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Summary

“I love traditional southwest French cuisine, and this is the real deal!”. Jean-Michel Gauffre’s “friendly” Old Town stalwart is “still true to its roots”, serving “great recipes” including a signature cassoulet. “The extensive wine list has Languedoc and Roussillon bottles by the score that you never see in Britain”.

£58
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“Dozens of wines (particularly from Languedoc) that you don’t see anywhere else”, plus “an outstanding menu of dishes from south-west France” (“basic French peasant food done very well”) wins enthusiastic praise for Jean-Michel Gauffre’s Old Town stalwart, behind Waverley Station.

£57
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The Auld Alliance at its best!”; “Jean-Michel Gauffre provides an attractive menu of characteristic dishes of south-west France” (“hearty rather than elegant”), “with a fascinating list of wines from the region”, and a good dose of “charm”, at his bustling “Old Town stalwart”, behind Waverley Station – “one of the main reasons for my annual visit to the Edinburgh Fringe!”

£52
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

A “lovely” Old Town staple offering “genuine French cooking”, “great service” and a pleasingly “informal” atmosphere; whilst “the focus is on the food”, there's also a “superb wine list” full of “rare bottles from the south of France”.

£51
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
10
50

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £15.95 £18.50
Pretheatre £15.95 £18.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.95 £21.95 £2.95 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.95
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
31 Jeffrey St, Edinburgh, EH1 1DH
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm
Friday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10 pm
Sunday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm

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