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Galvin Bistrot & Bar

4.4
4.4
178 Reviews
£25 and under
French

Galvin Bistrot & Bar is inspired by the Galvin brothers' passion for French bistrots and bars à vins.

Situated in Spital Square next door to their Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle, the bistrot and wine bar serves modern classic dishes and charcuterie artisanale in a relaxed setting.

Chris & Jeff Galvin have written a short menu of carefully sourced ingredients that is market driven and championing small growers.
The talented kitchen team produce modern classic dishes created using simple techniques, wood-fired oven and open grills.

From the charcuterie counter you can order artisanal cured meat with unpasteurised farmhouse cheeses for one or more to share, all perfectly matched with a selection of delicious wines available on tap or by the bottle.

The brewery-fresh Czech Pilsner, is housed in huge copper tanks above the bar.

During the summer month the terrace give the feel of a true Parisian sidewalk wher

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Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, British, Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Food served
    Tue–Fri 11:45–14:30
    Bar
    Tue–Sat 11:45–22:00
    Lunch
    Sat 12:00–15:00
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 17:30–21:15

  • Phone number

    020 7299 0404

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Joe Albina

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant is available for exclusive hire for up to 60 guests seated and 150 guests standing. With its beautiful back garden, conservatory, front restaurant and terrace, Galvin Bistrot & Bar offers the ideal venue for birthday celebrations, corporate events, BBQ parties and Christmas gathering.

  • Area

    Spitalfields

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    <br>Liverpool street Tube Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • London Restaurant Festival Prix Fixe Menu

    £28.00 per person

    1 Jun - 30 Jun 2022
    Right on Old Spitalfields Market, Galvin Bistrot & Bar is a neighbourhood bistrot serving phenomenal French cuisine. This incredible value prix fixe festival menu features dishes from our daily changing menu of classic French cuisine. You'll feel as though you've been transported to the streets of Paris when you step through the doors. The food is hearty, the drinks flow. Enjoy three courses and a complimentary aperitif maison for just £28 at lunch and dinner.

