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Galvin La Chapelle – Combining Exquisite French Cuisine with History

Located in the increasing popular and artisan neighbourhood of Spitalfields, Galvin La Chapelle was the third restaurant to be opened by acclaimed chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin. With its 30 metre high vaulted ceiling, award-winning design and lighting, you will be in awe of this magnificent grade II listed building.

La Chapelle has had praise heaped upon it from the very beginning, winning no less than 8 top restaurant awards in its first year, including AA London Restaurant of the Year and Tatler Magazine Restaurant of the Year.

Chef Patron Jeff Galvin consistently provides a menu of modern French cuisine gaining a Michelin star in the 2011 Red Guide an impressive one year after the restaurant opened. There is also a menu gourmand, prix fixe lunch and early dinner menu and Sunday Roast lunch menu. 

The service under the direction of Antonio d'Agostinho 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 amazing building. The restaurant is one of the few in London to hold a vertical list of Hermitage La Chapelle wines.

La Chapelle – A Colourful History

Galvin La Chapelle is a building with a long and interesting history. It was built for the parish of Bishopsgate and the central foundation school for girls in 1890. It served as a parish hall and gymnasium until 1975, when the school relocated to Bethnal Green. The rest of the building and the curate’s house were demolished between 1976 and 1977.

The hall was due for the same fate, however a group of local residents led by historian Dan Cruickshank (a regular guest in the former Café) staged a sit-in protest and chained themselves to the front door gates to stop the bulldozers from doing any damage and the building was saved.

The hall gained grade 2 listed building status, but remained in a derelict state for 17 years, until it was discovered by Chris and Jeff. 

Galvin La Chapelle opened on 18th November 2009 after undergoing a complete refurbishment. The designers worked very closely with the Galvin family who were very much involved in creating the aesthetic and chose carefully the lighting, flooring and furniture – the walls are limestone plaster and the ceiling has been refurbished, although many of the original woodwork in the ceiling and the granite pillars remain.

The building and décor is a thing of beauty, combined with amazing food, Galvin La Chapelle really is something else.  

Find the latest Gourmand menu and booking information below. 

Lasagne of Dorset crab

beurre Nantais

Home cured Shetland salmon

fennel, avocado & ruby grapefruit

Roast quail

Wye Valley asparagus, Montgomery fondue & candied hazelnuts

Poached Scottish langoustine

Oscietra caviar, soft boiled quail’s egg & Vichyssoise

Salad of heritage beetroot

Martin sec pear, candied walnuts & whipped goat’s curd

Pressed terrine of Landes guinea fowl

foie gras, Bayonne ham & sauce gribiche

Escabèche of yellow fin tuna

spiced aubergine purée & herb salad

Tagine of Bresse pigeon

couscous, confit lemon & harissa sauce

Pavé of Peterhead cod

braised endive, mild curry, raisin & pine nut dressing

Roast Chateaubriand of Cumbrian beef

millefeuille of rainbow chard & celery, Périgord sauce

Breast of Goosnargh duck á l’orange

Tokyo turnip, caramelised daikon & orange purée

Grilled Cornish fillets of red mullet

caponata, sage & olive beignets & bottarga

Grain-fed poached chicken breast

herb gnocchi, kale & sauce suprême

Assiette of Herdwick lamb

roast Italian aubergine & miso glaze

Heritage carrot

quinoa & cumin sand carrot purée

Apple tarte Tatin

Normandy crème fraîche

Soufflé of Yorkshire rhubarb

toasted almond ice-cream

Peanut butter mousse

banana & thyme sorbet

Warm Valrhona chocolate fondant

confit kumquats & blood orange sorbet

Cheesecake of Yorkshire rhubarb

rhubarb & ginger beer sorbet

Saint Marcellin

raisin & pickled walnut purée

Selection of French farmhouse cheeses


Book a place at Galvin La Chapelle

Opening Times:

Monday to Saturday: 12pm-2:30pm
Sunday: 12pm-3pm
Monday to Saturday: 6pm-10:30pm
Sunday: 6pm-9:30pm

Call to Book: 020 7299 0400

Address: 35 Spital Square, London, E1 6DY

Telephone: 020 7299 0400


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