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L'Escargot Bleu Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Edinburgh may be teeming with French restaurants but very few are as authentic as L���Escargot Bleu. Gaining dedicated fans from the moment its doors opened, this place owes less to what a French restaurant should be than to what a French restaurant is ��� as any visitor to the little bistros of Parisian back streets and off-the-beaten-track towns will tell you. The haphazardly put together surroundings, dotted with Edith Piaf posters and furnished with checked clothed tables, only hints at what the menu has to offer. So true to real French eating, the menu is very nearly unbelievable with snails cooked in piquant garlic, steaks smothered in cheese-heavy sauces and anything else you���d care
US$20 - US$33
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
French, European
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well passed this restaurant times and always full so methinks it must be good. It is indeed. A proper French restaurant with experienced and very knowledgeable waiters. Lovely white table napkins. The food is fab and 2 course lunch a steal at £ 12.99 for...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Shirley P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked for Valentine's evening, what a great choice. I've paste here a good few times, but we were both pleased we went in. Everything, from a warm greeting, discreet service, amazing food felt like we were in the centre of Paris. Complimentary snails on...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Macfromscotland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to L'Escargot Bleu several times and it just gets better. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and I have to say the venison was the best I have ever had. Very busy on a Friday night so always book to be sure of a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another amazing visit at L’escargot bleu. The food is always so beautifully cooked and the service so attentive without being intrusive. We will be back very soon

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always enjoy our lunch here, but yesterday was exceptional - even by the restaurant’s usual high standards. The pheasant starters and mains got a huge thumbs up and I loved my herb risotto followed by the tenderest beef. Also - top marks for the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service and food. Well attended and great atmosphere. Very french in both food and service.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Jcbaby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be honest, I was tempted in by the set menu offer of two courses for £14.90. The choice is not that great but I would say it is varied enough to suit most tastes. The decor is very French, as is the welcome and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank BonnieRed850
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for lunch just before Christmas and ate from the Christmas menu. Everything we had was spot on, which at Christmas can often be an issue with set menus. The service was great and there was a good choice of wine. We'll definitely be...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 12jmac1972
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Unable to secure a New Year's Eve reservation for dinner, we came in for lunch that day and had, serious, one of the best restaurant experiences in our lifetime. My wife and I have been to Paris, Rome, and Florence, so we have some decent...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Ken H
Reviewed 15 January 2019

My wife and I ate here on a Monday night, so the restaurant was only about half full. There were only two waiting staff but they performed very well. We have eaten here before, but it was some time ago. They have a short, but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Response from recenzijeMR | Reviewed this property |
They have a great selection of wine, so I don't see why you would want to do that.
1 April 2016|
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Response from recenzijeMR | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are.
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