Menu

Featured Item

  • Apéritif Maison£10.00

    G'vine gin, la quintine blanc, fever tree mediterranean tonic

    • Baguette & Lescure Butter£4.00

      Petites Assiettes

      • Tarte Flambée Alsacienne£9.50

        • House Marinated Gordal Olives£4.00

          • Ham & Cheese Croquettes, Pickled Walnut£6.00

            • Padron Peppers, Espelette Pepper£6.00

              • Charcuterie Artisanale£12.00

                Entrées

                • Grilled Ox Heart, Spicy Salsa Verde£8.00

                  • Fried Cod Cheeks, Tartare Sauce£8.50

                    • Beetroot Carpaccio with Walnuts & Goat's Cheese£8.00

                      • Pumpkin Soup with Ceps & Chestnuts£7.50

                        • Terrine of Pork, Pistachio & Prune£8.50

                          Plats Principaux

                          • Grilled Pork Chop, Celeriac, Apple & Black Pudding£22.00

                            • Cornish Mackerel, Romesco, Padron Peppers & Mons Beard£20.00

                              • Rib Eye Steak, Frites, Watercress & Beurre Maître d'Hôtel£33.50

                                • Spiced Cauliflower, Mint Yoghurt, Raisins & Almonds£15.50

                                  • Roast Pheasant, Choucroute & Mashed Potatoes£18.00

                                    Accompagnements

                                    • French Fries£4.50

                                      • Charlotte Potatoes£4.00

                                        • Haricots Vert£4.00

                                          Desserts & Fromage

                                          • Apple Tarte Tatin & Crème Fraîche£8.00

                                            • Chocolate Mousse, Hazelnut & Griottine£8.00

                                              • Buttermilk Panacotta, Blood Orange, Poached Rhubarb£7.50

                                                • Assiette de Fromage£12.50

                                                  Prix Fixe Menu

                                                  2 Courses Lunch £24.50; 3 Courses Lunch £28

                                                  • Beetroot Carpaccio with Walnuts & Goat's Cheese

                                                    • Roast Pheasant, Choucroute & Mashed Potatoes

                                                      • Buttermilk Panacotta, Blood Orange, Poached Rhubarb

                                                        Bar Drinks

                                                          Aperitif

                                                          • Aperitif Maison£10.00

                                                            G'vine gin, la quintinye blanc, fever tree Mediterranean

                                                            • Lillet Vermouth£7.50

                                                              Blanc, rosé, rouge top up with a mixer

                                                              • La Quintinye Vermouth£8.50

                                                                Blanc, extra dry top up with a mixer

                                                                • Suze Gentian£7.50

                                                                  Finish with tonic and slice of orange

                                                                  • Ricard£8.00

                                                                    With water, or try a splash of grenadin

                                                                    Spirits

                                                                    Please ask for our full selection if required

                                                                      Malt Whisky

                                                                      • Talisker 10 Yr£12.00

                                                                        • Glenmorangie 10 Yr£10.00

                                                                          • Oban 14 Yr£16.00

                                                                            • Auchentoshan Three Wood£11.00

                                                                              • Scapa Skiren£12.00

                                                                                • Highland Park 18 Yr£30.00

                                                                                  • Bowmore 18 Yr£25.00

                                                                                    Blended Whisky

                                                                                    • Chivas Regal 12 Yr£9.50

                                                                                      • Chivas Regal 18 Yr£20.00

                                                                                        • Johnnie Walker Black£11.00

                                                                                          • Johnnie Walker Gold£16.00

                                                                                            Irish Whiskey

                                                                                            • Tullamore Dew£10.00

                                                                                              • Jameson£9.50

                                                                                                • Redbreast 12 Yr£16.00

                                                                                                  Bourbon

                                                                                                  • Jack Daniels£9.50

                                                                                                    • Maker's Mark£10.50

                                                                                                      • Woodford Reserve£11.00

                                                                                                        Gin

                                                                                                        • Plymouth£9.50

                                                                                                          • Tanqueray£10.50

                                                                                                            • Sipsmith£10.50

                                                                                                              • Copperhead£11.00

                                                                                                                • Monkey 47£16.00

                                                                                                                  • Ondina£17.50

                                                                                                                    • Hendricks£12.00

                                                                                                                      Vodka

                                                                                                                      • Absolut Elyx£9.50

                                                                                                                        • Belvedere£10.00

                                                                                                                          • Sipsmith£10.50

                                                                                                                            • Grey Goose£12.00

                                                                                                                              Rum

                                                                                                                              • Havana Club 3£8.00

                                                                                                                                • Don Q Anejo£11.50

                                                                                                                                  • Gosling's Black Seal£8.50

                                                                                                                                    • Appleton Special£10.00

                                                                                                                                      • Havana Club 7£9.50

                                                                                                                                        Tequila

                                                                                                                                        • Olmeca£10.00

                                                                                                                                          Mezcal

                                                                                                                                          • San Cosme£11.50

                                                                                                                                            Brandy

                                                                                                                                            • Martell VS£9.50

                                                                                                                                              • No / Low Seedlip Spice 94£8.00

                                                                                                                                                Beer

                                                                                                                                                • Unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell

                                                                                                                                                  Delivered directly from the city of pilsen in the czech republic and poured straight from our tanks. The freshest way to drink pilsner urquell!

                                                                                                                                                  • Half£3.95
                                                                                                                                                  • Pint£7.50

                                                                                                                                                Bottled Beers & Ciders

                                                                                                                                                • Estrella Damm Lager 4.6%

                                                                                                                                                  • 330ml£5.00
                                                                                                                                                • The Kernel Table Beer Pale Ale 3.1%

                                                                                                                                                  • 330ml£5.00
                                                                                                                                                • Thornbridge 'Lukas' Helles Lager 4.2%

                                                                                                                                                  • 330ml£5.00
                                                                                                                                                • Beavertown Neck Oil I.P.A, 4.3%

                                                                                                                                                  • Can (330ml)£5.00
                                                                                                                                                • Beavertown Gamma Ray A.P.A, 5.4%

                                                                                                                                                  • Can (330ml)£5.00
                                                                                                                                                • Big Drop Low Alcohol Pale Ale 0.5%

                                                                                                                                                  • Can (330ml)£5.00
                                                                                                                                                • Hawkes 'Urban Orchard' Cider 4.6%

                                                                                                                                                  • 500ml£7.00
                                                                                                                                                • Hawkes 'Dead & Berried' Cider 4%

