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Promotions

Lunch: 2 courses & a glass of wine £15

Promotions

Lunch: 2 courses & a glass of wine £15
Details

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 4 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 4 People

Starts: 1 October 2017

Ends: 30 November 2017

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-14:00

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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (110)
Fit for Foodies (101)
Special Occasions (96)
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Notable Wine List (89)
Good for Anniversaries (79)
Creative Cuisine (78)
Quiet Conversation (75)
Lunch (74)
Good for a Date (67)
Romance (58)
Good for Birthdays (56)
Cosy (55)
Neighbourhood Gem (43)
Casual (39)
Local Ingredients (37)
Pre/post Theatre (37)
Worth the Drive (36)
Business Meals (35)
Seasonal (32)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Scenic View (19)
Group Bookings (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Healthy (11)
Fun (10)
Outstanding Value (10)
People Watching (9)
Brunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Child Friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Outdoor Eating (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Waterfront (2)
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 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

The best Cassoulet north of Carpentras. A reasonably priced and extensive Languedoc friendly wine list with knowledgeable staff to lead you to new, and fabulous, wines... oh yes, the Armagnac is good too!

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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·Dined 4 days ago

Lovely restaurant, lovey meal, great service. Could not fault.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent lunch! Great service too! We had the Open Table £15 lunch deal - 2 courses and a glass of wine. Great value.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined 5 days ago

We have always been delighted with the total experience at La Garrigue and this was no exception. A busy Friday at a table close to the door on a cold night could do nothing to spoil the occasion. It remains the best of the best for me.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Business Meals
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Food5
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·Dined 5 days ago

Our first visit but recommended so many times, now we understand why.
Absolutely loved the food, atmosphere and the staff were so nice.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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Food5
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 (London)·Dined on 11 November 2017

Great French bistro in Edinburgh Old town. The service was excellent and staff were very friendly and helpful. The food is typically indicative of Southwest France regional cuisine and was faultless. Reasonably priced.
Only very slight downside is for those with limited mobility/wheelchair/mobility scooter users. There is a step into the restaurant from the street, would be ok for wheelchair but not for scooters. Toilets are downstairs.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 11 November 2017

Very pleasant restaurant! A warm welcome and service second to non. Food was delicious!

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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
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·Dined on 9 November 2017

Nice to see a restaurant that concentrates on a specific area and cuisine. Very good wine list. Charming and knowledgeable staff. I had a lovely cheese soufflé to start but I was a bit disappointed with the roasted monkfish. It could have been more golden brown on the outside and the sauce was very oversalted. We ordered the fish soup which was rather lacking in flavour and seasoning. However we also had the duck which was very good indeed. I would like them to lower the lights as it's slightly too bright.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 6 November 2017

Had a delicious dinner, Mutton, not seen that on a menu for a long time, was wonderful

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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·Dined on 4 November 2017

I’m really glad I’ve been there before leaving Edinburg. It’s hard to find food like you have in this place! Congratulations

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Food4
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·Dined on 3 November 2017

La Garrigue is very unassuming from the outside, with a warm and friendly atmosphere inside. Our meals were served promptly and with charm.
The signature aperitif had an orange kick, and reminded one diner of mulled wine - in a good way!
Soup to start was vegetable-based, good but no better than what we might cook at home; but a low-price option. Fish of the day was a concoction of monkfish and mussels, delicately flavoured, very good. The steak was done as promised (rare for one diner, medium rare for another), vegetables were ordered as extra.
Desserts were excellent - amongst others, creme brulee flavoured with lavender, lovely (but not sure if the gooseberry puree added anything to the experience...).
We paid £150 for the 3 of us, 3 courses plus coffee, aperitifs and one bottle of wine.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 3 November 2017

Another excellent lunch and faultless service. Not my favourite table, but that is my only niggle.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 3 November 2017

This place is always not just good but excellent. The food and service are out of the top drawer. I can unequivocally recommend it

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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Food4
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·Dined on 2 November 2017

Delicious French food and warm and friendly service. I was very pleasantly surprised.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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 (Jersey)·Dined on 2 November 2017

Just as good as always. If you like tasty good regional food in a French style restaurant setting you won't go wrong here.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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Food5
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·Dined on 28 October 2017

Excellent food, great service and lovely atmosphere. We come every time we are in Edinburgh and are never disappointed.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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Food4
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·Dined on 28 October 2017

