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If you’re tired of haggis and smoked salmon, you may be looking to try out some different cuisines in Edinburgh. There is actually a whole host of French restaurants and eateries that use french cooking techniques. Here are the 8 best french restaurants in Edinburgh.
Best French Restaurants in Edinburgh
1. Chez Jules
109 Hanover St, Edinburgh EH2 1DJ
Chez Jules is one of those places that everyone who eats there raves about, with a buzzing but low key atmosphere. Serving classic french dishes like escargots, mussels and coq au vin, they also offer a killer seafood platter featuring a whole lobster, oysters and more. Don’t miss their lunch deal where you get 3 courses for only £11.90!
Price: Mains range from £13 – £50
2. La Garrigue
31 Jeffrey St, Edinburgh EH1 1DH
Open for over 20 years, La Garrigue offers rustic family style cooking, complimented by the finest French wines. It’s loved by locals and critics alike, named as Gordon Ramsay’s favourite bistro and the winner of numerous AA rosettes.
Price: Mains from £18.50
3. Cafe Marlayne
76 Thistle St, Edinburgh EH2 1EN
Cafe Maylayne features a classic French menu in a lively bistro setting. The vibe is welcoming and casual, with an elevated menu that changes every week.
Price: Two courses for £27.90
4. Petit Paris
38-40 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU
This intimate french restaurant in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket has been spreading their Parisian charm for over a decade. Enjoy French classics such as grilled snails, coq au vin and entrecote steak.
Price: Mains from £17
5. Le Petit Café
32 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8BJ
For your French breakfast or brunch stop, head to Le Petit Café. Serving amazing traditional crepes, pastries and freshly squeezed orange juice, everything here is homemade with love.
Price: Crepes start at £6
6. La P’tite Folie
9 Randolph Pl, Edinburgh EH2 1LH
Enjoy contemporary French dining at La P’tite Folie, with a relaxed and romantic vibe. Located right in the center of Edinburgh’s West End, it’s become a popular choice for dinners and business lunches.
Price: Mains start from £14
7. L’Escargot Bleu Restaurant and Wine Bar
56 Broughton St, Edinburgh EH1 3SA
Bistro L’Escargot has been dishing up classic French food on Broughton Street for over 13 years, combining local ingredients with traditional techniques. Take your pick from their every changing blackboard menu, usually featuring dishes such as snails, foie gras and braised beef.
Price: Mains start from £14
8. Cafe St Honore
34 Thistle St N W Ln, Edinburgh EH2 1EA
Offering a menu that changes with the seasons, Cafe St Honore is a multi award winning French restaurant in Edinburgh. Tucked away down a cobbled lane, the restaurant is just two minutes from Princes street making a perfect lunchtime pitstop or the ideal place to kick off your evening.
Price: Mains start from £23
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