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Opened almost 15 years to the day after their first London venture (Bistrot de Luxe, which also inspires it), this new Galvin Brothers restaurant next to La Chapelle serves familiar, traditional French bistrot dishes and wines.

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Summary

£68
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3
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2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Occupying “an excellent spot in the City, overlooking a pedestrian square behind Bishopsgate” – this is, say fans, a “reliable” bistro, whose “great French food and friendly service” delivers “the Galvin experience, but at approachable prices”, right next door to the brothers’ high-end La Chapelle (see also). More critical reporters, though, diagnose price creep here, which they feel is starting to erode the level of value, especially given the relatively humble interior. Top Tip – “sit outside on the terrace”.

Summary

£65
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3
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3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “very reliable and enjoyable old-style bistrot” in Spitalfields is from “the same team as La Chapelle” (the Galvin brothers’ deluxe flagship next door). Fans say that “means the food is top-notch for a bar” with a “well-prepared set menu that’s great value”, but ratings are capped by a minority of critics who feel it has “lost its magic since the revamp”. Top Tip – “worth visiting for the Pilsner alone” – fresh unpasteurised Urquell delivered weekly and stored in copper tanks above the bar.

Summary

£60
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A lovely brasserie-style option at the rear of Galvin La Chapelle” – the Galvins keep reformatting the smallish unit adjacent to their landmark venue (previously Galvin HOP, RIP, and before that Café à Vin). This mid-2020 re-launch pays homage to the formula of their original ‘Bistrot de Luxe’, which launched their empire 15 years ago. “Very casual and lots of fun” – staff are “very friendly”; it has “a lovely outside space on the terrace with a cover”; and the cooking is “just what French bistro-style fare should be”.

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35 Bishops Square, London, E1 6DY

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James C
We had a wine dinner that was tasty but a s...
Reviewed 1 months, 10 days ago

"We had a wine dinner that was tasty but a slightly disappointing experience. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £24.50 £28.00
Lunch £0.00 £0.00
Dinner £0.00 £0.00
SundayLunch £0.00 £0.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£12.00 £26.80 £8.00 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £36.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
35 Bishops Square, London, E1 6DY
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:15 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:15 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:15 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:15 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:15 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:15 pm
SundayCLOSED

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