Galvin La Chapelle

4.5
1906 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French
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Critical acclaim has been heaped upon Galvin La Chapelle, a true destination restaurant and with good reason. This fabulous dining spot, just off of London’s famous Bishopsgate is the work of celebrated Chef-Restaurateur brothers, Chris and Jeff Galvin, and epitomises their approach to designing and running restaurants in every sense. Indeed, Galvin La Chapelle has all the wow-factor of Windows with the stylish refinement of Galvin Bistrot de Luxe while carving out its own very unique character at the same time. The interior is truly special, as is the food – cosmopolitan, continental and wholly elegant every step of the way, creative but familiar, special but unpretentious – no wonder Galvin La Chapelle was named Tatler’s Restaurant of the Year 2010 and AA Best London Restaurant 2010.

Special Offers

Chateaubriand carved at the table & an Aperitif maison for Two: £74

From a set menu for tables of 2, 4 or 6.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 22 February 2019

Ends: 22 August 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00 18:00-21:00
Mon-Wed 12:00-14:00 18:00-21:30
Thu-Sat 12:00-14:30 18:00-22:30

7 courses & a signed book: Vegan/Vegetarian £55 or standard menu £85

From a tasting menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 4 December 2018

Ends: 4 June 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:30 18:00-20:00
Mon-Wed 12:00-13:30 18:00-20:30
Thu-Sat 12:00-14:00 18:00-21:30

Express Lunch: 2 courses & a glass of wine £34

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 4 December 2018

Ends: 4 June 2019

Availability: Mon-Wed 12:00-14:00
Thu-Fri 12:00-14:30

Family Sunday Lunch: 3 courses £38

From a set menu, with a carafe of wine £47.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 4 December 2018

Ends: 30 June 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00

Menu du Chef with a glass of brut: 2/3 courses £34/£38

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 4 December 2018

Ends: 30 June 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00 18:00-21:00
Mon-Wed 12:00-14:00 18:00-21:30
Thu-Sat 12:00-14:30 21:00-22:30

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L
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great venue.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my wife for her birthday. The ambience is fantastic and set the right mood immediately. The staff were friendly and attentive. We started with a cocktail. My wife said the vodka martini with olives was as good as she has had. We both selected the Menu Gourmand for dinner. I had the wine pairing and my wife selected beers. Initially my wife didn’t think the menu read very interesting. But each course was delicious and interesting. We were glad to have done that approach as the all the dishes we got try were ones we would not have wanted to pass up.
With cocktails, paired wine and two beers, the damage was not unexpected but just over £300. Excellent place for a special night if you aren’t going to worry about the price.

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k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything was average. Honestly though the staff was so overbearing that they kept interrupting. I almost felt like they failed to understand that they were not the focus of our evening.

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OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and really good food. Lovely place to eat dinner. Portions could be bigger.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful space that wows as much as the food! We had a wonderful celebratory lunch for our cousin and everything was perfect. The food delicious, the timing and pacing was just right and the ambiance superb. Great space. We love Galvin.

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OT
London
17 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and good location to impress on a business lunch. Guests postponed their next meeting that afternoon and stayed on for dessert which is always a good sign.

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b
London
74 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about this place.

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D
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the staff were very pleasant and attentive. I'd walked past the unexceptional building for years and never realised how beautiful it was inside.

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f
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed some really good food with attentive service. The restaurant setting was gorgeous!

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DP
London
90 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A lunch outing. We opted for the set three course menu with a glass of fizz. We arrived early and had a drink at the bar. A cocktail and a glass of red Burgundy. The barmen new has trade, good nimbles to accompany. A choice of three on each course, they seemed to have been chosen especially for us. One: soup, chicken, tart and icecream, other pate, fish and cheese. I'm not keen on fizz and they happiIy changed it for a glass of white. Presentation, service and quality very good. The background music was our era and not too loud. A very relaxed, enjoyable lunch. The wine is a tad on the expensive side. A 175ml glass at the bat £19.50. The same wine at the table by the bottle £79. So the booze was more expensive than the lunch. That aside would/will recommend.

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and the food was incredible. Reminded me why eating out is worth it!

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OT
London
21 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really special place to take a friend or a client. Lovely staff and top food and drinks

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C
London
22 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was not the first time we've eaten at La Chapelle but the room never fails to impress, it always has the wow factor on walking in.

