La Barantine

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La Barantine
27b Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, EH4 1HU
  • Telephone 0131 332 8455
  • Seasonal times 0
  • Bar open 0
  • Food served Tues–Sun 8.45am–5pm. Closed Mon.
  • Pre-theatre times 0
  • Pre-theatre price 0
  • Website www.labarantine.com
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Busy french café offering picturesque French patisserie.

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With four branches across the city, each La Barantine has an unmistakeably French air. Exquisite patisserie is prepared daily by pastry chef Vincent Aplincourt and team at La Boulange, their bakery unit and takeaway shop at 10 Bruntsfield Place. The three cafés (202 Bruntsfield Place, West Bow and Raeburn Place) are popular local spots for lingering with a morning coffee and a pastry with the papers, through to lunch, and then on to afternoon tea. Simple lunches of soup, sandwiches and a cracking quiche lorraine are good value and made with the same exacting care as the patisserie. A steady stream succumb to the brightly coloured macarons, all beautifully presented in a clear box to take away (for those who wish to master the art, macaron courses are available throughout the year). And of course there’s no better way to banish the blues on a wet, windy Edinburgh day than with a single madeleine consumed with a difficult novel and a winsome sigh. C’est vrai!

The List's rating
7.4

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Jan Paterson visited La Barantine on 17 March 2018
  • High point: Sitting quietly imagining you're in Paris
  • Low point: Not much room between tables
  • Notable dish: French patisserie
  • Average price: 0 (set lunch); 0 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses)
  • Music on stereo: easy listening, often french
  • Live entertainment: 0
  • Capacity: 20
  • Largest group: 8
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 0
  • House wine: 0 per bottle