• Dine at Galvin Bistrot & Bar

    Our classic French bistro transports you to the streets of Lyon & Paris with traditional French dishes, all with a little extra London flair.

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    Join us this Mother’s Day and treat mum to our special Sunday menu at Bistrot & Bar.

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    March 22nd 2024, an evening with the fantastic Helen McGinn.

    Our Parisian escape in the heart of The City, transporting you to the hustle & bustle of a French bistrot
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      Only the very best ingredients

      Our menus at Galvin Bistrot & Bar are what you would expect & more from the bistros of Paris. With hearty favourites and indulgent dishes, our Head Chef, Joe Albina creates seasonal menus to reflect the best in traditional French cooking.

      Not only can you indulge in hearty French dishes, our menus are made up of quick lunch time delights with an ever changing ‘Plat du Jour’ as well as a beautifully curated selection of small plates. When looking for a quick bite, enjoy our carefully curated market driven menu with a pint of our authentic Czech Pilsner beer, delivered weekly and stored in our copper tanks.

      Our terrace menu also reflects the season and can be enjoyed al fresco all year around, expect plenty of oven baked cheeses, charcuterie and plates of oysters.

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      Our Bistrot & Bar is the perfect location for any type of celebration

      Our Bistrot & Bar is the perfect location for any type of celebration

      From small intimate tables amongst the buzz of our Bistrot or a large group celebration with exclusive hire of our restaurant or garden we ensure to give you an experience to remember.

      Be sure to make us aware of any special occasion and our team will be on hand for all those little extra touches!

      Celebrate those special occasions at Galvin Bistrot & Bar with fantastic food and great wine. For all regular main restaurant reservations please make a booking below, for large groups and exclusive hire enquiries please click the ‘private dining enquiry’ button.

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      Unforgettable Experiences at Galvin Bistrot & Bar

      Unforgettable Experiences at Galvin Bistrot & Bar

      We offer a range of unique function rooms and private dining suites across our portfolio of restaurants in London and Essex.

      Our Story

      Galvin Bistrot & Bar, our cosy and traditional French bistro transports our guests to the hustle and bustle of Paris with the authentic dishes to match.

      Galvin Bistrot & Bar, our cosy and traditional French bistro transports our guests to the hustle and bustle of Paris with the authentic dishes to match.

      Head Chef Joe Albina, has created a short & sweet menu to reflect the bistro’s of France. Using seasonal produce, the specials are ever changing to ensure only the best in produce.

      A local institute to the Spitalfields area, Galvin Bistrot is a go-to for a quick lunch for both local residents & city workers but quickly transforms into the perfect romantic backdrop for a slow paced dinner in the evenings.

      With a selection of wines on tap & our unique copper tank stored Pilsner beer delivered weekly, our terrace is also the perfect spot to dine, enjoy a selection of our small sharing plates or enjoy drinks in the heart of The City.

      • Galvin Bistrot encapsulates the Galvin brothers’

        commitment to seasonality and quality ingredients, with a certain reverence for tradition.

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      • Galvin Bistrot is the perfect spot to pull up

        a chair outdoors and tuck in to some timeless, beautifully cooked French cuisine.

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      • You still receive the excellent service,

        which their Michelin star restaurant is renowned for.

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        Galvin Restaurants A family–run collection of restaurants in London and Essex by Michelin-starred chef brothers, Chris & Jeff Galvin.
        CONTACT

        CONTACT

        Call 020 7299 0404 to speak with us about an existing booking, or for any general enquiry. Alternatively email elise@galvinrestaurants.com

        Frequently Asked Questions

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        ADDRESS

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        Entrance on Bishops Square
        35 Spital Square
        London E1 6DY

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        Entrance Street View

        When visiting us at Galvin Bistrot & Bar, although we share a building with our sister restaurant Galvin La Chapelle – our entrance is located on 35 Bishop’s Square. You will spot our red Galvin umbrellas & our beautiful terrace out front of our restaurant with step-free access to the bistrot.

        OPENING HOURS

        Monday to Saturday
        12 noon – 9.30pm

        Lunch is served from 12 noon – 2.30pm Monday-Friday and on Saturday’s lunch is served from 12 noon – 3pm.

        Dinner is served from 5.30pm – 9.30pm.

        On Fridays and Saturdays small plates are served between 2pm and 6pm.

        Sunday
        Closed

        FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

        What is the closest station?
        Galvin Bistrot & Bar is a five minute walk from London Liverpool Street station.

        Is the venue wheelchair accessible?
        All areas of Galvin Bistrot & Bar are wheelchair accessible.

        Can I come for drinks only?
        Reservations are for dining guests only, if you wish to join us for drinks, you are welcome to do so on a walk-in basis. Please speak with the team on arrival to see if we can accommodate you.

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        Galvin Restaurants A family–run collection of restaurants in London and Essex by Michelin-starred chef brothers, Chris & Jeff Galvin.