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L'Escargot Blanc Restaurant
Edinburgh, Scotland
On the busy Queensferry Street, at number 17 exactly, seats L’Escargot Blanc restaurant, the sister restaurant to L'escargot Bleu' in Broughton Street in Edinburgh New Town...
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L'Escargot Bleu Restaurant
Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothian, Scotland
For two centuries, 56 Broughton Street was home to James Ritchie and Son, a clockmaker of repute. In 2008 we, Betty Jourjon & Fred Berkmiller, transformed this New Town establishment into L’Escargot Bleu restaurant...
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The Three Chimneys & The House Over-By
Isle of Skye, Highland, Scotland
Restaurant on the Isle of Skye which uses as much fresh, local, organic produce as possible. Makes virtually all of its own food including jams, soups, puddings, chocolates and bread...
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L'Escargot Blanc Restaurant

Description

On the busy Queensferry Street, at number 17 exactly, seats L’Escargot Blanc restaurant, the sister restaurant to L'escargot Bleu' in Broughton Street in Edinburgh New Town.

We, Betty Jourjon & Fred Berkmiller, gave a contemporary feel to this lofty upstairs restaurant with French music playing in the background. Full size advertising posters adorn the walls accompanied by vintage monochrome photos. If you get a seat at the prime tables, next to many windows, you can dream of being in the Bohemian Latin Quarter or the rambling cosmopolitan Marais districts of Paris.

Mull over the menu with a glass of Apéritif Poire William or Ricard and you will find dishes that are simple, traditional and in rhythm of the seasons. Provenance is paramount. Nothing gets through the kitchen door unless directly sourced by Fred. Only one rule: quality, quality and quality. Two-thirds produced in Scotland, one-third imported from France, Fred knows how to dilate your palate.

Staff balance cast iron pots and plates with skills. Olivier Carles, manager at Blanc, will serve "Lapin chasseur" or "Poisson du jour"to hungry diners.

Welcome to L'escargot Blanc.

Contact

Tel: + (0) 131 226 1890
Email: contact@lescargotblanc.co.uk
Web: www.lescargotblanc.co.uk

Location

17 Queensferry Street,
Edinburgh EH2 4QW
United Kingdom

Key Words

francais, restaurant, French, Scottish, West End, Edinburgh

Memberships & Accreditations

Slow Food member

Creation Date: 
Tuesday, 3 September, 2013 - 15:40
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, 3 September, 2013 - 15:40

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L'Escargot Bleu Restaurant

Description

For two centuries, 56 Broughton Street was home to James Ritchie and Son, a clockmaker of repute. In 2008 we, Betty Jourjon & Fred Berkmiller, transformed this New Town establishment into L’Escargot Bleu restaurant.

This blue-fronted "restaurant français" fits right in with the eclectic, multicultural district of Broughton. It’s a vibrant part of Edinburgh with butchers, bakers and booksellers jostling alongside coffee roasters, bars and wine merchants. Just up the road are theatres, cinemas, night clubs and real ales pubs. There is always something for locals and visitors to discover here.

Breathe deeply as you step into L’Escargot’s light airy dining room. Close your eyes and you will be transported to Paris, Lyon or Marseille. Tables are close together, conversation is animated and exuberant, ebbing and flowing.

Edith Piaff casts a sultry glance around the room from a vintage poster behind the bar, so you are in auspicious company if you dine in the front parlour. Sipping a Ricard or a Kir at tables by the floor to ceiling windows, you begin to soak up the French culture.

Take your time over the menu: dishes from the chef’s childhood or modern twists on time-honored classics, the choice is yours.

The back room, with its amazing collection of copper pots glittering on the wall like giant scales of some mythical beast, is more intimate. Eavesdrop on the open kitchen: picking up the gossip could be difficult unless you brush up your French, but maybe this is just as well... "Chefs are chefs!"

The Auld Alliance is alive here and Fred & Betty have their own version of "entente-cordiale". Fred seeks out others that share his passion for excellence. They are mainly the producers of Scotland, tender meat, fresh water fish, handpicked fruits and vegetables. Betty is only too proud to serve you Hervé Mons exclusive selection of French cheese... A little slice of France in the heart of Edimbourg.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 131 557 1600
Email: contact@lescargotbleu.co.uk
Web: www.lescargotbleu.co.uk

Location

56 Broughton Street,
Edinburgh EH1 3SA
United Kingdom

Key Words

francais, restaurant, French, Scottish, West End, Edinburgh

Memberships & Accreditations

Slow Food member

Creation Date: 
Tuesday, 3 September, 2013 - 14:43
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, 3 September, 2013 - 14:43

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The Three Chimneys & The House Over-By

Description

Restaurant on the Isle of Skye which uses as much fresh, local, organic produce as possible. Makes virtually all of its own food including jams, soups, puddings, chocolates and bread. Speciality is fresh Skye seafood; there are always vegetarian options. Hugely supportive of a growing local horticultural movement to encourage as much fresh produce to be grown and used as possible. Luxury accommodation in six rooms next door in The House Over-By. Booking essential.

The restaurant is routinely regarded as one of the best in the world and appears on many fine dining lists.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 1470 511 258
Email: eatandstay@threechimneys.co.uk
Web: www.threechimneys.co.uk

Location

Colbost,
Dunvegan,
Isle of Skye, Highland IV55 8ZT
United Kingdom
Creation Date: 
Wednesday, 28 August, 2013 - 14:26
Last Updated: 
Wednesday, 28 August, 2013 - 14:26

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