One of Edinburgh's finest restaurants, The Pompadour restaurant offers Tasting menus, A la Carte, Sunday lunch with a comprehensive selection of wines. The Pompadour

The Pompadour restaurant at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian


Local & Seasonal Ingredients

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 selects only the highest quality ingredients available each day and carefully prepares them in a way that allows the flavours to speak for themselves.


Magnificent Dining Room

Since opening its doors in 1925 The Pompadour has gained a 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.

Head Chef

Since March 2017, Daniel Ashmore has been Head Chef of The Pompadour.​

With a wealth of experience, Chef Dan has worked for various Michelin-starred restaurants in London and Edinburgh.​

He defines himself as a 'Lover of all things fresh and British!'

Reviews and awards

The Food Awards Scotland 2019 – Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year
Scottish Hotel Awards 2019 – Fine Dining Restaurant Hotel of the Year
AA Awards 2019 – Three Rosettes and Notable Wine List​
Scottish Food Awards 2018 – Fine Dining Chef of the Year – Dan Ashmore​
The Food Awards Scotland 2017 – Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year
Trip Advisor – Certificate of Excellence


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