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L'Escargot Bleu

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Broughton & Calton
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56 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA, Scotland
+44 131 557 1600
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Scotland
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Returned yet again and was not disappointed. This time for a lunch on a saturday which was without question superb. Will keep returning as the food and staff .. and the pricing are all fantastic.

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Thank DSK14
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A most enjoyable evening. Started with foie gras crème brulee which was sublime. An enormous helping. Felt rather bilious later but that was my entirely my fault and greed having wolfed down the foie gras far too quickly. Then roast pheasant which was the perfect vehicle for some of the most delicious gravy I have ever tasted. Couldn't manage a... More 

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a pleasant ambience and very good food. We both started with mussels with Roquefort and bacon which we both really enjoyed. I then had cod with ham which was excellent. My husband had a steak which unfortunately had a Roquefort sauce. His mistake but too much Roquefort in one meal. The food is Scottish produce cooked in... More 

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london
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice setting, proper french restaurant. probably not a good choice if you have fussy eaters with you, lots of game etc. food was very well cooked and tasty. pricing is not terribly competitive but i'd go back anyway, the food really was excellent

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Randalstown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hubby and I were invited to lunch by a friend. We hadn't been before and were hugely impressed! Really interesting menu, with several dishes on each course appealing, not always the case in restaurants. Hubby had the Moules and smoked haddock Mariniere, I could smell the garlic when it arrived, he loved it. I had the fish rillettes, a creamy... More 

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first time at this restaurant and certainly not the last from start to finish the food and service was excellent. The atmosphere was lovely and the staff made all of us feel welcome, it was a family members birthday and they certainly made her and all of us first class attention. Would recommend this restaurant to everyone

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy restaurant with super friendly staff and excellent food. This is a proper French restaurant. You can feel that the staff and the kitchen all know what they're doing and that they have a passion for food. It's always a pleasure to dine and deal with experts. Highly recommended

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been in for lunch as the £12.95 for 2 courses could not be avoided. What we found out was that the most interesting dishes have a supplement and if you want have vegetables in your plate you have to order some as the mains comes only with potatoes. Overall a £48 lunch for 2 with soft drinks. Not sure... More 

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fredecosse, Manager at L'Escargot Bleu, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. Our set lunch menu, priced at £12.90 is made of 6 starters and six main courses to choose from, this include bread and butter . Only one starter and a main has a supplement, not like what is mentioned in your review. This supplement apply to a more expensive dish to make. A... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic French Cuisine with a Scottish touch, the service was impeccable. Their wine list is great and reasonably priced too. I had the 2 course lunch for £12.90, including their "Mussels in a Mustard sauce" which were divine!!!! Do not miss it!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely ambiance, with attentive service and very good coute de boeuf with decent wine. We very much enjoyed our meal here. Prices reasonable £15-30 for a main. Would happily return!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $31
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighborhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 1600
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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Neighborhood Profile
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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