The PompadourThe Pompadour by Galvin, has officially opened its doors and the rave reviews have been flooding in, the sixth installment of brothers Chris and Jeff's rapidly expanding empire and first ever Scottish venture, has been well received, adding an exciting new dimension to the much celebrated London collection.
The grand old lady of Edinburgh restaurants has undergone a painstakingly delicate restoration process as part of Hilton Worldwide’s £24 million rebranding of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, originally a Victorian railway hotel, into one of their five-star Waldorf Astoria establishments.
Once, The Pompadour restaurant, on the first floor of the 109-year-old Caledonian hotel on Princes Street, was considered the swankiest in the capital. Opened in 1925, this eatery was named after the official chief mistress of Louis XV, Jeanne Antoinette Poisson or Madame de Pompadour.
The Pompadour by Galvin will revive the glamour of the legendary dining room as a luxurious French culinary experience with meticulously locally sourced ingredients and seasonally inspired menus, matched with a cellar of handpicked wines. Guests will enjoy Scottish fine dining and first-class service, warmly welcomed with an apéritif maison at Pompadour's bespoke cocktail bar, with views over Edinburgh Castle, and classic Gueridon service during dinner. The Pompadour by Galvin's Scottish Heritage listed interior is one of the city's most precious treasures and once again will be at the heart of a world-class dining experience. Visit The Pompadour by Galvin website
"Thoughtful yet unfussy, classic yet original" and
"Enjoyment comes dish by dish"
Richard Vines - Chief food critic for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. U.K. and Ireland chairman of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. View the full review here
On the Lasagne of Crab
"This is the single best thing I have eaten anywhere this year" and
"The Pompadour isn't cheap, but it is truly good value for money."
Joanna Blythman - Scottish Herald on Sunday - Restaurant review - Food rating 10/10