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“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”.
“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”.
“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.
“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!”
|Wine per bottle||£19.95|
31 Jeffrey St, Edinburgh, EH1 1DH
|Monday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm|