- Telephone 0131 557 1600
- Opening times Thu–Sat lunch and dinner.
- Food served Mon–Thu noon–2.30pm, 5.30–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–3pm, 5.30–10.30pm. Closed Sun.
- Pre-theatre times Mon–Sat 5.30–6.45pm
- Pre-theatre price £14.90
- Website www.lescargotbleu.co.uk
ULV 50 to temperature checks for all upon arrival
sanitizing tables and chairs between reservations
socially distanced seating
PPE for staff
Last updated: 20 August 2020
Delightful Broughton Street bistro with good sourcing and a skilful kitchen fine-tuning familiar classics.
L’Escargot Bleu is only six months the junior of its West End sibling Blanc, but both do the same things very well: hearty portions and excellent ingredients, delivered with flair and confidence. However, Bleu has a little more busy bistro bustle than her slightly more sedate sister. Unashamedly meaty and French, you can enjoy steak tartare or snails for starter, or a sublimely comforting gratin de St Jacques. The menu changes monthly and is seasonal, while the set menu changes daily. Owner Fred Berkmiller is passionate about provenance, knows his suppliers personally and grows as many herbs and veg as he can in a walled garden in East Lothian. Do lunch French-style with the fantastic-value set menu and a large glass of chardonnay, or settle in for the evening with a gutsy red and a Shetland beef bourguignon. Most days there’s not only a soup of the day but a terrine, fish, casserole and dessert of the day too. You may think you don't have room for that dessert but, for goodness sake, make the effort; the creme brûlée is the best in town.
Delightful Broughton Street bistro with good sourcing and a skilful kitchen fine-tuning familiar classics. Also offering a take-away / home delivery service.
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- Private dining: 16 (can book, included in 55 capacity though)
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: French radio - jazz, 80s
- Capacity: 55
- Largest group: 50
- Open since: 2009
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 13
- House wine: £19.90 per bottle
- BYOB: £7 corkage (Mon–Thu. Not December and not during Festival.)
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