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L'Escargot Blanc

17 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh EH2 4QW, Scotland
+44 131 226 1890
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“escargot” (28 reviews)
“casserole” (30 reviews)
“rabbit” (25 reviews)
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French, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
17 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh EH2 4QW, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I visited this restaurant in June this year for dinner. He had been before with family but it was my first time. I love their sister restaurant in Broughton Street L’Escargot Bleu do expected great things and we weren’t disappointed. There was...More

Thank uberpiglet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I went for lunch. As soon as you step inside you are treated as someone special and this continues throughout your stay. The restaurant is not huge and this contributes to the cosy atmosphere.The staff were attentive, friendly and professional. The food...More

Thank Fifer_8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Saturday night. We had the loveliest meal. Excellent menu found it very difficult to choose as it all sounded amazing. Waiting staff were top class very helpful and friendly. Meal was fantastic. Must visit restaurant. Highly recommended. We will be back

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oysters, hot sardines, no more to say. But I have to because Trip Adviser says I must. Repeat repeat repeat. Fabulous

Thank Lynn J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at L'Escargot Blanc with another couple. Service was attentive but not obtrusive and the food was excellent. Three of us had the casserole of the day, which was Beef Bourguignon and it was very tasty--I'd recommend it if it is available. Very...More

Thank WTexTraveler
Reviewed 8 June 2018

This little French restaurant is one of those that you just can´t stop visiting. The food is fantastic, specially the snails, but all the menu is just delicious. The wine list is interesting and has something for everyone, good service and great ambience. The only...More

Thank Andoni A
Reviewed 7 June 2018

This was my second time visiting this restaurant for lunch with my work colleagues - and was just as good as our first visit. There is a nice atmosphere, the staff are very attentive and inform you of the daily specials when you arrive. The...More

Thank Steven K
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Stumbled upon this restaurant quite late one evening (after 9 PM), when many places were closed. We were pointed up to the restaurant level and welcomed by a delightful hostess, who settled us in. We had in particular their casserole of the day, which was...More

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 28 May 2018

A pal and I had lunch here without pre-booking. The staff and the meal were lovely, but it was completely ruined by noise levels. It wasn't shouty staff or a banging kitchen,but just from the tightly-packed tables all around. We could hardly converse let alone...More

Thank Maggie C
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Went with my partner for a dinner. They found us a seat without prior reservation- super happy about that. The staff was very friendly and polite. I had a duck leg for the main. My partner it's vegetarian and her choice was a bit limited....More

1  Thank Samir P
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
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
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh EH2 4QW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 1890
  • E-mail
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. Make sure you also check out the bar à vin, nestling beneath the restaurant. The last addition to l’escargot blanc’s offer is a great place to meet and relax before or after your meal, serving a great list of wines as well as a specialist spirits. Cheese and charcuterie sourced from traditional French and Scottish producers are served all day from 12.00 till late at night.
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