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
Reserve your table now and have your booking confirmed instantly.
Sunday to Friday lunch offer; 1 main course and coffee for £8.50 available from 12pm to 2pm
Pre-theatre offer; book your table for 6pm and enjoy 2 courses dinner for £20.00 (table back for 7.30 pm)
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.
Bastille Day - 14th July
A special evening to celebrate the French National Day commemorating the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789. Details soon.
Vegetarian Evening - 22nd of July
By popular demand - another evening of excellent seasonal and gluten free vegetarian food with wines to match. Jean-Michel and Mark are busy working on how they can surpass previous menus for this very popular evening. Reserve the date in your diary, more details very soon..
La Garrigue Whisky
La Garrigue has now its own labelled whisky; a limited edition of Cask strength Bruichladdich, on sale exclusively at the restaurant.
The third helping of this collection brimming with exciting recipes from a wealth of culinary talent - including La Garrigue. You can order online here or pop in and ask J-Michel to sign one for you.
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.
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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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.
La Garrigue has again attained an AA ‘Notable Wine List’ Award that goes alongside our entry in the Restaurant Guide. The ‘Notable Wine List’ accolade is awarded to only 10% of restaurants their guide - just over 200 restaurants in the UK.