Galvin Bistrot and Bar

French, Modern European·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
French, Modern European
Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
All day dining, Bottomless brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Birthdays, Celebrations, Group dining [8+]
Food Hygiene Rating

COVID-19 Update for Galvin Bistrot and Bar

Updated on 14 Apr 2021

The terrace at the Galvin Bistrot & Bar is now open. Inside dining will hopefully be available from the 17th of May.


We have reduced the number of guests that we are able to accommodate so that we are able to make social distancing possible. Due to this, we would highly recommend making a reservation in advance. 


COVID-19 Health & Safety Policies

We regularly deep clean and sanitise our restuarants. 

Hand sanitising stations are available at all entrances for guests to use. 

A traffic system is in place, so that you can avoid unnecessary close contact with other guests and our team. 

Our bathrooms have increased cleaning and sanitising schedules.

We have reviewed our service procedures to ensure we maintain our normal high levels of service, yet visit tables less often, with individual members of staff allocated to your table where possible.

Customers will be encouraged to use contactless payments where possible to prevent handling of cash


Our team:

Have had comprehensive hygiene training with regards to making our restaurants a Covid-safe workplace. 

We have implemented routine employee handwashing every 30 minutes.

A full Covid risk assessment has been carried out, including health checks for our staff, daily temperature checks taken before each meal period 

Are observing physical distancing wherever possible and using personal protection equipment where it is not.

About Galvin Bistrot and Bar

When Galvin Hop first opened its doors, it was a pub de luxe serving up gourmet hot dogs and draught beers. Now it’s morphed from pub into Galvin Bistrot & Bar, the name previously associated with their now closed but much loved Marylebone restaurant, a bistrot de luxe where a Michelin star was matched by everyday prices and fans universally felt at one with the world.

They are hoping to recreate this in Spitalfields with a small bistro menu touting Alsatian tarte, soupe de poisson or steak tartare followed by fish of the day, entrecote steak or mushroom and pea linguini. To drink, there are still copper tanks above the bar which serve unpasteurised, fresh Pilsner Urquell, though wine is a more prominent feature, often from small producers in France, or there’s the more extensive list from la Chapelle for connoisseurs. The interior is a homage to French bistro culture with its bentwood chairs and leather banquettes, blackboards, mirrors and wine posters. The garden remains a hidden jewel.

Restaurant Kits

Galvin at Home

Galvin at Home

Enjoy a three-course Michelin-starred meal at home, delivered to your doorstep. Our weekly changing menus are so simple to put together that even a novice home cook can have a knockout meal on the table in no time.  Each week, Jeff Galvin, Chef Patron of Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle creates a bespoke menu & vegetarian menu perfect for a special occasion or staycation.

We deliver nationwide in England and Wales on Fridays and Saturdays. Alternatively, if you are local to us you can collect your order in person on Friday & Saturday between 10am and 3pm from Galvin Bistrot & Bar in Old Spitalfields Market, London, or between 12pm and 4pm on Saturdays from the Galvin Green Man near Chelmsford, Essex.

Available for nationwide delivery

Store pickup available

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Location for Galvin Bistrot and Bar

35 Spital Square, Spitalfields, London, E1 6DY

020 7299 0404


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun 11:45-16:00
All day
Mon 11:45-22:30
Tue 11:45-22:30
Wed 11:45-22:30
Thu 11:45-22:30
Fri 11:45-22:30
Sat 11:45-22:30
Sun Closed

Reviews of Galvin Bistrot and Bar

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9 Reviews 

Chris H

Welcome return to City lunching
11 June 2021   - Verified Diner

Have recently moved into an office around the corner from the Galvin Bistrot & Bar.  As the weather was glorious, we sat outside for a 3 course lunch and cocktails.  We felt very welcome.  Nothing was rushed.  Service, food and drinks excellent.  Will visit again.

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Gustav G

great food and wine
06 June 2021   - Verified Diner

had a lovely table inside, sadly there was a rather raucous table next to us, which spoiled the atmosphere of a  very special occassion, but that was unavoidable given the circumstances  - and surely not the fault of the restauant  - food and drink highly recommended 

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James H

23 July 2018  
Amazing food and service,.

Deborah B

01 July 2018  
Burgers tasty, canapes were good, outside space intimate.

Maya N

30 May 2017  
Nothing can beat a classical French dish served with fresh ingredients in the middle of the City.

jeanpaul C

first Galvin disappointment in 4 years.
27 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
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Karishma N

17 May 2016  
Excellent food and service.


a lunch time favourite
31 March 2016  
I just like it. The service was not too quick this time but it's time away from my desk and in good company.
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Feel like hopping their again
24 February 2016  
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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