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La Garrigue


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
US$18 - US$46
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Mediterranean, French, European
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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I had not been here for some time and my booking was made for lunch for 6 guys ; glad to say everything was tip top. Small but sufficient number of choices on their table d'hote menu which included fish, liver and my dish a...More

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

This has long been one of my wife and my favourite Edinburgh dining spots and I was stunned to note that it was almost three years since our last visit. On this occasion we were accompanied by some Francophile friends who used to spend a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Edward1951S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant romantic meal out. The menu was authentic, imaginative and well balanced. My wife is allergic to shell fish and the staff knew exactly what was in their dishes. The pudding menu was wonderful - we couldn't but have some!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 913ludovicm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant restaurant conveiently located for station and old town (5 minutes walk from High Street.) Early bird fixed menu available early evening only - thereafter à la carte. Good range of dishes expertly prepared and presented. Somewhat pricey win list but houes wine fine.Good service...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ustinian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic small friendly and cosy restaurant just off the Royal Mile. Arrive before 6.30 for the theatre special, or for a little more pennies the gourmand option. The charming hosts talk you through the excellent menu including regional specials (we went on a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Roger B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great lunch. Proper Languedoc. Great wine. Knowledgeable staff (not always a given in Edinburgh). Reasonable price - wine a bit expensive, perhaps, but La Garrigue prides itself on its careful choice of wines. Quiet, intimate, good for couples and/or small groups. French themed music and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jamurie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in on our annual visit on a Thursday in January. Warmly greeted by Jean Michelle. We had the set lunch, which lived up to expectations, and enjoyed a Carafe or two of the house wine,. Roll on next January !

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Perersfield
Reviewed 11 January 2019

La Garrigue is conveniently located four minutes’ walk from Waverley Station, via the Market Street exit, although I have to say it would be worth walking a couple of kilometres or more to enjoy its authentic French cuisine. ‘Le patron’, Jean Michel Gauffre, comes from...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Glenburnhall
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Food and drinks fantastic, service impeccable. A peaceful retreat from the December Christmas partying on the Sunday night we were there. Could not have been more sensitive to the needs of the lactose intolerant member of our party! Food adapted to meet her needs.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank beenaroundtheworldbb
Reviewed 6 January 2019

We returned to La Garrigue and once again had a lovely meal accompanied by very pleasant wine from their extensive list which wasn't too expensive. We had the set lunch and there was a lovely variety of meals on offer. My only negative was that...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Right off royal mile by radisson blue hotel
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