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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” (109 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (78 reviews)
“tasting menu” (127 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
All hours
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 3 days ago via mobile

We dined on the ground floor, by the kitchen serving section. Pros Building: Amazing, beautiful Food: Very nice Cons Welcome: Warmer welcome at reception needed, staff just starred at us until I said I had a reservation, no hello or greeting Atmosphere: -Too many tables...More

Thank ljm0105
GalvinRestaurants, Front Office Manager at Galvin La Chapelle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, we were very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit. I write to assure you that your comments have been forwarded to the GM who will look into the issues raised. Thank you for your feedback. Kind regards, Clare

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I came here with a couple of important clients and thought it was excellent. Service was excellent along with a very helpful sommelier. The food was the best meal I've had in London for quite a while. Crab lasagne to start, followed by grouse. Very...More

Thank chiefhelmet
GalvinRestaurants, Front Office Manager at Galvin La Chapelle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to be able to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards, Clare

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Galvin La Chapelle with my husband and 2 close friends. We had the summer sale five course set menu for £35. From the moment we walked in the door the service was excellent, the ambiance charming, the restaurant itself gorgeous and the...More

Thank susiear66
GalvinRestaurants, Front Office Manager at Galvin La Chapelle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Clare

Reviewed 1 week ago

We called here for a drink and we received a warm welcome. We sat in the garden which was very peaceful and quiet and we enjoyed a few pints of their own brewed beer - the barrels are above the bar. We looked in the...More

Thank Lindsay H
GalvinRestaurants, Front Office Manager at Galvin La Chapelle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, thank you for your kind review. We hope you will join us for lunch or dinner very soon and look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Clare

Reviewed 1 week ago

Service not good, no ambience, sitting too close to other tables, food not great. Sommelier not helpful. Not the best fine dining restaurant I have experienced. Was looking forward to a lovely evening, so was very disappointed. I will say it was a very impressive...More

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GalvinRestaurants, Front Office Manager at Galvin La Chapelle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, we are very sorry to read your review. I assure you that your comments have been forwarded to the head chef and GM as we are constantly seeking to improve. Kind regards, Clare

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited other Galvin restaurants including Windows, Athenaeum and Bistrot de Luxe, and visited La Chapelle for Sunday lunch with high expectation. Food - roast beef was tastey although portion was smaller than expected. Starter and dessert were average. Wine - a wide range...More

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

Dear Guest, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the ambience, wine and service but very sorry you were disappointed with your meal. I assure you that your comments have been passed to the head chef and we do hope to be able to welcome...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A tasting menu paired with wine. Fabulous!! Wonderful wine waiter talking through the tasting notes and why the wines were chosen and it made a lovely change to sample slightly quirky wines such as a pink sparkling Italian with dessert and a Turkish wine too....More

Thank Elizabeth235_12
GalvinRestaurants, Front Office Manager at Galvin La Chapelle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, thank you for your kind review. I have passed on your comments to the whole team and we hope to be able to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards, Clare

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is what a Michelin starred restaurant should be like. It was not at all pretentious - the service was immaculate (with the friendly Robert and the excellent sommelier from Italy). The Nero D'Avola was delicious. The 3 course menu with bubbly for £34.50 was...More

Thank SKD73
GalvinRestaurants, Front Office Manager at Galvin La Chapelle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, thank you for your kind review which I have passed on to the team. We hope to be able to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards, Clare

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very pleasant start to the evening with very attentive/professional senior staff but it all start to crumble at 10pm. At least 4 glasses were dropped - thankfully not on our table- and by cheese time we were left with a waiter who served a...More

Thank Ashley330
GalvinRestaurants, Front Office Manager at Galvin La Chapelle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Daer Guest, we were very sorry to hear of your experience. I write to assure you that your comments have been passed to the GM who will instigate more training, and we hope this will not put you off visiting us again. Kind regards, Clare

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cannot understand any negative reviews. We enjoyed the 7 course tasting menu for our wedding anniversary which was fantastic. The food was incredible, all cooked perfectly and presented beautifully. The service was great, the restaurant itself is very pretty. Highly reccomend the tasting menu for...More

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

Dear Guest, thank you for your kind review. We do hope to be able to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards, Clare

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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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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 75 - USD 204
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail
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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