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April 2019 - It was announced that the Galvins have left this famous Edinburgh chamber, leaving it to revert to being operated directly by the hotel itself.

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Summary

The fame of this elegant chamber has never seemingly been matched by a huge fan club, and after six years of the Galvin Bros’ tenancy, survey feedback on it remains surprisingly limited. Is it because “the menu shows considerable innovation but may be too fancy for the local market”? The overall verdict though remains: “expensive but well worth a visit”.

£91
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

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.

£85
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3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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.

£85
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Reviews of The Pompadour Restaurant in EH1, Edinburgh by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Pompadour restaurant.
Jin L
Overall good cooking if you chose right thi...
Reviewed 8 months, 14 days ago

"Overall good cooking if you chose right things. Excellent halibut tartare, fresh, zingy. Mediocre vegetable tart, bland, soggy bottom. Poor amuse bouche: more tomatoes than fish in fish soup and soggy choux. For this price (evening meal £65 3 courses) you expect better."

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Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6 pm-9:30 pm
Thursday6 pm-9:30 pm
Friday6 pm-9:30 pm
Saturday6 pm-9:30 pm
Sunday1 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-9:30 pm

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