About La Garrigue

31 Jeffrey Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DH
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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.

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

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Once again - a most excellent lunch-time ...

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Once again - a most excellent lunch-time meal at La Garrigue

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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Friendly, excellent food, portion sizes ...

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Friendly, excellent food, portion sizes were just right and a wine list to cater for most tastes.

Tags: Good for a Date
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Great food and amazing service would hig ...

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and amazing service would highly recommend

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Scenic View, Quick Bite
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We had a lovely evening celebrating a bi ...

 
·Dined on 11 February 2017

We had a lovely evening celebrating a birthday , foods amazing the service is superb , the wine menu great , only small complaint is the beer ,there was a lack of choice . we had a amazing night .and always feel very welcome . hence us going back again .

Tags: Authentic
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Excellent service and food. It's on the ...

 
·Dined on 11 February 2017

Excellent service and food. It's on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for.

If you're not sure about paying the a la carte prices then I suggest taking advantage of their lunchtime offer: limited menu but very competitively priced and the same quality of service and food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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Good food and excellent, as usual, but t ...

 
·Dined on 11 February 2017

Good food and excellent, as usual, but the restaurant was very cold and I wished I'd left my coat on!

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This is my favorite restaurant in Edinbu ...

 
·Dined on 5 February 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in Edinburgh. The food, service and choice of wine second to non.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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Great experience, varied menu, superb pr ...

 
·Dined on 4 February 2017

Great experience, varied menu, superb preparation of dishes, wide range of wines, value for quality, lively helpful staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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Nice venue, food and wine, ...an enjoyab ...

 
·Dined on 4 February 2017

Nice venue, food and wine, ...an enjoyable evening .

Tags: Family Style, Casual
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An excellent meal with very good and att ...

 
·Dined on 4 February 2017

An excellent meal with very good and attentive staff.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Comfort Food
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Once again great food and service. We us ...

 
·Dined on 3 February 2017

Once again great food and service. We used to go regularly 20 years ago when we lived in Edinburgh. A return trip doesn't disappoint. Fantastic and reasonably priced for what you get.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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Lovely Birthday dinner! I had 3 courses: ...

 
·Dined on 2 February 2017

Lovely Birthday dinner! I had 3 courses: squid, pork and chocolate fondant. My husband had fish soup and cassoulet. Good (and expensive) red wine - Fitou. Started with sparkling wine. Can recommend everything, only problem was I got so full I could hardly walk! Nice Birthday wishes written in chocolate on the pudding plate. We'll be back🙏

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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Delicious food. Very accommodating for ...

 
·Dined on 1 February 2017

Delicious food. Very accommodating for those in the company who have hearing loss. In booking, we asked for a quieter area if possible and were given an adjoining but separate little room with a round table - it helped our communication a lot. Most enjoyable lunch. Would return happily.

Tags: Private Room, Notable Wine List
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Excellent three course set lunch served ...

 
·Dined on 30 January 2017

Excellent three course set lunch served quickly and efficiently by friendly welcoming staff who responded perfectly to special requirements

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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The meal from beginning to end was reall ...

 
·Dined on 21 January 2017

The meal from beginning to end was really was a lovely experience. The service was faultless and all courses were delicious. Having grown up in France, it felt like going home for a few hours! Its not a cheap option but the top quality ingredients more than justified this. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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Been a few times now and the food is alw ...

 
·Dined on 21 January 2017

Been a few times now and the food is always excellent, the staff are very attentive and the service quick, I would not hesitate in recommending La Garrigue to anyone.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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Great food and staff - wide varying menu ...

 
·Dined on 21 January 2017

Great food and staff - wide varying menu - wine specially selected from Languedoc, not cheap, but can be viewed on-line beforehand.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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A restaurant specialising in food from L ...

 
·Dined on 21 January 2017

A restaurant specialising in food from Languedoc, right in the middle of Edinburgh sounded too good to be true, so as it was my wife's birthday we booked a table. Right from the start everything was perfect - great food, nice wine, excellent service and great ambience made the whole experience one we can't wait to repeat.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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Delicious seasonal French cuisine served ...

 
·Dined on 21 January 2017

Delicious seasonal French cuisine served by welcoming staff in a dining room with superb views.

Tags: Scenic View
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Wasn't as great as the reviews make it o ...

 
·Dined on 14 January 2017

Wasn't as great as the reviews make it out. Foods good service is average at best

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Came here to celebrate an anniversary. H ...

 
·Dined on 14 January 2017

Came here to celebrate an anniversary. Had booked a late lunch (1.30) so not surprised that our first choice of main course had just sold out. The restaurant was fairly busy, so we had a long wait for our food, but our second choice was delicious and worth waiting for. We come here quite often and the food is always hearty and tasty.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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Great food; the service was attentive bu ...

