Galvin La Chapelle

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Galvin La Chapelle
Ed Marshall
Galvin La Chapelle

The Galvin Brothers' more elegant destination for modern French cuisine.


Venue name: Galvin La Chapelle
Address: St Boltoph's Hall
35 Spital Square
E1 6DY
Transport: Tube: Liverpool Street tube/rail or Shoreditch High Street rail
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Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Came with my boyfriend yesterday for lunch, and had a wonderful experience. We had the set menu because we were given a gift voucher as a present, and the food was delicious. The smoked salmon starter was creamy, smooth and perfectly balanced. Mushroom risotto for the main course was hearty, tasty and filling. And the pumpkin tart for dessert was to die for! The building is beautiful and makes a wonderful setting for a special occasion meal. The only reason I am not giving this restaurant 5 stars is because of the waiter's response when my boyfriend asked whether his pheasant was cooked enough - the waiter was very polite but he refused to admit that one of the pieces of meat was basically raw (the other piece was perfect). Other than that, an excellent meal in a beautiful setting.


A wonderful venue for a special occasion or important business lunch. The impressive building was built to be a church, but luckily never became one. And everything else that comes with it is stunning too. The staff is impeccable, white the food leave you in awe.

It was my first visit at La Chapelle, so I had no way of knowing how prettily the dishes were served, but the ones I chose definitely won the best looking competition among my companions.

The tomatoes with almond gazpacho and whipped goat’s curd were light and so pretty that I didn't want to eat it to not to destroy the composition. The flavours were as vibrant as the the colours.

The Icelandic cod with hazelnut, parmesan, beetroot & baby coriander was another stunner. It looked like a piece of art on a place and the level of cooking was equally genius.

I think the festive season makes it exceptionally charming, so if you have a chance, go to the church 


I visited this restaurant for a romantic night out with my fiancé and we both loved it! It has an amazing atmosphere, relaxing and warm and the service is excellent. Everything you might expect from an high quality French restaurant, you won't regret it! 


Brilliant restaurant! The lunch time menu for £35 (3-courses and a glass of brut) is one of the best deals out there and the food is just divine. I took the pork starter and the fish as a main. Not too many options in the £35 menu (and only at lunch time I think) but all of them are delicious. Make sure you put a booking a lot in advance.

I had such an amazing experience in Galvin La Chapelle! We made a reservation online for the all-in 7 course menu. Unfortunately we do not like Foie Gras, which was on the menu so I wrote that down. As we arrived in the restaurant, two friendly and warm ladies welcomed us and took our coats. Immediately the architecture and decoration catches your eye - it's absolutely stunning. Once seated, I experienced one of the best customer experience: the menu was adapted to our wishes as we did not like Foie Gras, the staff was so friendly and had eye for detail. The food was great, although I expected a bit more from some dishes, but I would definitely recommend it! 

Visited The Galvin La Chapelle about 2 years ago for an early dinner with a buddy. Don't think I've enjoyed the food and the service ever in any other london restaurant as much as I did here.

What an incredible pleasure it was to dine at La Chapelle. Dorset Crab Ravioli, followed by the most succulent Chateaubriand , accompanied by a crisp Chablis and awesome Pinot Noir. Every mouthful was delicious. Service was warm and attentive - and then came the highlight. Jeff Galvin came to the table to say hello. I used to work in the hotel business and he shared his stories of training at The Savoy. He was relaxed and made us all feel relaxed too. Possibly the best meal I have had this year. 5 star stunning - and thanks to Mr Galvin, who makes the magic happen.


Every single course (including the bread) made me and my friend moan some not-too-quiet 'mmm's...!

"Ambient and beautiful "

The restaurant has a fantastic atmosphere, we sat in a sort of booth in the corner. (7 of us)

The food was supreme and wine pairings perfect.

Fantastic restaurant. We held our wedding reception here for a group of 25 - the restaurant was absolutely faultless and the service impeccable. Many guests commented that it was the best restaurant they had ever eaten at and that is some feat when serving a large group. Hat's off to La Chapelle

This should have 5 stars. By the far the best food and service and in London.