Galvin La Chapelle, the latest fine dining restaurant to be launched by brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin, and its sister cafe Cafe de Luxe will open their doors in London's East End next Wednesday.
The restaurant's building, a 19th Century Grade II listed chapel formerly known as St Botolph's Hall, has been completely transformed in the last year and a half to create the 110-seat restaurant and cafe which the brothers hope will become 'the ultimate destination restaurant'.
“It’s been a lot of hard work transforming this empty space from the shell we entered a couple of years ago to the magnificent restaurant we have today, but we are absolutely delighted with the results. We are bringing a little of what we have created in the West End to the East End and we can’t wait to open our doors and welcome people in," said the brothers.
Jeff will lead the kitchen team while Spero Panagakis is general manager. Chris' wife Sara will be host patron while front of house will be overseen by restaurant manager Alessandro Piombino with Andrea Briccarello as head sommelier.
The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner Monday to Sunday and will serve dishes such as Salad of Partridge with Pomegranate & Maple Dressing, Lasagne Slow cooked Pyrenees lamb ‘Basquaise’ with herb raviolis and Tagine of Squab Pigeon with harrisa sauce.
Cafe de Luxe will offer all day food and drink and will be overseen by head chef David Stafford and Sylvain Acolas with Riccardo Andreotti as bar manager.
Galvin La Chapelle and Cafe de Luxe are still recruiting for Chef de Parties and front-of-house roles. Click here to find out about the latest jobs available.