La P'tite Folie

La P'tite Folie
Tudor House, 9 Randolph Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7TE
  • Telephone 0131 225 8678
  • Opening times Mon–Thu noon–11pm, Fri/Sat noon–midnight
  • 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)
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Birra Moretti

While maintaining French tradition, La P’tite Folie has fun with its menu and playing with genres.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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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