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L'escargot Bleu Restaurant

56 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA, Scotland
0131 557 1600
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Ranked #99 of 1,899 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $39
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
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Galashiels
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I had eaten here before with a group of friends and it was so good I wanted to return with my husband and again the food was superb.Despite being very bust service was very attentive.The restaurant is very much in the style of a French bistro,good inexpensive food and wine in an informal setting,.Don't leave without trying the chocolate tart!

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dundee
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

A early evening meal on the way to the theatre. The food and service was excellent, but a little to cramped and it was difficult to say we were there as a couple as the tables are very close together, but other than that it was very good

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notttingham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

we tried this restaurant on our last visit to Edinburgh it was a cold wet evening , it was as you enter a real bit of rustic France .this gave it a true ambiance the staff polite friendly but the main part of this was the excellent food , as this time it was near xmas we booked in advance,... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We boked here last Saturday and the food and sevice was excellent, we couldnt fault the food, however my friend had planned a surprise present for my birthday and had ordered vouchers ( unbeknown to us) aparently they didnt forward them to us and the owner told my friend that as they had messed up we were to be given... More 

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Northumberland
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132 reviews 132 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We have an annual trip to Edinburgh in December. Same time every year. This restaurant is just around the corner form our B&B - what a bonus! The restaurant atmosphere, staff, service, and food is brilliant. It is a highlight of our weekend. The food is to die for - we wouldn't miss it for the earth. I just wish... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Had a wonderful dinner here, fantastically friendly staff and slightly querky interior, which was lovely. Dinner was delicious, a really brilliant dinner.

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Edinburgh
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Four of us had an excellent meal here on a Saturday evening in December. We had booked online in advance and asked for a quiet table (one of our party has hearing problems). Were delighted to be taken through to a room with no background music at all. We were able to enjoy our meal and conversation! If only more... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A super friendly restaurant. Dinner with friends in warm friendly surroundings. Staff were fantastic and gave excellent advice and spoke knowledgeably about all the food. My mussels were delicious. Only disappointment was the pudding. Chose clafoutis and is was obviously made earlier and just re-heated. We all still loved our dinner and will return.

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worcestershire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had lunch at the 'Escargot Bleu' in November. It's almost exactly as I remember small family run restaurants to have been in French towns and cities in the 1960's. They are, sadly, now increasingly rare. Maybe they're all in the UK! The scene is a limited set menu very well prepared; brisk, yet friendly and efficient, no nonsense service;... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Visited on a Thursday evening with my family before a show at the Edinburgh Playhouse and ate off the pre-dinner menu. The food and service was excellent and the attentive staff made sure we got out in time for our show despite a full restaurant. We'll be back.

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Additional Information about L'escargot Bleu Restaurant

Address: 56 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 557 1600
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 39
Cuisine: French

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