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.