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“Just fantastic” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Pompadour by Galvin

The Pompadour by Galvin
Ranked #316 of 2,437 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$85
Cuisines: French, European, British, Scottish
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Good for: View, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: West End
Description: The first Scottish venture for Brothers Chris and Jeff, The Pompadour by Galvin offers a luxurious French culinary experience, made using meticulously sourced local ingredients, and seasonally inspired flavours. One of the city's most precious treasures, The Pompadour was opened in 1925, inspired by the official chief mistress of Louis XV whose portrait adorns the walls with the Salon where you able to have pre & post dinner drinks before moving into the main dining room with its hand painted panels and original features
Perth, Australia
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896 reviews
419 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
“Just fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

This is just plain fine dining, everything was perfect, the atmosphere, the service, the attention to detail, the food, everything was just right.

Being fine dining you expect the mael to be drawn out, but no, the meals were delivered in a very timely manner, and each thoroughly enjoyed.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Peter_Adshead, Manager at The Pompadour by Galvin, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I am very pleased to hear the feedback from your dinner and I hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Yours Sincerely,

Peter Adshead
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic from start to finish!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

My husband and I thought we would treat ourselves on our first night of our honeymoon; and what a treat!

Fantastic food combinations, with wines to match, in beautiful surroundings made for a fabulous evening. Excellent and knowledgeable waiting on staff ensured that our meal at the Pompadour was a memorable one! Would highly recommend, and will be returning next time we are in Scotland.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KatyH_1108
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Peter_Adshead, Manager at The Pompadour by Galvin, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for choosing The Pompadour for your honeymoon, it is touching when you are chosen for such a special occasion. We are glad that the training we undertake is evident in our service.

We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Scotland.

All the best,

Peter Adshead
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Old school fine dining”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Decent food but nothing special, good service, classic old style room, some rough edges requiring more work. With so many outstanding restaurants in Edinburgh, they really need to add a bit more effort.

Visited August 2014
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Thank Maz G
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Peter_Adshead, Manager at The Pompadour by Galvin, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for coming to visit us in The Pompadour by Galvin, I am disappointed that in you have picked out areas that need approving. As a restaurant we are consistently aiming to better ourselves and please feel free to contact me directly at peter.adshead@waldorfastoria.com.

Kind Regards

Peter
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Almost flawless. The service was superb and the staff were friendly and polite. The only thing letting this place down is bar prices. £9 for a single measure of gin and then £2.75 for tonic water making a very expensive gin and tonic.

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Almost perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

We had a lovely meal at the Pompadour last week with great service, lovely food, fantastic views and a pleasant dining room.
We had purchased a voucher for 2 and then invited our daughter to join us which was easily accommodated by the Pompadour. Online booking worked faultlessly although a follow up email did take a few days to get a reply as the restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays (perhaps the email address could be monitored or an auto reply system set up?)
However our experience on the night was almost perfect. Champagne and nibbles were served in the small lounge area while we explored the menu and made our choices. We then had canapes whilst selecting our wine and this was the only (minor) blip in an otherwise excellent evening. Our first choice wine was unavailable, as was our second, as were most of the South African wines. The sommelier seemed a bit stumped but eventually she suggested an alternative which proved to be lovely and very reasonably priced. So the outcome was fine but just a bit surprised at this hiccup in an otherwise faultless night.
The staff were friendly and efficient and took time to answer questions about dishes and ingredients. Our choices from the a la carte menu were delicious and we added a cheese plate which finished the meal off nicely.
We have now been lucky enough to eat in many of Edinburgh's finest restaurants (do try the Plumed Horse, Castle Terrace, The Kitchin, Martin Wishart) and while the Plumed Horse remains our favourite the Pompadour is a great addition to the Edinburgh menu.

  • Visited July 2014
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