La Garrigue

4.6
2120 reviews
£26 to £40
French
La Garrigue is a French bistro located at 31 Jeffrey Street, just a stones 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.
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.
The wine list is extensive and is suitably representative of Languedoc, the largest of France's wine producing regions.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2120 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DesJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food served up in a friendly ambiance, in spite of COVID restrictions.

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judithah
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and service, with good non-alcoholic beverage options. The squid sausage and the Monkfish Wellington were both excellent. Very much missed having a glass of good Languedoc wine, though! The ambience was not at the top rating because it was very quiet on a Wednesday for a late lunch - I just don’t know how many of the excellent restaurants we have are going to survive this pandemic.

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AMarieB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely cosy and friendly restaurant with authentic French food of the Languedoc region. We have been here many times and have always been delighted with all aspects, especially the food. The plaice was delicious and cooked to perfection. The cassoulet was amazing and hearty as always. My favourite starter is the roquefort souffle, and the lavender creme brulee is a lovely dessert, so I was delighted to see them back on the menu.

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vipGail
Edinburgh
44 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Still producing a very good 3 course lunch. Looking forward to having a glass of wine with it!

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Eleanor
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy La Garrigue. Meal and service as good as ever. “Wine” was very pleasant. Looking forward to going back and having a bottle of the real stuff. Always feel very welcome here.

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CatrionaC
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and impeccable service. Social distancing well thought out. Absolutely excellent. Never let’s us down.

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VickyH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service. We very much enjoyed our meal

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susana
Edinburgh
19 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely late lunch before Shut down mark2. Felt so bad for the team here after all the care taken to serve us safely. We will return as soon we can.

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davidm
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

As always we enjoyed our lunch and the overall experience was very good. The beans in the cassoulet were a bit under cooked but everything else was perfect.

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PamC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Genuinely French cuisine. Attentive service and fabulous views towards Calton Hill. Perfect for lunch or dinner.

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RichardM
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly, efficient safe service. Excellent food and an extensive wine list in pleasant surroundings.
Another great meal just before the latest lockdown and already looking forward to our next visit.

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NormanG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything we had to eat and drink was very good. Nothing we had chosen at La Garrigue before. Must go back soon.

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WendyL
Aberdeen
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Feel very covid secure here. The restaurant is spotlessly clean throughout with clear measures in place that don't impact on the dining experience. Staff very friendly and efficient. Good choice of food and drinks. Always a winner with me.

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Jennifer
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In the circumstances the staff managed very well to be friendly and welcoming. The food was very good and the Patron chose our wine which was also very good. We'll come again hopefully in better times. It was good to see Tim Stead chairs.

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boblin
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our visit here, we were made to feel welcome, safe and comfortable . The service was first class and the quality of the food was excellent we will definitely plan to come back here next time we are in Edinburgh.

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Jonah
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An excellent French Bistrot - the menu has enough choice and the food is classic - terrine de pintadeau and cassoulet were both excellent, and the creme brulée had a perfect flavour with crispy top blow-torched to perfection. Service was efficient friendly and very french (in a good way). Prices very reasonable for a good restaurant in central Edinburgh. Covid precautions were well done and felt safe.

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DavidP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is good and reasonably priced. Lovely surroundings. Staff are excellent. Very good wines.
Cannot fault anything about the restaurant.

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Peter
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a most enjoyable lunch. The Monk Fish en Croute was delicious. Service was professional and we had time enjoy the experiance. We were very impressed by the setup to deal with the pandemic. We felt very secure. We will be back.

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BevH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely place that did its best to handle covid restrictions that left it a little down on atmosphere. The good was excellent and service equally good. A little music might have helped mask the noise of an aircon unit but overall we were very happy with our visit and will go back when we return to the city

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ALOYSIUS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good French local food
Nice viewing.........................

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lorrainem
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food. I did not get my usual -' i could have made that at home' feeling i get often .I could not have made any of this at home! Every dish ( we had the tasting menu) was beautiful and delicious. The staff were lovely. Very quiet and authentic.

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Steels
Edinburgh
11 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was superb and the atmosphere in restaurant was good. The distancing etc was well done Service was also good

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JohnM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good value, excellent choice of menu and wine. Most pleasant lunch

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DavidF
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food with fantastic service, will definitely return.

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susana
Edinburgh
19 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve passed this little gem literally hundreds of times on my way to and from work. We decided to try it as somewhere new to us but also familiar!!! We were not disappointed. What an absolute delight from start to finish. Completely Covid - compliant including Perspex screens but which in no way detracted from our time there. The food was divine, we tried new wines and the staff were just the right balance of knowledgeable, attentive and humorous. So good we’re going again this week❤️

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RobertR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special have already recommended it to a friend

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AlanE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

loveley atmosphere, very welcoming, great food , attentive service, Whay more could you ask

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GordonY
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Best meal we’ve had in a while. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food and lovely people

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JocknDorus
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening. The restaurant was of course set up to minimise contact, but we had an excellent time. The service was cheerful but respectful, the patron a delight, the food not the somewhat rustic fare which perhaps might have been expected, but more in the class of fine dining.

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GordonW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not cheap food but worth every penny. All 3 courses were full of flavour and sensible portions that allow you room to savour all 3. Lovely balance. Service was impeccable and owner and serving staff were friendly. Despite all the (impressive) provisions for COVID they have managed to maintain a warm and cosy ambience. Look forward to returning soon.

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SirHumphrey
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars - or at least treated as if we are, such is the warmth of the welcome. We came this time as partridge was on the menu (delicate and delicious) as well as the wonderful, real traditional French cassoulet. An unexpected delight was the mushroom pate from freshly foraged fungi. A new wine from Mas de Gassac rounded off the pleasure (as well as the friendly superb service).

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything perfect as usual! Thank you.

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EricW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice french cuisine with good selection of wine. Recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staffs and high standard meal.

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Ruthb
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been sustained through lockdown by emails and dreams of deliciousness, it was such a treat to finally experience the real thing again. It may be 400 miles from home but worth it!

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Jaci
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous food and service as always. will be rebooking soon.

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vipGail
Edinburgh
45 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch, great service. Very nice wine list. All round great experience.

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MichaelM
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to La Garrigue and will definitely be back at some point soon. Service and food were excellent. Also, staff made you feel very welcome and felt totally at ease if you were nervous about eating out in the current situation. I particularly liked the screens between each table. Myself and my friend felt very safe and we had a great dining experience. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending La Garrigue to any of my friends.

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Janisk
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked at the last minute with no idea what this restaurant was like. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve made in a while.
Wonderful food from the 5 course tasting menu.
Great service and we all felt safe and secure with the Covid measures in place.

FAQs

La Garrigue offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 557 3032.

La Garrigue is rated 4.6 stars by 2120 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.