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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
Great choice of gorgeous meals, starters were great,mains brilliant, desserts gorgeous.
Lovely atmosphere, we had table at window with cracking views over Carlton Hill.
We always go to the European rugby finals and always like to finish the trip with a good meal and this one was brilliant!
Authentic Languedoc food and wine served from knowledgable staff. We booked late but still managed to eat in separate room for an intimate evening. Had souffle to start and lamb as main. Good sized portions and delicious. As a non expert on Languedoc wines, I had to ask the waiter for advice and the recommendation was spot on. Location within close walking distance of Waverley Station. Rare too find such a great, authentic French restaurant in Edinburgh.
We visited La Garrigue for dinner on the occasion of my husband's birthday and it was a most pleasant experience. The waiters were attentive, the menu was imaginative and the food was delicious and well presented . The wine list is extensive with a good range of price. This restaurant provides a real taste of France and we will definitely return.
Stopped for excellent-value set lunch - vibrant tastes from the owners' homeland, Languedoc-Roussillon in the South of France. Best French restaurant we've ever found in Edinburgh - wish I could cook such simple ingredients with something approaching the chefs' flair. This isn't tiny-portion, nouvelle cuisine dining, it's food rooted in traditional hearty cooking. And the wine's really interesting, too!
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.
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.
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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