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Galvin Brasserie de Luxe

#189 of 1,829 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
West End
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The Caledonian Hotel, | Rutland Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB, Scotland
+44 131 222 8988
18:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 18:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:30 - 15:00
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Towcester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited here several times, including with a lunch deal. The menu is quite varied, although not much for vegetarians. Lots of steaks, mussels and a hamburger. Once had risotto - which I like the best. The hamburgers were ok. Had the Sunday roast. The meat and carrots were lovely, Yorkshire pud ok but potatoes- not so good. This restaurant... More 

Thank Emily G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have enjoyed Galvin many times before. However this time we left not only frustrated but disappointed. The service was good as usual but the menu is not as good as before and when my wife asked for a filet steak medium well it came rare. The chef said it would take 15 minutes to fix and when it came... More 

Thank 665hughs
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here often and the food is always good but on this visit the service was slow. We are not in a hurry when it comes to dining but from ordering to each course and getting the bill was painful. Trying to pay when we eventually got the bill seemed like me that I had got a free meal.

Thank barry w
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visit, albeit my wife had been previously with friends. Service was attentive, whilst unobtrusive, and clearly there has, for the most part, been investment in good staff. Think we spotted the trainee mind-you, but of course we all have to start somewhere. Nice lunch, good quality food and drinks. However, over-riding feeling was it was pretty expensive to... More 

Thank ontoeat
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing food experience and I would happily recommend it to others. Of things that could be improved the atmosphere could be a "tad" warmer but attentive staff and a great experience.

Thank Marius N
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took advantage of an Itison offer to visit Galvins. It lacked atmosphere or perhaps that was due to the lack of people dining. The attentiveness of the staff varied during our visit. The food was satisfactory but didn't blow us away. They also tried to overcharge us ......... won't be rushing back. Expected better.

Thank Paddockholm60Snowy
Burley, ID
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just had dinner at the Galvin Brasserie deluxe. The wait staff were attentive but the food was poor to mediocre. We had the price fixe menu. My wife had the beef bullet that was as tough as shoe leather and not that tasty. I had the Coley fish fillet which was mediocre. We both had the smoked haddock salad... More 

Thank Gary1097
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my wife and i treated ourselves to a Chateaubriand for two via itison in this very nice venue. We booked our table for 6:30 and were greeted and seated by a very charming member of staff who let us get settled in and took our orders. The starters were excellent as was the main Chateaubriand, absolutely delicious and a big... More 

Thank explorer1972
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit and once again it excelled. The waiting staff are friendly and attentive, the service is first class and the food is excellent. My only slight quibble is that the cheapest bottle of red wine was £24 and the tables were a bit close to each other, but neither spoiled our overall enjoyment.

Thank Neil P
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable as ever with the service exemplary. Great with our 9 year old son who considers the chicken and mash fantastic. The sweet corn veloute was well made, delicate and presented excellently whilst our regular favourite imam bayaldi was as expected tasty. The coly and cod were cooked perfectly and the rhubarb soufflé, well was great

Thank Andrew N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$36
French, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Caledonian Hotel, | Rutland Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 222 8988
Inspired by traditional French urban design, the Galvin Brasserie De Luxe boasts an inviting, all-day dining option in Edinburgh city center. With stunning polished surfaces, rich, deep woods and stylish ceramic tiles, this French bistro presents simple efficiency with luxurious touches. Savor exceptional French dishes and aromatic delights. Unwind with a relaxing evening drink or meet colleagues to discuss business in the calm, tranquil ambiance. Galvin Brasserie De Luxe offers dual entry from Rutland Street or the iconic Peacock Alley.

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