We had the vegetarian tasting menu, without the wine paring and requested one change to the menu which was no problem at all. Each course was thoughtfully executed and well presented and explained by knowledgeable and friendly staff who were always attentive but never in the way.

It was a flawless evening and a lovely experience, we will certainly be back in the future.

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j
London
35 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have eaten at this restaurant a number of times, and as always we found the food delicious- - beautifully prepared and served; and the service both friendly and professional. I had the misfortune of tripping and falling as I entered, and the staff couldn't have been more kind, helpful and discreet, ensuring that my overall experience remained completely positive.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Wonderful service

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JA
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Toilets being the same level not up the rickety stairs into the confessional!

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b
London
74 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic lunch. Ticks all the boxes

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RB
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The third dessert with cheese didn't taste good enough

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MA
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a perfect meal there. I would definitely recommend La Chapelle if you are thinking about dining there.

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l
London
73 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good service as usual. One of the desserts had a component that was a bizzarely very salty and not to our liking, but they did offer a replacement and took it off the bill.

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R
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience was amazing, the friendly service excellent and the food was just fabulous!! We would thoroughly recommend and definitely dine here again!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good place to be. Good service!

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, ambience was nice, although a little busy and loud. Not a stuffy place which is nice. Food was very good, but not quite what I expected for the price point. My cod was overdone and the beetroot dish lacked enough flavour.

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F
London
19 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again La Chapelle delivered with great food and service. Went for a mid-week lunch service and ate off the set lunch menu.

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L
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening. Enjoyed the tasting menu (vegetarian as well) excellent food, nice ambiance and great service.
High quality cooking, definitely worth a stop!

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Kyushu Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautifully refurbished chapel dining.

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K
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best fine dining experiences in London. Great service, warm and welcoming staff.

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Taste was good, but all dishes were spoiled as they were not hot at all ( We have asked why the starter was not hot and were told that was how should be ,but the main course was warm again!) Service was slow we have to serve drinks by ourselves as no one paid attention and the person who served us first was a bit arrogant , but the matured gentleman and yound lady served us very well thanks !

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PA
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The only problem for us really is it's location, being a £60.00 return trip by taxi from London W2 (I am disabled and unable to use public transport). We like to frequent this restaurant as we are personal friends of the Maitre d', Mr Franco Becci.

As usual, the food and service were excellent, but we do have a problem with the venue itself. I understand that it was originally some kind of church, and its conversion has not obliterated this function. It is cavernous and a little bit intimidating, which detracts from the otherwise excellent qualities.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service shockingly slow even with the restaurant almost empty when we arrived, after an hour we had been served 1 course out of 8 on the tasting menu.

Food ok but experience ruined by poor service

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AC
London
73 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good atmosphere. Fresh food and a great service. Highly recommended.

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DF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Probably not a good time to experience what I hope this restaurant could offer. Service was rushed and but for a request to slow down we could have been in & out in under an hour. Not the relaxing lunch from a Michelin star restaurant I would expect. The service included inefficient clearing of the table between courses and waiters who did not know who ordered what. When delivering each course. The food was good but again not spectacular and lacked imagination probably due to the large number of customers they are striving to serve. On balance an expensive restaurant not delivering a high enough level of service or imaginative food for the price.

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Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always had a fantastic time, food, staff and the overall meal faultless as always

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PJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I met up on the 17th of Decmeber for lunch. Our waitress was knowlegable and so patient. She dicussed choices and made recommendations as I am allergic to nuts and shellfish and my friend to pastry. A lovely lunch that was indeed memorable.

Best,

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FS
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply perfect

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ST
London
38 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good value and quality set lunch in nice surroundings.

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AD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Lunch .. it was perfect in every way (-:

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BS
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect choice for a special occasion- we had the tasting menu with the paired wine list - the food was fabulous and the wine a perfect match - the staff were very accommodating and changed a couple of courses to suit a non meat eater - delicious food /wine and very attentive service without being too formal - we’ll be back definitely

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall experience was amazing, I would definitely recommend this place to friends and family!

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T
Essex
10 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yep use Galvins quite a lot. You certainly get what you pay for. Great produce, superb chef's and top drawer waiting and sommelier staff.

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