Chef Dean Banks at The Pompadour


Chef Dean Banks unveils new Edinburgh Restaurant

Chef Dean Banks, Haar restaurant, has unveiled that he will be opening an Edinburgh restaurant and it is in what is one of the prime spots in Edinburgh dining history –  Dean Banks at The Pompadour.


We have enjoyed Haar at Home which has enabled his restaurant Haar to continue to deliver delicious meals at home but now he is back in a restaurant!  This collaboration with the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, will enable both visitors to Edinburgh and residents enjoy a relaxed but premium fine dining experience.


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A delighted Dean said:

“Originally we wanted to move to Edinburgh pre-pandemic. So I always had the drive to come to the Capital. I have built my reputation in St Andrews but I lived in Edinburgh for four years and trained there so always saw myself having a restaurant there.

“The concept has changed in that Haar is that relaxed dining idea of coming off the beach from walking the dog, whereas our Edinburgh restaurant is more refined. We still want to use the term ‘relaxed dining’ but want to make it even more premium, more of an occasion.

“I want to put the Dean Banks name against the restaurant to represent me being there in the city. It is something I dreamed about in the younger years of my career especially when I worked at No1. I knew at the other end of Princes Street was the Pompadour, I have to pinch myself to think I am taking it over.”


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We enjoyed our meals at The Pompadour by Galvin and Haar at Home so look forward to visiting – Dean Banks at The Pompadour.

Best of luck Dean!

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Dean Banks at The Pompadour
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian
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