Galvin Brasserie De Luxe
Galvin Brasserie de Luxe pays homage to the grand brasseries of Paris and Lyon.
From the food, expect French bistrot classics combined with the best local and seasonal produce Scotland has to offer. You can also choose to dine at our exclusive crustacea bar or book our Salon Privée. The kitchen will be over seen by award winning executive chef Craig Sandle.
Galvin Brasserie de Luxe is situated in the newly refurbished The Caledonian, A Waldorf-Astoria Hotel based in the heart of Edinburgh.
Monday-Friday: 12pm-2:30pm; 6pm-10pm
Saturday: 12:30-3pm; 6pm-10pm
Sunday: 12:30pm-3pm; 6pm-9:30pm
See availability for 1,000 point tables
Sun - Thu 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Pleasant bistro style restaurant, attached to large hotel. Well cooked and presented French style food.
Very slow service, had to remind them we were there. Food was good but not as good as prior visits. Fish was a touch over cooked and the “shellfish emulsion” looked (and tasted) like a glob of flesh coloured paint. Lovely oysters though.
Seafood was fresh and delicious! Oysters and Grilled langoustines were out of this world! Traditional haggis was absolutely amazing. Strawberry shortcake was phenomenal
We had a great experience at Galvin Brasserie De Luxe. The food was extremely good. I had the snails to start followed by a ribeye steak which was cooked perfectly. I also had the panna cotta which was the daily special - that was good too. The service was efficient and friendly. Overall I really enjoyed it and would be happy to go back.
Comfortable and welcoming. We had a lovely meal, with some difficult choices over a tempting menu. Angus, our server was an absolute star, explaining the details of our choices and adding recommendations. A lovely evening with exquisite food. I look forward to coming back VERY soon.
went for sunday lunch.the food was excellant,and the price for two people was outstanding.will definitely return.
We were looking forward to the Chateaubriand special which we had to order when we made our reservation. My daughter and I shared it, and they recommended cooking it to "medium rare" which is just how we like it. They also suggested we order a starter since the cooking time would be 45 minutes. Our shared starters were Heirloom Tomatoes with Sardines (a few very tiny slices of tomato), and Crab with Mayonnaise which was excellent. Unfortunately, the Chateaubriand arrived extremely rare with a cool, dark red center. I would have liked to send it back, but it was very difficult to get the attention of the waitstaff. It was tender, but lacked overall flavor. The table next to us ordered the same, and theirs arrived cooked to the perfect temperature. My husband ordered the Langoustines, and they were delicious; tender, sweet, and nicely grilled. Service overall was lacking, and the floor manager seemed to be training the staff as they struggled to serve the patrons. Overall, a very disappointing meal.
We took our 8 year old daughter and met up with the in-laws. Excellent atmosphere, great food, lovely staff.
Drinks are extremely overpriced. 15 pounds for scotch whisky (bought for 5 pounds everywhere else in Edinburgh) is outrageous. Very disappointed. Even sparkling water is expensive. Place is so-so. Avoid.
Just too rushed. Good food, but service was off. We asked for a 20min brrak between starter and main, but it was rushed out in about 7 mins... Maybe catering for US tourists, but not for us?? Such a shame as the food was good, but not a patch on the service standard of galvins in london.
The menu for this restaurant looked amazing, scallops, langoustine, steak, all things we love. The scallops were £20, and on asking how many scallops were served, we were advised 2. So we passed on those and opted for chicken consomme and crab starters. The crab was excellent, the consomme was pleasant. No salt and pepper on table, which I know some people don't mind but we prefer the choice. For main, I chose monkfish tail and my partner a fillet steak. The monkfish looked amazing but arrived cold, and I mean chilled to the touch, as if not quite defrosted. So I asked for it to be heated up. The staff member brought it back while my partner ate his very good steak. They did apologise, but no other concession was offered in terms of a free drink or similar, which may have assured our repeat business. The cocktails were good (£16), the dessert good, the cost bordering on prohibitive. For these reasons, we are unlikely to return.
Always a very warm welcome from all front of house staff.
Food delicious and beautifully cooked.
Every time we come here for dinner the experience is always wonderful.
Très bon restaurant, les plats sont d’une grande qualité et très raffinés.
Food rather over cooked. Especially the steak.
Excellent food but service was on the slow side for the main course, which took a long time to arrive. However the quality of the food was excellent. Staff were attentive and helpful.
The special not so special. Fish cakes far too salty. We have this feedback but the restaurant staff not very interested.
Waitresses were very attentive and knowledgable about the specials and food selection when asked. The Venison was delicious! The beef sirloin a little chewy.
I used to go here a lot, but for various reasons am no longer a frequent visitor.
