Galvin HOP

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£25 and under
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Galvin HOP Bistrot & Bar is modelled on bistrots and bar a vins fashionable in Paris, New York and cool cities around the globe. Michelin-starred brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin have written a short menu of carefully sourced ingredients that is market driven and champions great provenance. The talented kitchen team produce modern classic dishes created with a wood-fired oven and open grills. Their charcuterie counter serves artisanal cured meat with unpasteurised farmhouse cheeses and pickles for one or more to share, all perfectly matched with their great wine selection. The brewery-fresh Czech Pilsner is housed in huge copper tanks above the bar. HOP terrace and garden are the perfect place in The City to enjoy the summer months.

Special Offers

Three courses & bottomless Prosecco £39 per person

Enjoy three courses & bottomless Prosecco for £39 per person or three courses & bottomless Champagne for £69 per person. Bottomless will last for up to 1.5 hours for tables of 8 people maximum.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 22 June 2019

Ends: 30 April 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-17:00
Sat 12:00-16:00

What 135 People Are Saying
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4.1
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience1

Only 1 vegetarian option and no vegan options! Ridiculous at this day and age! Plus we ordered the chocolate pudding and it was massively over priced for the portion! Was barely even a portion! Wouldn’t go back again

FH
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

My partner and I love Galvin HOP - excellent food, fair prices, the ambience has a great energy but it’s not overwhelmingly noisy, we would often give “Outstanding” across the board. This being said, it was the first time that (as a vegetarian), there wasn’t really anything I wanted. In the past, there have been 2 or 3 options, but something was missing - I think the options didn’t seem particularly exciting or innovative, and there was no “oooo” or “mhmmm”’s from me this time. I opted for a starter, and then two sides for the main, and the lentils side was by a clear mile the better dish than the starter. The staff were as welcoming and friendly as ever, and the service is always great. It was a little disappointing because we asked for water and were offered the house sparkling water (carbonated on site in reusable glass bottles), which we were asked if we wanted refilling towards the end of our meal, and then we were surprised to be charged a price you would expect for San Pellegrino in a nice restaurant. When we raised that this felt a little odd, the staff got a little defensive and offered for us to take back the tip that was left. It was a little bit of a sad end to the night because we have found, every time we visit, that all the staff to be lovely and welcoming, and there was no issue with the service (hence why the tip was left in the first place), but wanted to give a bit of feedback and it wasn’t well received. By no means was this a dampener on our overall view of the restaurant and I cannot state enough that it is one of our favourite places in London and we will certainly be back for more delicious food, but I wanted to be honest, and I hope the feedback can be received here.

SJ
London
93 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious food and very good service in a relaxed environment, worth a visit

L
London
68 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Restaurant was very busy and lively, fish was over cooked and potatoes needed seasoning. Had to ask,for salt and pepper nothing on tables. The menu online was not what we were offered.
Unfortunately toilets were disgusting and I had to complain to manager, i was sent to,use the main restaurant toilets.
Would not return

SS
London
16 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely experience - great food and service. We felt very looked after and were allowed to stay chatting at our table long after we’d finished eating which was much appreciated :-).

TB
London
32 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food but we were stuck next to a big, loud Christmas party. I’m sure it would be better normally.

L
Kent
38 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Visited recently for the Bottomless Brunch and had a great meal. We opted for an extra to nibble while waiting - a very large serving of delicious padron peppers. The meal itself was excellent, loved all three courses, and we drank plenty of Prosecco! Service was good but unobtrusive and we weren't rushed out. Would definitely recommend.

SP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went there for Sunday lunch excellent roast beef and the trimmings . Lovely roast squid for fish lovers and some good veggie options . Good service . What is not to like . Big fan of the Galvins chain and their excellent cooking .

VG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good quality, tasty meal but not exceptional!

D
London
14 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent, as it always is in Galvin restaurants. The waiters were great. Generally a good balance of sophisticated, but relaxed and unpretentious. Only complaint was that the heating needs to be turned up for a cold November evening, we were both wearing a jumper and a fleece - it would nice to feel cozy on a winter's evening. I still recommend it, but dress warm.

N
London
36 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience1

The food and the staff were great
The music was terrible both in terms of choice and volume

R
London
177 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely roast at Galvin HOP. Good service and we eventually found a wine we like. Surprised they can't make their outside space round the back more inviting. The astroturf and the coatstands just don't fit with the great food. Will def go again though!

T
London
34 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The only thing that let it down was that I booked through Opentable and wasn’t allowed to use my rewards cheque.

KB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We booked a table for 6 people that had 2 vegetarians. There was only 1 vegetarian main on the menu (miso aubergine). Okay, not ideal, but we don't have a choice.

We then find out that there is only one portion remaining. Cue us asking them if we could order from the menu of their connected restaurant (no), or if they could make an alternate dish (no). As luck would have it, they then come out and say "actually it's okay, we can make 2 portions."

The plates come and they only have a quarter of an aubergine on each. Disappointing would be an understatement.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful sunny day and we ate outside. We had the set lunch menu which was excellent and good value for money. Service could not have been better. Happy atmosphere. Will certainly go again.

