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The Pompadour by Galvin

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

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

Beautiful setting for a lovely meal!

Laura Bell 25 June 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 110 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (87)
  • luxury (63)
  • romantic (52)
  • views (40)
  • private dining (26)
  • lunch (23)
  • value (15)
  • afternoon tea (13)
  • business (11)
  • trendy (5)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • (((** 26 June 2017 by David Brotchie from Edinburgh

    There seems to be little point in using this web site to book a table as the restaurant positions you in the least best table in the premises.
    The service was very good but the choice and quality of the food was only fair. I was expecting much more.

  • ((((( 25 June 2017 by Laura Bell from Edinburgh

    Beautiful setting for a lovely meal!

  • ((((* 11 June 2017 by Alistair Mctavish from Edinburgh

    Lovely meals!!!! Hope bring my friend for meal next time!!????

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Coral Donaldson from Edinburgh

    Excellent dining, from service to food! Highly recommend

  • ((((( 29 May 2017 by Sandy Macdonald from Edinburgh

    Wonderful food, wonderful wine, wonderful service and wonderful surroundings

  • (((** 22 May 2017 by Laura from Edinburgh

    We came because of a 'deal' with Bookatable. We had very limited choice with this deal. We enjoyed the food which was creative and well presented but portions were rather small. We found the atmosphere pretentious and the wait staff annoyingly obsequious. The room was lovely. They tried to clear plates before we were finished. They give you a very small glass of wine so that you order more and we felt the food was overpriced. That said, really enjoyed the wine. Also the champagne that was part of our 'deal' was wonderful.

  • ((((( 15 May 2017 by Pauline Wilson-logan from Edinburgh

    Service was exceptional. Waiting staff were attentive, approachable and friendly. Food was also exceptional with chef catering for a fussy vegetarian. We booked a summer special; £35 for 3 courses with glass of prosecco. Although there was no vegetarian option, they allowed my daughter to pick from the a la carte, but charged the special rate of £35, which I didn't expect. They even brought out a "happy birthday" plate of treats for my sister. Cannot fault this beautiful restaurant in any way.

  • ((((( 8 May 2017 by Alan Surgeon from Edinburgh

    Excellent deal via Bookatable. Excellent food choices and fabulous customer service. Highly recommend

  • ((((( 6 May 2017 by Mark Milligan from Edinburgh

    The experience was superb. Possible the most attentive staff I have ever come across. The restaurant itself was gorgeous with amazing views
    We went for the £29 two course with champagne menu which was amazing value. My only complaint was it was only a choice of 2 starters, 2 mains and 2 sweets. Though on this occasion I was fine with this. The taste sensations were great and varied, portion size not huge (but I am past that stage) and I would totally recommend this, to any couple or group of adults. Would definitely go back.

  • ((((( 29 April 2017 by Brenda Green from Edinburgh

    Truly amazing food and service, five star and a must to return

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