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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 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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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