4 Princes Street
EH1 2AB Edinburgh, United Kingdom
New Town/City Center
tel: 44 131 200 9912
fax: 44 131 225 6632
6p-10:30p Tu, W, Sa, 12:30p-2p, 6p-10:30p Th-F, Closed Su-M
If you are looking to splurge, the Pompadour restaurant at the top of the five-star Caledonian Hilton Hotel offers sumptuous French and Scottish cuisine. It is named after Jeanne Antoinette, Marquise de Pompadour (1721 – 1764), a renowned courtesan of the reign of Louis XV. Enjoy stunning views of Edinburgh Castle as a pianist serenades in the background. It is expensive, yes, but just the place in which to waltz around pretending that you're unreasonably rich. If you are unreasonably rich, it's just the place to lunch whilst admiring the views of Edinburgh Castle.
photo courtesy of Pompadour