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September 24, 2013
[Jeff and Chris Galvin with Craig Sandle, Executive Chef at The Pompadour by Galvin][1]
Chris and Jeff Galvin with Craig Sandle, Executive Chef at The Pompadour by Galvin

The 5pm Dining blog is happy to be among the first to congratulate The Pompadour by Galvin. Last night, the restaurant at Edinburgh’s Caledonian, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel, was awarded three Rosettes at the fourteenth annual AA Hospitality Awards at The London Hilton on Park Lane.

World class dining

Chris Galvin commented: ‘Jeff and I are thrilled that The Pompadour has been awarded three Rosettes. We congratulate the whole team in Edinburgh for their efforts, in particular executive chef Craig Sandle. Craig has been instrumental in marrying our signature style with some of the best Scottish ingredients to deliver a world-class dining experience north of the border’.

The 5pm Dining blog has a Chewin’ the Fat interview with Chris Galvin here.

Of all restaurants across the UK, approximately 10% are judged to merit one Rosette and above.

Ondine award

Last night also saw recognition for Roy Brett’s Ondine restaurant which was named Scottish Restaurant of the Year at the British Hospitality Awards in London. Organised by the AA, the ceremony honours the very highest standards of food and service throughout the country.

The award comes as Ondine celebrates four years in business and follows on from other titles including Scottish Seafood Restaurant of the Year and Scottish Chef of the Year for proprietor Roy Brett.

Here are the other Scottish winners from the 2013-14 AA Hospitality Awards:

 AA Hotel of the Year Scotland – Cringletie House, Peebles

AA Wine Award Scotland and overall – The Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh

AA Pub of the Year Scotland – The Sheep Heid Inn, Edinburgh

[Roy Brett of Ondine, the AA's Scottish Restaurant of the Year][6]
Roy Brett of Ondine, the AA’s Scottish Restaurant of the Year