La P'tite Folie

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La P'tite Folie
61 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1LH
  • Telephone 0131 225 7983
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon–3pm, 6–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–3pm, 6–11pm. Closed Sun.
  • Average price £10.50 (set lunch); £23 (evening meal)
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Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the 2013 edition.

For 16 years La P'tite Folie has been part of Edinburgh's dining scene, initially in the city-centre bustle of Frederick Street and joined, ten years ago, by the venue that has come to overshadow the original, set behind a quirky Tudor façade looking out on the cobbles of more sedate Randolph Place at the West End. The informality of the French bistro food sets the tone: salad comes in a communal bowl, fish with a simple sauce and accompaniment, steak frîtes just as you'd expect. The lunch deal is £10.50 for two courses, and evening options tend to be heartier and richer, be it red mullet with pickled vegetables or calf's liver with wholegrain mustard pomme purée. Desserts or fromage are decently priced at £5 and £6 respectively. [See also entry for La P'tite Folie, Randolph Place.]

  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs
  • Music on stereo: Nothing
  • Capacity: 55
  • Largest group: 55
  • Open since: 1996
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £14.50 per bottle

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10. Bonvivant29 May 2012, 1:43pm4 stars La P'tite Folie Report

We last visited over 10 years ago when the food was mediocre and the service verging on rude. This time the food and drinks were very good (for the price, in Edinburgh) and the service excellent. Highlights were the carpaccio of beef starter, the potato accompaniment to the monkfish and king prawn main and the Normandy coffee.

9. Paulo30 Jan 2012, 11:44am2 stars La P'tite Folie Report

Was expecting so much more for £26 for 3 courses.
Undercooked Mussels for the starter
Burnt potato fondant thing for main, the duck was excellent though
Dessert was good though, Stick Toffee Pudding.

Would I recommend it, absolutely not so many more restaurants serve better food than this.

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5. J and K28 Sep 2008, 4:53pm2 stars La P'tite Folie Report

We have eaten here before and have enjoyed the food and the atmosphere but last nights meal at La P’tite Folie - (The Little Madness), was very disappointing. Despite friendly service we felt the food was not good value for money - very small portions, lacking quality... we finished our single bottle of house wine, cut to the coffee and made our retreat at £26 per head! ... a little mad if we return?

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3. billy bo19 Apr 2008, 11:42am5 stars La P'tite Folie Report

It was fantastic! I had the kings scallops with passion fruit dressing and follow by the monkfish served with the best risotto of my life!! a lot of thanks for the staff, specially for the head chef to do a great food with imagination!

2. B-Boy10 Apr 2008, 5:09pm4 stars La P'tite Folie Report

I thought this was a delightful and charming restaurant.

1. "Faim" Gourmet2 Apr 2008, 9:31am Report

La Petite Folie in 61 Frederik Street is the perfect exemple that things can change... I heard about the new Head-Chef, and I was very surprised.
Menu : Clever and appetising, beautifully presented ; Service : Professional and efficient.
Nonetheless, it would be churlish not to admit that overall it has been a very, very good meal, and reasonably priced...

A new adress where I run... Crazy ? Definitely Not.

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Average rating 3.5/5 from 5 reviews of La P'tite Folie.

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