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About La Garrigue

La Garrigue is a French bistro located at 31 Jeffrey Street, just a stone's throw from Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile and minutes away from Waverley station. The restaurant is themed around the culinary specialities of the Languedoc region of France, offering rustic French home cooking with a modern touch. Owner and chef Jean Michel Gauffre’s exhaustive knowledge of the region helps in presenting the best of pastoral French cuisine and an ambience that evokes southern France. Since its opening in 2001, La Garrigue has earned plenty of critical commendations. It is a fitting venue for an intimate lunch or dinner experience as well as for small group events, with a menu that is updated almost daily. Apart from delicious lunch and dinner recipes, it has a separate all-day menu. The wine list is extensive and is suitably representative of Languedoc, the largest of France's wine producing regions.

31 Jeffrey Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DH
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Bistro

Hours of operation:
Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:00

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
£25 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
0131 557 3032

Website:
http://www.lagarrigue.co.uk/

Parking Details:
On Street Parking

Public Transport:
Bus stop opposite. Bus number: 6. 6 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley station.

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Garrigue Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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Food

4.5

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (118)
Special Occasions (101)
Fit for Foodies (92)
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Notable Wine List (90)
Creative Cuisine (82)
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Good for Anniversaries (76)
Quiet Conversation (73)
Good for a Date (68)
Good for Birthdays (53)
Cosy (53)
Romance (52)
Neighbourhood Gem (42)
Worth the Drive (41)
Casual (41)
Pre/post Theatre (37)
Business Meals (36)
Local Ingredients (32)
Seasonal (30)
Sunday Lunch (28)
Scenic View (20)
Comfort Food (18)
Group Bookings (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Healthy (15)
Fun (11)
Brunch (8)
People Watching (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Outstanding Value (4)
Hot Spot (3)
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Disabled Access (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed a lovely early meal at La Garrigue after a theatre visit. Friendly service and really authentic French dishes. Good choice of wines by glass,caraf or bottle. All good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great value lunch in a relaxed setting. The blackberry soufflé was outstanding-I'd happily head back to La Garrigue right now for another helping.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a very pleasant pre theatre dinner .There was a good choice and the food was well presented and prepared.
Have visited before and were pleased that their high standard has been maintained.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

You will never go wrong at La Garrigue. Excellent French regional cooking in authentic restaurant. Keep it up Jean Michel!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely delicious meal, everything was good and service was good. The only thing that might stop me returning is the price. The service charge put it into the next bracket for me. That said I hope I can return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined 7 days ago

the waiting staff were very professional whilst also being friendly and even indulged ours and others diners' rubbish attempts at French.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 11 February 2018

Great food nicely creative. The service was excellent. I would recommend for private or business dining.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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Food4
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Service5
Value3

 
 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 10 February 2018

Very nice evening spent enjoying lovely French meal. Good service and lovely food. Quite expensive but you get what you pay for.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic
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Food5
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 6 February 2018

We have been to this restaurant before and on this visit we introduced friends who were, like us, well impressed! The food was absolutely delicious and staff delightful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 4 February 2018

There were five of us for a family birthday celebration. Service was great - friendly, helpful, and available for advice on the menu ( how spicy certain items might be, for example.) we chose a wide variety of dishes and all were excellent - empty plates left after each course tell their own story. The wine list was also well studied and their Corbières was well liked. For five of us with 3 courses each and wine, the overall price was very acceptable. Service charge was left to us to decide. We shall DEFINITELY use Là Garrigue again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Healthy, Casual, Special Occasion
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Food4
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 (London)·Dined on 3 February 2018

I booked for a friend's 60th birthday and was not disappointed. The service, the food and the overall experience was lovely. We had a circular table in a semi-private area for our event. This was so much better than long tables as everyone was able to chat and interact easily. The sommelier recommended a wonderful wine which accompanied the food extremely well. The food is beautifully cooked with a sure and capable hand in the kitchen. Thank you to the staff who made my friend's 60th birthday a very memorable one.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 3 February 2018

Good value for money. Started and main courses very good, desserts a little disappointing. Excellent service and very welcoming.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 31 January 2018

Always good. Great fixed-price lunch. Attentive service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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Food5
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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 29 January 2018

Super food and authentic French flavours - a real find.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 28 January 2018

I was recommended this wonderful French restaurant by a friend. It was even better than expected. The food was beautiful, creative and the portion size was exceedingly better than I imagined. I requested wines to be matched for the courses chosen.. customer service was excellent and staff attentive without being obtrusive. Service was polite. . I've heard it's excellent for lunch too. We travelled from the Lake District for a flying visit and it didn't disappoint. We'll be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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Food4
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Value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 27 January 2018

Friendly efficient service,authentic French food and excellent wine list. Good atmosphere . Will be returning !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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Food5
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 27 January 2018

Delicious meal and very friendly service. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 26 January 2018

Charming french dining experience. The food was tremendous, but struggled to finding main course due to large portion size. Maybe if I didn't take the starter.....but they sounded too tasty to pass up. It really feels like you are in France. Wonderful wine list is worthy of an honourable mention.

