l'escargot bleu

“French classics done right” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

EDINBURGH, EDINBURGH

Official Rating
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Awards
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Our Inspector's view

L'escargot bleu is indeed blue – on the outside at least, and snails are present and correct among les entrées. The bilingual menu deals in classic bistro dishes such as those snails, which come from Barra in the Outer Hebrides, and there's a Scottish flavour.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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1 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
l'escargot bleu
56 Broughton Street, EDINBURGH, EH1 3SA

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 55
  • Private dining available
Accessibility
  • Steps for wheelchair: 4
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Days Closed: Sunday (excluding August Edinburgh festival)
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 10
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 12
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 16
  • Cuisine style: French, Scottish

About the area

Discover Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most spectacular cities and both Old and New Towns have UNESCO World Heritage status. At its heart, the Old Town is a treasury of architecture stretching back to medieval times with its labyrinth of narrow lanes (‘wynds’ or ‘closes’). While the New Town's splendid district of squares, crescents and gardens are surrounded by impressive Georgian town houses.

It isn’t just a magnificent, bustling city, it’s surrounded by countryside – offering visitors the best of both worlds. Dominated by hills and the sea, with the rolling Pentland Hills to the south and the broad expanse of the Firth of Forth estuary to the north, it benefits from a rugged and varied landscape. So much so, the city has its own miniature mountain, Arthur’s Seat, which looms over the Old Town and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, dwarfing even Castle Rock and its crowning fortress, Edinburgh Castle.

A couple of miles east, Portobello is Edinburgh’s seaside area, with a long stretch of golden sand that attracts droves of city dwellers on sunny summer days. 

 

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