Galvin HOP

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We had high hopes for this ‘pub deluxe’, the latest from the Galvin brothers (replacing Galvin Café à Vin), so were disappointed when our visit fell short of expectations. Galvin Hop comes complete with a hatch dispensing gourmet hot dogs, and an impressive copper tank of Czech Pilsner Urquell – but draught didn’t only apply to the beer, seated as we were near the outside terrace (staff weren’t keen to move us). The Anglo-French bistro menu has promise: to start, a generous portion of smoked salmon with rye bread was uncomplicated yet delicious, while garlicky Caesar salad was spot on. Mains were less pleasing: spiced-yoghurt marinated spring chicken was dry and bony, with scant spicing – bar the accompanying paprika crisps, which formed an equally odd pairing with the delicate freshness of Brixham-caught lemon sole. Simple sides, such as rocket and pecorino salad, were good, while a carafe of Galvin Terroir Noble Chardonnay made the perfect complement (though a service mix-up saw red arrive instead of white, the second wrong order that we received). This swanky gastropub has the potential to attract City high-fliers, which it will no doubt do if service problems – atypical of the usual Galvin experience – can be remedied.


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Bottomless Brunch: Unlimited Prosecco, Bloody Mary or Pilsner £10

Valid with a minimum of 2 courses. Available for 2 hours when dining from the brunch menu.

Available: 10 January 2017

Max: 6 people

Expires: 31 October 2017

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

2/3 courses with a half pint: £16.95/£19.95

From a set menu.

Available: 10 January 2017

Max: 6 people

Expires: 31 October 2017

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Receive a Complimentary Glass of prosecco

When dining from the a la carte menu.

Available: 12 September 2017

Max: 6 people

Expires: 31 October 2017

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Complimentary pint of Pilsner, glass of house red or white

Free with your meal, also non-alcoholic juice available. Only when dining from the a la carte menu.

Available: 02 January 2017

Max: 6 people

Expires: 30 September 2017

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Galvin HOP
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Galvin HOP

35 Spital Square ,London E1 6DY

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first Galvin disappointment in 4 years.

by   bronze reviewer (7)

May 2016

After the visit, few months ago at La Chapelle. I thought it was time to pay a visit to the “Pub” of the Galvin brothers, near Spitalfield market. Once you step in the “HOP” your attention goes at the Pub counter, where a big beer copper tank, hanging near the ceiling, gives a warm eastern pub feeling to the room. The waiter wearing a traditional “Czech Republic ” leather apron, greeted me and took me to the table, where I sat down for my dinner. READ THE REST OF THE REVIEW http://dinewithjp.com/galvin-hop/

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 7

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Galvin HOP

35 Spital Square ,London E1 6DY

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Feel like hopping their again

by   bronze reviewer (12)

Feb 2016

Editor's pick My dinning companion and I had exactly the same food. We chose the lamb flat bread and chocolate choux. it was delicious and reasonably price. Perfect for lunch time fair. I'll go again for sure.

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 8

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