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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 best French restaurant in the UK. We live near Weston-Super-Mare & believe that La Garrigue is worth flying to Edinburgh for: It is that good.
We had a very well priced lunch with a lovely bottle of wine: Yet again, the food was simply outstanding, full of flavour, melt in the mouth wonderful, & the wine list exceptional.
The ambiance is lovely & relaxed, but oozes quality.
If you are looking for a good value quality lunch, a wonderful evening out, or to take someone on that special treat or date, La Garrigue fits the bill.
The icing on the cake is the very wide Gluten Free choice which, for one who is Coeliac, makes all the difference.
I was really disappointed with my meal here. We read a review that said it was Gordon Ramsey's favorite french bistro in Edinburgh so we gave it a shot. In our experience, except for a really bad pub meal we had during our 10 day stay, this was the worst dinner we had in Edinburgh. Our waiter did a good job of helping to explain the French wine menu to me. The potatoes and the vegetables were very bland. My steak was actually juicy and well seasoned, however, it was still the worst of the 3 steaks I had during the trip. My wife had the deer chop which looked delicious, but it was only about 2 ounces of meat once you cut it off the bone. We had to the Balmoral afterwards for an appetizer so she wouldn't starve. I can not recommend this restaurant, and I wish that there would have been reviews like mine to help steer me away from this place.
Excellent lunch at La Guarrigue. The relaxed atmosphere, friendly, helpful staff further enhanced the delicious food and great wine. The mackerel starter was full of flavour, as was the heartwarming mini lamb shank and cassoulet - perfect for mopping with with the lovely rustic bread. My friends thoroughly enjoyed the fish of the day - gunard - and their lemon meringue pud - all complimented with a couple of bottles of a zingy Picpoul. Plan to do again before too long.
This restaurant was recommended by a friend and it did not let us down.
The staff made us feel very welcome and were attentive to us throughout the evening. The menu was not huge but it had a range of different alternatives for each course.
We only ordered from the main course menu and were delighted with the flavour of the meat and the accompanying sauces.
We would definitely return again.
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.
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🙏
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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