About La Garrigue
Edinburgh, EH1 1DH
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.
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
We had a lovely evening celebrating a bi ...
We had a lovely evening celebrating a birthday , foods amazing the service is superb , the wine menu great , only small complaint is the beer ,there was a lack of choice . we had a amazing night .and always feel very welcome . hence us going back again .
Excellent service and food. It's on the ...
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: ...
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 ...
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 reall ...
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 L ...
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. H ...
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, perhap ...
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 feelin ...
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.
In town for Hogmanay, and this restauran ...
In town for Hogmanay, and this restaurant was a highlight of our trip.
The cassoulet was smokey and hearty, the pork three ways was rich and full-flavoured, and the vegetarian beignets were a delightful surprise. The traditional french fish soup was seasoned perfectly, but the Roquefort soufflé truly won the evening.
The wine list is varied and cleverly priced.
Will absolutely recommend it to every friend en route to Edinburgh.
As always, excellent food, great wine an ...
As always, excellent food, great wine and great friendly service at La Garrigue. They made it very difficult for us to decide what to order as there were too many good choices on the menu, but the souffle is always good and the slow cooked beef cheek was melting and luscious.
I was really impressed with La Garrigue. ...
I was really impressed with La Garrigue. The food and wine was excellent - like a little bit of Languedoc had landed in Edinburgh. Service was fabulous - we were made to feel very welcome indeed - and the layout of the restaurant meant our party had in effect a small private room. I can't recommend highly enough. I'll be back.
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