La Garrigue

4.6
1563 reviews
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£25 and under
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French
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Bistro
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:00
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Phone number
0131 557 3032
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Parking Details
On Street Parking
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Public Transit
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

Special Offers

Lunch: 2 courses £14.95

From a set menu. 2 courses £14.95 or 3 courses £17.50.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 15 June 2018

Ends: 29 June 2018

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:30

What 1563 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

My friend and I enjoyed a nice quiet lunch. Initially disappointed that the pork was not available but our other choices, chicken and fish were excellent. The half carafe of wine was a good idea. Good service, not intrusive. Nice rustic decor and although it was busy plenty space between tables. I would eat here again.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Whenever I am in Edinburgh for lunch this is one of my favourite places. Only a short walk from Waverley Rail Station but dining there takes me miles( or should I say, kilometres) away to the Languedoc region of France with its authentic French cuisine , wines and ambience.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

A very nice evening out for anniversary staff welcoming and efficient and lovely French meal

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We loved everything about it: delicious , creative food, excellent service. A wonderful place to have our 47tg anniversary dinner. The blue cheese soufflé was heavenly.

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3.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Lovely food however the special main course of monkfish tail was certainly on the small side.

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

The food was excellent and the staff friendly and attentive without being overbearing. My husband and I chose from the A La Carte, and out daughter chose from the set lunch menu which was very reasonably priced. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on 14 June 2018

Lovely peaceful relaxed atmosphere with welcoming service

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5.0Dined on 10 June 2018

Great food , a very French setting and very helpful staff. Had a fabulous evening

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4.0Dined on 10 June 2018

A charming, French bistro with delicious food and lovely service.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Its our third visit to the La Garrigue and its never disappoints. For us its a restaurant to visit as a treat to ourselves on our infrequent visits into town. Good polite service and lovely tasty food. Excellent

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4.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Very good food and the staff were very helpful and friendly

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4.0Dined on 29 May 2018

Biannual meet up with long standing friends, absolutely not old! As ever good market menu, dishes well cooked a d presented, efficient friendly service all at reasonable cost. Looking forward to our next visit

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

The food was delicious and beautifully presented when brought to the table. The staff were very polite and the place was clean and cozy. The lunch menu option was a very good price/quality opportunity to take advantage of. Totally recommendable.

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4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

This is a really good place to meet friends for lunch (sorry, we haven't been at night so can't comment). Menu choices are very good and the food is yummy! Lovely staff.

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4.0Dined on 22 May 2018

This was a return visit for me and first time for my friends. I knew what to expect and was not disappointed other than our table was quite near the door and there was a cold wind when the door was opened. The food was excellent as was the wine. My friends also enjoyed seeing the meal. I’ll definitely be back. Thank you

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4.0Dined on 22 May 2018

New member of staff made so many mistakes, including giving our vegetarian a meat dish. The meal was deducted so I do forgive that, but I feel the poor girl should have had more training and supervision because her every contact with us brought another problem. Confused over cutlery, not remembering the order, not understanding requests, no milk for my breakfast tea.... it just spoiled things, wasn’t a relaxed lunch really.

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4.0Dined on 18 May 2018

We had dinner Friday evening and followed up with an impromptu Saturday lunch....recommendation enough I reckon.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

This was the perfect dining experience. Well lit and quiet, for my parents, excellent and authentic Languedoc cuisine. The waiter was knowledgeable about the food of the region and gave great tips for the wine selection. I cannot fault the experience I would recommend who heartedly and we will be back soon. I suspect this may become our go to restaurant in Edinburgh.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

We had an early evening meal. It was excellent as always. Food and service fantastic.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Great food staff very friendly staff.
highly recommend

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Great welcome and good service. Pleasant staff and exceptional food

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4.0Dined on 4 May 2018

excellent and good value lunch with great service!

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Excellent cooking, excellent service -- only regret that I did not have room for dessert.

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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Sunday lunch with the family. Excellent food and service. The staff were helpful, informative and attentive. God value for money.

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

La Garigue is an excellent restaurant which serves authentic Provencale cuisine at very afforadable prices. The service is quietly efficient, always attentive but never obtrusive. The decor is entirely in keeping with the restaurants ethos and promotes a relaxed atmosphere. Fine dining without pretensions. That coupled with an excellent wine list makes this a first class place to have a meal, either lunch or dinner.

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4.0Dined on 26 April 2018

Very friendly service and lovely ambience. However not necessarily good value late evening. Try for early evening or lunch menu which is better value. Small portion size in late evening . Food took a while to come to table. Excellent choice of wines. Will book again but with early evening menu for sure.

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5.0Dined on 24 April 2018

A friend recommended me this restaurant and my friends and I had a lovely three course meal with a lovely French Saivignon. Great food and a fantastic wine list and an authentic french experience.

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Excellent value lunch in a cosy and relaxed setting. Friendly and welcoming staff giving great service. Will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Great food , very good value. Pleasant staff and extensive wine list

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Excellent food and great service Happy to recommend this restaurant

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5.0Dined on 17 April 2018

First class from welcome to food. Service was excellent, food was outstanding and ambiance was special, sophisticated and civilised.

Extensive and unusual wine list - with wine to suit every budget and palate.

Perfect for a special occasion. Highly recommended and Jean-Michel and his team were lovely.

Gem of a place.

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5.0Dined on 15 April 2018

Been going to La Garrigue for ages - mostly for lunch - and it never disappoints. The beauty of this friendly restaurant is that it sticks to French (Languedoc) based cooking and is properly authentic, with many French staff who really know about restaurant service, food and wine. La Garrigue is recognised for its excellent wine list; the house wine is inexpensive and far better than is often the case in the city. Excellent service combined with excellent cooking - and both for a very reasonable price. Can thouroughly recommend this place.

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

We found the restaurant to be cosy with plenty of atmosphere. The menu was simple with French flair and guidance available if required. The food was well cooked and tasty with a complimentary appetiser course. Again, simple but delicious. The main course of a traditional casserole was unfortunately a little dry but my corn fed chicken was delicious.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal on sat night ! Staff were so attentive but not too much so ! Excellent choices on menu and staff very knowledgeable when assistance was asked for in making right menu choices ! Will definitely come back when in Edinburgh again
Dee

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

This place is AMAZING. Spectacular food and wonderful, attentive service. 5 stars and 2 thumbs up - we will definitely be back. Thank you for the delightful experience!!!

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4.0Dined on 9 April 2018

Appreciated that the restaurant was open on a Monday and with a good menu. Very pleasant ambiance and charming staff. Lovely food. Will go again.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Superb food, excellent service always a joy to eat here

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Charming venue, charming and knowledgeable staff, great food. Nicely paced meal. A real pleasure every time we have been there. I would highly recommend it.

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4.0Dined on 6 April 2018

We had a very good lunch, at a reasonable price, with excellent professional service and (for those of us facing the window) a view of the World Heritage buildings on Calton Hill.

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Very enjoyable experience. Discrete but attentive service, interesting menu, lovely food and really good coffee. The chestnut choux dessert was anazing.

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