Described by a top food critic as a 'hidden gem', the intimate Café a Vin offers a buzzy, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, as well as an ever-changing and innovative menu. Combining Italian and French influences, this London restaurant was awarded a Bib Gourmand in the 2011 Michelin Red Guide.<br/><br/>The Café boasts a smart interior, with a mix of natural and reclaimed materials, and a magnificent 6-metre pewter bar designed by Sir Terence Conran. There are several dining options, including at-the-bar, overlooking Bishops Square in the front-facing terrace, or on the heated and covered back-terrace garden. A late-lunch menu is available throughout the afternoon, and there is a special emphasis on natural and bio-dynamic wines.
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Venue Details & Map
Galvin Café a Vin
35 Spital Square
- +44 (0)20 7299 0404
- Public transport:
- London Liverpool Street, Underground
Poor options for vegetarians. Ordered the fish, very expensive, very small, and nothing special.
Service was OK, rather pretentious, they kinda start trying near the end but not really. They added 2 drinks we didn't order to the bill, and were awkward to correct it. Made us feel like we did something wrong.
Despite that, service charge of 12.50% was still added to the bill. Not very French...more
Sorry, too harsh? Our reception at Cafe a Vin was so rude and offhand that I felt like I was actually *in* France. The host didn't want to sit us at a table for 4 and kept gesturing towards the bar. I'm not sitting at the bar with my boyfriend. I would preferably like to look at him, not sit alongside like awkward drinking buddies who don't like to make eye contact.
Then the waiter...more
Un moment exceptionnel. Tout y est, le cadre, le personnel, les plats, le vin. Un moment gastronomique superbe. Même si le pianiste y va un peu trop fort. Je conseille même si le prix peut paraître cher.more