L'Escargot Blanc

99 reviews

17 Queensferry Street, EH2 4QW

New Town, Edinburgh

Cuisine: French

About L'Escargot Blanc

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Forget reviews, try it for yourself.

    Booked the early evening deal which is two courses from a limited selection of daily dishes. This is set at a great price for any restaurant never mind one in city centre. First visit to this very French bistro. I've had a few good finds in Normandy, Brittany and Paris over the years and this would sit well with any of those. Cosy little restaurant, the climb up wooden stairs is just one floor and kind of adds to the traditional feel. Friendly, polite, efficient staff and great food. Mussels to start, must try the terrine next time. Took until the waiter asked for my order to finally decide between pork belly or lamb but went for spiced lamb on couscous. No surprise across the table. Fish. But had to agree it was very good. Couple of glasses of wine to compliment each from the decent selection. My partner went for pound cake with mousse and it was very good vanilla ice cream. We finished it off with a couple of espressos. Best value food I have had in ages, it was all cooked faultlessly and served effortlessly. Definitely one to recommend.
    Thomas White - dined in restaurant 03/08/2019
  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Hidden Little Gem

    Just back from a beautiful dinner with my husband for his birthday. Lovely food, atmosphere and value for money. I will definitely be going back, food absolutely delicious, I recommend the mussels and the snails for starters, the steak for the main and the chocolate torte for dessert. Staff are so friendly and welcoming, I would recommend this place to anyone.
    Laura Wrethman - dined in restaurant 28/10/2017

Popular French bistro in Edinburgh’s West End

The sister restaurant to L’Escargot Bleu on Broughton Street, L’Escargot Blanc is an atmospheric French bistro on Queensferry Street in Edinburgh’s West End. Vintage French posters and monochrome photos give it a dash of Parisian chic while the food is simple but packed with flavour and very carefully sourced. Many would say that the two L’Escargot restaurants are among the most authentic French restaurants in Edinburgh.

Impeccably sourced, Provincial French cooking

The finest Scottish produce and traditional French cooking make an appealing partnership at L’Escargot Blanc. Typical starters might be the Scottish gravadlax salmon with asparagus or the grilled snails with garlic, parsley and hazelnut butter.

Main courses might include a traditional bouillabaisse fish soup or coq au vin made with Gartmorn chickens. The two person rib of beef, carved at the table, is a carnivorous dream. The cheeseboard features well conditioned French and Scottish cheeses. As well as an a la carte, L’Escargot Blanc runs a good value lunch and early evening menu.

Transport links, French restaurant, Edinburgh Queensferry St

L’Escargot Blanc is on Queensferry Street in Edinburgh’s West End village. As well as being a two minute walk from the tram line and a fifteen minute walk to both Waverley and Haymarket train stations, L’Escargot Blanc is handy for the bus routes of Princes Street.

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