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, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Dog friendly, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Group dining [8+]
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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.

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35 Spital Square, Spitalfields, London, E1 6DY

020 7299 0404


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue 12:00-14:30
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 12:00-14:30
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue 17:30-22:00
Wed 17:30-22:00
Thu 17:30-22:00
Fri 17:30-22:00
Sat 17:30-22:00
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue 12:00-22:00
Wed 12:00-22:00
Thu 12:00-22:00
Fri 12:00-22:00
Sat 12:00-22:00
Sun Closed


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9 Reviews 

Chris H

11 June 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Welcome return to City lunching

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.

Gustav G

06 June 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 2.5
Value 3.5
great food and wine

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 

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

27 May 2016  
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 3.5
first Galvin disappointment in 4 years.
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

Karishma N

17 May 2016  
Excellent food and service.


31 March 2016  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 3
Atmosphere 3
Value 3.5
a lunch time favourite
I just like it. The service was not too quick this time but it's time away from my desk and in good company.


24 February 2016  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 4
Feel like hopping their again
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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