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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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French, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The Caledonian Hotel, | Rutland Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Husband and I came here using an Itison voucher for chateaubriand. We also purchased lobster tails for a starter. Food was excellent, up to its usual standard, but the service was shocking. We had to ask for a drink, food took over 40 minutes to...More

Thank Maz G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well. We are regular visitors to the Galvin but everytime we have a great time. This time was for a birthday and the chef provided a great after dinner experience for our 10 year old. Thank you to all, including Eric, Damien and the staff...More

Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here one night while staying at the Caledonian. The food was very good. The service was a bit slow. We enjoyed our meal.

Thank Jewels1698
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here as a result of a deal for chateaubriand with wine for 2. I have to say that it was a great evening, good value with excellent service. I will definitely return and will recommend.

1  Thank Alan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third trip to Galvin and I must admit that I am falling in love with this place. I always stop and eat at the bar as opposed to a table. Staff are great and there are plenty of them. As a creature...More

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small bistro with classic menu. Just ok at best. Good langos but other meals bit pedestrian. Kids meals nowhere as good as the Honors. Would skip if returned to town.

Thank GautengLad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second review of Galvin. We had booked for a late family birthday lunch and had arranged with them to bring in our own cake. When we were being seated, the maitre'd brought up the cake, which was actually a surprise and we...More

1  Thank steph3011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm mostly motivated to review when standards are sub par but felt compelled to write a review for excellent service based on my first visit at lunchtime on the 1st of July. Our group all ate from the before 7pm three course set menu for...More

Thank edinburghedwards
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great meal here last Saturday night prepared by Chef Logie and all the team. Service was excellent and nothing to much trouble for our special night. Highly recommend a visit and the Pre Theatre menu looked good as well.

Thank DUNCANSAberdeen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a large restaurant located within the Caledonian hotel. Not a gigantic menu but interesting. I wasn't overly hungry so I only ordered the corn veloute with quail eggs and the marinated squids over avocado and tomatoes. The squid was not abundant and neither did...More

Thank BloggerLinda
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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
30 October 2016|
Response from Eric A | Property representative |
Dear Michelle473, we only allow guide dogs I am afraid Kind regars
8 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$36
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • 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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