La P'tite Folie
- Telephone 0131 225 8678
- Opening times Mon–Thu noon–11pm, Fri/Sat noon–midnight Closed Sun.
- Bar open Mon–Thu noon–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–1am. Closed Sun.
- Food served Mon–Thu noon–3pm, 6–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–3pm, 6–11pm. Closed Sun.
- Average price £12.50 (set lunch); £23 (evening meal)
- Website www.laptitefolie.co.uk
While maintaining French tradition, La P’tite Folie has fun with its menu and playing with genres.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
For 13 years, La P’tite Folie has been producing French menus with style and panache. Blessed with a marvellous dining room that continues to delight, its tall multi-paned windows lend the space a bright and airy atmosphere by day and reflect flickering candlelight by night. While maintaining a sense of French tradition, La P’tite Folie clearly has fun with its menu, playing with genres and featuring unusual options. To start, a salad of boudin blanc with haricot beans fricassée and red chard inverts standard expectations, while pan-fried tuna gets a slightly eastern feel with soya, garlic and honey. The more traditional roast breast of barbary duck sits contentedly on spiced chicory and beetroot, while pan-seared sea bream is perkily at home with fennel and lemon confit, wilted spinach and a tarragon dressing, extending the anise of the fennel. The wine list is particularly well-suited to the menu and, of course, La France factors heavily among the selection to great success.
- High point: One of the prettiest dining rooms in town
- Low point: Not open on Sundays
- Notable dish: Pan seared sea-bream with lemon and fennel confit, wilted spinach, wholegrain mustard and tarragon dressing
- Private dining: Up to 75 covers
- Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 95
- Largest group: 95
- Open since: 2003
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
- House wine: £14.50 per bottle