Galvin Bistrot & Bar

Galvin Bistrot & Bar

Galvin Bistrot & Bar is located a stone’s throw from the City & Spitalfields market and near Liverpool Street station. The restaurant reflects the look and style of the great French bistrots of Paris and Lyon, and serves deep-flavoured dishes at reasonable prices, showcasing the best seasonal produce.


Book a table online, call us on 020 7299 0404, or email

Opening Hours:

We will re-open 7 days a week for lunch from 12pm and dinner from 5.30pm from Wednesday 2nd December 2020.


Please note that the last orders are at 10pm and customers must depart the venue by 11pm.


Festive opening hours:

Thursday 24th- Saturday 26th December: Closed

Sunday 27th- Thursday 31st December: Open

Friday 1st January: Closed

Open as normal from Saturday 2nd January 2021

Discover the magic of the festive season at Galvin

Well, 2020 turned out to be quite a year, didn’t it? Now is the time to look ahead and put all of the plans in place to celebrate Christmas with your family, friends and colleagues.

Join us this Christmas and New Year at Galvin Bistrot & Bar for what the French call Le Réveillon, a traditional Christmas meal for family and friends featuring dishes inspired by the great bistrots of Paris and Lyon, excellent wine and (of course) champagne.

The Bistrot & Bar has outside, heated terrace seating if you are from mixed-households and inside seating if you are meeting for business or with members of your household.

To make a reservation please call us on 020 7299 0404, or email

Festive Menus

Chris Galvin and his team have put together a fantastic selection of French festive menus for you to enjoy with your family or colleagues. We have three course menus available from £30 per person, or £55 with optional paired wines.

Highlights from the menu include; caramalised confit duck leg cassoulet & continental parsley, daube of Herofordshire beef, pommes purée, bourguignonne garnish & red wine jus and classic crème brûlée.

View the menus on our festive brochure.

New Year’s Eve

We hope to be able to ring in the New Year with you, but if the curfew is still in place in December we will of course alter our plans.

We’ll have live entertainment from 8pm onwards to help ring in the New Year! We cannot wait to celebrate the arrival of 2021!

Early bird New Year’s Eve 
available from 5.30pm-7.30pm  

3 courses for £35 per person or £64 with wine pairing.

New Year’s Eve 
available from 8pm onwards 
6 courses for £60 per person or £100 with wine pairing

View the menus on our festive brochure.

Quality produce only

Our kitchen team led by Chris Galvin speaks to our suppliers every day to ensure we only use the freshest produce.  We will never compromise on quality. And if we run out of a dish, we will simply accept that.

“There are no shortcuts to doing something well” Chris Galvin

Beer doesn’t get fresher

Delivered weekly and stored in our gleaming copper tanks above the bar, our fresh unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell on draft is a showstopper of a beer. It’s the closest thing to drinking beer straight from the brewery.

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