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L'escargot Bleu Restaurant

56 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA, Scotland
0131 557 1600
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Ranked #130 of 1,863 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $39
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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bedforshire, England
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Attentive friendly service, tasteful modern decor. Excellent french cuisine using great fresh Scottish produce. Very Good value for money and decent portion sizes. Thoroughly recommend, no wonder it's busy every week day night. Try the mussels.

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Waltham Cross
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to me by collegue while on a visit to Edinburgh. It's a very smart and stylish eating house with an exquisit menu and wine list. The service here is second to none and you are looked after throughout you dining evening. Very reasonable prices so you should have a lovely meal for around £70 which will... More

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Nottingham
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My mother and I came for dinner on a recommendation from a friend and we were not disappointed! The atmosphere was typically french, with french speaking waiters/waitresses. The service was friendly and efficient. The knowledge of wine was good, and the wines complemented the food beautifully. I had a seafood starter which was amazing, followed by a lamb dish which... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great food, lovely staff, lovely atmosphere. Staff happy to explain where the meat comes from etc. Will be back.

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Scotland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We went for lunch ,the layout is very good and the staff very attentive, The set menu had about 5 choices, we had the mussels,as starter which were very good,but the main courses,mutton and chicken were very bland to say the least, we had the house red which was very poor. The price was fair,the meal was not.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were here on Saturday night and weren't sure what to expect, having never been to a French restaurant before. The food was delicious and the staff were more than happy to explain the menu to us. We opted for the set menu and found it great value for money and the food, the food was amazing. The wine suggestion... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Just spent another Friday evening in Edinburgh's most authentic French restaurant. It never disappoints. Sadly no horse tartare but the mains were excellent. Pollack in a chesnut sauce with butternut squash sounded interesting if unlikely. It was beautiful as was the steak enorme with the Bordelaise sauce. The snails are Scottish

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This place never disappoints. Had an excellent pre theatre meal recently. The choice of food is very good as is the selection of well priced wines. Service is authentic - French staff in a French restaurant and this just adds to the overall experience. Would highly recommend a visit - you won't be disappointed

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We had some business colleagues up from England and were looking for a lively, informal restaurant which also obviously served great food. L'Escargot Bleu ticked every box. Top this off with some charming French waitress service and it was a very enjoyable evening all round. This restaurant would suit business dinners and romantic and/or couples evenings.

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scotland
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183 reviews 183 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

we had a very good lunch here. The set menu was excellent, good value and perfect portion sizes. The atmosphere was great it was busy and lively. Service was friendly and efficient. The food was very tasty we particularly enjoyed the duck.This restaurant is a good choice for a casual meal with friends or family. The tables are quite close... 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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 39
Cuisine: French

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