La Garrigue

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£26 to £40
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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.

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Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 4 November 2019

Ends: 28 November 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:00 17:30-19:15 20:30-21:00
Sat 12:00-14:00 18:00-19:15 20:30-21:30

3 for 2

...enjoy 3 courses for the price of 2.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 4 November 2019

Ends: 28 November 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:00

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VB
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, attentive service & good atmosphere

JF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food presented to the table was obvious left overs from the midday service. Of the 4 main meals 1 was ok, 2 were just ok and the 4th we returned. This meal was replaced but was not the meal we ordered.

P
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place to get a great lunch at a reasonable price

JC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great service, outstanding food, friendly staff. First ever French restaurant experience. Only 2 courses each and one glass of wine each - £100 so perhaps a tad expensive but overall really great meal out. Thank you!

MW
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely decor,excellent food and very attentive staff. Would recommend this restaurant wholeheartedly

M
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I took a rare treat to go out for dinner whilst our daughter had a halloween party at home! Booking our table was very easy at La Garrigue and the service was perfect. The food was delicious, I had the scallops with French sausage to start followed by 'fish of the day' which was perfectly seasoned and cooked and my husband was also similarly impressed! We drank a Sauvignon Blanc which was perfect with our meal too. We're were very happy and left extremely content! I'd definitely go back again!

CR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very attentive and amiable food was excellent good value for money

LM
Warwickshire
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favourite restaurants in the UK. Lovely people, happy to talk about their food and wine. Great service. Divine cooking. Fabulous ambience with a stunning view of Carlton Hill. If I lived any closer I'd be eating there at least once a week.

JM
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have visited la Garrigue several times since 2002 and have never been disappointed. Visiting again in a few weeks with friends.

SM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sadly this restaurant has gone downhill, used to be one of our favourite but now the atmosphere is nonexistent, bright horrible lighting, service poor and food incredibly disappointing. The lavender creme brûlée used to smooth and silky, like no other and this time it was thick and like something you would get from any old restaurant

La Garrigue
Responded on 28 October 2019

Dear Sam M, Many thanks for your review. I'm sorry to read about your disappointing meal at La Garrigue. This come as a surprise to me as you didn't mentioned anything when checked back nor when I took your payments at the table and seemed pretty happy with everything. I wish you had told me this when you were on the premises during your meal so we could have done something about it and make your evening more enjoyable especially being one of your "favourite" restaurant. Best regards, Morgan

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J
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic tasty food, good portion size, and excellent value for money.

E
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant - delicious seasonal food, friendly service and quiet enough to have a good conversation over your meal. Would highly recommend.

M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and will not be the last. Impossible to fault this restaurant on any criteria. Perfection.

b
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

excellent as usual.the food is very well well cooked regional French with some very nice wines and not expensive

JW
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, funny enough first time we have been here but it will not be the last.
They care about what they are cooking!

MD
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the relaxed feel of this place, friendly knowledgeable staff, attentive but not overbearing– just like being back in France. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Mediterranean fish soup was amazing and the chickpea pancakes with butternut squash was a delicious revelation. The desserts where to die fur and the recommendation on matching dessert wines to the dishes spot on! The wines were delicious and affordable."

SR
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good friendly service - and excllent food and drinks.

G
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely little French restaurant. The food is amazing. The crème brulee with lavender is a real treat. You have to try the excellent cheeses with a glass of walnut wine gorgeous. The staff are very friendly and extremely efficient, absolutely nothing is a problem to them. Would highly recommend you give this restaurant a try. Definitely will go back.

LM
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food and lovely service. We enjoyed a relaxing and tasty evening.

p
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb fish soup. Excellent Saturday special 'Coq au vin'.
Great accompanying blend of Languedoc wine.

m
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate here twice in three days, both times having the set lunch menu which provided an interesting choice of flavourful food and very good service.

DB
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were efficient and friendly, and we were well received and seated. The atmosphere was lovely. The menu offered a nice selection and the wine list was both pleasing and affordable. All four of us raved about our meals, with special praise for the fresh seafood dishes. Wonderful all around.

JM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy La Garrigue quality food - service. Always something different on the menu to try. Finishing touch telephoned a taxi for us.

JL
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - amazing service. My first choice for lunch in Edinburgh!

PS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch here, plenty choice and good quality.

GH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was just alright, food was a bit bland for the cost to be honest. Been to far better for less.

J
Vancouver
71 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner here the first night and so rebooked for dinner with some friends. It is a cosy, bistro -style restaurant and the service was really excellent. The food was very good : starters of scallops, pate and a soufflé were small and delicious. The amuse Bouche was a pea soup and goat cheese on a crisp bread .
Entrees included a very good cassoulet , the lamb shank could have done with a little more absorbent carb than the rather crisp pasta that accompanied it.....
The clafoutis and peach tarte Tatin we’re both lovely....
Overall , with good wine selection, we had two very nice dinners here......

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very attentive, quick and friendly. My wife is gluten free and she was catered for with all her options clearly explained. Nice food selection and very tasty.

WT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service, as well as ambience were all excellent. We've used this restaurant several times before & will certainly do so again. Congratulations.

S
New England
39 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I though the food was just average. I saw lots of positive reviews and was surprised at the high rankings. It was why we chose to eat here. The food was rather bland and the service was rather inconsistent. Not sure I'd go back ...

GF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was superb and the staff could not have better

MM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, great food, friendly service, would definitely return - always a warm welcome

DK
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good French food in the center of Edinburgh. The cooking is very homey--basics like Cassoulet, Foie Gras, etc. done well, as you might expect at a high-quality family meal. Excellent and attentive service. Decent wine list. Better value for the money can be found nearby.

HC
Yorkshire
10 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Exquisite food. Our 4th time here and we always make a point of booking when we visit Edinburgh. Never disappointed - absolutely superb - very high standard and thoroughly enjoyable.

CW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal with excellent service. The only minor problem was a table of 4 who were talking politics in very loud voices.

TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fantastic service and the food was spectacular

RU
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Friendly service, good food, and central location in beautiful EDinbugh.

B
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Garrigue as always is a hidden gem that does traditional French cuisine very well. Even the wine list caters for all taste and expenditures !!!

JW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food usually very reliable and good choice. Some unusual dishes.

JF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really excellent. Unpretentious, but extremely tasty and authentic French food. Good value, too. I’ll definitely go back next time I’m in Edinburgh