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La Garrigue

4.6
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2023 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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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
What 2023 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HeatherC
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best informal restaurant in Edinburgh, in my opinion. Lovely food, excellent wine, friendly service – and felt ‘Covid-safe”.

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vipGail
Edinburgh
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch. Standards obviously have been kept up.

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LindaC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Great service. A really well priced set menu . The food was delicious especially the bouillabaisse.

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Anon
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We were just pleased that they were open and we could visit again.

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BerryO
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Always lovely to eat here. Short appetising menu and drinkable 500 ml carafe house white wine. We followed with cheese accompanied by walnut wine - super. However in error the bill was incorrect, and this happened last time we were here also (NYE), so worth just mentally adding it up yourself before paying.

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Adam
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Felt microwave heated for cassoulet, pork and duck very dry and stringy with no flavour at all. Overall, food was very average. Service was good, social distancing was good. However would not be back due to poor quality of food

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TommyD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again La Garrigue surpasses all expectations. I love this restaurant as the food and service are exceptional.

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NickyH
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My daughter and I booked for dinner to take advantage of the eat out to help out scheme
The mussel started was lovely but the main courses were not so good. The vegetarian option was more like a starter and not filling enough for a main. The cassoulet was quite basic.
I would come again in the hope that the meals reflect the circumstances we are in.

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RhonaM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great. Their health and safety measures were impressive. I will go back, hope duck confit will still be on the menu.

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Robin
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the years, as members of the Var International Aperitif Club (VIAC) & the Gourmet Club, we have had the good fortune to regularly dine at many of the best restaurants Provence has to offer.
We consider La Garrigue’s unpretentious atmosphere, friendly and attentive service, and delicious, Languedoc’ cuisine to exhibit a degree of excellence and authenticity that unreservedly places them in our ‘best of’ category... right here in Edinburgh. The Auld Alliance, lives on!

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vipDM55
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great to be back dining at La Garrigue - a long-time favourite restaurant of mine. The food and service are still as good as ever and the Covid screens aren't too intrusive - you get used to them.

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KatieR
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, even though they were quite busy, it didn't feel chaotic or rushed. With everything being hard surfaces the noise was still nicely balanced. Food was excellent I just expected the dessert to be sweeter than it was and had a slightly odd texture but everything was great!!!! Would definitely go back.

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Horace
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always eat well at La Garrigue. All the staff are very welcoming and knowledgable about the menu and wines. The creme brulee is THE best!

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GeorgesA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic meal in a wonderful setting. The service, food and wine was outstanding!

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BenT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, staff were helpful. Nothing was too much trouble.

Quaint and good atmosphere for the location

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SheilaR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant meal in lovely surroundings. Thank you

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LiamM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent new menu very good value for money great wine and service

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Dale
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely beef fillet, perfectly cooked thanks to advice from waiter!

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ishep
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy experience at La Garrigue. delicious really friendly service - plenty of room - no need to worry about distancing

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HelenM
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a lovely feeling to be back in a restaurant after lockdown, we were made very welcome at lunch time it must be difficult for restaurants to keep open with so few people, we really appreciate the service and quality of food in these difficult times, keep up the good work

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scollins
London
10 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant; very good food with attentive service. A lovely spot.

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LindaB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcome; careful management of customers' health and safety re: Covid-19; excellent food!

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KristineM
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was good, but not great. My main course, a bouillabaisse, was the size of a starter, and a real disappointment. The staff was friendly enough, but not really present. Don’t think we’ll come back, which is a shame because I used to love this restaurant.

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sylvias
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Charming french restaurant. The food is exquisite, genuinely top restaurant quality cooking. The ambiance is lacking at the moment due to the Covid measures but at least they are open and cooking.

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Jack
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A favourite restaurant over many years. Very pleased it has survived and will continue its high standards.

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SirHumphrey
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've just been in for lunch; we were early arriving and our very own Gipsy King, Jean-Michel, was waiting for us in the street. As ever, attentive, interesting and amusing - and so, so French. We had the olive clafouti, the cassoulet, the lavender crème brulee, the chicken Basquais and the ham hock terrine. This was all lubricated by the house aperitif and a bottle of Le Mas D’Alezon Presbytere 2015. Coffee and petit fours closed the deal. Morgan popped up to say hello. This is La Garrigue as we remember it, quality and camaraderie, (obviously plus some unobtrusive screens and slightly more distance). No hugs or hand shakes but a fabulous time. Even the taxi driver on the way home said it was one of the best restaurants in the City. We agreed - we'll be back soon. Thanks to the whole crew!

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delboy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

enjoyed our meal.service was good.had monkfish en courte.was lovely and was a bit different from beef .

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DamianR
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They coped magnificently with Covid restrictions....barriers between tables weren't intrusive....Staff wore visors.... everything thoroughly cleaned.
Great value and we would go back.

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JamieM
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wife and myself visit Edinburgh several times a year, the 1st thing I do after booking accommodation is reserve a table at La Garrigue, and it never fails to impress, Classy restaurant, wonderful traditional French food at affordable prices.

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RobertD
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our second visit to La Garrigue, and although the presence of the Covid-19 measures was a bit annoying, I understand why it is necessary. It certainly didn't prevent the food, the wine and the service from being excellent, and definitely well worth the visit.

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vipChristianC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They've done a great job responding to Covid, felt but safe and welcome at the same time throughout the meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Great to eat out on the first opening after lockdown. Good effort in distancing tables, screens, infection control, etc. Main course of duck cassoulet was rather dry and overcooked unfortunately. Wine was fine, though not quite as good as other occasions. Desserts (lemon tart) were bit too creamy, and sorbet iced. But, great evening after COVID lockdown!

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PeterS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had lunch. The meal was most enjoyable and the service very good.

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annieh
Angus
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as usual . They had Covid proofed the restaurant sympathetically and we felt safe .

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AlisonB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food and good service. Delicious wine although quite expensive.

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ClaireE
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A pleasant dining experience with well prepared cuisine. Ambiance relaxed and atmospheric, Menu du patron allows dining for an acceptable outlay. Wines overpriced. Service friendly but variable levels of training. Shall return.

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IainM
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch on Sunday with great food and wine served by lovely people. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone it is excellent!

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MauriceF
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

in terms of the balance between quality of food, wine list, atmosphere and service - unbeatable by anywhere else in Edinburgh

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David
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - as always .............................

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Mark
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good french food with an a la carte and great value Lunch/pre theatre set menu to choose from. Extensive french wine list. Really good service and the restaurant itself is always clean and fresh looking

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 2023 OpenTable diners.

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