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Galvin La Chapelle

#296 of 17,841 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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35 Spital Square, London E1 6DY, England
+44 20 7299 0400
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So we arrived and were given in my opinion the best seats and view in the house on the ground floor. Corner table, perfect, I hate sitting opposite my bf so seating was great and intimate away from onlookers. Had a somalier think it's spelt like this but he was choosing our wines for each dish through the evening. We... More 

Thank Margarita R
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great place to enjoy Sunday lunch. The food is superb with some interesting menu choices and the service is very attentive but not over the top. Wine prices are a bit OTT but the fixed price lunch menu also offers a small carafe of wine which we had and was surprisingly acceptable. It is a very rare place... More 

Thank Robin M
Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a voucher bought by our kids to use at this restaurant. We decided to go for the tasting menu and were not disappointed! The food was scrumptious, well presented and served with little fuss and a smile.

Thank Robbyb27
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The prix fixe lunchtime menu is great value -- three choices for each course, and no sense that you are getting second-best fare. Chicken liver/foie gras parfait, seared liver and good cheese hit the spot. the wine list is extensive, ranging from decent value house wines to stratospherically priced serious vintages. A wonderful volume to sit in, this is an... More 

Thank paulfinch2016
Burnham on Crouch
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't been here for a couple of years. Visited this time for lunch with some work colleagues. The shine was taken off what would have otherwise been a great lunch by consistently, inordinately slow service for everything water/bread/starter/main/dessert/coffee. Really couldn't figure out the issue, the restaurant wasn't busy, the staff were friendly, they just weren't attentive or responsive The wine... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is amazing and so luxurious restaurant, at 35 spiral square in London. Second I've been from Galvin brothers. It has very nice climate and the atmosphere. Service is amazing and so polite. Foods are so good, every dish deserves a picture, as its presented in very nice way. You can get 2 courses for £29, or 3 for... More 

Thank silverlight87
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't even know how to describe my experience but was really really bad. Went for Saturday lunch. I received my starter faster than bread, butter or wine list. I had to ask for my bread and after two times for butter. So my foie grass was waiting in front of me around 20 minutes. After I tried to order... More 

Thank Michał S
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our table was booked for 8.45pm and we were promptly shown to a lovely table in the middle of the restaurant. Saturday night and it was full and buzzy. Although it was a bitterly cold night outside the restaurant felt really warm with a great atmosphere. The maitre d' was attentive and helpful advising us on our choice. Delightful meal... More 

Thank Ruth S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top French restaurant in a very special location in an old church. Classic top level French menu perfect for romantic dinner/special occasion as well as a special business dinner. The 8 course menu is highly recommended.

Thank Gianpaolo7
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on a Sunday evening, choosing the a la carte menu and really enjoyed the risotto starter, it certainly was Michelin star worthy. The guinea fowl main course was good, but after the delight of the starter i expected a similar surprise. The wine list has great choices. The interior of the restaurant is very nicely done, also i... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$68 - US$187
French, European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Spital Square, London E1 6DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
  • Neighbourhood: Spitalfields
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7299 0400
The third restaurant to be opened by acclaimed chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin, La Chapelle has been consistently praised, winning no less than 8 top restaurant awards in its first year, including AA London Restaurant of the Year, and Tatler magazine's Restaurant of the Year. Chef Patron, Jeff Galvin, provides a menu of modern French cuisine, gaining a Michelin star in the 2011 Red Guide, just a year after the restaurant opened. There is also a menu gourmand, prix fixe lunch, early dinner menu, and Sunday Roast lunch menu. The service, under the direction of Alessandro Piombino and his team, effortlessly combines warm, friendly and attentive hospitality with a fine sense of tradition and decorum, in keeping with the grandeur of this Grade II-listed building. The restaurant is one of the few restaurants in London to hold a vertical list of Hermitage La Chapelle wines.

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