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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.
“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”.
“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”.
On the former site of Café à Vin – to which has been added Pilsner tanks and an open kitchen – the Galvin brothers’ new posh, City-fringe gastropub is the flagship of their new company (Galvin Pub de Luxe); on early reports it’s the very competent, upscale boozer you’d expect.
Galvin HOP Restaurant Diner Reviews
"It hasn't got the glamour of la Chapelle next door but it hasn't got the prices either. Tried a wine dinner with some very original wines."
|Wine per bottle||£30.00|
35 Spital Sq, London, E1 6DY
|Monday||12 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Saturday||11:30 am‑10:30 pm|
|Sunday||11:30 am‑9 pm|