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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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French classics done right

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Credit cards accepted

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.

What's on offer?

Opening hours

  • Closed: 1 week January, 1 week July
  • 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


  • Chef(s): Fred Berkmiller

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: French, Scottish
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 12
  • Wines over £30: 10
  • Wines by the glass: 16

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Steps for wheelchair: 4
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 55
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 18
  • Off-site parking available: On street, NCP

Getting here

On Broughton Street, near Omni Centre.

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Edinburgh Waverley
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