Galvin HOP

35 Spital Square, London, E1 6DY
Modern British
A la carte menu

Top offer

Star Deal - 2 courses & a glass of Brut £19.50 or 3 courses & a glass of Brut £24.50 per person

Available lunch Mon-Sun & dinner Mon-Thu (18:00-19:00) until 28 February 2019, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.


Main course: £17
Food spend: £30

Opening hours

Sunday to Wednesday: 11:30 - 21:30
Thursday to Saturday: 11:30 - 22:30.

Restaurant description

Situated on Spital Square next door to Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle, the modern bistrot Galvin HOP serves simple but innovative food in a relaxed and vibrant environment.

The Galvin HOP menu offers seasonally inspired dishes. Starters include tempura courgette flower with goat’s cheese, beetroot and pine nuts or breaded scallops with chorizo, celery and tarragon mayonnaise. For mains, choose from seasonal dishes such as lamb steak on the bone with peas, goat’s curd and Jersey royals or baked halibut with Kalamata olive, fregola and saffron aioli.

For dinner, HOP offers a selection of small and big plates such as chorizo croquette with saffron aioli, Joo Won’s Korean chicken or spicy glazed chicken with watermelon, cos lettuce, chilli and spring onions.

Copper tanks above the bar house unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell which is delivered fresh each week from Plzen, in The Czech Republic. The fridges are also stocked with a wide range of craft beers in cans from London breweries such as Truman’s and Beavertown. For wine lovers, HOP offers a cutting-edge wine system serving boutique wines on tap as well as a selection of red and white wines by the bottle.

The laidback little sister of Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle set just next door, Galvin Hop in London is a 4-minute walk from Liverpool Street Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Galvin HOP
(based on 28 reviews)

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  • romantic (2)
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  • trendy (7)
  • al fresco (4)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • breakfast (4)
  • child friendly (2)
  • dinner (15)
  • large parties (2)
  • business (9)
  • lunch (18)
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  • By Carolyn H from London
    9 February 2019

    Met two friends here for Saturday lunch. Staff very welcoming. Excellent set menu offer. We were all very happy with our choices plus our glass of prosecco. Other wines on offer quite expensive but managed to find a small carafe of Southern French wine for £25 which worked well for 3 of us. Tables re quite close together but fortunately it was not totally full so it was easy to talk. I was surprised that it was not busier as it is close to Spitalfields Market but we did eat an early lunch. Would certain go again.

  • By Mohan Y from London
    20 December 2018

    Great food in a busy restaurant at lunchtime. Slightly crowded but I can’t begrudge them that - it was a few days before a Christmas!

  • By Leon G from London
    27 November 2018

    We had the set lunch meal. The choice was limited, but the food was very high quality and very good value. My roast cod was excellent. The service was very good and it was a relaxed atmosphere.

  • By Gregory D from Witham
    21 November 2018

    We were well greeted and sat down. The service was excellent and we enjoyed the food. Very good value for money

  • By Suzanne T from London
    23 July 2017

    Bottomless prosecco deals are always a winner. Food was nice but nothing special, nice staff, lots of prosecco, lovely venue. Worth it for the deal but don't expect high end food.

  • By Michelle W from Islongton
    1 July 2017

    Too loud and not great service but good food, location and offer

  • By Richard T from London
    8 June 2017

    Great meal but unable to supply any French Dijon mustard to accompany meat dishes. Pretty basic request so surprised it was not available.

  • By Serif I from London
    11 May 2017

    The food was lovely, but the service was extremely slow ( our food order was taken very late!) We booked at 12.30pm and only finishing after 3.30pm I would absolutely go back there, but they must be faster on the food

  • By Simon B from London
    5 May 2017


  • By JW W from London
    4 May 2017

    We really enjoyed our evening at Galvin Hop. we went for the set menu which is good value. My cauliflower soup was delicous; my partner had the. beetroot salad which he enjoyed (although he would have preferred a bit less leaves and more cheese!). We both had the cod main, supplemented by a couple of extra sides and it was delicous. For pud we had the lemon curd doughnut, which was very good (lemon curd tasted home made and was gorgeous). Staff were so friendly and helpful. Noise levels were fine in the restaurant; it was a bit loud in the bar when it was at its busiest, but what else can you expect? The music was mainly 80s and 90s pop, which was great. Toilets were clean and well stocked with loo paper and good quality soap etc. Music is piped into the toilets too so you can sing along (or is that just me!). If you're a real ale fan, this might not be the place for you. There's a Pilsner on tap and a small selection of bottled and canned beers (mostly 330ml). There's wine on tap and lots of spirits and some cocktails - even some shandies! Drink is on the pricey side, but on a par with the area. Overall, a very enjoyable experience.

Restaurant Location Map
Galvin HOP
35 Spital Square, London, E1 6DY

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 2 courses & a glass of Brut £19.50 or 3 courses & a glass of Brut £24.50 per person
  • Saturday & Sunday Brunch
  • A Sunday Roast and a glass of wine for £18
  • 3 courses, a carafe of wine, water and coffee for £29.50

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