About The Pompadour by Galvin
This was more then I expected. Everything about the whole experience was amazing. The room, the view, the service from the minute you entered to the minute we left was lovely. All the staff were brilliant in their role, the service throughout the meal was perfect. Have already booked again for a special Birthday treat. Loved it.
Special Birthday Meal
Seasonal 5 course taster menu with matched wines for each course. The Sommelier explained each of the wines and why they were matched. The waiters also explained each of the courses in detail.
The service was excellent and not obtrusive. The food was marvellous - a great treat for a 70th birthday.
The Pompadour by Galvin is a landmark Franco-Scottish restaurant at The Caledonian, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel, on Edinburgh’s Princes Street. It combines the best of classical French-inspired cuisine with locally sourced Scottish ingredients to provide a unique fine dining experience.
Classic French Inspired Cuisine in Edinburgh City Centre
The restaurant is led by brothers Jeff and Chris Galvin who have earned multiple Michelin stars and AA Rosettes. Acclaimed chef Daniel Ashmore is the Executive Chef charged with overseeing the brothers’ vision. The Pompadour by Galvin offers several innovative menus bursting with seasonal Scottish ingredients, skilfully prepared using classicalFrench techniques.
Signature Galvin dishes include starters such as the lasagne of North Berwick crab with beurre Nantais and, among the main courses, the seared pavé of halibut, langoustine bisque, mussels, cockles and squid ink farfalle. Chef Ashmore has a free hand to introduce his own dishes such as Herdwick lamb loin and sweetbreads with pea purée, Chantenay carrots & grellot onions.
The wine list is superlative.
Stunning Listed Building, Cocktail Salon
First opened in 1925, the listed interior of the Pompadour restaurant has been sensitively restored. The restaurant is said to have the best table in Edinburgh, with impressive views overlooking Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle.
The atmosphere in the Pompadour by Galvin is intimate but relaxed while the restaurant also houses its own exclusive cocktail salon – perfect for pre-dinner aperitifs or a post meal coffees and digestifs.
Princes Street Location, Close To Waverley Train Station
Located on Princes Street, The Pompadour by Galvin sits in the heart of Edinburgh. It is a short stroll from the boutique shops of George Street and the West End and approximately a 15 minute walk from both Haymarket and Waverley Train Stations.