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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.

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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (43)
Business Meals (42)
Sunday Lunch (38)
Good for a Date (36)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Cosy (32)
Casual (30)
Good Vegetarian Options (25)
Neighbourhood Gem (25)
Group Bookings (23)
Local Ingredients (18)
Seasonal (18)
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Great Beer (3)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 20 March 2017

We enjoyed a lovely meal here and I will go back. Tucked off the Royal Mile, it has a nice view and the ambiance was warm & friendly. The blue cheese souffle was delicious.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romance, Good for a Date, Special Occasions, Fit for Foodies, Neighbourhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 19 March 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasions, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Neighbourhood Gem, Romance, Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value, Sunday Lunch, Modern Decor, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 18 March 2017

Another excellent night at La Garrigue. great food excellent service and a great atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic, Cosy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cambridge)·Dined on 18 March 2017

Fantastic food with excellent service some great vegetarian options and they were very helpful serving larger portions of the starters as mains

Tags: Special Occasions, Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Group Bookings
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 11 March 2017

Great food as always and the service from the young French girl was excellent. Would recommend to anyone who likes to try original French cuisine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasions, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 11 March 2017

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.

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 3 March 2017

Our new favourite restaurant ! Fabulous food, charming staff Thank you

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 2 March 2017

Good French bistro food,.Saffron gin,unusual wine selection .Will go again when back in Edinburgh.

Tags: Lunch
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vip
 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 25 February 2017

La Garrigue is still good, but perhaps not quite as good as it used to be. Nothing wrong with the food at all, but (e.g.) the fish soup, which used to be outstandingly flavoursome, was a bit ordinary this time. Getting a bit pricey as well.

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 24 February 2017

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.

Tags: Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romance, Special Occasions
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 18 February 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasions, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 16 February 2017

Once again - a most excellent lunch-time meal at La Garrigue

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romance, Cosy, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List, Lunch
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Friendly, excellent food, portion sizes were just right and a wine list to cater for most tastes.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Great food and amazing service would highly recommend

Tags: Romance, Casual, Scenic View, Quick Bite
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 11 February 2017

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 .

Tags: Authentic
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 11 February 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romance, Authentic, Lunch, Special Occasions, Quiet Conversation
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 11 February 2017

Good food and excellent, as usual, but the restaurant was very cold and I wished I'd left my coat on!

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 (Newcastle)·Dined on 5 February 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in Edinburgh. The food, service and choice of wine second to non.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Neighbourhood Gem
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 4 February 2017

Great experience, varied menu, superb preparation of dishes, wide range of wines, value for quality, lively helpful staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual, Romance, Good for Birthdays
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 4 February 2017

Nice venue, food and wine, ...an enjoyable evening .

Tags: Family Style, Casual
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 4 February 2017

An excellent meal with very good and attentive staff.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Comfort Food
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 (Aberdeen)·Dined on 3 February 2017

Once again great food and service. We used to go regularly 20 years ago when we lived in Edinburgh. A return trip doesn't disappoint. Fantastic and reasonably priced for what you get.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighbourhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Lunch
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 2 February 2017

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🙏

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 1 February 2017

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.

Tags: Private Room, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on 30 January 2017

Excellent three course set lunch served quickly and efficiently by friendly welcoming staff who responded perfectly to special requirements

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 21 January 2017

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.

Tags: Cosy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 21 January 2017

Been a few times now and the food is always excellent, the staff are very attentive and the service quick, I would not hesitate in recommending La Garrigue to anyone.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasions
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 21 January 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romance, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasions
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 21 January 2017

Great food and staff - wide varying menu - wine specially selected from Languedoc, not cheap, but can be viewed on-line beforehand.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasions, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 21 January 2017

Delicious seasonal French cuisine served by welcoming staff in a dining room with superb views.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Newcastle)·Dined on 14 January 2017

Wasn't as great as the reviews make it out. Foods good service is average at best

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 14 January 2017

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.

Tags: Romance, Seasonal, Authentic, Special Occasions, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Lunch, Scenic View, Neighbourhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Group Bookings, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 14 January 2017

Great food; the service was attentive but we didn't feel at all rushed.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 7 January 2017

Truly authentic French restaurant with lovely French staff and lovely French food and wine. The dessert with accompanying wines was a real delight

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 6 January 2017

A great meal on our first night of our weekend in Edinburgh

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romance, Special Occasions
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 6 January 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 3 January 2017

Delicious food and great service, perfect for any occasion.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Business Meals, Seasonal
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 (London)·Dined on 1 January 2017

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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 (London)·Dined on 30 December 2016

A good restaurant. Authentically French. Very good wine list. Friendly and helpful waiters. Would happily dine here again.

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 (Houston)·Dined on 30 December 2016

Food was mediocre. Portion slightly small even for my petite wife.
Good wine collection though.
Wife had a bad tummy all night possibly from the duck main course or creme brûlée.

Tags: Casual
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