Galvin La Chapelle – Pure Passion and the Perfect Mise en Scene

With already a score of awards under their belt including a prestigious Michelin star, guests with a passion for pure French cuisine can expect great things when arriving at the gorgeous Galvin La Chapelle. One of the most striking features to catch the eye as soon as you step foot in this former parish hall has to be the soaring vaulted ceiling perfectly complemented by a soft romantic glow.

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Tables are dressed to impress in white linen with sparkling glasses and velvet colored lush red roses artfully poised in the center. The silver candlesticks, the plush brown leather chairs and the black polished beams pull everything together to make you feel as though you have stepped onto a movie set.

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After being ushered gracefully to your table you can watch in awe as service is orchestrated to sheer perfection.

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Affable waiters, savvy sommeliers and busy busboys glide across the floor without a single line of worry creasing their face, working together in Zen like harmony to ensure that every guest is welcomed and no single detail goes untouched. Aperitifs are suggested with ease, bread baskets remain brimming and plates whisk to and fro without disrupting the calm and elegant ambience that makes La Chapelle so special.

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For those who love to sip and swirl, the sommelier is on hand to suggest some truly spectacular choices from the extensive fine wine range. La Chapelle is said to have the largest collection of Hermitage La Chapelle with mouthwatering jewels of bottles dating as far back as the fabulous fifties, making it the dream place to crack open something special and celebrate. The prestigious quality of wine is reflected in the price but every sip is sure to delight and roll around the tongue leaving taste buds soothed in style.

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This is fine dining at its best with entrees including lasagna of Dorset crab, warm smoked eel with caramelized pineapple and a divine Velouté of chestnuts with white truffle and lardons. Moving on the mains, you can let a tagine of bresse pigeon melt in the mouth, let the flavors of Icelandic cod play on the palate when served with brandade, truffle emulsion and caper berries, and die and go to heaven with the Valrhona chocolate mousse and the caramelized banana dessert.

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Gourmet diners who dare not settle on one or two dishes can explore all the senses with the gourmand tasting menu. With seven of the signature plates served to please, you can indulge in a Ballotine of foie gras, a Fourmed’Ambert and Risotto of Perigord truffle, Jerusalem artichoke and wood sorrel as part of the experience. Choose the wine pairing menu and let the sommelier work their magic on the table.

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Leaving such a divine and delicately presented setting is always a trial but the service pulls out the final stop as they hand you a selection of French Macaroons and gorgeous rich truffles to take home. Those guests who seek opulence and excellence when it comes to dining are sure to relish a bespoke evening at Galvin La Chapelle.

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Galvin La Chapelle 35 Spital Square, London, E1 6DY Tel: +44 (0) 20 7299 0400 Email: Website:


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Roxanne Genier

Luxury Brand Management Consultant at Roxy Genier
Roxanne or Roxy, founder of Luxe In A City, was nominated as one of the Top 5 Luxury Travel Bloggers by the readers of USA Today. Aside from overseeing this luxury travel blog, she spends her time teaching how to perfect the feeling of luxury to authentic niche brands while traveling the world with her family.
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