Galvin la Chapelle
Verdict based on 13 critic, 2 blogger and 0 user reviews and awards
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Address: 35 Spital Square, London, E1 6DY

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7299 0400

The third restaurant to be opened by acclaimed chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin, La Chapelle owes the spectacular 100ft-high vaulted ceilings of its dining room to the building’s former life as a parish hall.

This restaurant has 1 Michelin Star

Latest reviews of Galvin La Chapelle

Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

30 September 2011

Classic assiette of lamb (including a nutty fried sweetbread, stuffed courgette flower and shallot purée) worked better than the intriguing combination of roast salmon with white peach, mussels and verjus beurre blanc…

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Edward Smith, Rocket and Squash

26 October 2010

La Chapelle really is very good; I commend it as a ‘treat’ restaurant that serves fine food in accessible but smart surroundings. The fittings ooze quality and the staff are efficient but friendly…

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AA_Gill

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

25 March 2010

There were two escabeche dishes, which is Spanish for a confection of fish cooked in vinegar and served as tepid as a royal handshake. Yellowfin tuna with aubergine caviar and coriander was only an affectation and £7 away from Yo! Sushi…

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Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

15 February 2010

Galvin La Chapelle is sure to be highly successful, with an appealing menu of capably cooked dishes in a genuinely beautiful dining room…

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What the Critics say

Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

30 September 2011

Classic assiette of lamb (including a nutty fried sweetbread, stuffed courgette flower and shallot purée) worked better than the intriguing combination of roast salmon with white peach, mussels and verjus beurre blanc…

Read full review »
AA_Gill

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

25 March 2010

There were two escabeche dishes, which is Spanish for a confection of fish cooked in vinegar and served as tepid as a royal handshake. Yellowfin tuna with aubergine caviar and coriander was only an affectation and £7 away from Yo! Sushi…

Read full review »
giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

6 February 2010

I’ve eaten supper in the posh room (…) and had great crab lasagne, terrines and soups, a cleverly deconstructed pigeon tagine and the côte de boeuf for two with truffle macaroni and a Hermitage jus…

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London_Magazine

Ian Irvine, London Magazine

1 February 2010

My main course was veal cheeks, which had been slow-cooked to a meltingly rich tenderness served with an equally unctuous winey jus rendered perfect in combination with pommes puree. (…) It looks like the Galvins have another hit on their hands. And I hope their magnificent dining-room becomes as celebrated as Brasserie Bofinger (and lasts as long)…

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LisaMarkwell

Lisa Markwell, The Independent

24 January 2010

Spitalfields is never going to be my stomping ground, but if you want a near-holy experience with food, La Chapelle is recommended…

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jay_rayner

Jay Rayner, The Observer

3 January 2010

So clearly I admire Galvin La Chapelle very, very much. But I can’t quite find it in myself to love it…

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zoe_williams

Zoe Williams, The Telegraph

23 December 2009

You simply could not inhabit a space this large and churchy without having a bit of ambition, a bit of hush around the food. I think it warrants it. Much of it is wonderful…

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The_Independent

Tracey MacLeod, The Independent

12 December 2009

The most exciting dish of the night was the one that strayed furthest from the traditional French repertoire, a Moroccan-inspired pairing of squab pigeon and couscous, served in a tagine, with a jug of fiery harissa…

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metro

Marina O'Loughlin (Metro), Metro

8 December 2009

But they pale into insignificance beside the magnificence of a Bunter-ish slab of scarlet beef for two, deeply flavoured, charred of crust and just chewy enough to remind us why we have teeth…

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Zoe_Strimpel

Zoe Strimpel, City A.M.

8 December 2009

The veloute of Potimarron pumpkin with chestnuts and ceps was completely delicious and will be a benchmark for all other winter veloutes – to which I am certain few others will measure up. It was sweet, warming and rich, silkily poured over the chestnuts and funghi…

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JasperGerard

Jasper Gerard, The Telegraph

4 December 2009

There is nothing terribly original here, but you can be sure the Galvins’ impeccably crafted French fare will leave you smiling wide and long…

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fay_maschler

Fay Maschler, Evening Standard

26 November 2009

Salad of wood-fired autumn vegetables with walnut (in the singular) and goat’s cheese featured a puny array of veg. Members of that church may well be happier with the velouté of Potimarron pumpkin, chestnuts and cèpes…

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hardens

Richard & Peter, Harden's

19 November 2009

From the set lunch menu, an escabeche of red mullet was exemplary, and a boudin noir with caramelised apples and creamed potatoes was pretty much perfection (if arguably too generous)…

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What the Bloggers say

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Edward Smith, Rocket and Squash

26 October 2010

La Chapelle really is very good; I commend it as a ‘treat’ restaurant that serves fine food in accessible but smart surroundings. The fittings ooze quality and the staff are efficient but friendly…

Read full review »
Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

15 February 2010

Galvin La Chapelle is sure to be highly successful, with an appealing menu of capably cooked dishes in a genuinely beautiful dining room…

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