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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (112)
Special Occasions (102)
Fit for Foodies (93)
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Notable Wine List (85)
Creative Cuisine (79)
Good for Anniversaries (76)
Lunch (76)
Quiet Conversation (70)
Good for a Date (66)
Cosy (63)
Romance (57)
Good for Birthdays (52)
Neighbourhood Gem (42)
Casual (40)
Pre/post Theatre (36)
Local Ingredients (33)
Business Meals (31)
Worth the Drive (31)
Seasonal (30)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Good Vegetarian Options (20)
Group Bookings (17)
Outstanding Value (17)
Scenic View (17)
Comfort Food (17)
Brunch (7)
People Watching (7)
Fun (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Outdoor Eating (2)
Waterfront (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Very good meal, all the courses were delicious and the staff were knowledgeable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

Had a fabulous lunch last week at La Garrigue, would definitely return and recommend to other diners. Food was great and the staff were attentive, with great suggestions for wines to compliment our meal

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Glasgow)·Dined 5 days ago

Very nice, very French restaurant. Service efficient yet friendly. Good choice of dishes (many unusual in some aspect) and wine. Not overpriced but definitely not inexpensive.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 9 September 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on 8 September 2017

We had a very nice meal. The food was extremely good with excellent wine. My only quibble was that portions were so large I had no room for a dessert or cheese. Service was discreet but efficient, friendly and helpful.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 2 September 2017

I lived in the south of France for some years and La Garrigue certainly equals the quality of food of the best restaurants in France.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 2 September 2017

Superb food and excellent good value wines. This meal was a great and memorable experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on 2 September 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 30 August 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 29 August 2017

Lovely meal with excellent service and very good wine. Will go again

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 29 August 2017

Great service and setting, great food, great value lunch menu. Impressive wine list.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 27 August 2017

Feels like an oasis of calm, relaxing environment away from the fringe and yet just round the corner from the Royal Mile. Close to Waverley too. Good choice on menu, great value for money.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Seasonal
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·Dined on 25 August 2017

Excellent food. High quality. Excellent Service. I prefer however to leave a tip, as opposed to the 10% service charge.

Tags: Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 25 August 2017

Coming right at end of Edinburgh Festival everyone looked ready for a break but they still came up to the mark on every score!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 24 August 2017

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!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 22 August 2017

Excellent French food,well presented. The wine is the highlight, carefully chosen French wine mostly from Languedoc, superb but not cheap.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 20 August 2017

We eat here everytime we visit edinburgh. The food is always excellent and the place has a relaxed French feel.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 19 August 2017

Excellent meal with options for everyone in the group. Very friendly and helpful staff. Thoroughly recommend going there.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 19 August 2017

La Garrigue is a regular haunt of ours and we are never disappointed with our meal.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 18 August 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 18 August 2017

Been here several times and it never disappoints. Authentic French dishes with a Scottish twist. Great place to take friends.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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food4
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service2
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·Dined on 17 August 2017

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.

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·Dined on 17 August 2017

Standard and quality of food always of a high standard as is service and wine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 16 August 2017

As a group this was our second visit to La Garrigue and it didn't disappoint. We started with their cocktail which was a hit with us all. We all enjoyed our meals but the hake was especially good.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Casual, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 16 August 2017

First class as always. Been going now for many years. Never fails to p;lease

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Casual, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 15 August 2017

We found that the restaurant fulfilled our needs. The food was good french regional ~ well cooked and nicely presented. The rack of lamb was superb ~ pink but no blood!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, People Watching, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 15 August 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 15 August 2017

Had a really lovely lunch here with three friends. The special Festival menu had a very good range of choices, and we thoroughly enjoyed three of the four main courses. The desserts were also delicious. Service was excellent throughout.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 15 August 2017

Friendly staff; lovely menu with good choice; food beautifully presented and tasted great too. The coffee was also very good!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 14 August 2017

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Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 14 August 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Inverness)·Dined on 14 August 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on 13 August 2017

Service was okay, not great. Food was tasty too much on the rare side, needed just a wee bit more cooking. A little more attention on the service would have been better, but we were there at the end of the evening.

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 (London)·Dined on 13 August 2017

Service was attentive but unfriendly. The food was poor value for money.

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 (London)·Dined on 13 August 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Scenic View, Authentic
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·Dined on 13 August 2017

Wonderful food and a good wine list. Polite and efficient service.

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 (London)·Dined on 13 August 2017

Never disappoints. Great Sunday lunch. Very nice menu

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Cambridge)·Dined on 10 August 2017

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.

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·Dined on 10 August 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 10 August 2017

This is the 3rd year in a row I've eaten here during the Edinburgh Fringe and found it again a haven of sanity and beautiful fresh food.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Quick Bite, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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