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January 26, 2018

The Pompadour by Galvin launches the ‘first fine dining Sunday lunch’ in Edinburgh.

Offering great food and polished service in a welcoming atmosphere is the most conventional way to ensure a full reservations book.

It is also possible to fill tables by providing the right meal in the right place at the right time.

The Pompadour by Galvin, the flagship restaurant at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, reckon that they have spotted a gap in the market.

Lots of places offer brunch or Sunday lunch in Edinburgh.

However, the high end restaurants which The Pomp sees as its competitors don’t do Sunday lunch.

Cue a light bulb moment.

Sunday lunch: Scottish ingredients

The happy holders of 3 AA Rosettes, The Pompadour by Galvin aims to be the only fine-dining restaurant in Edinburgh to open its doors on a Sunday for an extra special lunch experience.

Developed by Head Chef, Daniel Ashmore, the new Sunday menu offers a line-up of high-quality Scottish ingredients paired with the finest French produce.

The £29.50, three course menu will change with the seasons. Currently, it includes gin-cured salmon; roast leg of Perthshire hogget; Loch Etive sea trout and salted caramel soufflé among other options.

Tapping into the ongoing trend for lunchtime cocktails, the menu also includes a refreshing Bloody Mary. Or a non-alcoholic alternative if, say, you are still clinging to your Dry January vows.

Daniel Ashmore said: ‘As the “farm to fork” dining scene continues to grow and thrive in 2018, we wanted to create a fine-dining lunch that really showcases the best of Scotland’s natural larder with a classic French twist.

‘All of the other fine-dining restaurants in Edinburgh are closed during the day on a Sunday and our indulgent new lunch time dining experience aims to provide the market with something really unique.’

Sunday lunch will be served between 1pm-3pm every week with prices starting at £29.50 per person. The Pompadour by Galvin can be booked via 5pm Dining.

Picture cap: Barbecued celeriac, truffle crème fraiche and Jerusalem artichoke. Not your average Sunday lunch at The Pompadour by Galvin.