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L'Escargot Bleu

French Restaurant

4.5 out of 5 4.5/5 from 4 reviews (add your opinion)

56 Broughton Street

Phone: 0131 557 1600

L'Escargot Bleu

Price: ££££
Licensed: No
Pre-Theatre: No

Takeaway: No

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4 from craig777 (100%) on February 5th, 2010 (9 years ago)

L'Escargot Bleu, 56 Broughton Street , EH1 3TA, Edinburgh

I went here the other day for a work lunch and have to say was pleasantly surprised. From the outside you don’t expect too much and even inside the decor is very rustic with wooden chairs and tables quite close together. On a Friday lunchtime there was not a table available so it is obviously doing well and if you are planning on going I would recommend booking in advance.

The menu as you would expect is full of local French dishes and regional specialities from regions where the chef has worked/lived. The menu needs some explaining - mainly due to my lack of French food knowledge but the waitress was more than happy to do this. For starters we tried some snails between us (which were amazing!), a lot of us hadn’t had these before so wanted to try them and were all happy we did. Other starters we had were gravlax smoked salmon blinis and black pudding. For mains I had a venison burger with cranberry sauce and mashed potato which was very good, others on my table has grilled sea bass, lamb and a pork dish all of which looked and I understand tasted very good.

The jewel in the crown in this place is by far the puddings! Ranging from Crème Brule, Vanilla bread and butter pudding, sorbets, gateaux and they all looked amazing. I had the crème brule which can sometime be too sickly but this was brilliant - when i first saw the size of it I was slightly panicked (it was big!) but I still managed to finish it and didn’t feel too full afterwards which was great

In terms of prices for starters you are looking at £6-8, mains range from £10-18 really depending on what you have (the meat being the most expensive as you would imagine) most mains are around £15. Puddings were all £4-6.

If you are into French food then I would highly recommend this place, even if you arent it makes a pleasant change from what a lot of other restaurants are serving. The staff are all very passionate about what they are doing and the fact they seem to have a lot of regular customers who keep going back speaks volumes.

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4.5 from Rawlie (44%) on June 9th, 2010 (9 years ago)

L'Escargot Bleu, 56 Broughton Street , EH1 3TA, Edinburgh

Was here for lunch on Sunday and it was super. The staff were excellent. Friendly, knowledgeable and polite. The menu was great. Lots to pick from and flexible if you wanted a different sauce etc with something which is quite refreshing.

The general gist of the place seems to be serving french nosh with Scottish ingredients and they really hit the mark!

My starter was simple and yummy - caramelised onion and goats cheese millefeuille. Other starters in the party included rabbit terrine with apricot and pickles (really delicious) and some other stuff I can't remember!

My main course was a delight. I am not a vegetarian but I chose the home made gnocci with a sort of sweet aniseed sauce with roasted vegetables and it was totally delicious. The others had beef bourgignone which looked lovely but was eaten before I could get my mitts on it. Afters was yummy and the best one was the sticky toffee pudding which was just devine. It was sticky (good), toffee-y (yum!) and had a delicious sort of gingery taste. The creme brulee was tasty too. They even offered my baby a free afters but she was so stuffed from eating everyone elses lunch that she wasn't interested!

Overall, lovely, friendly environment with excellent grub and great value for money.

I'm off for dinner on Friday - yay!

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4.5 from Owen (12%) on June 21st, 2010 (9 years ago)

L'Escargot Bleu, 56 Broughton Street , EH1 3TA, Edinburgh

This is one of the best restaurants I have been to in Edinburgh. Everything about it was quality - the staff, the ambiance (it's French), and, most of all, the food. I think the scallops were the best I've ever tasted. If you were to nitpick, the only negative would be that when it's busy (we went on a Saturday) it can be a bit noisy because the tables are quite close together. Apart from that, a great dining experience.

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5 from yoann (12%) on August 5th, 2010 (9 years ago)

L'Escargot Bleu, 56 Broughton Street , EH1 3TA, Edinburgh

I've been twice with various work colleagues. I love the place - the food is great as well as the delicious red wine. The staff is indeed attentive and friendly. You must go!

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