                                                                                                                                                  • 500ml£7.00

                                                                                                                                                Classic Cocktails

                                                                                                                                                • The Sour£10.50

                                                                                                                                                  Woodford reserve bourbon, lazzaroni amaretto or barsol pisco

                                                                                                                                                  • Cosmopolitan£12.00

                                                                                                                                                    Sipsmith vodka, cointreau, cranberry

                                                                                                                                                    • Espresso Martini£12.50

                                                                                                                                                      Sipsmith vodka, borghetti, espresso

                                                                                                                                                      • Bloody Mary£10.50

                                                                                                                                                        Sipsmith vodka, spicy mix, tomato juice

                                                                                                                                                        • Margarita£12.50

                                                                                                                                                          Olmeca tequila cointreau, lime

                                                                                                                                                          • Dark N Stormy£11.50

                                                                                                                                                            Gosling's dark rum, ginger beer, lime

                                                                                                                                                            • Caipirinha£12.00

                                                                                                                                                              White cachaça, sugar, lime

                                                                                                                                                              • Negroni£12.50

                                                                                                                                                                Campari, mancino rosso, plymouth gin

                                                                                                                                                                • Old Fashioned£11.50

                                                                                                                                                                  Woodford reserve bourbon, angostura bitters, demerara sugar

                                                                                                                                                                  • French 75£16.00

                                                                                                                                                                    Sipsmith gin, lemon juice, galvin champagne

                                                                                                                                                                    Last updated: 5 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                                    What 178 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                    4.4
                                                                                                                                                                    4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                    • 4.4Food
                                                                                                                                                                    • 4.5Service
                                                                                                                                                                    • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                    • 4.1Value

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                                                                                                                                                                      PKBLONDON

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                                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 4 May 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                      The table we were seated at had been pushed into corner with a huge lampshade that wobbled around us. It felt cramped and messy. The food was very good but pricey. Service was fairly slow and staff not very attentive.

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                                                                                                                                                                      JackW

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      17 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 19 March 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                      Great menu and wine , was a very enjoyable afternoon. I will def revisit.

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                                                                                                                                                                      SJ999

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 4 March 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                      Most of the food was good, but the steaks are charred and taste acrid, really expected more for the price.

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                                                                                                                                                                      ZacI

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                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 4 March 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                      We really enjoyed the dining experience. There was no rush to go, or finish at the table. The cocktails were excellent and the food was outstanding. However, the bill for two of us was £358. We did have rather a lot to drink but I still think it was a bit expensive.

                                                                                                                                                                    5. F

                                                                                                                                                                      Foody552

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 25 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      Very pleasant venue for business meal. It’s a little loud but we weren’t overlooked. The steak and the sole were fantastic and the pork terrine was full of flavour.

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                                                                                                                                                                      theoccasionaldiner

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      43 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                      43 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 23 February 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                      Another great lunch at Galvin. Pork chop excellent. Service exemplary. Wine list sufficient - something for everyone.

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                                                                                                                                                                      theoccasionaldiner

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      43 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                      43 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 27 January 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                      Pleasant restaurant - sat inside. Mix of business and passing clientele. Quick business lunch for me and my companions. Standout was the pork chop (as recommended) - so good it has gone to the top of my porkchop list (previous occupancy Great Queen Street, now sadly no more). Service prompt and helpful. Wine list broad if not extensive so something for everyone. Good value and definitely going again.

                                                                                                                                                                    8. M

                                                                                                                                                                      kellyM

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 25 January 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                      Amazing food, ambiance and service.

                                                                                                                                                                    9. LR

                                                                                                                                                                      LisaR

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 22 January 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                      Lovely restaurant with a great ambience and good service. The food was good quality and tasty. My only disappointment was there were only 4 choices for main course, none of which I particularly wanted. So I had two starters instead.

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                                                                                                                                                                      Lou75

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 27 November 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                      Great meal in lovely setting. Food and service were excellent.

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                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 29 October 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                      Except that the steak was a bit over burnt, everything was alright.

                                                                                                                                                                    12. AR

                                                                                                                                                                      AmparoR

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 13 October 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                      The staff is amazing, food is very good and the atmosphere fantastic

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                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 1 October 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                      Service was particularly good, friendly and attentive would highly recommend

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                                                                                                                                                                      LauraM

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 30 September 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                      Lovely bistro with a pleasant atmosphere. Good for business lunches.

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                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 30 July 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                      Excelent experience. As always!

                                                                                                                                                                    16. m

                                                                                                                                                                      munm

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                      26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 3 July 2021

                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                      Well presented restaurant, with good wine selection. Duck as mains was particularly tasty.

