Review on The Pompadour by Galvin

Known locally as 'The Cally', this grand hotel is an Edinburgh institution, a famous landmark standing in the shadow of the castle just a few blocks from the Convention Centre. The elegant Pompadour Restaurant was first opened in 1925 and has breathtaking views from its arched windows. Following a a multi-million pound refurbishment the hotel is now part of the prestigious Waldorf Astoria group of hotels and the restaurant has been re-named The Pompadour by Galvin, Michelin-starred chef-restaurateurs Chris and Jeff Galvin first venture outside London.

The seasonal menu draws on prime Scottish produce for a repertoire with a noticeable French tilt. Among the starters, you might see warm salad of halibut and asparagus, spring onions and bacon foam or mille-feuille of Borders game with pistachio and tarragon velouté. Moving on, expect intricate main courses ranging from cod with a fondue of baby onions, woodland mushrooms, langoustine and parsley to roast loin of lamb with lentil and barley broth, caramelised fennel and aniseed risotto with roasted salsify. Bringing up the rear are desserts such as mango and passion fruit pannacotta with white rum and coconut poached fruits.

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Daniel Ashmore

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.30 - 1.30pm Sat
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm Wed-Sun

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Facilities at The Pompadour by Galvin

  • Pre theater meals
  • Private parties
  • 50 covers
  • Family Friendly


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The Pompadour by Galvin
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh
Princes Street
City of Edinburgh

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