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Mid 2020: Now reformatted as Galvin Bistro & Bar.

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Summary

£70
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This haute-gastropub near Spitalfields Market is next to brothers Chris and Jeff’s deluxe Galvin La Chapelle, and serves “high-quality bistro-style food”. Ratings have improved in the past 12 months as the transition from its former guise, Café à Vin, has bedded in.

Summary

£70
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This haute-gastropub near Spitalfields Market is next to brothers Chris and Jeff’s deluxe Galvin La Chapelle, and serves “high-quality bistro-style food”. Ratings have improved in the past 12 months as the transition from its former guise, Café à Vin, has bedded in.

Summary

£57
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Café A Vin changed into Galvin HOP” a couple of years ago and feedback on the Galvins’ posh gastropub near Spitalfields Market (and adjacent to Galvin La Chapelle) is rather limited and mixed. “The food is perhaps a notch lower than the previous incarnation”, but attractions include “good steaks”, and, as ever, that “you can also sit outside at the front or in the garden, which is nice in good weather”.

Summary

£57
   ££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Not so much has changed since Café à Vin was converted into a pub”, but views differ as to whether that’s a good thing for this “busy bar”. For fans the Galvin Bros’ posh gastro-fare (“a decent steak” in particular) is “brilliantly adaptable”, but it can also be “hit ’n’ miss” and critics “are not sure the overall concept works: it’s not really a bistro, not really a gastropub either”.

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Restaurant details

No dress code
60

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £19.50 £24.50
Pretheatre £19.50 £24.50
SundayLunch   £39.50
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 125.00    

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.00 £19.50 £4.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
35 Spital Sq, London, E1 6DY
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday11:30 am‑10:30 pm
Sunday11:30 am‑9 pm

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