One of Edinburgh' s oldest dining rooms to close

One of Edinburgh's oldest and grandest dining rooms is set to close this weekend.

Sunday, 26th January 2020, 7:05 pm
The Pompadour has announced it will close this Sunday, 26 January.

The Pompadour, located within the Waldorf Astoria The Caledonian in Edinburgh's city centre, has announced it will be closing its doors this weekend.

Posting on their social media, the team said: "After careful consideration, we confirm that we will close our doors for the last time this Sunday.

"We are proud of the achievements and memories over 95 years. Thank you to our customers and suppliers. Guests with bookings are being contacted, further enquiries call 01312228857."

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The restaurant had been home to The Pompadour by Galvin but after the chefs left Edinburgh last year, it was being run by head chef Dan Ashmore.

Regarded as one of the most grand dining rooms in the city, it has intricate features and views to the Castle.

Users took to Twitter to express their sorrow of the closure with @kevinbstewart writing: “A sad loss, what a wonderful place and food.”

@gravity_bottle added: “Was lucky to have a meal in this room on several occasions. Stunning space. Will be a real loss...”

The former Galvin Brasserie de Luxe, located in the lobby level of the hotel, was taken over late last year by chef Mark Greenaway for his Grazing by Mark Greenaway restaurant.

The Pompadour restaurant – named after Madame Pompadour, the “cerebral” mistress of Louis XV – opened to the public in 2012 after being painstakingly restored as part of a £24 million refurbishment of the building.

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