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Galvin Bar & Grill, London, Greater London

Galvin Bar & Grill

4.4
4.4
173 Reviews
£41 and over
Grill
We are delighted to announce Chris and Jeff Galvin have now opened their new restaurant .

The Galvin brothers are taking a modern-day approach to the British bar and grill with a menu that focuses on ethically sourced produce. While rooted in British cooking, the menu will not be dedicated to traditional dishes, instead, drawing on other cultures to reflect the diversity of modern Britain. The menu will represent how the Galvins would like to see Britain today: ethical, generous and open.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Grill, Contemporary British, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–10:30 Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:30–21:30

  • Phone number

    020 7123 5000

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Bloomsbury

  • Cross Street

    Russell Square and Guilford Street

  • Parking Details

    The postcode for Kimpton Fitzroy London is WC1B 5BE and the nearest car park is at NCP London Brunswick Square (WC1N 1AF) or NCP London Bloomsbury Square (WC1A 2RJ). Both are located inside the London congestion zone.

  • Public Transit

    Russell Square Underground station (Piccadilly line) is next to Kimpton Fitzroy London and has direct connections to King’s Cross St Pancras station and Heathrow airport, with Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Knightsbridge a few stops away.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Set Lunch Menu

    £25.00 per person

    2 Feb - 11 Jul 2022
    Enjoy two courses for £25pp or three courses for £30pp Perched on a leafy corner of Russell Square in the heart of Bloomsbury, London, Galvin Bar & Grill is the perfect setting to enjoy lunch, whether it’s a leisure or business occasion. Join us for lunch Wednesday to Friday and enjoy Chris & Jeff Galvin’s seasonal set menu. Expect classics such as Steak Tartare or Cornish mackerel, and make sure to taste in a bite of their renowned tarte Tatin to finish. On top of the indulgent menu offering, the glamorous dining room, lively atmosphere and attentive service promise a perfect afternoon at Galvin Bar & Grill.
  • Pre- theater Set Menu

    £25.00 per person

    22 Feb - 11 Jul 2022
    Enjoy two courses for £25pp or three courses for £30pp Available to book from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm for groups up to 6 people.
  • Sundays at the Grill

    £29.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us at Galvin Bar & Grill every Sunday for Britain’s most loved culinary tradition, Sunday lunch. Come along with family and friends to indulge in our Sunday Set Menu. Enjoy two courses for £29.50 or three courses for £38 per guest. Sunday Lunch at Galvin Bar & Grill is available from 12.30 to 3pm every Sunday.

What 173 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. VG

    VeeGee

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food and ambience. Will be dining again.
  2. M

    Mark

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were 5 minutes late after a 3 hour horrific journey, Lorenzo picked up on that immediately and settled us into a fabulous table with a glass of bubbles. It continued to be fantastic from that point on.
  3. y

    yummyfoodlover

    London

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch yesterday, the starters and mains were so good, but we could not manage dessert! Lovely wine list with a wide range of good wines. Great service and a truly lovely experience, thank you!
  4. ET

    EmilyT

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate in Galvin Bar and Grill for my birthday. Service and food were outstanding! Couldn’t fault the restaurant in anyway. Would highly recommend.
  5. LH

    LizH

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming service, great food, 2nd visit, will be back.
  6. DP

    DeborahP

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The menu was nicely varied. The service was a bit relaxed but very conscientious at its pace.
  7. LO

    LenO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner Superb cod Friendly knowledge service
  8. CS

    CarolineS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Bel endroit, très bon accueil, cuisine classique.
  9. TK

    TomK

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a great dining experience with my family
  10. RO

    ROBERTG

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a very enjoyable lunch. The food & service was impeccable. Had oysters followed by wild sea bass & for dessert a fantastic cheese cake. All top class dishes. Big thank you to Emma who looked after me so well. Will be returning to this establishment.
  11. T

    Tommo

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly sumptuous Sunday lunch!! The beef was beautifully tender and the vegetables were done to perfection and presented exquisitely. The service was friendly and efficient - all in all a wonderful experience! The starters and deserts were great too!
  12. L

    Leslie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food and great service.
  13. DR

    DerekR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely restaurant in lovely surroundings, staff couldn’t be more attentive Food was very good and the pre theatre meal was excellent value
  14. c

    cityeater

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    this was a very memorable meal- fantastic food and drink with friendly and sensitive staff, in a splendid environment
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, food and friendly staff we will come back
  16. R

    Romeers

    London

    40 reviews

    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Sadly very underwhelmed buy our meal last night The steak at £48 was so charred and burnt it was unpleasant to eat and only ate a tiny amount The maitre de was lovely and understanding and removed From the bill My husbands starter or steak tartar which he really liked - and tuna for main but the accompaniment was almost the same mixture as in the tartar and and he left it - he felt it didn’t really go with the Tuna - Tuna was cooked well and he enjoyed it Desert lovely but not anything Wow - apart from the sorbet The setting we actually preferred at breakfast as was staying at The Kimpton - it was dark and no real atmosphere sadly. Staff all lovely and really friendly but we wouldn’t eat there again
  17. K

