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L'escargot Bleu Restaurant

56 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA, Scotland
0131 557 1600
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Ranked #149 of 1,836 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $43
Cuisines: French
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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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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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Blue Snail is always excellent!! Betty has such a brilliant team!! Sebastian and Marek are amazing !! Marek is outstanding in his field...he is such a Sommelier and totally focused!! I love Sophie too..they are all dedicated courteous and very open and honest!! Matched by the delicious proper French food!! Always busy you need to book!! Another gem in Broughton... More

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Tavira, Portugal
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had dinner last night, as a group of six. Just like being in France. Good bistro style food, well prepared and served. Nice wines Fabulous steak tartare and creme brûlée . I would love to go back

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Starting with the excellent house red - merlot - the starter was a delicious fried camembert followed by Sea Bass which was also excellent. The chocolate tarte in creme Anglaise was superb!! An authentic French restaurant in the heart of Edinburgh's Bohemian quarter in Broughton Street.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Went for an evening meal with my partner. The food and service were excellent. We received good advice on a wine to meet our tastes. My partner had the steak tartare made exactly to his specifications. I snuck a few bites and it was delicious. I would definitely recommend the creme brulee - it's to die for! Unfortunately the room... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

the restaurannt was empy but despite that the service was bad. First I ask for a steak and my wife for menu of the day. She could not eat it because the meat was with nerves and too fatty. She asked to change it but the waiter did not want to provide. She said to him not to worry because... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

High expectations,a shade disappointed. The restaurant failed to reserve the window table we had requested when booking. That hardly mattered, but the fish carpaccio first course on the lunch menu turned out to be tasteless and uninspiring. When describing the main course dish of the day, the waitress said the cod was just panfried, failing to mention the seafood sauce.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

This was my first visit and the food was fantastic! My mussels starter came in a very generous portion and was very tasty and the steak main course was very well done. My friend had the duck mains and enjoyed it very much too. The restaurant lost our booking initially (not sure how that happened as we booked via their... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Went there with few friends for the first time. Place is cosy, simple. Beautiful smell of food at the door. Escargot appetizer nice and fresh, sparkling wine a bit too sweet, to start with, but this is my personal opinion. Shared our starters, so could taste all, mussels were the best. My main fish dish was good as well. Beautiful... More

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Toronto Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We visited the L'escargot Bleu Restaurant in Edinburgh It is a beautifully presented restaurant in the city, with a very French ambiance. The food was lovely, the staff were all very attentive ,polite and friendly. All in all, a very authentic French eating experience . Reservations are a must but they do take some walk ins. L'escargot Bleu Restaurant 56... More

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belfast
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was recommended to us and we were not disappointed, the service, food and wine all fabulous. The steak was especially fabulous!!

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