                                                                                                                                                                    17. PC

                                                                                                                                                                      PhilipC

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 12 June 2021

                                                                                                                                                                      overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      Poor steak, which was helpfully removed from the bill without me having to ask. Overall an expensive meal given average/generic bistro quality and choice

                                                                                                                                                                    18. MB

                                                                                                                                                                      MaryB

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                      23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 29 May 2021

                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      The restaurant was short staffed and therefore we had to wait a while for our order to be taken and to arrive. Still overall nice, although better last time I went there.

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                                                                                                                                                                      Emma

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 20 May 2021

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Outstanding French food in very atmospheric restaurant, tables were close together but made for an excellent buzzy vibe

                                                                                                                                                                    20. DH

                                                                                                                                                                      DavidH

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 9 December 2020

                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      Very good food, attentive waiting staff and really pleasant ambience.

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                                                                                                                                                                      Fred

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                                      29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 5 December 2020

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                                                                                                                                                                      First time at the Bistrot, food was good unfortunately they placed us in the covered and not enough warm outside area on the back of the restaurant without saying it at the booking. They even called me for the CC details the could tell me. It’s December BTW!!!!! They offered to move the table inside saying, about 10 times, that we would have been in front of the door and the draft would have been even worst than outside, so we didn’t. As well the area was very poorly decorated. The service was quite slow as we were outside they rarely were checking on us. I think I will stick with the main restaurant for the future. Federico

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                                                                                                                                                                      JulieM

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 5 December 2020

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Such wonderful service and food. Amazing wine list!

                                                                                                                                                                    23. F

                                                                                                                                                                      Foodie

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 4 November 2020

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Great food, service and value for money. Will definitely return.

                                                                                                                                                                    24. S

                                                                                                                                                                      Stella304

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 3 November 2020

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      This was a fabulous find - amazing bustling atmosphere with lots of polished brass on the bar and cosy wood panelling. Staff were top notch (and French, great sign at a French resto), and the food was stunning. To quote another Opentable reviewer - 'The food bangs'. I can confirm, the food here is absolutely banging.

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                                                                                                                                                                      Charlie

                                                                                                                                                                      Norfolk

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 3 November 2020

                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food3service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Great ambience, good food - rice pud would be better warm. More choice of wine by the glass would be good

                                                                                                                                                                    26. MB

                                                                                                                                                                      MaryB

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                      23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 3 November 2020

                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Great atmosphere, good food and service. Overall a good evening. Definitely going back.

                                                                                                                                                                    27. A

                                                                                                                                                                      Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 17 October 2020

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      This place absolutely bangs. Food was great & service was great too. To start my partner had the steak tartar and it was fantastic (and HUGE), for mains I had the entrecôte steak and chips, my partner had the escargot and chips - both really delicious and perfectly portioned. For desert we shared a tart tatin - which was also just lovely. One down point was that we were originally seated next to the door to the toilets, which is quite high traffic, so lost a bit on the ambience. However, because we arrived at 8:30pm (which is late in curfew times) it wasn't too busy and we moved ourselves over one table which they didn't seem to mind as there was no other diners within a meter. Cool decor, too. Highly recommend!

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                                                                                                                                                                      EmmyHi

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 26 September 2020

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Lovely place to have dinner with friends. Delicious food with an excellent wine list and knowledgeable staff.

                                                                                                                                                                    29. A

                                                                                                                                                                      Andrea

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                                      24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 20 September 2020

                                                                                                                                                                      overall3food4service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                      Food is good,flavour and technique are there. The menu was the choice of only 3 starter-3 main -3 dessert,understandably the restaurant has to adapt for the Covid-19 crisis with food menu and staff. But for ordering 2 courses and waiting one hour and 30minutes,that’s is definitely too long. Knowing there is only the choice from 3 items. With out mentioning the dessert order,after 10 minutes waiting to order I just give up and asked for the bill. Lunch for 4 pax at 13:45 left the restaurant at 15:20

                                                                                                                                                                    30. G

                                                                                                                                                                      Grubtastic

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 4 September 2020

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      We went here following the 2 other places we tried had no tables Friendly staff greeted us, fetched our drinks and then the wonderful food arrived. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and ambience and shall return

                                                                                                                                                                    31. PG

                                                                                                                                                                      PhilipG

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 4 September 2020

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                                                                                                                                                                      The boudin noir was sloppy but the rest of the food was very good

