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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Timeless French brasserie dishes à la Galvin

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

The luxurious Caledonian Waldorf Astoria is the home of the Galvin brothers in Edinburgh, and this iteration of their cross-Channel classicism pleases diners with its Parisian brasserie-styled looks: dark wood flooring and tables around a circular island seafood bar, and waiting staff in time-honoured black-and-white uniforms. As for the food, it's all you'd expect and more, start with perfectly cooked hand-rolled pappardelle, ragout of Highland hare and aged pecorino, or Berwick crab mayonnaise, and then take in duck cassoulet, perhaps, or breast of Perthshire pheasant with Puy lentils and Alsace bacon. Finish with the signature apple tarte Tatin and crème fraîche.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10


  • Chef(s): Jamie Knox

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: French
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 13
  • Wines over £30: 24
  • Wines by the glass: 12

Price guide

  • Starter from: £8
  • Main course from21
  • Dessert from: £8
  • 2-course lunch from: £19
  • 3-course lunch from: £25
  • 2-course dinner from: £19
  • 3-course dinner from: £25
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 150
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 24
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

On Rutland Street, off Lothian Road, at Caledonian Hotel.

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Haymarket, Waverley
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