I took my wife out to dinner at this restaurant for her birthday. Knowing how much my wife likes France, the food and wine. I was hoping this place would deliver what it promised as we had been let down before at another (French) restaurant in Edinburgh. I needn't have worried as my wife really enjoyed the evening telling me just how authentic and enjoyable the food was.
She recommended I try the traditional fish soup, brilliant.
We will definitely go back again, and would not hesitate to recommend to others.
The restaurant was nice, clean and well kept.
The staff knew their stuff and were professional.
The food and wine were delicious.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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Food4
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Value4

 
·Dined on 27 October 2017

Enjoyable meal in pleasant surroundings with pleasant and helpful staff

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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 (London)·Dined on 26 October 2017

Food, wine, service and ambience all wonderful. We had a lovely, unrushed lunch with friends. The hare dish was particularly enjoyed by the 2 of our group who selected it. All in all, excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Organic, Creative Cuisine
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Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 25 October 2017

Warm welcome from the owner/manager who looked after us really well all evening. He recommended a delightful Picpoul wine and advised against a side order of Lyonnaise potatoes with my excellent and hearty cassoulet. Customer satisfaction over cash stashing encourages me to return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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Food4
Ambience3
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 (London)·Dined on 24 October 2017

It seemed pretty authentic to us - served by two frenchmen, and with the kind of food we have eaten in the Languedoc region. It was not cheap but worth the price.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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Food4
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 23 October 2017

Restaurant was busy for a Monday night. Food and service both great. The wine list was extensive without being over the the top. I had the lamb which was cooked perfectly and tasted wonderful. My wife had the Hake which again was cooked perfectly although it dud have a few bones left in. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant and I will return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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Food4
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Service5
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 (London)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Very good food, interesting wine list with helpful advice, very attentive service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience4
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 (Portland)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Wonderful, authentic dining with food and wines from France’s Languedoc. Unpretentious and knowledgeable service. A memorable evening!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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Food4
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·Dined on 20 October 2017

good food and set lunch menu very good value. service also good and staff very friendly

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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Food5
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 16 October 2017

We ate here on a Monday in October 2017 and it was busy. We were visiting Edinburgh and La Garrigue was a perfect introduction to great dining in the city. Staff were superb, efficient and friendly while the food was outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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Food4
Ambience3
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·Dined on 12 October 2017

Lovely evening. Very helpful service. Good food and wine. A bit quiet but it was a Thursday evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Casual
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Food5
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 (London)·Dined on 11 October 2017

The food was excellent and the service was friendly and efficient. This is a great place to eat!
The wine was also very good.
I have already recommended the restaurant to friends!

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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Food4
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 (London)·Dined on 9 October 2017

Excellent food, service, ambience and value. I particularly enjoyed the blue cheese soufflé!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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·Dined on 9 October 2017

Another delightful meal, with a wealth of choice, beautifully cooked and presented, and diligently served so the conversation continued to flow. Thank you

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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Food4
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 (London)·Dined on 7 October 2017

We had a family dinner here, grandmother, mother and 2 students. The food was very good and the service very friendly. It was a bit noisy for our grandmother, but this is a common problem with restaurants. We would recommend this restaurant for a nice evening out.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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·Dined on 7 October 2017

Excellent restaurant and excellent food. Authentic French cuisine in the heart of Edinburgh. A bit expensive, but worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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 (London)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Lovely! this was our second visit and it was just as good as the first a couple of years ago.Will try not to leave it soooo long for our third visit.Great warm and friendly service and great food especially desserts, delighted to find somewhere that actually MAKES them ( not an after-thought, like in so many restaurants) properly and taste fab! Much appreciated.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 28 September 2017

It is always a pleasure to eat at La Garrique where the lunch menu offers a good selection of authentic and well presented dishes, usually with a seasonal flavour. Prices are reasonable and the wine list is exceptional.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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·Dined on 23 September 2017

Lovely food, good location, friendly staff. Would go again if we are ever in Edinburgh.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 19 September 2017

Great 2 course lunch as usual - true value for money. We also enjoyed the Arrogant Frog blanc. Will be looking for that again!

It was very relaxed - no pressure from the staff - without losing any professionism.

Merci beaucoup!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 19 September 2017

The food was tasty and well presented, lovely atmosphere

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 16 September 2017

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 on 16 September 2017

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 on 14 September 2017

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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