Harden's survey result
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Entering its fifth year, the Galvin brothers’ tenancy in this elegant chamber continues to receive a surprisingly mixed reception. Even those who say its cuisine is “faultless” can find the setting “pompous”, whereas, by contrast, others find the room “delightful”, but the food “a letdown”, or “at high prices that may be increasingly hard to justify”. It receives a majority of strong recommendations, though, especially for a “romantic” occasion.
“Another winner from the Galvin brothers” – their tenancy at this “charming and glamorous” chamber has made it into the landmark destination it long deserved to be, with “clever and perfectly executed” Gallic cuisine paired with “perfect” wines.
The Galvin brothers’ “lovely” Gallic dining room offers “fantastic views” and some “excellent food and wine”, with the midweek set dinner menu “one of the top bargains” in the city; for the odd critic, though, standards are no more than “average-to-good”.
“Full-scale posh, with superb food and charming service” – the Galvin brothers deliver the “full works” in this wonderful “old school” and “romantic” dining room, where the cuisine is of the “serious French” variety, and which reporters hail as “a staggeringly good addition to the city”.
Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB
Last orders: Mon closed, Tue - Sat 10 pm, Sun closed