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Food3
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 26 January 2018

A very pleasant lunch. Not too expensive (£60 for two, three courses, including 1/2 carafe wine and coffee and tip). Would happily go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic
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Food4
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 25 January 2018

We went to La Garrigue, on a Thursday evening in January whilst on a short visit to Edinburgh. The restaurant was not as busy as I would expect it would be at a weekend. Having visited the region of France several times we thought we would like what was on offer and we were not disappointed. The meal was beautifully prepared and presented. The wine, like the food was of an excellent quality and the staff were relaxed, friendly and helpful. All in all if you want an authentic french restaurant with excellent food and wine at reasonable price, look no further. Easily accessible for center of Edinburgh and well worth a visit.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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Food4
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 23 January 2018

Lunch at La Garrigue is always excellent value and delicious. We each had a starter and main, with coffees to finish off. Delicious food, friendly service in a great location, highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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Food3
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 20 January 2018

Bit mixed: my dishes were good but partner's were disappointing. Tasty cassoulet and nice Pinot noir. Pleasant attentive service. Excellent cheeseboard.

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Food5
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 17 January 2018

I had not been back for two and a half years since I moved out of Edinburgh and it was even better than I remembered it.

Friendly and efficient service, excellent food, outstanding wine list.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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Food4
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Service5
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 16 January 2018

Good food , very tasty, good service, good location. I like it!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 31 December 2017

As always, a brilliant experience. Morgan, Jean- Michael & the team made us feel welcome. It remains our favourite restaurant in Edinburgh

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 31 December 2017

Tutto perfetto..locale carino nella parte vecchia della città. Personale super gentile e disponibile. Cibo ottimo. Super consigliato!

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 31 December 2017

Brought three friends here for Hogmanay lunch. This is one of my favourite restaurants in Edinburgh and I wanted my friends to experience it too. They were extremely impressed by all aspects of the meal. The food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented, the service was excellent - very friendly and attentive, - and the set menu offered a wide choice of dishes at a very reasonable price. A memorable and very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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 (London)·Dined on 30 December 2017

Excellent birthday dinner for our vegan daughter. Real focus on flavours and even our 10 year old sceptic son was a fan after three wonderful courses. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 30 December 2017

staff and food both excellent. Friendly, helpful and fun.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on 29 December 2017

The food was very nice. The red wine was nicely paired for the food. One person had the rabbit dinner and the other the vegetable dish. Both were very nice and recommended.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 24 December 2017

Lovely,cosy warm, relaxed and very good food indeed, almost fine dining but way more comfortable. Thanks to the staff, great.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on 20 December 2017

As always we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. It was a treat. We will be back.

Tags: Comfort Food
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Food5
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 17 December 2017

Classy. Great service. Trad french with a twist. The wine list was very thoughtfully matched with the menu .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 17 December 2017

Outstanding meal. The Beef Cheek was superb as was the the blue cheese soufflé and Rabbit. Extensive wine list. As good an authentic French restaurant as you will find in Scotland.

Very friendly and and knowledgeable staff.

Overall a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic
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Food5
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 17 December 2017

Great authentic French food in a relaxed atmosphere, attentive service - we thoroughly enjoyed it!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 17 December 2017

Six of us ate here. Lovely food, great service and a very reasonable set Xmas menu.

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 16 December 2017

Christmas menu, 3 courses for £17.50 - great value. Service was really good and the food was creative and tasty.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 16 December 2017

Our visit was the first time we have been to this restaurant. The welcome was good and the staff during our meal were very friendly and attentive. Well done ! The christmas menu was good and we both enjoyed it. The A La Carte menu looks fantastic so we will probably be back to sample this.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 16 December 2017

Lovely food at very reasonable prices. Terrific service. Easy central location near train station and High street. Especially good for a ladies lunch or friends who like good food without paying in excess. Great wine choices at fair prices too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 15 December 2017

The food at La Garrigue was exceptional and authentic a truly wonderful meal. Would recommend to everyone and will definitely return.

Tags: Authentic
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