Michelin Starred Galvin brothers Chris and Jeff have transformed Galvin Cafe du vin in Spitalfield’s into their newest venture, sophisticated gastro pub, Galvin HOP.
Like any classic British pub, it is difficult not to want a pint on arrival when first greeted by Galvin HOP’s sweeping bar. But it is equally hard not to get hungry with a sneak peek at the menu! They do share chefs with their next door neighbours, La Chapelle, so expect the very best from the brother’s pub!
What we Ate:
It certainly feels like the menu is designed to make you want to try a piece of everything, which is exactly what we did!
Start with Galvin’s cured smoked salmon, a classic done right!
Come for the gourmet hotdogs alone! This Frankfurt sausages made from a fine mix of beef and pork are topped with your favourite indulgent toppings and smothered with Maille seasonal black truffle mustard – a premium French mustard available to buy freshly filled in an earthenware pot and carefully sealed with a cork stopper at HOP.
The pan seared yellowfin tuna burger is similarly towered with slaw and our all-time-favourite – avocado.
Galvin HOP offer a wide selection of healthy sides including a rocket and pecorino salad, and the indulgent sautéed potatoes or gourmet chunky chips!
What We Drank:
Though our lunch meeting was a sober affair, the pub pulls pints of cool Unpasteurised Tank Pilsner Urquell!
The deluxe dogs are definitely the way to go at Galvin HOP!
Expect the same Galvin standard in the plate’s served at HOP. And with plans for further branches, this new City local, only a stone’s throw from Liverpool St Station, is perfect for a lunch meeting, after work drinks, or 2pm pint…why not!
Find out more about Galvin HOP
35 Spital Square, London E1 6DY