Edinburgh’s famous Pompadour restaurant has closed after 95 years

Edinburgh’s famous Pompadour restaurant, situated in the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, has closed after 95 years.

The closure is historic, and marks the end of a restaurant that had become an institution in the city – and had long been a celebrity hang out.

Between 2012 and 2019 the fixture traded as Pompadour by Galvin under the group headed by brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin. The group cut ties with the restaurant last year and since then it was run by chef Dan Ashmore.

Even in recent years the restaurant impressed, with diners leaving largely favourable reviews. Reporters said the “ambience is one to savour for a special occasion”, and despite the Galvins’ departure, we maintained high ratings in our 2019 guide.

A statement posted to the restaurant’s social media pages this weekend read: “After careful consideration, we confirm that we will close our doors for the last time this Sunday. We are proud of the achievements and memories over 95 years. Thank you to our customers and suppliers.”

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