Welcome to La Garrigue
La Garrigue opened in 2001. Largely inspired by my country upbringing in Languedoc, La Garrigue offers rustic family style cooking, complimented by a large selection of the best wines from this area of France known as "Le Midi".
It features rustic Tim Stead tables and chairs as well as original paintings by Andrew Walker from my home town Bedarieux and my village Combret.
The restaurant is themed around the Languedoc food and wines and is a cross between an up market restaurant and a bistro we will give you that "Je ne sais quoi" experience.
Gordon Ramsay's favourite French bistro, The Good Food Guide restaurant of the year in 2010, and the winner of 2 AA rosettes since its opening.
The perfect venue for private lunch or dinner; can also accommodate larger functions up to 50 people.
The restaurant has great views of Calton Hill and is minutes from Waverley Train Station and the famous Royal Mile.
I look forward to welcoming you.
Jean Michel Gauffre
Our Gastronomique Tour de France continues with a visit to Corsica on 30th April.
Another of our very popular food and wine extravaganzas! Keep the date free and more will be published nearer the time.
La Garrigue Wine List is THE BEST
La Garrigue WON the award for 'Best Restaurant/Wine List for French Wine' in the France Summit held on 22nd October in London.
La Garrigue was nominated along with 'Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons' and 'Hotel TerraVina' owned by Raymond Blanc OBE and Gerard Basset OBE respectively. Mr Basset is also the current 'Best Sommelier in the World' and co-founded Hotel du Vin.
We are thrilled to have been recognised for our efforts in promoting the wine of Languedoc and want to take this opportunity to thank all our suppliers who have supported us over the years. Our gratitude also goes to all the wine makers, to our staff and, of course, our customers. More in Jean-Michel's blog.
Our Current Special Offers at La Garrigue
Lunch Special Enjoy a main course lunch, a glass of house wine and a coffee for £14.50. Please mention "Lunch Special" when booking.
Dinner Special A two course dinner with a glass of wine. £25.00 per person for two courses on Dinner Menu. Includes glass of house wine. Runs Mon-Fri 18:30-20:30. 20 Covers, Maximum Party Size 9. Please mention “Special Offer” when making your reservation.
The Art of La Garrigue
Andrew Walker, our resident artist who does the paintings from Combret and villages around Bedarieux, my home town, is having a big show in Paris. Take a look.
Languedoc Wine Tour 2013
We're just back from the first La Garrigue wine tour to the Languedoc. Do have a look at a few photos ahead of a story and maybe a video, we'll see...
La Garrigue on Ramsay's Best Restaurant
The restaurant recently featured on the Channel Four programme with Gordon Ramsay. The pressure was intense both at 'home' and away in Gordon's place. A fantastic time was had by us all and we are delighted with the response from our dining friends both in their support and bookings. Thanks Gordon!
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Can't visit us? Then I can come to you!
I really enjoy meeting YOU. I've had a wonderful time in the past raising money for charities offering my services to people in their own homes, using their equipment, messing up (and cleaning!) their kitchen. It brings fun to cooking.
If are planning a special dinner or lunch in your home and need some help, why don’t you contact me and see if I can help. Please no weddings or things like that, just family or friends / business ”get together” up to 12 persons. Prices to suit everyone. Please drop me an line with your ideas.