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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.
Edinburgh, EH1 1DH
Hours of operation:
Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:00
£25 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
0131 557 3032
On Street Parking
Bus stop opposite. Bus number: 6. 6 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley station.
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
La Garrigue Ratings and Reviews
The restaurant delivered the authentic French rustic cuisine that was promised on the website. The food was really well cooked and delicious. The outstanding dishes were the starter of scallops, pea purée and pancetta and the main of sea bream with polenta, vegetables and capers. The service was excellent - even though we were eating late, on what had obviously been a very busy night, we were made to feel welcome and all our food was served promptly. I will certainly eat here again and look forward to trying other dishes on the menu.
I read about this restaurant as being one of Gordon Ramsay's favourite places. With credentials like this, I decided to try it one evening. First impressions were great: friendly professional staff, lovely ambience, exciting sounding menu and a fab wine list. I couldn't wait to try the food. The first course of the fish soup was good - like a mini bouillabaisse with all the trimmings, but without the chunks of fish, (obv., owning to price of only six pounds). The second course - the sea bass on saffron rice and stuffed calamari (if I got this all right), was disappointing. The fish tasted too strong, like it was way past its best, the stuffing in calamari had so much garlic in it, I was still tasting it for hours afterwards (perhaps in the attempt to mask the not-so-fresh sea bass, perhaps just the way the chef intended it, in which case hmm...). The staff were courteous and professional dealing with my fish "issue", although did not offer any apology or compensation as such (mind you, I did stress I didn't expect anything), they just proved to be "good listeners", so to speak, without being defensive or outraged, as it often happens in other places.
My dining partner's soufflé and duck were both excellent.
The portions are very generous. Do not believe other reviewers. You would not leave hungry.
We paid just over a hundred pounds for two, having eaten two starters, two mains, one dessert, plus an aperitif, wine and two coffees. Generally prices look reasonable with the mains being just a little bit pricier than one would expect in a similar establishment, but that is my personal opinion. It is certainly subjective.
I would definitely recommend this place, but when I go next time I would specifically ask for the freshest fish, just to make sure. It would be a shame to dismiss this place after the first visit, as it had all the right "ingredients" to become one of my favourite places in town. I'll give it another try for sure.
This was our first visit to La Garrigue. The service was excellent and the food was delicious! We had the cas carlot, followed by côte de bœuf and the cassoulet Languedocien, and had le baba au thym for dessert. Each dish was perfect.
This restaurant is a real "find" in Edinburgh. We recommend it strongly to any who enjoy a good French meal.
Caught in the Fringe Festival crowd and running late, I called La Garrigue to say we'd be late. They held our table (and appreciated the call). Thus began a lovely evening. Terrific food, great wine list (even for the by-the-glass selections). Owner couldn't have been nicer, servers were charming. All in all a wonderful experience. Wish it were in Chicago instead of Edinburgh!
I've visited La Garrigue with friends over the years when we've been attending the Edinburgh Festival - we try and make it the venue for the first meal of our visit. I've also eaten in the restaurant by myself on visits to Edinburgh and with family members and other friends - as well as recommending it to others. The food, wine, setting, atmosphere and service have always been a pleasure.
I like a place with good food and where I am cared for.
When the online booking was made it said that we had the table to 9.
We were heading off for a show at that time.
At 8.20 when being given the menu fir deserts we were asked to order our coffees and vacate the table asas it was needed. Unpleasant. Not nice to be shovelled.
An excellent early evening meal before we went off to a Festival event. The food was delicious and although the menu outside the restaurant looked a little pricey, our meal for 4 -starters and main course plus wine and coffee - came to just over £100. Excellent value for that kind of quality.
I have been dining at La Garrigue for a number of years. The food is always superb and the wine list is extensive.
Since leaving Edinburgh to work overseas several years ago I visit La Garrigue without fail when I return for vacation.
However, due to the sheer rudeness of the head waiter I will not return.
We had a reunion lunch with old friends here during the festival. We had a table at the back so we felt we could have lots of fun and laughter without disturbing other diners. As always the food and wine was delicious and the service superb. It was a haven of relaxation among the madness of Saturday near The Royal Mile.
La Garrigue is a standard favourite especially with a number of friends who meet together at the Edinburgh Festival but is also a regular 'port of call' during any visit to Edinburgh. Food is always good and well served with an excellent selection of wines and friendly and efficient service.
Interestingp menu. Staff fairly helpful. Fish soup excessively spiced for my partner. The soup was boiling as it arrived suggesting being heated in a microwave. My cassoulette was poor - looked to havebeen reheated as meat was dried up on top. No garlic or herbs. Very poor
My husbands spelt rissotto was tasteless.
Despite being in the good food guide the meal was very dissappointing and We shall not return.
An excellent restaurant where the staff are all French, the food traditional Languedoc, along with the local wines. The menu was not extensive but had excellent choices. Situated on Jeffrey Street in Edinburgh very close to the Royal Mile - a friendly and professional service throughout. The ambience was very good, there is modern French art for sale on the walls and , in all, one of the best places we have eaten for a long time.
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