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PUBLISHED: 13:38 06 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:25 05 October 2010

Chris and Jeff Galvin

Chris and Jeff Galvin

CELEBRITY chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin have announced the launch of their latest restaurant in Spitalfields. The restaurant, as yet unnamed, is based in the 19th century Grade II listed St Botolph s Hall in Spital Square and will comprise three dining ar

CELEBRITY chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin have announced the launch of their latest restaurant in Spitalfields.

The restaurant, as yet unnamed, is based in the 19th century Grade II listed St Botolph's Hall in Spital Square and will comprise three dining areas - a fine dining restaurant based in the main hall, a bar area in the old Curate's House and an all day café with outdoor seating leading on to Spital Square.

This latest addition to the Galvin's restaurant empire is a family affair. Chris and Jeff Galvin will head the team and will be joined by Chris' wife Sara as host, brother David will be in charge of sourcing ingredients and Chris' eldest son Emile will be operations manager.

Chris said: "Spital Square is ideally situated. It combines the vibrancy of the City with the relaxed, neighbourhood feel of Shoreditch.

"We will deliver democratic dining, from 'grand cuisine' in the restaurant, cocktails and fine wines in the bar, and a classic 'café de luxe'. It will be a space that City workers, local artists and residents will all appreciate.

"As soon as we saw St Botolph's Hall, we knew it was the building for us. There are breathtaking original features and a detailed restoration project will create one of the City's most striking dining rooms, retaining the hall's architectural delights alongside stunning contemporary aspects in the café and bar."

The Galvins' restaurant at Spital Square is due to open in the autumn.

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