    King

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    good food, it was Tuesday so lacked atmosphere as it was so quite very friendly staff however. the bar looked full and fun.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This Galvin hasn’t been open all that long. The food is great. It feels less formal than its brethren. The decor has a Art Deco feel to it. It was pretty quiet when we went but the food was excellent and the service was great. In a city where we are spoilt for choice I am sure we’ll come back to this restaurant. Hot tip - leave space for dessert. Both my and my wife’s dessert were ace.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service and the crab lasagna was simply sublime. Always appreciate service of this caliber for a late night table of 1 even more than normal! Legendary experience all round. Kimpton hotels never disappoint with their partner restaurants!
  20. RP

    RichardP

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Interesting to visit a restaurant built by the architect who designed the dining room on the Titanic. Staff exceptionally welcoming and attentive. Cooking and presentation of table d' hôte menu faultless.
  21. AS

    AndrewS

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A very accommodating and classy restaurant with friendly attentive staff and tasty top class dishes.
  22. M

    Munchies

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The food was delicious, though felt choice of starters was a little limited. The service was great - attentive, friendly. The restaurant is gorgeous and having the stunning Fitz's Bar nextdoor for a pre-dinner cocktail or two was great. Loved the truffles they produced after dessert for my nephew's birthday.
  23. MP

    MaxP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food and service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  24. LD

    LivintheDream

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent steak. Lovely caring staff made it a very nice experience for an easy hotel dinner at the end of a day of sightseeing.
  25. TB

    ToddB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Great atmosphere and drinks.
  26. MJ

    MichelleJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Disappointing compared to weekend at other restaurants
  27. HM

    HughM

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A good addition to the Galvin group of restaurants. Very convenient as a stop off if travelling by train from Euston. Nice selection of wines and a knowlegdeable somellier. Simple brasserie food but well cooked and presented.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was lovely except for the extra £20 for the lobster. This was not stated when advertising their Mother’s Day menu.
  29. t

    timr

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Whilst we enjoyed the meal, felt it wasn’t up to the level of other Galvin restaurants. Lack Of ambience.
  30. DL

    DavidL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We had the pre theatre menu the courgette and steak tartare are amazing as was the apple tartan desert
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    We had a Friday evening dinner table - the restaurant was nearly empty. The menu is limited; the gem lettuce salad was dripping in thin and runny yoghurt-y sauce. The broccoli came without the dressing (I requested it on the side but this never arrived) and my T-bone pork chop main was dry and tough and lacked flavour. My husband’s calf liver main dish had good pomme purée and onions but the liver was overcooked and grey rather than pink. Very disappointing dinner and not up to Galvin standards at all.
  32. DM

    DavidM

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    most of the food and service was excellent, however as a main course i had the Pork T bone which seemed strange to say the least, it was cooked like a beef steak, but on both sides of the meat was like a sinew, which wasn't pleasant, and seemed quiet pink inside. Given the choice again i would not choose this dish.
  33. HC

    HelenC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Good quality food, nice and attentive service and nicely laid out seating. Menu choice for vegetarian was very poor and having just 3 'pudding' choices also seemed limited.
  34. CH

    CharlesH

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable evening with excellent food and service.
  35. MA

    MichelAHenri

    London

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Will not be returning! To be told there are no green vegetables left when you've booked at 7.30pm and the place is not busy, smacks of poor planning and management. The service was so poor that we had to leave the table and find a waiter to order our desserts. For the same reason we cancelled our coffees. Instead of tending to their diners needs, the staff spent the last hour of our meal moving tables around to set up for breakfast. This was noisy and ruined the ambience of what is otherwise a delightful setting. I cannot think of a single reason why I’d ever recommend this establishment to anyone.
  36. FM

    FrancisM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and good service in nice surroundings. The seating style felt a little unusual with a sort of corner seating on each table. I have recently experienced it somewhere else as well so maybe it is a new fashion............
  37. IM

    IanM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service. Sommelier was knowledgeable with a reasonably limited but well-constructed wine list. I always think that the acid test with a restaurant is, would you go back. For Galvin's there is no doubt I definitely will.
  38. ES

    EmmaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant that is very atmospheric. The food was delicious especially the tarte tatin which was a masterpiece. Very friendly staff.
  39. MJ

    MartinJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good service and food. The room needs customers to give it some atmosphere. Also parking is tricky if you've arrived by car.
  40. C

    davidC

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food amazing . Would definitely come back , If any I would suggest a slightly bigger starter and main course menu ,

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Galvin Bar & Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 173 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Galvin Bar & Grill

1-8 Russell Square London, Greater London WC1B 5BE

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Russell Square and Guilford Street

  • Area

    Bloomsbury

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–10:30 Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:30–21:30

  • Cuisines

    Grill, Contemporary British, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    The postcode for Kimpton Fitzroy London is WC1B 5BE and the nearest car park is at NCP London Brunswick Square (WC1N 1AF) or NCP London Bloomsbury Square (WC1A 2RJ). Both are located inside the London congestion zone.

  • Public Transit

    Russell Square Underground station (Piccadilly line) is next to Kimpton Fitzroy London and has direct connections to King’s Cross St Pancras station and Heathrow airport, with Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Knightsbridge a few stops away.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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