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Galvin La Chapelle

35 Spital Square, London E1 6DY, England
+44 20 7299 0400
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Ranked #168 of 18,149 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $83 - $228
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood:
Spitalfields
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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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London, United Kingdom
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260 reviews 260 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

The venue is really interesting but I wasn't impressed with the food or service at Galvin La Chapelle. For the price there are hundreds of other restaurants in London that are much better. The service was poor- for example, when we ordered a bottle of water, it never turned up. But, when we chased this they treated it as a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This was the perfect end to a recent theatre weekend in London. From the moment we walked in we knew we were in for a good evening. Extremely attentive staff, without being over bearing. Really interesting choices on the menu and the food itself was excellent. As expected in a restaurant of this standard finding a decent priced wine was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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69 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We booked the set lunch menu at £29 for 3 courses including a glass of champagne, which was excellent value for money. The service was very good. The restaurant itself is stunning, perfect for a romantic meal.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Visited for a friend's birthday which was lovely. The waitress was completely charming and put no pressure on us to order expensive wine (as I have experienced in other michelin starred restaurants). Food was, as ever, delicious. The jazz band was a lovely touch, however, we sat down at 2:15pm and the music stopped at 3, so if you want... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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103 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

There are few places where you know from the moment that you arrive that you are in for something special, but this is one of those restaurants. An amazing setting, that exudes quality from the moment you leave your coats. Everyone is incredibly welcoming with the service spot on all evening. We ate on a Friday evening and as you... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

La Chapelle opened to extremely wide media ( and subsequently, customer - much more important ! ) acclaim, when the Galvin Brothers first opened a handful of years back. They had turned the old St Botolph's girls school in Spitalfields into one of London's premier Michelin starred eateries. Having returned of late after a considerable absence ( not through choice... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Was taken here for my birthday by my girlfriend, was a great treat. Food and service were of a high standard as you would expect from a Michelin Star restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

This had to be special as it was my daughter's 21st. It was! The setting in an old church is unusual and impressive. The attention of the staff was impressive but not overwhelming and their assistance during the meal in terms of knowledge for our wine choice and detail of the cheeseboard was equally impressive. The food was simply delicious... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have visited a few times now and it's always a treat and a pleasure, even when dining alone. Food is great and service attentive without being overbearing.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Wow-great welcome and seated quickly. Atmosphere chilled and laid back. Champagne dry and full of bubbles. We chose the 7 course meal and it was truly first class and we have experienced other Michelin starred restaurants. My husband is fussy but let's just say he ate everything and wants to return ASAP. Service first class and food very tasty. If... More 

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Additional Information about Galvin La Chapelle

Address: 35 Spital Square, London E1 6DY, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7299 0400
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 83 - 228
Cuisine: French

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