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Galvin Brasserie de Luxe

  • Princes St. Map It
  • New Town
  • French
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

This Parisian-style brasserie combines handsome surroundings with first-class cuisine from London brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin. Dapper waiters glide around the cavernous dining area with a central bar and blue banquette seating. The menu stars such classic French dishes as steak tartare, duck confit, and pork cassoulet alongside Scottish staples like Loch Creran oysters, smoked salmon, and haggis. On Sunday, expect hearty, traditional options like slow-roasted beef brisket with trimmings. Desserts include the melt-in-the-mouth meringue oeuf a la neige (eggs in snow). The wine list is extensive, and the staff knowledgeable. A decent children's menu makes this a popular spot for families; kids under 11 even eat free at Sunday lunch.

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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh—The Caledonian, Princes St., Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB, Scotland

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Published 05/04/2017


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