survey result

Summary

£66
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Excellent cooking and a beautiful spot” in Edinburgh’s Old Town make Jean-Michel Gauffre’s stalwart, which celebrates its 21st anniversary this year, “well worth a visit for the rich food and wines of the Languedoc”. (The proprietor – and his kitchen – put in a particularly impressive lockdown performance, with “superb” home deliveries and a “truly interesting and readable newsletter”: so “now we’re allowed back into restaurants with a glass of wine, I’ll be back at La Garrigue with a considerable new respect”.)

Summary

£59
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The hearty food and wine of the Languedoc” dominate the menu at Jean-Michel Gauffre’s “enjoyable” Old Town stalwart, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary and remains “a fine place to dine”. There’s also a “huge wine list, mainly from southern France with many rare and unusual bottles from Languedoc and Roussillon”.

Summary

£59
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The hearty food and wine of the Languedoc” dominate the menu at Jean-Michel Gauffre’s “enjoyable” Old Town stalwart, which celebrates its 20th anniversary next year and remains “a fine place to dine”. There’s also a “huge wine list, mainly from southern France with many rare and unusual bottles from Languedoc and Roussillon”.

Summary

£58
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”.

For 31 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
10
No dress code
50

Prices

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

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£10.30 £24.80 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.95
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Bread £1.50
Service 12.50%
31 Jeffrey St, Edinburgh, EH1 1DH
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
SundayCLOSED

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