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Galvin Bistrot & Bar

4.4
4.4
183 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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2 people

20:00


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, British, Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Food served Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Bar Tue–Sat 12:00–22:00 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

  • Taste of Summer 4 course menu with bubbles

    £30.00 per person

    15 Jul - 10 Sept 2022
    Taste of Summer at Galvin's is a mash up of multi-course Michelin-star tasting menus, affordable prix fixes' and the freshest, seasonal produce we can get our hands on. At Galvin Bistrot and Bar diners can enjoy the menu al fresco on our terrace, or tucked up at a table in the restaurant or light, bright and airy conservatory. The menu is subject to seasonal availability and currently features a Isle of Wight tomatoes, Braised Lamb belly, green sauce & roast potatoes and a French cheese courase and zingy lemon lemon posset for dessert. The menu is available for groups of up to six guests at lunch and dinner until mid September, reservations are essential.

What 183 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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    Business Meals

  • London

    Healthy

  • London

    Lunch

  • London

    Outdoor Eating

  • East London

    Business Meals

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  • East London

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  • East London

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  1. EC

    EmmaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic and great value. Service was perfect and the lovely maître d’ knew my name before I introduced myself. The wine carafe was expensive but I guess they have to make money back somewhere after Covid. Would definitely return.
  2. E

    Emma

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Really poor service, the attitude from the staff, especially the person who was meant to welcome and seat you was truly awful. Everything we asked was too much effort.
  3. t

    theoccasionaldiner

    London

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    As a regular here it is always good to see the menu change and the variety that brings with it Pork loin steak outstanding. Reasonably priced wines. We ate inside but outside choices too for these summer days. Service efficient and friendly.
  4. N

    Neesha

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic selection of entrees, really loved it. The steak was great but a bit ‘rare’ for a medium rare but still enjoyed it nevertheless. Will definitely be returning.
  5. PK

    PKBLONDON

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    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.
  6. JW

    JackW

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu and wine , was a very enjoyable afternoon. I will def revisit.
  7. SJ

    SJ999

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Most of the food was good, but the steaks are charred and taste acrid, really expected more for the price.
  8. ZI

    ZacI

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  9. 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.
  10. t

    theoccasionaldiner

    London

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Another great lunch at Galvin. Pork chop excellent. Service exemplary. Wine list sufficient - something for everyone.
  11. t

    theoccasionaldiner

    London

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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.
  12. M

    kellyM

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, ambiance and service.
  13. LR

    LisaR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    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.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sublime service. Superb food.
  15. L

    Lou75

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal in lovely setting. Food and service were excellent.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Except that the steak was a bit over burnt, everything was alright.
  17. AR

    AmparoR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is amazing, food is very good and the atmosphere fantastic
  18. JB

    JakeB

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was particularly good, friendly and attentive would highly recommend
  19. LM

    LauraM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely bistro with a pleasant atmosphere. Good for business lunches.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelent experience. As always!
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. MB

    MaryB

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 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.
  24. E

    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
  25. 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.
  26. F

    Fred

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    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
  27. JM

    JulieM

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such wonderful service and food. Amazing wine list!
  28. 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.
  29. S

    Stella304

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  30. C

    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
  31. MB

    MaryB

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, good food and service. Overall a good evening. Definitely going back.
  32. A

    Anonymous

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 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!
  33. EH

    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.
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. PG

    PhilipG

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The boudin noir was sloppy but the rest of the food was very good
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  38. 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.
  39. t

    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
  40. 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.

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 183 OpenTable diners.

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

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

Make a booking

2 people

20:00


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Galvin Bistrot & Bar

35 Spital Square, London, E1 6DY

Additional information

  • Area

    Spitalfields

  • Hours of Operation

    Food served Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Bar Tue–Sat 12:00–22:00 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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