31 Jeffrey St, Edinburgh, EH1 1DH Directionshttps://www.yell.com/biz/la-garrigue-edinburgh-691107/#view=map
Close to the Royal Mile, La Garrigue is a low-key yet chic French restaurant in the buzzing heart of Edinburgh city centre. Smart hyacinth and white-panelled walls strike a stylishly understated tone, with simple wooden seating and bright windows offering views over Carlton Hill. Cuisine is similarly deceptively rustic, specialising in signature dishes from the rural Languedoc region of southern France heartened by deft modern cooking.
Products & Services
Average three-course meal price: £28
Average main-course price: £13
Style: Bistro & Bar
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Superb rustic French fare5
For starters... Le pigeon rôti, gâteaux de petits choux et boudin noir and le soufflé de fromage de chèvre, compote d’oignon rouge. The roast pigeon breast was melt-in-the mouth tender and was perfectly balanced with the mashed sprouts and black pudding. The goat's cheese and caramalised onions were utter perfection, the balance of slightly tart cheese and sweetish onions was masterful.
For mains... Le magret de canard persillade de salsifis et pommes de terre and le Cassoulet comme à Castelnaudary left us both is fits of rapturous delight. Again, the tender duck was cooked to perfection and the accompanying salsify and potatoes both ate as well as they looked... perfect! The Cassoulet, served with a Walnut salad was utterly authentic and exceptionally tasty.
Dessert... La crème brûlée à la lavande and le nougat glace au fruits confits; wow, possibly the best crème brûlée I have had in years, perfect texture and with the slightest hint of lavender, this was as good as it can be. I wasn't so sure about the nougat, as it isn't one of my favourite sweets, but Mrs Shrek assured me that it was heavenly, and who would argue with Mrs Shrek??
The wine list was comprehensive and the in-house understanding of the cellar was excellent. We ordered our food and asked for a recommendation to accompany it and the choice was superb... Palagret 2005, at £26 at bottle, no complaints.
The service was quite excellent, seamless, attentive, informative and friendly. The surrounds were cosy, rustic, clean, modern and comfortable. All-in-all, for £50 a head (inc service) for 3 courses, including aperitifs and a bottle of wine, La Garrigue is great value and I highly recommend a visit.
Great french food!5
The restaurant is lovely: nice decor, good views and friendly staff.
The set menu is very good value.
I've had a few celebration meals here - always have a great time