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
A Vegetarian Summer Evening 23rd July
Let us bring back your fond memories of L’Artichaut....
The evenings menu is now available.
La Garrigue retains its Excellence on Trip Advisor and Diners' Choice
We are delighted to retain our Trip Advisor Excellence award in 2014.
...and also voted onto the June 2014 Diners' Choice list
Thanks for all your reviews, it really means a lot to us.
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 and a glass of house wine for £16.50. Please mention "Lunch Special" when booking.
Three courses for the price of two at lunch and dinner. This applies from Sunday to Thursday only. Please mention “Special Offer” when making your reservation.
Languedoc Wine Tour 2014
We're off!! Our second spring trip is underway. More photos of well fed and watered people enjoying Languedoc hospitality to look forward to.
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.
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.