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L'Escargot Blanc


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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Classic French food has been served at l’escargot blanc in the glorious Edinburgh West End for 20 years. Chef patron Fred Berkmiller and his team uniquely offer a combination of impeccable French cuisine with the finest Scottish, seasonal larder. Expect a lofty upstairs restaurant with a lively French atmosphere, a down-to-earth welcome with hearty food in an unpretentious setting. L’escargot blanc's chef patron Fred Berkmiller was a finalist for the 'Chef of the Year' title at the CIS Excellence Awards 2016 and has been named a 'Food Pioneer' at the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2016. Fred has been awarded an AA Rosette for culinary excellence 2016-2017 at his Queensferry Street restaurant.
US$20 - US$46
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
British, French
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available
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All reviews escargot casserole rabbit charcuterie sardines creme brulee black pudding beef bourguignon cod bread sea bass potatoes oysters salad chicken boudin noir french cooking
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes it was busy but you would have thought we were the only people there as the staff made us so welcome The Menu was so varied and so delicious The casserole dishes an added delight Wine excellent and Puddings to die for An altogether...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MorningEdinburghuk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here on Sat night. The place was buzzing and we soon found out why. Fabulous food and great staff with personality. Can really recommend the terrine starter, scallops with black pudding and the hake. Treat yourself!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank linpinGlasgow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch with another couple yesterday. I was the last to arrive and was struck by how noisy the upstairs was. The food was quite good despite the fact that my husband's hake was stone cold. My main gripe was the unbearable noise...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ketzl
Reviewed 4 February 2019

We were there on Saturday night when it was packed with very drunk rugby fans. The staff downstairs in the bar and upstairs in the restaurant were courteous and patient with everyone. The food was terrific. My friend had the boudin noir to start and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank thehotelinspector
Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

You have the impression to be in France! Meals and service are delightful. The room is welcoming. I highly recommand this restaurant !

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Marion F
Reviewed 2 February 2019

Visited this restaurant today with my wife.We were celebrating my birthday(which was a couple of days ago).The ambience of the restaurant was excellent, warm and friendly on a cold Edinburgh day.Service was prompt, efficient and friendly.We had two courses with a carafe of red wine.We...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank harbourplaceman
Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

First night in Edinburgh and found this restaurant on line with excellent ratings and very close to our Airbnb in West End. At 7pm on a Thursday night with no reservation, we were delighted to get a table. By the time we left at 8.45...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JMSNorthamptonshire
Reviewed 20 January 2019

Was waiting for dinner at a nearby restaurant and had a lovely bottle of wine here with some pate spread, bread. They provided nice sweet chili powder and salt crystals as well. Service was lovely.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LL1994
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

We booked for a family dinner. The food was excellent and the service attentive. The wine selection was good and not overly priced. Beef cheek and cod were our favourite dishes. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dgg64
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Good and personal advice. Relaxed atmosphere. Great staff. Good choices available. Decoration is very personal, like a museum.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CarolineCaroline777
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Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
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Etienne B
29 March 2017|
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Response from George L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is. The restaurant always enjoys the buzz of conversation that accompanies diners enjoying their meals in good company; however, I have never known it to be rowdy.
james g
10 August 2015|
Response from Alastair H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if it could accommodate that number, you would need to call
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