The Pompadour

Three Rosettes - 2013-2018
Scottish Hotel Awards 2019 - Fine Dining Restaurant Hotel of the Year
Scottish Food Awards 2018 - Fine Dining Chef of the Year - Dan Ashmore

Since opening its doors in 1925 The Pompadour has gained reputation as one of the capitals most magnificent dining rooms. Known for stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street, The Pompadour takes its name from the celebrated Madame de Pompadour. The 'favourite mistress' of King Louis XV of France. Our exquisite hand-painted walls panels pay homage to his installation of Madame de Pompadour in the Palace at Versailles. The fine-dining restaurant continues its tradition of excellence under the guidance of our award-winning Head Chef, Dan Ashmore.

Make your selection or allow the chef to decide with the new à la carte and 7-course mystery tasting menu featuring locally-sourced ingredients. Head Chef Dan Ashmore, who defines himself as a 'Lover of all things fresh and British', selects only the highest quality ingredients available each day and carefully prepares them in a way that allows the flavours to speak for themselves. To compliment the dishes, our highly experienced sommelier has selected a collection of fine wines as well as unique signature cocktails.

The hospitable, professional, and knowledgeable team at The Pompadour welcomes guests and exceeds their needs, making the dining experience an enjoyable and unforgettable one.

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Opening Hours:

Wednesday to Sunday
18:00 - 21:30
13:00 - 15:00


Entresol level of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian


Valet and self car parking is available, subject to availability,
charges apply.


"A beautiful dining room, stunning food, flawless service and
fireworks to finish.."
Jay Raynor - The Observer
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À La Carte Menu (PDF)

Wine List (PDF)



For more information or to book a table at The Pompadour please
call +44 (0)131 222 8857 or email pompadour.reservations@waldorfastoria.com
The Pompadour website

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