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La Garrigue

4.6
1533 reviews
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£25 and under
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French
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  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
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
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Cuisines
French, Bistro
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:00
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Phone number
0131 557 3032
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Parking Details
On Street Parking
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Public Transit
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
What 1533 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

First class from welcome to food. Service was excellent, food was outstanding and ambiance was special, sophisticated and civilised.

Extensive and unusual wine list - with wine to suit every budget and palate.

Perfect for a special occasion. Highly recommended and Jean-Michel and his team were lovely.

Gem of a place.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Been going to La Garrigue for ages - mostly for lunch - and it never disappoints. The beauty of this friendly restaurant is that it sticks to French (Languedoc) based cooking and is properly authentic, with many French staff who really know about restaurant service, food and wine. La Garrigue is recognised for its excellent wine list; the house wine is inexpensive and far better than is often the case in the city. Excellent service combined with excellent cooking - and both for a very reasonable price. Can thouroughly recommend this place.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We found the restaurant to be cosy with plenty of atmosphere. The menu was simple with French flair and guidance available if required. The food was well cooked and tasty with a complimentary appetiser course. Again, simple but delicious. The main course of a traditional casserole was unfortunately a little dry but my corn fed chicken was delicious.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal on sat night ! Staff were so attentive but not too much so ! Excellent choices on menu and staff very knowledgeable when assistance was asked for in making right menu choices ! Will definitely come back when in Edinburgh again
Dee

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

This place is AMAZING. Spectacular food and wonderful, attentive service. 5 stars and 2 thumbs up - we will definitely be back. Thank you for the delightful experience!!!

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4.0Dined on 9 April 2018

Appreciated that the restaurant was open on a Monday and with a good menu. Very pleasant ambiance and charming staff. Lovely food. Will go again.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Superb food, excellent service always a joy to eat here

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Charming venue, charming and knowledgeable staff, great food. Nicely paced meal. A real pleasure every time we have been there. I would highly recommend it.

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4.0Dined on 6 April 2018

We had a very good lunch, at a reasonable price, with excellent professional service and (for those of us facing the window) a view of the World Heritage buildings on Calton Hill.

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Very enjoyable experience. Discrete but attentive service, interesting menu, lovely food and really good coffee. The chestnut choux dessert was anazing.

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

We had a fantastic lunch here. The food was delicious, service was attentive and prompt but not at all intrusive, ambience and location was lovely, and they even responded to our request for a nice view because it was a special occasion. Everything was professional yet relaxed and friendly, a lovely experience overall. Thank you and we will be back!

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

It felt like home to me. 100% authentic , French music, waiters, paintings. Loved it

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4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Good food and excellent service. I think the wine is a little overpriced but that seems standard for Edinburgh.

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Long weekend with family in Edinburgh.
Looking for informal venue on a Sunday night.
Very warm welcome and friendly service, interesting menu and regional wine choice led to a very authentic French bistro feel.
Really recommended

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

This is the third time we have been to La Garrigue on our visits to the Edinburgh Book Fair and, once again, we had a most pleasant evening. The food is excellent, in that assured French way, the service immaculate and the wine good with an excellent range of prices. Perhaps the background hubbub made it difficult to hear one another at the large round table for four, but that is the merest of criticisms. We recommend the restaurant most thoroughly.

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4.0Dined on 24 March 2018

This is a lovely space and our group of five friends all had a good time. We managed to select all the options between us from the set lunch menu, which was excellent value. Puddings are amazing! This isn't a criticism, merely an observation - it is slightly hard to hear people clearly round the table as the furniture is beautiful wood and the floors are wood.

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4.0Dined on 13 March 2018

Very good food and wine. Nice ambience and decor, with authentic music.

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5.0Dined on 13 March 2018

A very leisurely early evening meal. Excellent food, attentive but unintrusive service. Real care with gluten free options.

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Charming and authentic regional French (Occitanie) restaurant with friendly service and great traditional food.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

The food, service and atmosphere is consistently great here. We've never been disappointed. Had a super night with our friends who will no doubt be back themselves at a later date - as will we

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Great restaurant food and service excellent Good value for money, very French 😀😀xx

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5.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Fabulous restaurant, food and staff made a birthday meal special

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Lovely French, not pretentious or expensive

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5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

La Garrigue is a gem. Great food and Laguedoc wine at a sensible price. The service is impeccable and the staff friendly and knowledgeable.

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3.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Staff are super friendly, well versed in the food & drink and attentive to the right degree. Ingredients are well sourced and prepped with right level of attention. Only downer is that the vegetarian options very limited and uninspired.

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

We had dinner here with friends on Friday evening. It was busy but the staff were still very efficient and friendly. The food was totally amazing, excellent presentation and flavour and plenty to choose from on the menu. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

A lovely restaurant, very friendly staff and a good atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Food was wonderful and service was attentive without being overly fussy. Recommended

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5.0Dined on 22 February 2018

Top quality ingredients, excellent and innovative cooking and service.

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5.0Dined on 21 February 2018

The place is well-decorated. My wife and I liked the paintings on the wall, they made the restaurant more impressive, and the view from the window was amazing. The staff were friendly and nice, the food was delicious. We had fish and pork, the fish was fresh, the pork was tasty. The fish was served with couscous, my wife said La Garrigue has showed her that couscous could be such a wonderful food. The pork was served with potatoes, and the potatoes were well-cooked. The day we visited La Garrigue was my wife's birthday, and the owner had prepared a little surprise for her. In short, we had a great lunch and a wonderful experience in La Garrigue!

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on 16 February 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on 16 February 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 13 February 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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