La Garrigue

La Garrigue
31 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DH
  • Telephone 0131 557 3032
  • Seasonal times Open Sundays and between lunch and dinner during the Festival
  • Food served Sun–Fri noon–2.30pm, 5.30–9pm; Sat noon–2.30pm, 6–9.30pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Fri–Sun 5.30–6.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £14.95
  • Email
  • Website www.lagarrigue.co.uk
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La Garrigue

Confident, traditional, hearty cooking showcasing the Languedoc region of southern France.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Post-Brexit it might be harder to go to France, so just go to La Garrigue instead. You may not be able to hear the crickets of south-west France chirping, but you can hear Edith Piaf (‘the sparrow’) on the stereo. You may not have spent the day in the Pyrenees, but you can still have an authentic meal from the Midi region in the evening. Start with a house aperitif while you pore over the menu – it can take a while to choose between a roquefort soufflé and a pigeon and pheasant terrine; or between the fish of the day and a cassoulet. Then there’s the wine. La Garrigue founder, former owner and chef Jean-Michel Gauffre, now spends his time seeking out the best wines from Languedoc for the wine list, or deciding what to feature in the Tour de France part of the menu, which showcases other regional French dishes. It’s a tough life but, in the end, everyone’s a winner. Go at lunchtime for a fully French experience (and take advantage of the decently priced lunch menu).

The List's rating
8

Menu

Cooking

Service

Ambience

Appeal

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Megan Welford visited La Garrigue on 23 January 2019
  • High point: All the best bits of French cooking
  • Low point: The décor could be cosier
  • Notable dish: Cassoulet Languedocien
  • Average price: £14.95 (set lunch); £29 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 11 covers
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: French classics
  • Capacity: 45
  • Largest group: 45
  • Open since: 2001
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £19.95 per bottle

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