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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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