Galvin La Chapelle

4.6
1885 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French
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  • Special Occasions
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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

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: 4 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: 4 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
71 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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OT
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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L
London
6 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
9 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
2 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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OT
1 review
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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JR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic meal and ambience. Wine steward was great, and they kindly substituted our champagne for a digestif which topped a memorable meal off perfectly. Menu du chef kept costs down somewhat, but offered more limited choices (as expected). Well worth the indulgence!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was incredible and the food - delicious!

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MG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely top quality food and service. A proper restaurant! Quite exceptional!

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LD
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I booked a table in advance for my partner's birthday and specifically chose the vegan menu. Unfortunately, lack of team communication led to myself and my partner to eat crab meat. I was very disappointed as it was mentioned twice that we was here for the vegan tasting menu and this should have been seen in the booking notes. I had high expectations for this place as it's fine dining after all. I couldn't see what the vegan menu was online but assumed it must be amazing hence why i didn't realise the crabmeat was indeed crab. Sounds silly but i thought it was just the vegan alternative like you would get for chicken,beef and pork etc. I informed the server who swiftly apologised but didn't seem too sincere and my partner was incredibly upset. Of course, the blame was put on me for not triple checking and we sat arkwardly at the table for 20 minutes before deciding let's just enjoy the night. I didn't want to complain or cause a fuss on the night because i didn't want to ruin my partner's birthday. Luckily, we were served the vegan tasting menu with no fuss and it was okay !

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, brilliantly put together taster menu. Service was good, not over the top and friendly. Money worth spent as putting the amazing food aside, the ambience was lively and non stuffy but elegance was never absent. Highly recommend for couples or groups. Romantic enough to be a perfect date or anniversary night. Menu choice perfect enough for the most discerning diner.

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KD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to restaurant in London. Food, service, ambience never disappoints.

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I
London
36 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

With Baker Street closing down I now have to travel to the city to enjoy the hospitality of Galvin. As ever the menu was stunning with seasonal faire on offer. My fellow diner has two starters and was accommodated without any fuss. Three courses later and excellent conversation we left and went on our way.

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s
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our first evening here . We had the menu gourmand and it was excellent . Service was great as well .

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S
London
82 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We very much enjoyed the 7-course tasting menu. The food was delicious and creative. The service was superb and staff were very attentive and friendly. We had a wonderful experience.

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b
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way. Wonderful food, great service and unstuffy but sophisticated space

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D
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I have been going to La Chapelle for a number of years. Food is always of a good standard, and this time was no exception. However, prices have gone up sharply - our bill was well over £200 for 4 for Sunday lunch and only one of us had wine. I thought the portions were rather on the mean side as well, with just one thin slice of roast beef for Sunday lunch, and half s poached pear for dessert! Can do better on value for money!

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TU
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 6 adults for Sunday lunch. The day was cold, but the welcome warm, and the room temperature comfortable despite its large scale. There's a definite wow factor with the room too. The table was a good size, and the music seemed a little loud at first but receded into the background as more people arrived. We had the set menu which was very good value for the quality, taste and presentation of the food. Lovely bread too. The service was very professional but friendly.
Just over a bottle of good wine between us, water, tea/coffee and service pushed the bill to £62 a person. Not cheap, but a very enjoyable meal which felt like a treat. Somewhere we'd all go to again.

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GM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing meal and exceptional service. Wines are a bit on the pricey side but an amazing selection. The ambience is great and the Chef's menu was excellent.

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

An excellent lunch from the shorter menu. Service was quietly efficient. Will definitely be going again.

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RR
London
67 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not eaten at the main restaurant in Liverpool St before and it was wonderful. Superb service and food was exquisite. Definitely one I shall now use on a more regular basis for important business meetings.

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SW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Beautiful starters but sadly not a great tasting Sunday lunch. Potatoes were hard. They forgot our pre-dinner cocktail

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SK
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding ambience, service, food and value for money - 5 stars!

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E
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Deceiving and do not understand how this place can have one star Michelin.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Une très belle découverte. Le cadre est magnifique et le service aux petits soins. Cuisine raffiné. Nous recommandons.

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w
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guests are warmly welcomed into the restaurant’s bar area. Vaulted ceilings, brightly-lit bar and an intimate dining experience awaits diners. Get ready for a delicious dinner and the knowledge staff is on hand to offer suggestions. Tip: There’s a 3-course menu that delivers an unforgettable meal.

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