Galvin – La Chapelle, July 2017

While we were in London we thought we might as well try one more Michelin-starred restaurant. This time we chose La Chapelle, a French restaurant in the Shoreditch area of London. The restaurant was chosen for its Sunday lunch prix fixe menu offering 3 courses with a glass of prosecco for £34.50. Their choice to add their own 12.5% service charge at the end of the meal eliminated a tip.

Green olives

The meal started with some green olives, crusty bread and a thick knob of butter. All were delicious and certainly whet my appetite for what was to come. We each ordered different things so we could get as full a taste of the menu as possible.

Vichyssoise, salt cod brandade & crème fraîche


Textures of golden & ruby beetroot, walnuts, goat’s curd & raspberry dressing

As you might expect, the starters were lovely, and the vichyssoise was poured into the bowl at the table, although I didn’t want to take a photo of the act of pouring, for fear of looking too much like a tourist.

Pot roast suprême of Landes chicken, herb gnocchi, sweetcorn purée & hazelnut vinaigrette


Hand-made linguine of Mousseron & wild garlic

I loved my chicken, it was divine! However, Dee-Anne wasn’t as enamoured with her linguine. In the end we shared the plates and I didn’t mind the linguine. The flavour was peculiar but not bad, just different. I could certainly see the dish as an acquired taste.

English strawberries, vanilla cheese mousse, oat biscuit


Chocolate Chantilly, chocolate sable, milk ice cream & apricot compote

The desserts were a lovely way to finish the meal. I think my main was still my favourite dish but the dessert was a very close second.

I would highly recommend the lunch prix fixe menu, and in July they have an even better 5-course meal for the same price that I am sure will be very popular.

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