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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.…
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.