The Galvin brothers have over 75 years’ experience between them, with the majority of these years in London. Chris & Jeff welcome thousands of customers to their restaurants each month and enjoy the privilege of being the first British brothers to hold a Michelin star each in different properties.
Chris teamed up with his brother Jeff in 2005 to open their first solo venture, the eponymous Galvin Bistrot de Luxe in Baker Street, which became an overnight success and achieved many accolades including Best French Restaurant for two years running and Best Wine list in 2009.
In May 2006 Chris and Jeff launched Galvin at Windows, on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane, with André Garrett (ex-Orrery) as their Head Chef. In 2010 Galvin at Windows gained its first Michelin star.
In November 2009 Chris and Jeff opened their first restaurant in the City, La Chapelle, once again to much critical acclaim achieving several top awards including Tatler Restaurant of the Year and AA London Restaurant of the Year. Galvin La Chapelle gained a Michelin star in the 2011 Red Guide. Galvin La Chapelle has retained its Michelin star since 2011.
In 2014, the Essex-born brothers bought their first pub, The Green Man in the Essex countryside near Chelmsford. The pub opened in November 2016 following an extensive renovation of the 700-year old pub, yet keeping its original features and its will in being a hub in the local community. The Green Man was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand for the 2018 and 2019 Guide, winning the prestigious Catey Award for Best Pub & Bar in 2019.
2010 saw the start of Galvin Chance, their own charity that brings troubled youngsters off the street and into the hospitality industry providing them with a qualification and a long-term career.
In 2011 Jeff with his brother published Galvin a cook book Deluxe with Absolute press. In 2013 Jeff was won the prestigious Master of Culinary Arts (MCA). Held every four years, the MCA is the UK hospitality industry’s most prestigious award.
In October 2020, Chris & Jeff opened Galvin Bistrot & Bar on Spital Square, next door to their Michelin-starred restaurant Galvin La Chapelle. The East London Bistrot is inspired by the bar à vins in Paris and continue their ethos of an ingredient-led seasonal menu using the best quality produce.
2021 saw the arrival of Galvin Bar & Grill located in the opulent dining room of Kimpton Fitzroy London. Galvin Bar & Grill is the Galvin brothers’ take on the modern British grill. While rooted in British cooking, the menu is not wedded to traditional dishes and embodies how the Galvin’s would like to see Britain today: ethical, generous and open.