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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

Fantastic service and food to match

Scott Lawrie 18 March 2017
from Edinburgh

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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 214 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (123)
  • business (60)
  • luxury (59)
  • value (53)
  • romantic (49)
  • trendy (32)
  • child friendly (27)
  • private dining (27)
  • afternoon tea (26)
  • large parties (25)
  • breakfast (7)
  • entertainment (6)
  • al fresco (5)
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  • ((((* 22 March 2017 by Yvonne Dawe from Edinburgh

    The food and service are excellent. Lamb shank delicious and fish also excellent. Servers are prompt and courteous, food arrived in a timely manner. The ambience is so/so, rather businesslike. If you stick to the set menu the cost is very reasonable, but stray outside it and it becomes very expensive very quickly.

  • (**** 20 March 2017 by Anna Sudakova from Edinburgh

    The dishes and the drinks are horribly over-priced. You get charged £5 for water, then they include VAT and service charges and don't warn you about it in advance. I had to pay twice what I was planning on oaying because of the THREE charges that were not mentioned beforehand. I would never go back there or recommend it to anyone.

  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Linda Mccrae from Glasgow

    Wonderful meal. Excellent staff
    Lobster was delicious!! Would highly recommend. More people like Alberto. Makes dining a pleasure.

  • ((((( 18 March 2017 by Scott Lawrie from Edinburgh

    Fantastic service and food to match

  • ((((( 26 February 2017 by Ian Anderson from Edinburgh

    Very good decor, excellent food.

  • ((((( 25 February 2017 by Donald Laird from Edinburgh

    Excellent service and food. The rubarhb soufflé was fabulous

  • ((*** 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

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