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The Pompadour by Galvin

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, The Caledonian, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB +44 1312680234

(((() French
Main course: £30
Food spend: £58
Opening hours
Wednesday to Sunday: 18:00 - 21:30
Saturday: 12:30 - 13:30.

Excellent food, wine and service in a beautiful room

Lynn Lawson 18 February 2017
from Edinburgh

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The first Scottish venture for impassioned brothers Chis and Jeff, The Pompadour by Galvin offers stunning French fine dining. Guests can lounge with expertly mixed aperitifs in the speciality Pompadour cocktail salon.

Blending the finest Scottish produce and a pioneering French cooking style, signature dishes from the Pompadour menu include roast Scottish Chateaubriand, violet artichokes, ratte potatoes & garlic cream or apple tarte tatin to share.

Over their careers, the Galvin restaurant brothers have gained awards including 2 Michelin stars, 10 AA Rosettes, and were named Chefs’ Chef of the Year in 2011. First opened in 1925, The Pompadour in Edinburgh was inspired by the lavish leanings of Louis XV’s chief mistress.

The stunning Renaissance-style dining room is recognised as one of Edinburgh’s finest, with corniced ceilings, ethereal murals and rich velvet swept throughout. The shopper’s delights of Princes Street are just 2 minutes’ walk from The Pompadour restaurant. Please note, the restaurant observes a smart casual dress code.

The Pompadour by Galvin

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

Contact +44 1312228975
Reservations +44 1312680234

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Customer reviews for The Pompadour by Galvin

4.5 (((() (based on 88 reviews)
90% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (70)
  • luxury (50)
  • romantic (40)
  • views (33)
  • private dining (21)
  • lunch (14)
  • value (12)
  • afternoon tea (10)
  • business (7)
  • trendy (4)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Jayde Edgley from Edinburgh


  • ((((( 18 February 2017 by Lynn Lawson from Edinburgh

    Excellent food, wine and service in a beautiful room

  • ((((( 16 February 2017 by Joyel from Edinburgh

    Beautiful food- great value seasonal menu- good service.

  • ((((* 6 February 2017 by Stuart Douglas from Edinburgh

    The setting is pretty unique, and I thin they have done a great job of making such a big space convivial to a fantastic dining experience. Service was wonderful. The wine list was excellent and the food as stunning as you would expect.

  • ((((( 2 February 2017 by Lynn Lawson from Edinburgh

    Excellent food / attention

  • ((((( 27 January 2017 by Svetlana Mcmahon from Edinburgh

    Lovely atmosphere and service was impecable. We tried seasonal menu and the starters were absolute highlights! the mains and desserts were really good too. Would definitely recommend.

  • (**** 23 January 2017 by Siobhan Malone from Edinburgh

    No idea!

  • ((((( 23 January 2017 by Kevin Clapperton from Edinburgh

    from start to finish it was great, the booking was fast and easy. the food was all 5 star. all the waiters were so helpful and always on hand to help. just a really great meal experience

  • (((** 1 November 2016 by Derrick Wrenn from Edinburgh

    Poor service and mediocre food for this dining Xperience. It took nearly 45 mins without explanation to make our order after being shown to our table. The Grouse was spongy, tough and chewy , the lemon sole, served with no sauce was dry, marginally overcooked and not succulent as it should be. Nobody paid much attention as to whether we enjoyed the food.
    As a 5 star dining experience it was poor.

  • ((((( 13 August 2016 by Malcolm Smith from Edinburgh

    It was perfect in every way. Understated elegance, excellent service, fabulous food, no rushing us through our meal and turning the table! Perfect in every way.

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