Food and drink
Cassoulets, lamb shanks, rabbit, black pudding - really great French food cooked very well indeed. The wine list is comprehensive too.
The menu is written in French but there's a translation in English underneath. This allows you to pretend you are fluent as you order your La bourride de baudroie, huitres, moules et petits legumes - eh pardon? Ah oui, you mean monk fish with mussels, oysters and spring vegetables in garlic sauce.
Rustic French delights. The menu changes daily.
Expect spicy Carmargue rice with sea bream, smoked ham hock terrine, mussels, toulouse sausage & mash, melt in the mouth beef stew and the lemon tart must be tasted even if you have no room left in your tum. Really it is sublime.
It's a lovely wee restaurant: wooden tables and chairs and warmly painted walls, and it's usually packed with locals and visitors alike. No-one stands on ceremony here, so there is always a good volume of conversation.
Delightful, French, enthusiastic.
50 yards off The Royal Mile; almost directly opposite Waverley station and five minutes walk from Princes Street.
Great value lunch menu £12.95 for 2 courses 3 courses £15.50 this offer also applies at weekends.
It's £25.50 for the two-course dinner menu between 6.30pm and 8.30pm, mention the special offer when booking.
La Garrigue,14 Eyre Place, Edinburgh
- Families with teenagers