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“Amazing Food, Service and Setting”
Review of Galvin La Chapelle

Galvin La Chapelle
Ranked #398 of 25,295 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 72 - US$ 196
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Spitalfields
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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

A stunning converted Victorian building with open vaulted ceiling.

We were warmly greeted by the staff and everyone from the receptionist to the manager were delightful. The sommelier was really helpful in helping us select wines that really complemented the food.

All the courses were flavoursome and the ingredients of the highest quality as you would expect from a restaurant of this calibre, but the highlight for me was the Galvin signature starter Lasagne of Dorset Crab. This is really sublime and must be tried.

I would highly recommend La Chapelle for a special occasion or important business meeting – it really impresses!

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GalvinRestaurants, Front Office Manager at Galvin La Chapelle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear ClaraBella27 thank you for your review. Best regards, Clare

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Went for lunch, staff could not have been more helpful. Everyone was friendly and put us at our ease especially the Mitre De. Decided on the set menu with a glass of Champagne. Food was amazing tasty as well as beautiful to look at. Would go again in a heartbeat.

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GalvinRestaurants, Front Office Manager at Galvin La Chapelle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear SHARON A, thank you for your 5-stars and very kind review. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Clare

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The restaurant is located near Liverpool Street in an old church which has een beautifully converted into a restaurant. The restaurant has about 50 tables on the ground floor with some more on a very garish steel mezzanine floor which is above the kitchen & bar area and where the toilets are located.. The tables around the side of the restaurant are a reasonable distance from each other but you can still overhear any conversations if the others diners are not talking very quietly. We had booked for their set lunch which included 3 courses and a glass of fizz for £38 After our glass of fizz my wife chose the bisque with crab whilst I chose the parfait which came with a brioche toast. Both starters were very good, the bisque full of flavour which loads of crab whilst the parfait was perfectly smooth. The portion size was generous. For our main courses we both chose the chicken with risotto. It was very good, the chicken beautifully cooked with crispy skin and the risotto was perfect. For dessert, my wife chose the panna cotta which she thought was lovely whilst I had the chocolate fondant which again was very good. The food was amazing value for money and the portion sizes were generous. There is an extensive wine list which prices to suit everyone's pocket. The service throughout was very good, professional and friendly. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable meal

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GalvinRestaurants, Front Office Manager at Galvin La Chapelle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear stonellas, thank you for your 4-stars and kind review. I have passed on your comments about the food and service to the chef and managers and we very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Clare

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I had a wonderful lunchtime meal with my wife on Good Friday. The staff were attentive without being too fussy. House Champagne was refreshing and the glass of red (sorry can't remember it's name) was delicious. Food was excellent and I'll try to go back soon.

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GalvinRestaurants, Front Office Manager at Galvin La Chapelle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear Malcolm J, thank you for your 5-stars and kind review, which I have passed on to the chef and managers to share with their teams. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Clare

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Me and my boyfriend are both very foody people and enjoy dining at high end restaurants to try new and exciting flavors and combinations. We were in London and managed to get a last minute cancellation booking here and we are so pleased we did. The decor was lovely and the service was very good most of the time, with the exception of our drinks order not being taken for a while, but they soon redeemed themselves with the delicious food that was to follow, would return in the future!

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GalvinRestaurants, Front Office Manager at Galvin La Chapelle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear XxxxxxxlaurenxxxxxxX, thank you for your 4 stars and kind review. I'm sorry about the initial problem with your drinks order but glad we managed to sort it and you enjoyed the rest of your visit. We do hope to see you again soon. best regards, Clare

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