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Galvin La Chapelle

35 Spital Square, London E1 6DY, England
+44 20 7299 0400
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab lasagne” (112 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (80 reviews)
“tasting menu” (130 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
35 Spital Square, London E1 6DY, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Highly recommended! From the delightful welcome, to the excellent food, this was a treat. Fantastic decor inside, and a simply delicious meal as agreed by myself and 3 colleagues. I wish I had had time for the taster menu, but no complaints on the food...More

Thank Chris K
GalvinRestaurants, Front Office Manager at Galvin La Chapelle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Chris K, thank you for your kind review. We hope you can join us when you have more time and try our Tasting Menu, to be enjoyed over a few leisurely hours. Best regards, Clare

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is how to mess up a fine place. Awful music, good service to start which detriorated as I expect tehy were embarassed that the kitchen couldnt serve quicker than a snail's pace, restaurant half empty friday night..we took the set course tasting menu...small portions...More

1  Thank londoncalling2016
GalvinRestaurants, Front Office Manager at Galvin La Chapelle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear londoncalling2016, we are sorry you did not enjoy your experience. The Tasting Menu consists of many courses and is meant to be a leisurely affair so we are sorry you felt it was too long. Thank you for taking the time to write to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Incredible decor, wonderful welcome by the hostess, very attentive and friendly staff, all perfect. The food (got the signature dishes) was excellent and innovative. If you can, try to book a table on the balcony. We also got a very pertinent advice with the wine...More

Thank caroline2
GalvinRestaurants, Front Office Manager at Galvin La Chapelle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear caroline2, thank you for your review. We are delighted your enjoyed your visit and hope we can welcome you back again very soon. Best regards, Clare

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never tire of the interior of this restaurant, always makes it special. Food makes it worthwhile and always enjoyed. We have seen some mixed ratings of the service, however, we always found it attentive and friendly. Still remains one of my favourites and long may...More

Thank PDMpdm
GalvinRestaurants, Front Office Manager at Galvin La Chapelle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear PDMpdm, thank you for your review. We hope we can welcome you back again soon. Best regards, clare

Reviewed 1 week ago

Why not comment on the bad reviews........? I was skeptical and rightly so. The food was average and the service terrible.More

1  Thank CBowden01
GalvinRestaurants, Front Office Manager at Galvin La Chapelle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear CBowden01, we were a little surprised to read your remarks as we do indeed respond to poor reviews. Perhaps you missed the latest one, which I have copied below for your information. Best regards, Clare Dear cy5102, we were very sorry indeed to receive...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been coming here every year for our anniversary. Never fails to amaze, particularly the blueberry souffle

Thank Stella G
GalvinRestaurants, Front Office Manager at Galvin La Chapelle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Stella, thank you for your kind review and we are delighted to be able to help with your anniversary celebrations! Best regars, Clare

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were bought dinner as a wedding gift. We booked online with no issue, and as soon as we arrived we reminded the front desk that we had a pre paid amount to spend. The only response to that was that we should have booked...More

1  Thank BecciUK
GalvinRestaurants, Front Office Manager at Galvin La Chapelle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear BecciUK, firstly please accept our sincere apologies for the problems with redeeming your voucher. Unfortunately it was a technical error, which we have now rectified, but are very sorry indeed you had to go through this painful experience. We do hope you will see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

La Chapelle is an extraordinary room that promises a lot. It purports to provide French bistro cooking worthy of a Michelin star. We had eaten at the bistro on Baker Street and enjoyed some very good food. On the strength of that experience, the Michelin...More

1  Thank moshi65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was invited to dine here by a friend of mine, and I have to admit that I approached the place from the wrong side, and walked into the Galvin HOP bar, which advertised gourmet hot dogs. "Oh,", I thought, "Not what I was expecting,...More

Thank Richthegrumpylawyer
GalvinRestaurants, Front Office Manager at Galvin La Chapelle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Richthegrumpylawyer, thank you very much for taking the time to write such a thorough review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience at Galvin La Chapelle and hope we can welcome you back again very soon. Best regards, Clare

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband I visited Galvin La Chapelle for lunch on Saturday 22nd July for our wedding anniversary. We had originally booked for Saturday 8th April (for my birthday) but after already making the hour long journey to London by train, (and arranging a babysitter for...More

1  Thank cy5102
GalvinRestaurants, Front Office Manager at Galvin La Chapelle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear cy5102, we were very sorry indeed to receive your review, however as you have only just published it and your visit was in July it is very hard for us to investigate the matter. What I would like to say is that we are...More

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Kiki0210Richard
22 May 2017|
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Response from JLCD2010 | Reviewed this property |
You'll find the menu on their website explains all this at the bottom in the small print. It is a taster menu, the whole table has to order the same, £55 is with no drink, with a glass of wine per course it's either £114 or... More
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wendyrudz
4 May 2017|
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Response from Sara W | Property representative |
Hi Wendy, yes that would be absolutely fine to wear smart jeans. The dress code at La Chapelle is 'smart casual'.
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Michelle B
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Response from Gianpaolo7 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I think so. I wouldn't worry too much for lunch. Best G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 73 - USD 199
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Spital Square, London E1 6DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
  • Neighbourhood: Spitalfields
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7299 0400
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Description
The third restaurant to be opened by acclaimed chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin, La Chapelle has been consistently praised, winning no less than 8 top restaurant awards in its first year, including AA London Restaurant of the Year, and Tatler magazine's Restaurant of the Year. Chef Patron, Jeff Galvin, provides a menu of modern French cuisine, gaining a Michelin star in the 2011 Red Guide, just a year after the restaurant opened. There is also a menu gourmand, prix fixe lunch, early dinner menu, and Sunday Roast lunch menu. 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 this Grade II-listed building. The restaurant is one of the few restaurants in London to hold a vertical list of Hermitage La Chapelle wines.
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