Galvin Restaurants to open first pub

Claire Dodd

Claire Dodd

02 December 2015

The Michelin-starred Galvin Restaurants group has announced plans to open a luxury pub in London's Spitalfields Market as part of its new pub company.

Hop, a Galvin Pub de Luxe, will replace Galvin’s existing Café à Vin concept that currently occupies the new site. Hop will become the flagship London pub for the recently created Galvin Pub Co. A second pub, The Green Man in Chelmsford, is set to open in summer 2016.

Hop will offer fresh unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell Tank Beer, a range of craft beers, and a new menu featuring classic pub dishes. Designed by brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin, the menu will include the ‘Luxe Dog’, a range of gourmet hot dogs available to eat in or take-away. Breakfast items, including egg & bacon rolls, toasted muffins and Eccles cakes will also be offered as ‘to-go’ items. The drinks range will include bottled and canned craft beers, and wines on tap. The bar will showcase four large copper tanks containing unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell, three of which will be positioned above the bar. Pilsner Urquell will be delivering fresh unpasteurised Tank Beer from the brewery in the Czech Republic weekly.

Galvin Restaurants are a family-run collection of seven French restaurants founded in 2005 and include Galvin Bistrot de Luxe and Le Cellar bar in Marylebone and Galvin La Chapelle in Spitalfields in London.

The Galvin brothers announced in June that they had appointed Christie + Co to look for new sites for the fledgling pub company, with a particular focus on the home counties. At the time, Chris Galvin said: 'Our goal is to deliver people's perception of the great British pub serving the local neighbourhood, and also becoming a destination in itself. We will re-establish the no nonsense approach to our pubs by working with handpicked staff, using simple cooking methods and utilising the best quality, locally sourced ingredients.'

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