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Galvin Brasserie de Luxe

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB +44 1312680235

(((() French
Main course: £15
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Friday : 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday : 12:30 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 22:00
Sunday : 12:30 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 21:30

Fabulous time.. The food was just perfect! Definitely having lunch tgere again.

Dorah Lucas 27 January 2017
from Morpeth

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Showcasing the talents of culinary-impassioned brothers Chris and Jeff, Galvin Brasserie de Luxe offers exquisite French brasserie dining. A buzzing crustacean bar stands at the centre, serving the freshest local seafood catches.

Sourcing the best in Scottish produce and incorporating a rich French twist, favourites from the Brasserie de Luxe menu include duck breast, boudin noir, salad lyonnaise & steak tartare maison. Guests can dine in the main dining room amongst glossy bistro furnishings and swathes of indigo leather, or at the polished bar for a more casual vibe.

An expertly sourced wine list complements the rich flavours of the dishes, and a sterling menu of French-style indulgences includes apple tarte tatin with crème fraîche.

Set in the majestic Waldorf Hotel, this Galvin restaurant in Edinburgh offers sumptuous continental flavours in a chic setting. Edinburgh Haymarket Rail Station is a 10-minute walk away. Please note, the seasonal menu is only available 6pm – 7pm Friday and Saturday.

Galvin Brasserie de Luxe

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB

Contact +44 1312228988
Reservations +44 1312680235

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Customer reviews for Galvin Brasserie de Luxe

4.3 (((() (based on 208 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • child friendly (26)
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  • ((*** 23 February 2017 by Stuart McLaughlin from Edinburgh

    Have eaten at the Galvin Brasserie before so was looking forward to this as a Valentine's Day dinner, especially when the full a la carte menu was available alongside the Valentine's Day set menu. Unfortunately this experience wasn't anywhere near as good as previous visits.

    We had three courses and all were very good, though one complaint is paying £2.50 for pepper sauce and getting about a tablespoons worth in a small jug - it did feel unnecessarily mean.

    The big downside was the service - unfortunately it was very poor and put a dampener on the whole experience. After ordering, we had to chase our wine order after it still hadn't arrived halfway through eating our starters. The aforementioned sauce was missing from our main course and after asking, it was clear it had been missed completely from our order.

    We sat for about 10 minutes after dessert had been cleared trying to catch a staff member to ask for the bill. After several more minutes we realised that they'd forgotten about it and ended up just walking up to the counter to pay.

    It turned out that there were apparently staffing issues that night, which explains the issues, though doesn't necessarily excuse them.

    If this was my first experience of Galvin Brasserie, I probably wouldn't go back, Given previous visits however I'm hoping it was an off-night and that it will be better next time, but this was a disappointment.

  • ((((( 27 January 2017 by Dorah Lucas from Morpeth

    Fabulous time.. The food was just perfect! Definitely having lunch tgere again.

  • ((((( 16 January 2017 by Vivien Taylor from Edinburgh

    We have dined at Galvin Brasserie on several occasions and have never been disappointed. Service is excellent - attentive witout being intrusive, welcoming and friendly. Nobody could fail to find something that appealed from the interesting menu - both the a la carte and the seasonal prix fixe made choice difficult. Our table of five were all delighted with their lunch, including our 7 year old granddaughter. The children's menu had interesting choices and the bag of colouring and puzzle books included was a real bonus. The wine was rather expensive for a Picpoul, but nevertheless enjoyable. The Brasserie, which has a seperate entrance to the hotel, reminds one of restaurants in Paris but less cramped!

  • ((((* 3 December 2016 by Christina Rogers from Manchester

    good value seasonal menu
    thoroughly enjoyed my visit
    advice for wine was informed as usual

  • ((((( 21 November 2016 by William Steele from Edinburgh

    Excellent starters from special lunch (vichysoisse and Ballantine); mains also very good .managed a 3rd course too -both very good
    Staff very friendly and very helpful..Nice quiet bistro even although quite busy. Would come back again

  • ((*** 17 September 2016 by Kathleen Welsh from Edinburgh

    The food was good, the service very poor.

  • ((((( 12 September 2016 by Elaine Baur from Bonnyrigg

    Very warm and friendly welcome and excellent service throughout. The restaurant has a lovely relaxed ambience. We dined on the streak, frites and wine offer which was good value for money and were given the choice of an aperitif instead of wine. We then enjoyed desserts which were delicious, the chocolate tart and tart tatin were an excellent choice.

  • ((((* 12 September 2016 by Ian Mcdowall from Linlithgow

    Menu good, service and friendly staff added to a very enjoyable evening.

  • ((((* 31 August 2016 by Norma Doyle from Edinburgh

    Your always made to feel that bit special

  • ((((( 31 August 2016 by carole from neath

    Friendly staff and great atmasphere the food was exellent really enjoyed. My favourite dish was the rissoto.

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