Review on Galvin HOP
Michelin starred duo, Jeff and Chris Galvin, have changed their Galvin Café a Vin restaurant to a pub deluxe called Galvin HOP. Adjacent to it's big brother, Michelin starred La Chapelle, this all day eatery is a destination in its own right. There are al fresco eating areas on Bishops Square, while the décor inside has a contemporary feel with a six metre long zinc bar, originally from Conran's Aurora restaurant at the Great Eastern Hotel and Julian Opie prints lining the walls.
The kitchen is still under the helm of Jack Boast, who offers a regularly changing all day menu with French and Italian influences. Typically you might choose a starter of Dorset crab on toast or maybe one of their deluxe hot dogs served with fresh Maille mustard. When it comes to main courses there's Herdwick Lamb lahmacun or Hidden Fjord Salmon Steak served with watercress and crisps. To finish it's hard to resist the treacle tart and clotted cream or Yorkshire rhubarb doughnut.
There is an excellent wine list that focuses on natural and biodynamic wines with plenty of choices by the glass, fresh unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell from the large copper tanks above the bar and a wide range of bottled craft beers.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 11.30am through until
Dinner: 10.30pm (9.30pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card