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Summary

£121
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“One of the best dining rooms in London”, the Galvin Bros’ “impressive” Spitalfields venue occupies a “spectacular” space that looks like a church, but which was actually part of a late-Victorian girls’ school – a “real special occasion place” both for romantics or for an “unbeatable, proper business lunch in the City”. It won improved ratings this year for its “fabulous”, “classic” cuisine, its “professional” service and its “refined” wines from a “huge book of vintages”.

Summary

£111
£££££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“One of the most pretty and impressive dining rooms in London” – an “amazing and beautifully lit” space often mistaken for a church, but in fact originally a late-Victorian girls’ school – helps underpin the appeal of the Galvin Brothers’ long-established destination, near Spitalfields Market. Although its ratings have come under pressure since Covid struck due to some uneven reports, this remains an “all-round treat”, much nominated for both important business and romantic occasions thanks to its “well-spaced” interior; service that is “spot-on”; and “fantastic French cuisine”, with numerous diners voting for it in our poll as their top gastronomic experience of the year.

Summary

£104
£££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “breathtakingly magnificent” setting – “a Grade II listed girls’ school built in the late 19th century, with soaringly magnificent high ceilings and a plush fit-out” – makes the Galvin Brothers’ Spitalfields destination “a great place to celebrate or to take clients”, and is nowadays the City’s No 1 destination for business entertaining. And it helps that the service is “utterly professional, discreet and attentive”, too. When it comes to the “high-end, well-executed” Gallic cuisine, it has more often seemed a tad more “unambitious and rather expensive” of late (“I adore this restaurant, but they do need to keep the prices in check”). The winning view, though, is that “you always feel special when coming here” for what’s “an exceptional dining experience”.

Summary

£96
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “most enchanting setting”“an out-of-this-world conversion of an old church” (to be precise, the chapel of a Victorian school) – makes the Galvin Bros’ Spitalfields HQ one of London’s most “beautiful” restaurants. It provides a “special” backdrop “for keen business deals, or to impress your new love-interest” (and is “a particular attraction for guests from overseas”). There are “high standards across the board”, including “fantastic” modern French cuisine; a “classy wine list”; and “smart, swift, discreet service”.

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35 Spital Sq, London, E1 6DY

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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.
R H
Taste of January fixed menu fantastic. The ...
Reviewed 2 months, 30 days ago

"Taste of January fixed menu fantastic. The Truffled Brie de Meaux creme brûlée for dessert should be a signature dish. Very good value matching wine flight (4 wines for £32)."

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Daniel C
A stunning dining room with top notch Galli...
Reviewed 5 months, 16 days ago

"A stunning dining room with top notch Gallic inspired cuisine. Prices mean an expense account is very handy…"

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Catherine M
Reliably good. Food was technically perfect...
Reviewed 8 months, 17 days ago

"Reliably good. Food was technically perfect. Had a problem with the wine but resolved very quickly. Felt like they cared about us and was far better than we expected. Great for occasions. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £44.00 £49.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 125.00 Always available 5
Menu2 140.00 Always available 7

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£27.50 £42.00 £16.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £45.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 14.50%
35 Spital Sq, London, E1 6DY
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9:15 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9:15 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9:15 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 6 pm‑9.15 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday11:45 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm

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