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Galvin HOP

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Certificate of Excellence2015 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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About
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 brothers gave HOP a little facelift this summer and the interiors are now brighter and funkier than before. It’s a more relaxed environment with colourful chairs surrounding light wooden tables. The menu has also evolved and the new HOP offers seasonally inspired dishes in A la carte format for lunch. 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 and Joo Won’s Korean chicken.
PRICE RANGE
US$10-US$23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, European, British
FEATURES
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

I have eaten at La Chapelle on many occasions for lunch and love it, but this was my first time at Galvin HOP and I was taking my cousins for our Christmas celebration, so I wanted it to be good - and it was! Once...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AnnElizabethM
Reviewed 1 week ago

We left it until Saturday morning to book a restaurant for the evening and therefore were a little limited in East London options. However as the main Galvin restaurant is superb we thought we would give this a go. We booked a table for 3...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Galvin R, Front Office Manager at Galvin HOP, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We were very sorry to receive your review and have made a thorough investigation. The manager who looked after your table said that you didn't make her aware of any issues on the night as we would have done everything in our power to have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really great Sunday brunch with a range of options to suit different circumstances and prices. Food was good. Staff friendly and atmosphere relaxed. We loved the bring your own vinyl which was really fun and there is a lovely lounge are to drink or have...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KimKDO
Galvin R, Front Office Manager at Galvin HOP, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team. We are pleased you like our 'bring your own vinyl' concept and hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards, Clare

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great concept, having eaten in other Galvin restaurants. The food was very well cooked and presented, the perfect supper with good beer and wine in a cracking and "buzzy" atmosphere. A bit more space would improve the experience for me.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank na2travellers
Galvin R, Front Office Manager at Galvin HOP, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review about the food but we were very sorry to hear one of team was not friendly and will certainly look into this. We hope this has not put you off visiting again and that we may welcome you back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here for a quick cocktail and dessert. The place has undergone some changes and what was once a very well designed space and a great place to go for a drink now looks like a motorway service station cafe. The coloured chairs and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Steven S
Galvin R, Front Office Manager at Galvin HOP, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very sorry you don't approve of our new style and design as this has gone down very well with most people, but we appreciate it may not be to everyone's taste. However we were very disappointed to hear you didn't enjoy the martini...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really lovely lunch time visit. The service was excellent - not pushy as we were catching up before ordering - and the set menu was light and beautifully presented. Clean plates all round! I had wanted the opportunity to visit Galvin HOP for some time...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jalpa171
Galvin R, Front Office Manager at Galvin HOP, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards, Clare

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried their 4 course game meal and it was excellent. The venison was the best out of the 4 courses. Tender, very flavorful. Beautifully presented and executed. Well done!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TubbyTubs
Galvin R, Front Office Manager at Galvin HOP, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards, Clare

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were great and really friendly but I booked a set menu and on the night they changed it. I wouldn't have been so annoyed about it except they asked me to confirm the booking the day before and made no mention of changes...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Maz24792
Galvin R, Front Office Manager at Galvin HOP, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very sorry you were unhappy with the last minute menu change but this was due to availability of produce; we were unable to obtain some ingredients so we had to make the last minute changes. We are sorry you did not enjoy the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Webt to Galvin Hop yesterday and what can i say apart from it was fantastic food was fantastic service great will be going again

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Excursion30986248870
Galvin R, Front Office Manager at Galvin HOP, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards, Clare

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I met friends at Galvin Hop and I really do like the venue and the restaurant has a lovely atmosphere. I ordered the Korean Chicken in a bun with Kimchi. I did not see any Kimchi in this roll and when questioned I got told...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sarahkF3305VY
Galvin R, Front Office Manager at Galvin HOP, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your food, and especially to hear the waiter did not come back to you after speaking to chef. I assure you that all your comments have been taken on board and we thank you for...More

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