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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

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (111)
Special Occasions (106)
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Notable Wine List (76)
Creative Cuisine (73)
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Good for Anniversaries (65)
Quiet Conversation (62)
Cosy (54)
Romance (53)
Good for a Date (52)
Good for Birthdays (46)
Pre/post Theatre (44)
Casual (41)
Neighbourhood Gem (39)
Outstanding Value (30)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Worth the Drive (28)
Business Meals (27)
Local Ingredients (25)
Seasonal (25)
Good Vegetarian Options (23)
Comfort Food (20)
Group Bookings (18)
Scenic View (16)
Healthy (14)
Family Style (9)
Child Friendly (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Brunch (5)
Fun (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Private Room (3)
Great Beer (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quick Bite (3)
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined 7 days ago

Delicious food in a pleasant relaxed (clean) environment. Lovely helpful wait staff who gave great service in a friendly and warm manner. We hope to come back soon!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 19 July 2017

SUPERB, superb welcome, superb food and wine, superb service. Our favourite restaurant in Edinburgh

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on 14 July 2017

Excellent authentic French fare served by a very pleasant and personal staff

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on 14 July 2017

This was a classic French restaurant serving classic French food. The cassoulet was particularly good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Authentic, Seasonal, Healthy
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 10 July 2017

What a surprise to receive a glass of fizz on arrival for my birthday.
Everything was wonderful, atmosphere, wine and especially the food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 8 July 2017

Great choice on the menu, beautiful food and friendly, helpful staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 8 July 2017

This was our first time visiting la Garrigue and found the staff friendly and attentive. the food and wine selections were excellant. We shall be making a return visit soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 7 July 2017

Cassoulet was too salty. Rack of lamb small
and over cooked

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 6 July 2017

The restaurant was recommended to me as being a favourite in Edinburgh. The food was fine, though the service was slow, for which the staff apologised, but I did not think it out shone other French restaurants in the city. I do not like an added service charge though it was removed without question. You should be able to evaluate for yourself the quality of service and not expect.

Sorry it was not as good as Petit Paris or L Escargot Bleu.

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 5 July 2017

Enjoyed our visit as usual. We have been in the restaurant many times before. Friendly staff.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 4 July 2017

I took my Nanna here for dinner to celebrate her 80th birthday and my graduation. The service was excellent and we received a warm welcome from both the owner and waiting staff. They sat my Nanna in a very comfortable seat and we thoroughly enjoyed the food, excellent wine and atmosphere of La Garrigue. Would highly recommend it for any french food lovers!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 3 July 2017

Had lunch with the 3 courses for £17 menu. Quite superb. Wonderful service, terrific food and a great view out to Calton Hill.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 2 July 2017

Charming place, with very good food and attentive service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on 2 July 2017

The food here was ok, the service was good but the place wasnt very cozy or french-looking.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Great value, very nice lunch from the fixed price menu. Good choice of starters and mains with an excellent wine list. Friendly and efficient service. Will be be back.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 30 June 2017

Delicious meal, well served in pleasant surroundings.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 30 June 2017

Very good value for money lunch. La Garrigue is a cut above similar French restaurants in Edinburgh. I'll be back.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 24 June 2017

long time since I have eaten here. I must do so more often though. It was excellent. The restaurant is spacious and comfortable (love the furniture), the staff are efficient, knowledgeable and attentive and the food and wines are outstanding. Really loved it. Thank you for a lovely evening!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on 23 June 2017

Absolute Amazing!! First class all the way around!! Great food, service, ambiance, location and views!!! Definitely a must go when I'm Edinburgh!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 23 June 2017

Pan fried Scottish scallops were wonderful as a starter. And the Rib eye of Scotch beef was amazing! I highly recommend!

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 (London)·Dined on 16 June 2017

Outstanding French cuisine and excellent value for money.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 June 2017

Five of us had dinner here and though we loved the location and the building, and the service was great, our food just never hit the mark. There were flavors or spices that didn't seem to fit the dish, or a different flavor or texture that we didn't expect. Each of us described our meal as "it was okay, but..." The restaurant has great reviews on several sites, so maybe we were just there on an off night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 14 June 2017

Lunch menu had enough choices to cater for everyone in the party. Food presentation looked appetising and dishes tasted great. The fish of the day was cooked to perfection and the desserts were very more-ish. Excellent value for money and attentive but not intrusive service , this won't be the last time we've eaten there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 11 June 2017

Lovely find. Small family run affair. Relaxed and friendly service that is also top notch in professionalism and courtesy. Serves up wonderfully tasty and inventive dishes.