                                                                                                                                                                    32. OT

                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 31 August 2020

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                                                                                                                                                                      Wonderful food and excellent service. Topped off by the gorgeous Chris Galvin showing us around his restaurant next door La Chapelle .... will definitely be back

                                                                                                                                                                    33. A

                                                                                                                                                                      Avispo

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 26 August 2020

                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      Had a nice meal outside on one of the "Eat out" evenings. Nice place and good food - not sure about how padron peppers works as an accompaniment, though. 2.5 drinks apiece, three course for £100 for 2. Would go again without the discount. Would be a nice place in the autumn with a blanket on ones lap.

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                                                                                                                                                                      tati

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 19 August 2020

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Booked a table for my boyfriend birthday: staff was amazing and very polite, great food and romantic atmosphere! Definitely recommend

                                                                                                                                                                    35. BB

                                                                                                                                                                      BetsyBoob

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 19 August 2020

                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      Croquettes to start and bavette for main, all delicious and hearty portions. The front area would probably be nicer to sit for a more intimate space. It’s brighter and with higher ceilings in the back.

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                                                                                                                                                                      doudou

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 10 August 2020

                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      The waiter inside the room was wearing face mask but the tall waitress who wear glasses that served us and everyone in the outside area did not wear a mask. After from this all good. My Favourite one still is La Chapelle and Windows

                                                                                                                                                                    37. VK

                                                                                                                                                                      VidurK

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 12 July 2020

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Delicious food and great service! We had the Steak and the Cod with Cockles, which were both beautifully cooked

                                                                                                                                                                    38. HR

                                                                                                                                                                      HR123

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                      23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 12 July 2020

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                                                                                                                                                                      Good food and great service. A little on the expensive side but good quality.

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                                                                                                                                                                      vid89

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      46 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      46 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 11 July 2020

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                                                                                                                                                                      Nice setting with outside seating. Fresh food and good meats

                                                                                                                                                                    40. s

                                                                                                                                                                      sums

                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                      24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                      24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 22 February 2020

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                                                                                                                                                                      Had the bottomless brunch menu with 6 friends, which is fantastic value. There’s lots of choice for each course and the staff were able to give good advice and recommendations. The dishes were beautifully presented and really tasty. The atmosphere is relaxed and does get a bit lively once the prosecco is flowing! The prosecco they served was nice as well as sometimes in the ‘bottomless’ brunches the quality can sometimes be poor. Staff were attentive even when the restaurant became busy. My only feedback would be that I think the restaurant need to be a bit more on the ball with updating their websites/social media as the menu was completely different to the ones I’d seen, I appreciate that menus can change frequently but this can be easily uploaded onto an Instagram page and have seen other restaurants with daily changing menus do this.

                                                                                                                                                                    FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                    Galvin Bistrot & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7299 0404.

                                                                                                                                                                    Galvin Bistrot & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                                                    Galvin Bistrot & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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                                                                                                                                                                    35 Spital Square London, E1 6DY

                                                                                                                                                                    Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                    • Area

                                                                                                                                                                      Spitalfields

                                                                                                                                                                    • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                                                                      Food served
                                                                                                                                                                      Tue–Fri 11:45–14:30
                                                                                                                                                                      Bar
                                                                                                                                                                      Tue–Sat 11:45–22:00
                                                                                                                                                                      Lunch
                                                                                                                                                                      Sat 12:00–15:00
                                                                                                                                                                      Dinner
                                                                                                                                                                      Tue–Sat 17:30–21:15

                                                                                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                      French, British, Modern European

                                                                                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                      Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                    • Dress Code

                                                                                                                                                                      Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                    • Parking Details

                                                                                                                                                                      Street Parking

                                                                                                                                                                    • Public Transit

                                                                                                                                                                      Liverpool street Tube Station

                                                                                                                                                                    • Payment Options

                                                                                                                                                                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                    • Executive Chef

                                                                                                                                                                      Joe Albina

                                                                                                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                                    • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                      020 7299 0404

                                                                                                                                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                                      The restaurant is available for exclusive hire for up to 60 guests seated and 150 guests standing. With its beautiful back garden, conservatory, front restaurant and terrace, Galvin Bistrot & Bar offers the ideal venue for birthday celebrations, corporate events, BBQ parties and Christmas gathering.

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