makes for a “superb experience” at the Galvin brothers’ cathedral-like dining hall, by Spitalfields Market – a “courteous” operation, with cuisine that’s “modern enough to be interesting, but classic enough to be uncontentious”.

£74
Very Good
Very Good
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

Located in the increasingly popular and artisan neighbourhood of Spitalfields, Galvin La Chapelle has been lauded as one of London’s most awe-inspiring locations. With its 30 metre high vaulted ceiling and award winning design and lighting, this grade II Victorian school chapel is indeed a grand setting.
Chef Patron Jeff Galvin consistently provides a menu of modern French cuisine gaining a Michelin star in the 2011 Red Guide - an impressive one year after the restaurant opened. The service under the direction of Alessandro Piombino and his team effortlessly combines warm, friendly and attentive hospitality with a fine sense of tradition and decorum in keeping with the grandeur of the building.

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Entertainments, Highchair, Menu, Portions,
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10.30 pm, Sun 9.30 pm
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Galvin La Chapelle Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Galvin La Chapelle Restaurant in E1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Galvin La Chapelle restaurant.
Onella F
Delicious food, attentive service and beaut...
Reviewed 1 months, 3 days ago

"Delicious food, attentive service and beautiful atmosphere"

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Geoff B
Another beautiful meal at La Chappelle, wit...
Reviewed 2 months, 15 days ago

"Another beautiful meal at La Chappelle, with a great wine at only £20 - a steal!. It is such a gorgeous room to dine in."

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Max H
Wine are sexpensive...
Reviewed 2 months, 20 days ago

"Wine are sexpensive"

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Anna H
Stunning room,lots of city people (men) at ...
Reviewed 5 months, 2 days ago

"Stunning room,lots of city people (men) at lunchtime, food is pricey (risotto £24.50, seabass £38.00) but beautifully presented and well cooked. Service change-over during our meal led to some uncertainties and meant we couldn't reward our first waitress, not many bottles under £30 but the wine list a real treat for those of us who have Hermitage la Chapelle at home - the prices warmed the cockles of our hearts."

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Paul S
inept service detracts from the ambitions o...
Reviewed 5 months, 4 days ago

"inept service detracts from the ambitions of the kitchen"

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35 Spital Sq, London, E1 6DY
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lunch 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm, Sunday 3 pm. dinner 6 pm - 10.30 pm, Sun 9.30 pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm, Sun 9.30 pm

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