Galvin HOP

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125 reviews
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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

Festive Set Lunch & Dinner for £26.50 per person

£49 with wine pairing. Available Mon-Fri 12-2.30pm and Mon-Sat 6-
7pm. Including VAT, excludes service. Menus are subject to market
changes. Credit card details will be required for parties of 5 people
and above.

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

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 25 November 2019

Ends: 23 December 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30 18:00-19:00
Sat 18:00-19:00

2 courses & a glass of Brut £22.50 /3 courses & a glass of Brut £26.50

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 9 September 2019

Ends: 24 November 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-16:00
Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30 18:00-19:00
Sat 12:00-16:00

What 125 People Are Saying
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N
London
36 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

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

R
London
172 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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

KB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
25 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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
112 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fine fine fine

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G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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
112 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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
7 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

L
London
112 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

AM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

MB
London
285 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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

GF
London
52 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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
112 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

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

ST
London
23 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing flavours. We shared a few things from starters to mains and we enjoyed everything we ordered; each dish was well-balanced. If I had to pick a favourite, it would be the baby octopus.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

We decided not to do the deal for 2 courses and a glass of brut for £19.95 after looking at the menu options. 2 x choices for starters, mains and dessert only. Nothing very appealing. We went for the main menu and all ordered the same due to lack of choices. Flat iron steaks were £24 and chewy. Wine was excellent. Service was very good.

DS
London
20 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Friendly staff, ok food and setting, but nothing special x no wow effect x nothing that really stands out x I wouldn't bother visiting again.

CG
London
14 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food nice although no clear starters/mains. Sea bass was lovely but didn’t come with any side dishes & none were offered or suggested. Noisy in the restaurant & music was a little too loud to be background

L
London
112 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great sharing plates - particularly liked the Korean chicken. Great desserts too which we all shared.
Good table in the outside courtyard area which wasn't too noisy.

D
London
35 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely environment, and very friendly staff. Had a wonderful lunch here! The cocktails are amazing too!

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not expecting our booking..... open for a Football match. Not offered separate seating at first. Menu completely different to website and nothing as a meal only "snack" items, Also offers not available. Poor show and expectations from the Galvin brand.

MS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service, Fabulous Food!
Wait staff very friendly and efficient and outdoor seating was fab on a bank holiday weekend with sunshine.

L
London
112 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good recent dinner at Galvin Hop with an old friend. Cucumber soup was delicious as were our burgers (cooked exactly as requested). Was only sorry I didn’t have space for dessert this time. Will return.

WE
London
49 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good value set lunch with a half pint of beer. Generous portions, well cooked food and excellent service