Galvin Green Man

4.6
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164 Reviews
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£25 and under
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Sunday Lunch
Galvin Green Man is a return to their home county for Michelin-starred chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin, and has won a prestigious Bib Gourmand and 2 AA Rosettes. Nestled in a riverside meadow setting, with the river Chelmer running at the bottom of the garden, Galvin Green Man is one of the oldest pubs in Essex.
The Galvin Green Man menu uses locally sourced ingredients to create seasonal dishes, while the bar serves craft ales from local brewers. Restoring this listed venue to its former glory, the stunning restaurant with glass-vaulted entrance sits alongside the original pub.

Specials

4 Course Vegan Tasting Menu for £29.50

...from a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: March 9, 2020

Ends: September 9, 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00PM-2:30PM 6:00PM-9:30PM
Sat 12:00PM-2:30PM 5:30PM-10:30PM

Dinner set menu 2 courses £18 | 3 courses £22

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 5 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 5 people

Starts: January 2, 2020

Ends: September 9, 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 6:00PM-9:30PM
Sat 5:30PM-7:00PM 9:00PM-10:30PM

Lunch set menu 2 courses £16 | 3 courses £19

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 5 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 5 people

Starts: January 2, 2020

Ends: September 9, 2020

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00PM-2:30PM

What 164 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

First time went there for a dinner with my partner.
Lovely place, friendly and welcoming staff but food really let us down. Would like to see improvement in food quality, and overall experience. The price you’re charging got to reflect on food!

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MichaelK
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food of a very high standard. You will not be disappointed.

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vipSmithy
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Excellent all round. Worth going just for the Scotch Egg!.

ME
MichaelE
London
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delightful evening, we shared the Chateaubriand steak which was divine.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere great lunch! Especially like the Galvin champagne 😀

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LeighL
Essex
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food very well cooked. The presentation of the food was lovely. Beetroot salad and goats curd salad was delicious. Will return very soon

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AcklimaE
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. It was busy and noisy . Food was delicious . Our main course took some time to arrive after starters and it was not very hot. We met a a lovely couple who sat next to us and had been several times

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
51 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cute countriside restaurant

ME
vipMikeEdwards1969
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was our third Sunday lunch at the restaurant and thorough enjoy the experience.

ME
vipMikeEdwards1969
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best Sunday roast in Essex.

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vipAudreyT
London
16 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and the service was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pre birthday lunch, birthday desert from Galvin was so thoughtful and beautiful, thank you 😘

AM
AndrewM
Essex
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic meal at a fantastic location at good value

LB
vipLindaB
Essex
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had a great time, food superb as always. Great attention to special dietary requirements We were well looked after.

JS
JamieSS7
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience. Would definitely go back again.

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vipLane
London
85 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another birthday celebration at The Galvin Green Man!
Again, we had a lovely meal, in beautiful surroundings, with attentive service and beautiful food.
Will definitely be going back to the Galvin Green Man.

AF
AndreaF
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful place, we had a lovely time! food was delicious and service was spot on. Thoroughly recommend!

DM
DavidM
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit definitely be returning food was fantastic

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vipLane
London
85 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely meal to celebrate my birthday, which was marked with a birthday message on a slab of chocolate, added to my dessert.
The food was exquisite, the service as always, was very good, and we had a lovely time.
The restaurant was quite busy, being a Sunday Lunchtime, but this just added the our celebratory mood.

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DavidC
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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lushluvvie
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service - genuine and caring. The food was fabulous and we appreciated the special touch of the dessert, which had been personalised for our wedding anniversary.

MA
MauraA
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Went for Sunday lunch and food was amazing! Service was excellent.

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Boobella
London
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, beautiful venue and lovely service... we will be back!

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AliD
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such good food and such good value. We are big fans of the Galvins and as our ‘local’ , the Green Man always lives up to expectations

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Got told off by waiter for eating my food in the wrong order, not impressed

AW
AdamW
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food but the worst service I have experienced there. As a loyal green man customer I will return however, a couple more instances like that and I would be forced to find a new local.

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foody
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We preferred to spend our money here while on the way to Stansted Airport. The staff, and the food, were amazing. Our meal arrived leaving us plenty of time to get to Stanstead. Highly recommended.

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vipLane
London
85 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was outstanding.
We had not eaten there before but will definitely be going again.
We were welcomed with a smile, to the beautiful and historic building, which is situated in the beautiful Essex countryside, and as it was a beautiful day, we asked to sit outside on the terrace. Although, our table had been prepared inside, it seemed no trouble for them to seat us outside. We overlooked the gardens as we ate our outstanding Sunday lunch.
The food was perfectly prepared and very reasonable, for the type of establishment, and the service was impeccable.
I had hoped to use my Open Table Dining Cheque but, as had been explained before we went, that particular restaurant doesn't accept them. I am so pleased that we went ahead anyway, and can't wait to go back.
See you soon :-)

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vipMikeEdwards1969
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly staff in a great setting. The food was exceptional and will definitely be returning.

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LeslieR
Norfolk
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

You can’t beat the Galvin green lovely location lovely food service great and a nice atmosphere highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service, good food and lovely pub with exquisite interiors. However it gets a bit unsettling noise wise when the restaurants fills up as the lovely music is drowned out and the echo makes it less relaxing

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CEll1s
Essex
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, excellent service and fabulous food, thank you.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
48 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great family meal for my Dad’s birthday. Really good selection on the menu

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Sarah422cat
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding - fantastic food and service

MG
MarkG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

great place great service, great food, noise a little much but of course as it got later it reduced

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Sarah422cat
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

well what can I say - excellent meal , food perfect and what makes my meal is the service .Staff amazing , attentive .
Perfect !

MR
vipMelanieR
Essex
47 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience1

This was our second visit. The first was dire, this was as bad.

We arrived early and went to the bar for drinks before our meal, I had a cranberry juice, what else it had in it I’m not sure, my husband asked for a Virgin Mary and was told sorry don’t do them. What!! Tomato juice with Lea and perins and some tobasco. He ended up with an orange juice and lemonade, the orange juice that ghastly carton stuff.

We were taken to our table, we were put between a table of four on one side and a table of six on the other, conversation was impossible.

Our starters arrived my husband had the scotch egg, I had the mozerella. I had eaten all that I wanted and had left some, we waited and waited and waited for our plates to be cleared while staff buzzed around basically doing nothing, they looked at our table a number of times, then one of the senior staff came over, he asked if there was something wrong with the starter I replied no I had just eaten what I wanted. I was then berated like a school child being told I should finish it.

Our mains arrived my husband as on our last visit had the burger, it was a dry and unpalatable as our previous visit. I had the vol u vent of chicken and mushroom. The chicken was like chewing a rubber inner tube and the sauce, gravy, what ever it was couldn’t be defined. It was disgusting.

Again we sat and sat and sat and were totally ignored, in the end we left our table and went to the front desk. Where we were smiled at, simpered at and told that our comments would be passed to the staff and that the surcharge had been removed from our bill, still amounting to £72.

Once bitten, twice shy. Sorry will not be going back there again.

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DanS
Essex
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is fantastic. You are paying a premium as expected. Would definitely recommend as a special occasion

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KarenW
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another great experience spent with family on a sunny Saturday evening at the Green Man.
We had a good table overlooking the garden , enjoying great food and drink , the sea bass was done to perfection . We chose from the set menu and found it to be good value for money
Service was timed well ,
I know we will return !

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bdaycouple
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff are very attentive the whole time while your having your meal.
Would recommend and want to go back soon!