 
·Dined on 14 January 2017

Great food; the service was attentive but we didn't feel at all rushed.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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Truly authentic French restaurant with l ...

 
·Dined on 7 January 2017

Truly authentic French restaurant with lovely French staff and lovely French food and wine. The dessert with accompanying wines was a real delight

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A great meal on our first night of our w ...

 
·Dined on 6 January 2017

A great meal on our first night of our weekend in Edinburgh

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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I am not in Edinburgh very often, perhap ...

 
·Dined on 6 January 2017

I am not in Edinburgh very often, perhaps three or four times a year, but La Garrigue is definitely my restaurant of choice. It is small and friendly with an interesting menu which stays close to its Languedoc roots and an award winning wine list offering an excellent choice of wines by the glass for us solo diners who cannot manage the whole bottle !! The waiters are friendly, professional and knowledgeable. In my experience the food is always of high quality. The result for me is always a thoroughly enjoyable, relaxed evening. Thank you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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Delicious food and great service, perfec ...

 
·Dined on 3 January 2017

Delicious food and great service, perfect for any occasion.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Business Meals, Seasonal
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OK, nothing special. You get the feelin ...

 
·Dined on 1 January 2017

OK, nothing special.

You get the feeling that this place is really good at marketing itself based on awards and acting like the chef is a big deal. The food was average, borderline not great. Had the duck confit and it was very dry, without any flavour. We had a bottle of wine and two mains (no starters) and it was 70-ish GBP. Not bad, but you can find a ton of great restaurants in this price range in Edinburgh that are much better. While the meal wasn't bad, I can't ever see myself coming back here with so many better choices out there.

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A good restaurant. Authentically French. ...

 
·Dined on 30 December 2016

A good restaurant. Authentically French. Very good wine list. Friendly and helpful waiters. Would happily dine here again.

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Food was mediocre. Portion slightly smal ...

 
·Dined on 30 December 2016

Food was mediocre. Portion slightly small even for my petite wife.

Good wine collection though.

Wife had a bad tummy all night possibly from the duck main course or creme brûlée.

Tags: Casual
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In town for Hogmanay, and this restauran ...

 
·Dined on 29 December 2016

In town for Hogmanay, and this restaurant was a highlight of our trip.

The cassoulet was smokey and hearty, the pork three ways was rich and full-flavoured, and the vegetarian beignets were a delightful surprise. The traditional french fish soup was seasoned perfectly, but the Roquefort soufflé truly won the evening.

The wine list is varied and cleverly priced.

Will absolutely recommend it to every friend en route to Edinburgh.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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Reliably good food. Lunch is very good v ...

 
·Dined on 29 December 2016

Reliably good food. Lunch is very good value with very interesting menu.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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Great food. Very authentic. Excellent wi ...

 
·Dined on 28 December 2016

Great food. Very authentic. Excellent wine list. Can't wait to go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual
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Great food, service and ambiance. ExecEl ...

 
·Dined on 28 December 2016

Great food, service and ambiance. ExecEllen's value for money

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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Delicious food and nice ambience. Tasty ...

 
·Dined on 24 December 2016

Delicious food and nice ambience. Tasty unusual desserts.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Family Style, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic
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Absolutely gorgeous duck breast and love ...

 
·Dined on 24 December 2016

Absolutely gorgeous duck breast and lovely selection of wine

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Absolutely first class dining experience ...

 
·Dined on 24 December 2016

Absolutely first class dining experience. Would highly recommend

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Modern Decor
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As always, excellent food, great wine an ...

 
·Dined on 23 December 2016

As always, excellent food, great wine and great friendly service at La Garrigue. They made it very difficult for us to decide what to order as there were too many good choices on the menu, but the souffle is always good and the slow cooked beef cheek was melting and luscious.

Tags: Family Style, Special Occasion, Casual, Notable Wine List
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The standard of food, wine and service i ...

 
·Dined on 23 December 2016

The standard of food, wine and service is consistently high and we always come away with a very positive impression. One of the best restaurants in Edinburgh - and beyond.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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I was really impressed with La Garrigue. ...

 
·Dined on 20 December 2016

I was really impressed with La Garrigue. The food and wine was excellent - like a little bit of Languedoc had landed in Edinburgh. Service was fabulous - we were made to feel very welcome indeed - and the layout of the restaurant meant our party had in effect a small private room. I can't recommend highly enough. I'll be back.

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Had a superb meal with excellent service ...

 
·Dined on 19 December 2016

Had a superb meal with excellent service. A really lovely evening.

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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