BB
London
28 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Booked a table for 5 at fairly short notice. Very attentive service and enjoyable meal. Convenient for Liverpool Street Station.

YD
Essex
48 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I chose the Sunday lunch which was beef. It was OK - a little too fatty and salty. However, I generally like Galvins so I think I may have chosen the wrong thing

AW
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was lovely, and so were the team members. The only issue we had was that there was no vegetarian gravy to go with the Sunday roast. Wouldn’t have been such a problem but we had emailed ahead to check if there would be a vegetarian option.

L
London
115 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great for a booked meal or for dropping in for drinks or dessert & coffee. Always welcoming and usually space.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fine fine fine

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G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good, wine overpriced. Service efficient. Restaurant not very busy on Saturday at 1930 maybe more of a mid-week restaurant.

RO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Really good experience. Food was delicious and the set menu was excellent value for the quality.

JD
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Ordered: Sea bream ceviche, lime & chilli 9, delightful! Steak tartare, Burford brown egg yolk, toasted sourdough 11, this was a problem with communication with the waitress. Asked for a small portion, she said it was very small, but in fact it could really be for two people. Was ordered by a petite woman. Carlingford rock oysters, shallot vinegar & brown bread 6no 18, was fabulous and fresh, but no bread arrived with these. Also ordered baked skate, which was delightful, especially for skate. The escargot was nicely done, but had to also ask for bread with this. But the funny order was this: "Mixed leaves salad 3 French fries 4 French beans & confit shallot 4". This is what the menu said. I thought we needed some greens and for £4 I ordered this for us. I read it out loud for comedic effect since there were three of us and I thought it was hilarious how it came with 3 french fries and 4 french beans. I commented that we would fight for the 4th bean. Hahaha. Well the joke was on us because the waitress, failed to see the humour in this. Although I read this word-for-word straight off the menu, she delivered us a mixed leaves salad. And 3 orders of french fries. And 3 orders of french beans. Well in the end I was perplexed until I figured out what happened and I ended up not saying anything but paying for the lot anyhow so I wouldn't cause a fuss with my lunch guests. The rosé is a nice Portugese variety. All-in-all, decent value and the menu is better than previously at hops, a bit less pub-like, which is nice. The atmosphere was fantastic - a sunny day out on the patio with heaters to take the edge off the cool breeze.

L
London
115 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun Easter Sunday lunch here with good Easter egg hunt and other activities for the children. Good outside space when the weather is good. Nicely cooked Sunday roast with all the trimmings. Delicious chocolate egg dessert. Very attentive service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The menu online didnt match what was actually available. A different table were offered a choice from ala carte to make up the online offer but we weren’t. They didnt have our booking on their systems when we arrived. Given the choice around the area we wont be back in a hurry.

OT
Surrey
9 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic place for lunch. Really good value and excellent quality food. I had the brunch and was amazing -and amazing value - £10 for brunch is London!!

KF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our dinner , also the best exprsso martinis we have had made by Bruno the amzing bartender.

L
London
115 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Fun and relaxed place to meet friends for drinks and then food. Tasty starters/bites and helpful on wines .
Excellent Pilsner as usual.

DM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience2

So all in all this is a nice place and the majority of us took advantage of the roast dinner and glass of wine for £18, however those who opted for something from the menu were left very disappointed. Steaks were overcooked on x2 attempts and didn't taste great. However, I will say the roast dinners were very tasty and we will go back.....just for the roast

BM
London
41 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant was busy and we kept being pushed to place our order for drinks, dessert etc but overall is a good place for good food and ambience.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for a Christmas lunch with my colleague - excellent food, will definitely return

AM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at christmas with family. Food and service excellent. The table d'hote with wine was great value. Will be back.

AC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The set menu is good value for money with a nice selection of dishes.

MB
London
286 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal at Galvin Hop.
The food was delicious and the service was top class.
Made all the better by the friendly and efficient service from all the staff.
A special mention to Tamsin who’s energy and enthusiasm shone through.

R
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Poor value and quality. A big disappointment. A big disappointment.

GF
London
52 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The relaxed bistro style of Galvin Hop was very welcome at the end of the week. Our Friday night meal was good value, well served and presented. We both agreed that the food was very tasty, and the portions of sufficient size for the three courses. We were pleased that the deal included wine, water and coffee and we will certainly return!

L
London
115 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had an excellent lunch with an old work colleague recently at Galvin Hop. Despite it being busy with Christmas lunches we were given a quiet corner so we could easily hear each other. We both had excellent grilled octopus as our starter and then venison haunch and vegetarian option for mains - both of which were very good. The carmelised banana dessert which we shared was also delicious. Service was very attentive but we never felt rushed. Overall a very good relaxed lunch.

MR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really tasting menu and fabulous cocktails. The service was incredible. Our waitress really made the effort to make sure everything was just right.

DM
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Ideal venue for an early evening catch-up with friends. Set menu was excellent value with carefully prepared and delicious seasonal choices. Friendly and efficient staff - what's not to love?

K
London
18 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The service was a bit slow but the beef wellington was superb!