Edinburgh Evening News - September 2012
"ON a dark rainy midweek night, the steamy windows of La Garrigue proved irresistible, and stepping inside, we were welcomed with a warm welcome and bustling atmosphere. Ushered to the back of the restaurant, we pass two other lively sections, which fills us with confidence."
Ian's Foodie Blog - February 2012
"Much better than most restaurants in France. La Garrigue is, without doubt, my favourite French resto in Edinburgh."
Happzy - Europe's Best Restaurants - December 2011
"La Garrigue: one of the best restaurants in Edinburgh. If you love excellent French cuisine, then this is a good choice."
A satisfied customer - January 2011
My daughter and Son in Law brought myself, my wife plus 3 grandchildren to your establishment as a treat for my 80th Birthday.
I would like to say how greatly we enjoyed our visit – everything was first class – the service, the ambience and most of all the wonderful food !! I was somewhat sceptical about the claims made by my daughter, but can only say that she was not even close to being enthusiastic enough.
Although not normally a seafood fan, I tried the scallops as a Starter and thoroughly enjoyed them. I next had the Veal with Cassoulet Beans, which completely captivated me – so much so that I even scraped the plate clean – almost took the pattern off the plate then “cleaned up” the marrow bone together with the bones of my Daughter and Grandson !!
In summing up, it was the best meal my Wife and I have enjoyed for a very long time, and we look forward to coming back to sample some of the other alternative courses in the near future.
Thanks again to you and your staff for a memorable evening – it will be long remembered.
Richard Bath - Scotland on Sunday 9 March 2008
"If my starter was good, my main course was even better." "This was good, solid cooking from a man who knows his trade and who provides food that is authentic and utterly without pretension – the sort of food, in short, that brightens up the coldest Edinburgh day" 8/10
Barry Shelby — The Herald 14 April 2005
"Honest, sincere and genuine cooking. That is the sense you get with La Garrigue."
"Jean Michel Gauffre, is a native of Languedoc and he sticks to recipes roused by the cuisine of his homeland."
"It's not ostentatious, but still stylish, albeit in an unforced manner. Something, like their cuisine, the French can do well."
BBC Scotland reporting on the Which? Good Food Guide 2006
"Fresh quality dishes that won't burn a hole in your pocket"
Susan Dalgety — Edinburgh Evening News
"La Garrigue deserves to succeed. The space is very light and airy, the service relaxed and friendly and the cooking is very assured."
"La Garrigue translates into fine food"