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Galvin Brasserie de Luxe

The Caledonian Hotel, | Rutland Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB, Scotland
+44 131 222 8988
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak tartare” (26 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (17 reviews)
“crab” (26 reviews)
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French, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Caledonian Hotel, | Rutland Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Restaurant within the Waldorf Astoria Caledonian Hotel in Edinburgh. Really efficient yet friendly service and marvellous food. Could not fault it.

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Thank Richard K
Reviewed 2 days ago

I will start by saying that the staff were absolutely amazing! Great conversation, good suggestions and very polite and friendly. The girl at the welcoming desk was a star! Great customer service. And now the food...wow! The chateaubriand was perfectly cooked and the wine was...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I were staying at the Waldorf in Edinburgh and received a credit from the hotel for dinner at the Brasserie. The service was attentive and excellent. We started with oysters which were fresh but were not our favorite. We eat a lot...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were staying at the Waldorf and were tried after a long day of sightseeing. The Galvin was super convenient, but more importantly excellent! We started with oysters and pork terrine- both were delicious. Next we had the lamb and langoustines again very good. Last...More

Thank SullivanFamily1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Have visited Galvin a number of times over the last few years and am never disappointed. Easy to get a table, quiet and can book online. Sunday lunch voted one of best in Edinburgh in Scotsman review 2017 and have to agree. Great crab starter...More

Thank Garethrhysjones
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, good food, sophistication, efficient management, speedy service, a relaxed atmosphere - any one of these would be a useful addition to improve the very poor experience our group had to endure last Sunday night. I would have followed my parents advice and said...More

2  Thank Simon F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate dinner and breakfast in this restaurant. The breakfast was luxury hotel standard, nothing different here except for the haggis. Service was very good. Dinner was frankly average, high prices not justified by the quality or quantity. Better to dine out.

1  Thank ChangMing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't recommend it more highly! The staff were wonderful and attentive and I was grateful of the bubbly they sent over to our table!

Thank chantelli37
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined using itison 3 course meal with glass of wine, tea or coffee. The menu we could choose from was extremely limited, only 2 choices for each course with no option to choose from the specials board and the portion sizes were very small....More

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a warm welcome we looked over the new menu ..........autumn is here The squash soup was a lovely warm colour with hidden tasty flavours We both had the grid iron streak ...served to perfection .Interesting added flavours ,Esme our excellent waitress was able to...More

1  Thank 9876Sheena
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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10 May 2017|
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Response from MyReviewToo2011 | Reviewed this property |
when we ate in Brasserie we just wore smart but casual clothes. we felt a little under dressed because there was a function in Peacock Alley next door but nobody said anything. the hotels do very well out of the rugby and I... More
29 October 2016|
Response from Eric A | Property representative |
Dear Michelle473, we only allow guide dogs I am afraid Kind regars
7 March 2016|
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Response from chiro85 | Reviewed this property |
Elegantly casual and you will fit in fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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