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La Garrigue

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Old Town
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31 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DH, Scotland
+44 131 557 3032
18:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited La Garrigue with colleagues and was blown away by the quality of the food and the service. Everything was brilliant, and I would have been delighted with any meal on their menu. I ended up choosing the Cassoulet Languedocien which was as good I have had even in France itself, washed down with super wine. The staff were... More 

Thank Steve B
Calne, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Garrigue is within easy walking distance of the central hotels near Waverley Rail Station. We had a lovely meal with high quality food and wine with attentive service. I had duck breast which was spectacular. The ambiance was nice but we were seated quite close to rather loud people on another table. Overall the restaurant offers excellent food and... More 

Thank David528764
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very solid bistro style food that ticks all my boxes. A price and location which are unbeatable. A really friendly owner. I live in Glasgow and I've been here many times over the last few years for lunch. My home town is crying out for a place like this. I had a disappointing visit in October but recently went back... More 

Thank b0bwallace
Brighton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A delightful end to our week in Scotland. This is a gem of a real French restaurant. Lovely French staff, lovely French food & wine, lovely French surroundings with top attention to detail and cleanliness. Would definitely go back when in Edinburgh and happy to recommend

Thank Glen D
Jean_Michel_G_12_12, Manager at La Garrigue, responded to this review

Hi Glen, Thanks for your review and your endorsement. it is always reassuring to receive positive reviews at this time of the year as the volume of business can be over powering and keeping the standarts a real chalenge . looking forward to see you again in 2017 best wishes, J-M More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to La Garrique last night and from the time you walk in to walk out, everything went perfectly well. Food was excellent and tasty, it's a small intimate restaurant with fantastic French waiters and waitresses. The French wine couldn't have gone any better, will certainly be back again. 😋😃

Thank Nina49
Jean_Michel_G_12_12, Owner at La Garrigue, responded to this review

Hi Nina, thank you for taking the time to write a small review and to have chosen to dine at La Garrigue. I am delighted that you had a good time with us and appreciated the experience. We are looking forward to see you again in 2017. Kind regards, J-M More 

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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner for four to celebrate an engagement. Friendly and attentive staff, efficient and very welcoming. Food,wine and advice on choices all excellent. Cassoulet was unfortunately a bit dry but did not detract from the overall experience. Would definitely go back at some point and thoroughly recommend this easy going bistro.

Thank Ron '
Jean_Michel_G_12_12, Manager at La Garrigue, responded to this review

Hi Ron, thanks for choosing La Garrigue to celebrate your engagement. Thanks to highlight the cassoulet issue; i will look into it and will resolve the problem. looking forward to see you again . have a date for the big day yet? we can put up a good show for a small private wedding..... A bientôt, J-M More 

Crieff, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little corner of France tucked up above the station in Edinburgh was warm and welcoming. The staff were there the second you looked for them, the food was plucked straight from the Languedoc and the wine was exceptional. We liked it so much we've booked meals there for two upcoming events.

Thank Caroline G
jm1789, Manager at La Garrigue, responded to this review

Thanks for this kind review Caroline and for the future reservations. All the very best for 2017. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Regards, J-M More 

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With 10 friends we had dinner to see out 2016 and welcome 2017 we had a splendid dinner and drank far too much of the wine from La Garriques exceptional wine cellar. The staff provided great service bringing fantastic food to the table. A wonderful evening

Thank Jim L
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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592 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 days away, 4 lunches , 4 dinners and the one restaurant with accolades seemed to fall short on the food side. All the others were really good. To be fair the atmosphere was good, the service efficient, the wine list interesting and extensive with a good range of prices. The food prices fair for a better restaurant. But the... More 

Thank Tolroy
Poole, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had family lunch here which was a real treat. French food, French wine,French staff. All very attentive offering excellently prepared food. Definitely worth another visit.

Thank drummondone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$43
Mediterranean, French, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 3032
Close to the Royal Mile, La Garrigue is a low-key yet chic French restaurant in the buzzing heart of Edinburgh city centre. Smart hyacinth and white-panelled walls strike a stylishly understated tone, with simple wooden seating and bright windows offering views over Carlton Hill. Cuisine is similarly deceptively rustic, specialising in signature dishes from the rural Languedoc region of southern France heartened by deft modern cooking.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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