Galvin brothers draw inspiration from Bistrot de Luxe for new opening

08 October 2020 by
Galvin brothers draw inspiration from Bistrot de Luxe for new opening

Chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin are to open a new restaurant inspired by their original London venture, Galvin Bistrot de Luxe.

The brothers will launch Galvin Bistrot & Bar on 12 October in the space that once housed their HOP pub concept next door to the Galvin La Chapelle restaurant in London's Spitalfields.

Its menu will feature some of Bistrot de Luxe's well-loved signature dishes such as steak tartare; and confit of duck with cassoulet beans and parsley, alongside new items including slow-cooked beer-braised pork cheeks with a black pudding parmentier.

Gavlin Bistrot de Luxe opened in 2005 and won the Catey Newcomer of the Year award a year later.

But the restaurant closed in 2018after the brothers admitted to struggling to "remain competitive on quality and price" in the face of rising rents, rates and staff leaving following the Brexit vote.

"It was devastating when we had to close Bistrot de Luxe a few years back, but we're so pleased to be able to bring something new, but also slightly familiar to our customers," the brothers said.

"We continued to engage with our customers throughout lockdown and we knew that they were yearning to walk back through our doors so we thought this was the perfect time to bring back a much-loved gem.

"Right now, we all need to smile and with Galvin Bistrot & Bar that's what we hope to bring - it feels like a sort of homecoming for us."

The brothers also run the Galvin at Windows restaurant overlooking Hyde Park and the Galvin Green Man pub in Chelmsford, Essex.

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