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L'escargot Bleu Restaurant

#123 of 1,930 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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56 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA, Scotland
0131 557 1600
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Edinburgh may be teeming with French restaurants but very few are as...
Edinburgh may be teeming with French restaurants but very few are as authentic as L���Escargot Bleu. Gaining dedicated fans from the moment its doors opened, this place owes less to what a French restaurant should be than to what a French restaurant is ��� as any visitor to the little bistros of Parisian back streets and off-the-beaten-track towns will tell you. The haphazardly put together surroundings, dotted with Edith Piaf posters and furnished with checked clothed tables, only hints at what the menu has to offer. So true to real French eating, the menu is very nearly unbelievable with snails cooked in piquant garlic, steaks smothered in cheese-heavy sauces and anything else you���d care to imagine being sent out of any good kitchen in Perpignan, Poitiers or Pontivy served without a hint of irony.
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 85
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Didn't live up to expectations

Restaurant very busy on Saturday night,reservation required. Starter of mussels disappointing as overcooked, lovely main course of bœuf bourguignon and their "famous" creme brulee wasn't the best I've had. Staff polite and helpful. Slightly overpriced. Doubt I will return.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
flyer85
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Kirkcaldy
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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317 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kirkcaldy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Restaurant very busy on Saturday night,reservation required. Starter of mussels disappointing as overcooked, lovely main course of bœuf bourguignon and their "famous" creme brulee wasn't the best I've had. Staff polite and helpful. Slightly overpriced. Doubt I will return.

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fredecosse, Owner at L'escargot Bleu Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your succinct and to the point review, and we may as well, get straight to the point, put our hands up here we got it wrong on a busy short staffed evening. Thanks for your complimentary words about the Bœuf Bourguignon , which like the other dishes you tried we take great pride in their preparation. We are... More 

Banchory
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Treated to Meal by daughter in law prior to trip to Playhouse. Meal was excellent good choice of Starters & mains. Cat fish was delicious. Service was good and plenty of tap water available. A very busy restaurant.

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Found this lovely restaurant by chance, and had a lunch of a quality sought but rarely found in France. We had an excellent value two course table d'hote meal, with a varied menu of fresh and beautifully cooked food, and the service was friendly but unobtrusive. The place was justifiably busy but not overcrowded, and we will certainly return on... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We visited this restaurant on Monday, not many people, good service and good choices of wine. We went for the corbieres rouge, very good and good price. Food was excelent, plenty of flavors and home made. Had the venison wich was tender and flavoury. Nice experience, will come back for sure.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My boyfriend took me here for my birthday dinner (though it was my choice I must admit). The food was exquisite, rivalled only by the service. The attentiveness of the waiting staff made us feel like we were the only people in the restaurant. It's for those looking to splash out on something special, as a food lover I feel... More 

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Sussex
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stumbled upon this restaurant and were lucky to get a table there without a reservation, although it was 9pm on a Thursday night. The food was delicious, the service was very French (in the best possible way), and the wine list offered several really good choices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I came across this little gem while walking down Broughton Street on a cold Monday night. I was greeted by a lovely gentleman. The food was too die for, I can highly recommend Rose veal Special, it was so flavoursome and beautifuly presented. The creme Brulee was so tasty, the best that I have ever tasted. The service was so... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

What a find! This glorious French restaurant is a little gem .Went with 9 pals for the theatre menu last week and we were all so very impressed -delicious food, great wine and charming efficient waiters The décor was reminiscent of France and the only fault I had was that we didn't leave ourselves enough time to enjoy it all... More 

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Cupar, Fife
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Our first visit to this highly respected Edinburgh restaurant was an occasion to remember. It was a truly authentic French experience with food and service comparable with what we have enjoyed in holidays in France in the past. Our visit was for lunch and the menu was both varied and reasonably priced. Risotto and mussels were our starters and duck... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I had heard good things about L'escargot Blue from the friends who we joined for lunch. The menus looked promising and we ordered from both the standard lunch menu and the Special Xmas menu. The waitress introduced the wine list and rarely have I heard someone talk so fast that it was unintelligible. Starters were fine and the accompanying wine... More 

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fredecosse, Owner at L'escargot Bleu Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Newington We were also disappointed to read your review, and would like to start by thanking your friends for recommending our restaurant to you, and we were delighted to hear your kind words about the Steaks, Wine, desserts, and starters your party enjoyed on the day. We would love to have rectified this on the day for you had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 56 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: 0131 557 1600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 39
  • Cuisine: French

Description

Edinburgh may be teeming with French restaurants but very few are as authentic as L���Escargot Bleu. Gaining dedicated fans from the moment its doors opened, this place owes less to what a French restaurant should be than to what a French restaurant is ��� as any visitor to the little bistros of Parisian back streets and off-the-beaten-track towns will tell you. The haphazardly put together surroundings, dotted with Edith Piaf posters and furnished with checked clothed tables, only hints at what the menu has to offer. So true to real French eating, the menu is very nearly unbelievable with snails cooked in piquant garlic, steaks smothered in cheese-heavy sauces and anything else you���d care to imagine being sent out of any good kitchen in Perpignan, Poitiers or Pontivy served without a hint of irony.
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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