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L'escargot Bleu Restaurant

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Broughton & Calton
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56 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA, Scotland
0131 557 1600
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited early for the two-course set menu (£14.90). We started with moules in fennel and pastis; very good. For the main we chose the white fish of the day which was also good but (to our taste) spoilt by a salty red wine jus. A selection of vegetables was extra; should really have been included as necessary for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in here for lunch after seeing the good reviews on Tripadvisor. It did not disappoint and was the best meal we had in the 2 days we spent in Edinburgh. A nice touch was being offered water without asking for it and they do not charge for bread with meals. Lovely food, lovely service, thank you

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Tucson, Arizona
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our best meal in Scotland during a two week trip. We made arrangements for a table for 5 and were very embarrassed when, at the very last minute, 3 of our dinner companions cancelled without time for us to adequately warn the restaurant. We are usually very conscientious diners and were supremely embarrassed by the turn of events,... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While on a day visit to the Capital my wife and I decided to avoid the chains for lunch and try to find something different. My choice was going to be guided largely by the fact that I had had two large teeth extracted the day before and was anxious not to eat anything that might upset the wounds! I... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited for the first time yesterday and were definitely impressed. We are not long back from a holiday in France and almost thought we were back there again. Apart from the excellent food this restaurant has a really good ambience with extremely pleasant and attentive staff. We look forward to our next visit.

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

Authentic French restaurant in Edinburgh new town populated by friendly, welcoming staff and a chef who really knows his l'oignons. Service is top notch (speedy and attentive) and the concise menu hit all the right notes. Splendid Scallops and Mutton casserole, steaks and baked Camembert. Already one of my favourite restaurants in a favourite City.

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Thank Tim E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service was excellent. Very obliging staff. Nice atmosphere, great with the kids. 10 out of 10. Thanks.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a brilliant meal here - pre-theatre rather than a la carte. Great ambiance, excellent food and wine, I recommend the cheese board as a desert option.

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here on my last night in Scotland and the food was superb . It has an excellent set menu with superb drinks

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Tried here before going to the theatre and was suitably impressed. Food was very fresh and well prepared. Service was attentive and efficient. Not a lot of room (cosy some might say) but not a lot of privacy - okay as long as neighbours are not too loud or you will hear their conversation rather than your own! Still well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $33
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
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 - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 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: 0131 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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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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