All ok, but they were silly about the reservation made through OT and confirmed the previous day for 2.15. On the day they insisted it had to be for 2 p.m. or earlier because, I assume they weren't very busy. In terms of the time involved, unnecessary and irritating
Excellent food and service. Wine list gets expensive quickly, but Primitivo reasonable value.
Love the Galvin in London—this doesn’t compare. An average experience—average food; well meaning if not terribly great service.
An excellent evening - genuine ‘brasserie’ ambiance, great service, wonderful French bread, good range of food including fresh seafood, family atmosphere. Would certainly go again.
Nice setting, creative, friendly staff.
We all remembered what we had the last time we ate there and some of us had the same thing again. Most popular was the steak tartare starter and the most popular dessert was the hot soufflé - yum! The fish, particularly the cod, was cooked to perfection. Service was excellent and attentive and the final bill was not a shocker.
The Galvin brothers have a good track record. We have enjoyed their food in London too.
Excellent food, excellent value.
I took my mum for dinner after a long day seeing shows and walking. She tried lobster for the first time and loved it. All the food was fresh and delicious. It's one of my favourite spots in Edinburgh.
We were here for a pre theatre meal
.It was most enjoyable and we will return.
Wonderful celebration evening with my family , great personal and discrete service from the second we entered the restaurant, until the moment we sadly had to leave ... We will be back either for another superb evening meal , or to attend the extremely interesting, enjoyable and informative wine tastings.
The Sunday roast was very nice - the brisket was cooked very well - tender and moist. My husband had the set menu of pigeon, pork and chocolate dessert. He said it was nice, but portions could have been bigger as he was still a little bit hungry afterwards. Overall though it was quite good. We had to call the waiter over most of the time to get service (the restaurant wasn't that busy), but once they came to the table, they were very polite and friendly.
Excellent food and great service. Pork cheek and belly were perfect. Crab starter ok.
Been béfore and will go back.
We enjoyed a wonderful evening at Galvin Brasserie where the service was excellent throughout, our steaks were beautifully cooked and the ambience was very good.
My wife and I had a most enjoyable evening. The service was efficient and very friendly. The food excellent.
Short trip to Edinburgh. Eat at Galvin restaurants in London often. This one did not disappoint for food. Haggis was a special treat. Bit quiet and service fell off at the end but not to the point where I would not recommend or go back.
I found this restaurant to be absolutely excellent. The food was amazing and albeit portions were a tad on the small side, the flavour punch drowned all my concerns regarding sizing :)
I have been to Galvins on several occasions and felt it was a great up market restaurant with good quality food in a nice informal setting, great for business meetings, family dinners, date night etc. we had a table for 3 , booked for 7pm on Wednesday, it was a business dinner with a client however we found the restaurant had taken a massive booking for a tourist party which meant service was extremely slow and also there was a table that came in with small children who were poorly behaved and were given electronic babysitters on full volume blasting across the restaurant. After this experience, I will never use again for Clients and in fact I would hesitate for anything other than family meals. So disappointed.
Unable to attract a waiters attention when
we required something at our table.
A French bistro feel, it's not as small and packed in with tables so there is room apart from each table to enjoy a private conversation. Service is outstanding, waiters are knowledgeable and happy to offer suggestions. The resto is located in the Waldorf hotel, so you can expect a higher percentage rage of tourists/hotel guests. The haggis was excellent, if you have never tried it then definitely try their option as their sauce has a twist and is excellent. Portion size is good, not massive given the richness of the food. We had Sunday roast, was an excellent selection and would suggest it given the value for the money.
Excellent food, and we're very willing to provide my steak Blu. Food presented in a very pleasing way. Both of us enjoyed our meal and could not find any faults.
Having prewarned restaurant of my dietary needs, I was disappointed our waiter knew nothing of this. He went to the kitchen and brought back a menu with scribbles and crosses on it, as if I was of no importance and could just make do with a meal with bits missing. Worse still, when my green salad came, I was given a salad with no dressing at all, and had to ask another waiter to give me some oil and balsamic vinegar.
Having dietary problems is no fun. I am not used to being treated as if I am a nuisance. I have been to your restaurant before and was treated with consideration and sensitivity. Not this time.
Having said that, the food that I did eat was very good, if a little over priced in my opinion.
Very good service attentive at all times , food choice excellent specials on too . A choice for everyone. Starters large and haggis brilliant love the vibe in the restaurant main restaurant busy and vibrant .
Interesting concept for "high end dining", has more of a casual- cafe feel to it rather than what I would expect at a restaurant inside the Waldorf Astoria! Food was strictly ok. Dessert was delicious.
Very nice ambience with good food and great service in a very relaxed atmosphere. Look forward to returning there soon.