The standard and quality of the food is what you'd expect from a high end establishment- but not high priced and stuffy like some places. The price and relaxed atmosphere means it's more casual. The decor is nice and colorful without being crass with interesting paintings.

Staff very multi-lingual and well versed with the menu. Can't fault anything! Enjoyed a lovely anniversary meal.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on 10 June 2017

This was our last evening in Edinburgh and this restaurant selection was excellent. The atmosphere was relaxed, the food was excellent and the service was exceptional. We were able to reflect on our lovely trip to Scotland in a quiet, quaint, upscale, yet laid back atmosphere.
We strongly recommend reservations as several parties were turned away as we were there.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 10 June 2017

Our Third visit to this lovely little restaurant. Good food, good wine, great service and very reasonably priced

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 9 June 2017

picked out for a lunch on a visit to Edinburgh as it was near the station.
the food was lovely and the service was excellent

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 7 June 2017

I am a regular here, and love the food, the excellent wines and the atmosphere.
I booked dinner on Wednesday evening for myself and a friend I hadn't seen for several years, as he is a French teacher and I knew would enjoy it.
The food and wine was lovely, as always, and he was very impressed. However, I became increasingly embarrassed by the level of service from your young French waiter. While we had a nice conversation, in French, with his older colleague, he barely spoke, didn't smile once, left us waiting for almost 15 minutes to order, brought the bill without being asked to do so, and - the last straw - brought our coats to the table without our asking for them and stood holding them in our faces, without a word! I ended up apologising to my friend for this unbelievably rude behaviour and felt that it made the evening end on a sour note. I am aware that we had stayed longer than the 2-hour slot allocated, but the place was almost empty (although other tables were still being served) and we weren't preventing anyone else from getting a table, so I feel his behaviour was quite unreasonable. I have been served by this waiter several times in the past, and it's always been a disappointing experience, but he's never been quite this rude. If I come back, I will be asking for a different server. I am really sorry to have to give you this feedback, but enough is enough.

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 5 June 2017

A wonderful, welcoming restaurant that serves excellent food prepared to a high standard. The staff are attentive without being intrusive. Prices are moderately high (obviously this is a personal judgement), but dining in Edinburgh is never cheap. A very enjoyable place to spend an evening with friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 3 June 2017

Second time we've visited La Garrigue, it certainly won't be the last.
It would be difficult to find fault; the food's to die for, the staff are friendly and attentive and the atmosphere is cozy and comfortable. If you like good French food without the pretentiousness no need to look any further. For the tourists; it's 2 minutes walk from the train station, with a great view across to Carlton hill.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Newcastle)·Dined on 3 June 2017

Lush! We are total Francophiles and even though we were visiting Scotland we thought we'd go somewhere different. Really lovely place. Many thanks to the staff who helped us practice our french. ❤️❤️❤️
Really enjoyed the saffron gin aperitif.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 2 June 2017

Have never been disappointed at La Garrigue and this visit was no exception! Beautiful confit duck to start, delicious beef for main and terrific baba for dessert. The wine was gorgeous and the service 1st class!

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 31 May 2017

Lovely meal in a lovely place and atmosphere. Would recommend for lunch and dinner

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Aberdeen)·Dined on 30 May 2017

Lovely staff and service and food was well prepared.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 30 May 2017

Great good really well presented. Waitress provided great service

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 30 May 2017

Just like somebody has dropped into the middle of Edinburgh the sort of local Languedocian bistro that you enthuse about when you get back home. Brilliant summer food with a lightness of touch, such that a three course lunch doesn't induce some mid-afternoon lassitude. And what value - booking through OpenTable when we did produce three courses for just £14.50.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 30 May 2017

A favourite venue.

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 27 May 2017

Enjoyed an evening with friends we haven't seen in ages. Food was great. Wine was really good. Service excellent. A little pricey but worth it.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 27 May 2017

Good traditional French cuisine. Well cooked and well presented without being fussy. Service was excellent, polite, well mannered and attentive but at no time intrusive. Nice unfussy restaurant space with rustic tables. Good ambiance in a busy restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Jersey)·Dined on 27 May 2017

Never had a bad meal or bad experience here. If you want a little authentic taste of a southern French bistros look no further.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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