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La Garrigue

4.6
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2079 reviews
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks

Offers

Dine Local: 5 course tasting menu & glass of bubbly £29.50

Sep 4-30, 2020·Tue-Thu 12:00-14:00 17:30-21:00

5 course tasting menu & glass of bubbly £29.50

What 2079 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
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4.5
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Janisk
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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DamianR
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always, great value and great service. The menu was wide ranging. Staff were very pleasant and knew their stuff when it came to both food and wines. You won't be disappointed.

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JacklynnF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ok toddler in high chair next to us at 9pm at night Not what we expected.

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MichelleM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Friendly, welcoming. Great service, fantastic food.

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LesleyC
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful service, great value for money

JC
JillC
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time eating there , we specifically re booked for our return trip to Edinburgh. It really is a gem , independent, not a chain so you get a smaller menu but all freshly cooked seasonal veg and home made puddings , delicious!

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SandraC
Manchester
11 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, lovely friendly atmosphere we will return

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clarer
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, very friendly and helpful. Lovely food although portion size not huge, but good value for 3 courses.

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ShonaC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great to finally return to one of our favourite restaurants. The food and service were as good as always. We reckon it is very good value for lunch, given the quality of the cuisine and the wine.

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Jeanne
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food. Well served in a pleasant safe environment

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RobertS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambience and first class service.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a lovely restaurant with great food and a ice relaxed atmosphere. Generally the food is good value but £8.50 for a small handful of mushrooms in white sauce is a bit steep. That's my only gripe.

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RGOL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a first class restaurant, I recommend it with complete confidence. I had an excellent cassoulet, fellow diners had leg of rabbit. We were all impressed.

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JeffreyB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first visit since lockdown restrictions were eased. I am a long-standing customer who has loved the food, drink and ambience for years. I took a friend who had never been before and she loved it. The quality of the food and drink were as good as ever and the staff were professional and attentive. Morgan and Jean Michel preside over a gem of a restaurant and they deserve every success in the future. As a recommendation I have booked to go back again on 22 September.

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LiamB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, great service - highly recommended

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Bruoc
Edinburgh
13 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As a regular customer, but one who hadn’t been to the restaurant since Covid restrictions came into force, I was a little concerned that the experience might not be as excellent as usual. I needn’t have worried, however, and my friend and I had a really lovely lunch.
The menu, although slightly more restricted than before, still offered a good range of choices for all courses, and the food was absolutely delicious, as always.
The service was particularly good, and our waiter was warm and welcoming.
The measures in place for enhanced Covid 19 hygiene are well-judged and unobtrusive. There is hand sanitiser just outside the entrance for customers to use before they touch the door handle, and some tables have been removed to allow greater spacing between diners. There are also Perspex screens between tables - so clean it looks as if there’s nothing there!
When we arrived, there was only one other table occupied, and the restaurant was very quiet. The ambience at that point was slightly “doctor’s waiting room”, but this improved when more guests arrived.
All in all, this was a very positive experience, and I would highly recommend having a meal here.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent menu of well-considered food and wine presented by charming, knowledgeable serving staff. It would be hard to fault it.

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DamianR
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent value as always! Great menu options. Friendly and helpful staff.

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WaughOnTheWorld
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, brilliant wine and magnificent service - and all at a very reasonable price. Edinburgh is an expensive city but La Garrigue is great value; the staff are very welcoming and attentive and they helped ensure we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. We would definitely recommend and we will definitely be back.

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CatherineQ
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable and relaxed evening. Authentic French dishes and a superb selection of Languedoc wines and other tipples by the glass or bottle.

Highly recommended.

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Arno
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It lives up to its reputation as good home made French Cuisine, everything wonderfully fresh and original. service impeccable, all courses delicious

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PamelaG
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

All safety measures including screens between tables are in place. Service was very good. Bread and water brought to table. Cassoulet was delicious, with a lovely Malbec to wash it down. Would return.

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FrankB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought this was a near perfect restaurant experience. Friendly, welcoming and knowledgable wait staff. The owner himself was on duty too, making sure that everything was running smoothly and providing wine recommendations. The food was absolutely superb with hand picked mushrooms in a delicate, creamy fricassee followed by a delicious, earthy and heart warming cassoulet. Couldn’t recommend it more.

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StuEdinburgh
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great first meal out in 5 months, good service, excellent food and well set up for the current situation.

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EmmaJ
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delightful from start to finish! lovely staff and delicious food.

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Danielle
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere! Would 100% recommend to anyone going to Edinburgh to go here for food!

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vipJanC
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back everything we ate was delicious..

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Elizabetta
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely tasty food well presented. Staff very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, ambience to the restaurant and service.

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WendyL
Aberdeen
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place just gets better on each visit. This was our first post lockdown visit to eat out. Amazingly tasty food, good drinks, fantastic service and good atmosphere despite the restrictions in place. These were done very well and had been thoughtfully planned to least impact the ambience of the restaurant. Well done La Garrique.

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SarahS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value for money set menu. Good service and calm, chatty atmosphere

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John
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to La Garrigue for several years and I’d say it never disappoints. The proprietors are usually on site and they provide an authentic French (Languedoc) cuisine, with an excellent wine list. Very Friendly, attentive and knowledgeable staff. Never unduly noisy. Nothing not to like.

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TomC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Given a table at back of restaurant despite some free at front. Dull at the back and do much poorer ambience. In contrast, food was superb

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RuthB
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Beautifully presented food that was delicious and fresh.

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anne2
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. COVID precautions in place.
Very clean.

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antoni
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Generally, mediochre, food tired and bland although servive polite and efficientt

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Disappointing experience.Starters fish soup ok but just like any you can buy in a jar. Soufflé nice. Main courses were poor. Saddle of lamb overcooked. Dauphinoise tired looking, overcooked and bland. Squid was incidental in a dish dominated by pork stuffing. Shared dessert strawberry custard tart. Soggy pastry, bland topping. Didnt finish even though shared. Service was good enough but functional rather than warm and welcoming. Service charge already added to the bill when it came.

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AlisonD
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and wine. The waiter was very attentive.

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Pontegore
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A excellent night out with good food and wine in an informal atmosphere. This was our first meal out in the new normal. We'll definitely repeat the experience.

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williamr
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent lunch. Great bistro food in classic French style

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 2079 OpenTable diners.

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