Edinburgh is world-renowned for its magical Hogmanay and Christmas celebrations and what better place to celebrate than at Dean Banks’ restaurants. Especially as Chef Dean is the only Chef and restaurateur to have two restaurants with views of Edinburgh Castle and the spectacular Hogmanay fireworks display.
Celebrating the very best of Scottish dining, The Pompadour by Dean Banks at The Waldorf Astoria and his brand-new restaurant Dulse have announced showstopping festive menus for guests to truly immerse themselves in the unique celebrations of the capital.
Hogmanay all the way!
Listed as one of the ‘Top 100 things to do before you die’, Hogmanay in Edinburgh truly is an ultimate bucket list activity and regarded as one of the greatest New Year celebrations in the world.
Having recently been shortlisted for Best Restaurant in UK at the prestigious Observer Food Monthly Awards 2022, The Pompadour is one of Edinburgh’s most established and much-loved fine-dining restaurants and is the perfect setting to welcome the New Year, with breath-taking views of the historic city and the spectacular fireworks for Hogmanay festival.
Continuing his passion for local produce, Dean has pulled out all the stops for an unmissable dinner menu that includes all of his favourite dishes. The luxurious eight-course menu, priced at £250pp, champions the finest-quality Scottish produce, with dishes such as pan-seared ‘Gigha halibut with Arbroath Smokie Cullen Skink’, ‘St Andrews Bay Lobster, Mirin butter and Dulse’, as well as the mouth-watering ‘Warrendale Wagyu, Gochujang, Ponzu, Black Sesame’, all available on 31st December only.
For those wanting all the festive fun and buzz but a more laid-back, intimate style of service, Dulse offers incredible starters designed to share amongst the table alongside larger main dishes which champion Scottish seafood, and the impressive Hogmanay tasting menu is no exception. Priced at £145pp, guests can feast on ‘Arbroath Smokie Tart, braised leek and cullen skink espuma’ and ‘Tranche of North Sea Turbot with Hollandaise Sauce and Seaweed Potatoes’ celebrating Scotland’s abundance of fresh, high-quality produce. The Hogmanay menu at Dulse is available for dinner on 31st December only.
The Christmas Spirit…..
With a real focus on celebrating the seasonality of ingredients, Dean and his team have created outstanding Christmas menus that showcase sustainable, local luxury at its best. Throughout December, guests at The Pompadour can feast on the Christmas tasting menu (£105pp) which include gorgeous seasonal dishes such as ‘‘Hand Dived Scallop, Daikon, Kaffir lime’, braised ‘Roe Deer Haunch, Roscoff onion’, and a warming Sticky Toffee Pudding, embracing the luxurious indulgence that Christmas is all about.
At Dulse, guests visiting in December can experience some of Dean’s favourite seasonal dishes for just £35pp for 3 courses or £45pp for 4 courses. Festive dishes include the ‘Dulse Fish Pie with charred winter greens’ or the delicious ‘Roast Hake, Braised fennel, Dulse and Dill Sauce’ with comforting desserts like ‘Plum crumble’, served with Nana’s custard.
For those wanting a seasonal tipple, look no further than downstairs in Dulse’s cocktail and wine bar, where some classic cocktails will be given an extra Christmas sparkle. These include a Nutmeg Espresso Martini and a Chocolate Orange Old Fashioned, available alongside traditional favourites such as warm mulled wine and cider.
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Dean Banks at The Pompadour
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh,
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17 Queensferry Street