- Main course: £17
- Food spend: £30
- Opening hours
- Sunday to Wednesday: 11:30 - 21:30 Thursday to Saturday: 11:30 - 22:30.
Excellent welcome, friendly service with delicious food
26 May 2019
Galvin HOP Bistrot & Bar is modelled on bistrots and bar a vins fashionable in Paris and New York.
Created by Chris and Jeff Galvin, Galvin HOP menu is packed with carefully sourced ingredients, and champions great provenance. Modern classic dishes are created using a wood-fired oven and open grills, whilst the charcuterie counter serves artisanal cured meat with farmhouse cheeses.
Brewery-fresh Czech Pilsner is housed in copper tanks above the bar, whilst delicious cocktails are served alongside a cutting-edge wine system serving boutique and delicious wines on tap as well as a selection of wines by the bottle.
The laidback little sister of Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle set just next door, Galvin HOP Bistrot & Bar in London is a 4-minute walk from Liverpool Street Station.
Galvin HOP Bistrot & Bar
35 Spital Square, London, E1 6DY
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Customer reviews for Galvin HOP Bistrot & Bar
(((** 12 May 2017 by Serif from London
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
(((** 9 May 2017 by Simon from London
((((( 5 May 2017 by JW from London
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.
((((* 19 March 2017 by Maggie from Hertford
Had a lovely evening food was well presented. Chicken dish was so tasty. Good choice of desserts. Unpasteurised beer is good ( my husband says) good choice of wine.
The atmosphere is great and staff very friendly and efficient.
Definitely go back.
((((( 8 March 2017 by Hyojoo from London
We had a group of guests from Korea and booked this place last minute on the very day. Despite short notice, staff were very kind and food were great. I particularly liked the two ladies who mainly served us - one was from Basque region and the other was tall lady with dark hair who took an order from us. They were very friendly and our guests liked the place very much. Food was served timely in our view.
((((( 5 March 2017 by Michelle from London
Great food and decent prosecco. Quite loud as it was really busy but excellent value
(((** 5 January 2017 by Margaret from London
A high quality lunch in an informal setting
((((( 29 October 2016 by Patrick from london
Excellent food. Good value. Set menu particularly good value. Good service.
(((** 12 October 2016 by David from Oxford
We have visited other Galvin resturants in London and they are excellent. Galvin HOP was a different experience. The food as expected was excellent, however the environment is awful. The noise level from the piped in music was so loud that we could not hold a conversation. Eventually we asked one of the waitresses to turn down the volume, which I am pleased to say they did. She did explain this was a "young person's pub" except there were no young people in the place!! I think the Galvin's do have a problem with the definition of a pub, which this definately is not, its a restaurant with loud music.
(((** 27 September 2016 by Joanna from London Borough of Islington
The snails were the redeeming feature in an otherwise average dining experience
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