1 Michelin Star Chefs: Jeff Galvin, co-owner, Galvin La Chapelle

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Jeff Galvin is co-owner of the one Michelin starred, Galvin La Chapelle in London.

Brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin have been working in the industry for more than 30 years. The pair first joined forces to open Galvin Bistrot de Luxe an instant hit when it opened on Baker Street in 2005.

Galvin La Chapelle

Galvin La Chapelle
Galvin La Chapelle

Galvin La Chapelle, 35 Spital Square, London E1 6DY



Tel: 020 7299 0400
Email: [email protected]

Opening hours: 
Lunch Monday to Saturday 12pm to 2:30pm, Sunday 12pm to 3pm; Dinner Sunday to Wednesday 6pm to 9:30pm, Thursday to Saturday 6pm to 10:30pm

Head chef: Jeff Gavin/Nuno Goncalves
Manager: Marco Maureddu
Head Sommelier: Gaetano Giangaspero

Facebook: Galvin La Chapelle

Twitter: @JeffGalvin1

Instagram: @jeffgalvin1


Jeff joined The Savoy hotel as a young commis before progressing to the role of junior sous chef at the Michelin starred Capital Hotel.

In 1994 he was appointed sous chef by Nico Ladenis at Chez Nico at 90 Park Lane and was part of the kitchen brigade that achieved the elusive third Michelin star. That experience led to his appointment of head chef at Marco Pierre White’s three Michelin-starred Oak Room. In May 2000 Marco appointed Jeff as executive chef at L’Escargot, which held a Michelin star for five years.

Jeff Galvin
Jeff Galvin

Galvin Bistrot de Luxe and Galvin at Windows

Jeff teamed up with his brother Chris in 2005 to open their first venture, the eponymous Galvin Bistrot de Luxe in Baker Street, to much critical acclaim. In May 2006, Chris and Jeff launched Galvin at Windows, on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane. In 2010 the restaurant was awarded a star in the Michelin Guide UK.

Galvin La Chapelle

The three rosette Galvin La Chapelle opened in 2009 to much acclaim being named restaurant of the Year and gaining a Michelin star just a year after opening. Situated next-door to Galvin La Chapelle, Galvin Café a Vin is a smart but friendly and relaxed two Rosette restaurant which was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2011.

March 2012 brought yet another restaurant opening, this time in the world famous food halls of Harrods; Galvin Demoiselle . In the same year the Galvin family ventured outside of London for the first time with two restaurants in Edinburgh; The Pompadour by Galvin and Galvin Brasserie de Luxe in The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

Grilled fillet of red mullet shellfish Provençale saffron potatoes & bouillabaisse sauce

Grilled fillet of

red mullet, shellfish

Provençale, saffron potatoes

& bouillabaisse sauce

Master of Culinary Arts

In 2013 Jeff was awarded the prestigious Master of Culinary Arts (MCA). The award ceremony is held every four years and is run by the royal academy of culinary arts. It celebrates the excellence craftsmanship in culinary skills, pastry and food and win service and is widely acknowledged as being one of the toughest awards in the industry.

The Galvin Pub Company was set up in 2014 when the brothers bought their first pub, The Green Man in Chelmsford. In January 2016 Galvin Café a Vin was re-launched as Galvin HOP - the first ‘pub deluxe’ from the Galvin brothers and the original site for The Galvin Pub Company.

In June 2016 Chris and Jeff Galvin stepped away for the first time from their trademark French-inspired menus - in favour of championing Britain’s delicious home grown produce – with the opening of Galvin at The Athenaeum. Located in the five-star Athenaeum Hotel & Residences in Mayfair. September 2016, Jeff opened Galvin at Centurion Club, located at the impressive Centurion Club in St Albans. In November 2016, the brothers reopened one of the oldest pubs in Essex: The Galvin Green Man.

Videos with Jeff Galvin:

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Editor 13th November 2017

1 Michelin Star Chefs: Jeff Galvin, co-owner, Galvin La Chapelle