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L'escargot Bleu Restaurant

56 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA, Scotland
0131 557 1600
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Ranked #102 of 1,915 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $37
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Came with my mum before going to the theater last Friday. Have always walked passed this place and wanted to try it, so we gave it a bash and were not disappointed. The waiter and waitresses were lovely. Mum loves pinot grigio wine but opted for a savigon blanc instead as they didn't stock any. Food was tasty, lovely little... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The last time we ate here we had the best hollandaise we had ever had, and that included restaurants in France. This time we both enjoyed a starter and main (the sea bass fillets were very generous) and had to share the creme brulee dessert. As reviewed elsewhere, tables for two are extremely close to each other, but that is... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

One of my favourite restaurants. Excellent food, love the extras served before starter. No moans when you ask for more bread - just a simple 'of course'. The waiting staff seem to be all French, the atmosphere is busy and it does have a genuine rustic French feel about the place. I could not recommend this restaurant more. Full marks.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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 - 37
Cuisine: French

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