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Le Roi Fou

Le Roi Fou , 1 Forth Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3JX

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  • Le Roi Fou - Edinburgh
  • Le Roi Fou - Edinburgh
  • Le Roi Fou - Edinburgh
  • Le Roi Fou - Edinburgh
  • Le Roi Fou - Edinburgh
  • Le Roi Fou - Edinburgh
  • Le Roi Fou - Edinburgh
  • Le Roi Fou - Edinburgh
  • Le Roi Fou - Edinburgh
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Average
Main course: £18
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Wednesday: 16:00 - 22:30
Thursday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 16:00 - 22:30

Great wine, great service, great food, great restaurant. Best meal in edinborough

Steve 31 December 2018
from London

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Award-winning newcomer to the Edinburgh fine dining scene, Le Roi Fou is an intimate restaurant and bar, which showcases inventive French, Swiss & Scottish dishes, presented beautifully.

Chef patron Jérôme Henry spent 20 years at the sharp end of fine dining and brings every inch of that experience to Le Roi Fou. Execution is exemplary, ingredients are sourced with care and the carefully curated wine list reads like a dream. Jérôme is the embodiment of the chef-patron, working at the stove, popping up behind the bar and (if you're really lucky) flying the flag for his native Switzerland by explaining the mostly Swiss cheeses on the well-stocked trolley.

Starters might include grilled Galician octopus with watermelon and aged sherry vinegar and hand-cut beef fillet steak tartare, followed by a main dish such as grilled Scottish halibut with wild girolle and Swiss chard, and classic favourites such as seared new season lamb rack with mint-infused sauce. There are also continuously updated chef's tasting menus. Puddings include comforting classics like poached rhubarb and pistachio crumble with Borders crème fraîche ice cream, while the wine list boasts respected or unusual vintages. The boutique-style interior includes dining at the bar, a small upstairs dining room room perfect for romantic meals, and a downstairs larger dining room.

Le Roi Fou is centrally placed, only 10 minutes walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station, in the fashionable New Town area of the city. Le Roi Fou can organise private function up to 20 guests.

Le Roi Fou

Le Roi Fou , 1 Forth Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3JX

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Customer reviews for Le Roi Fou

4.7 (((() (based on 258 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (222)
  • romantic (102)
  • lunch (101)
  • luxury (81)
  • private dining (63)
  • value (51)
  • business (48)
  • trendy (28)
  • entertainment (7)
  • breakfast (5)
  • large parties (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • ((((( 19 March 2019 by Lindsay from Malvern

    Intimate atmosphere, beautifully balanced service (attentative without being intrusive, informative, charming!), superb generous food. We went a la carte and were very happy. My starter of octopus especially was outstanding, with a chargrilled exterior adding flavour and texture to a melt in the mouth centre.
    We shall definitely be going back.

  • ((((* 21 January 2019 by David from Edinburgh

    Fair price for a good meal.

  • ((((* 31 December 2018 by Jo from Edinburgh

    Lovely dinner with friends.

  • ((((( 31 December 2018 by Steve from London

    Great wine, great service, great food, great restaurant. Best meal in edinborough

  • ((((( 23 December 2018 by Craig from Edinburgh

    Everything was amazing and the service was impeccable. Definitely one of my favourite dining experiences in Edinburgh

  • ((((* 21 December 2018 by Neil from Edinburgh

    Very good food. Traditional French fair done excellently. Wine list a a little average but decent value.

  • ((((( 17 December 2018 by Juliet from Edinburgh

    5 of us were here for a pre theatre dinner. Couldn’t fault service or food all being superb. Pre- theatre menu had enough variety, but a la carte very tempting- will definitely be coming back. Restaurant itself gives you the feeling of being somewhere special- understated elegance!

  • ((((( 12 December 2018 by Julia from Newcastle

    Excellent food and service , loved every minute !

  • ((((( 11 December 2018 by Finn from London

    We had an amazing meal here. Highly recommend the Tasting Menu - great value for some incredible dishes. The scallops were a particular highlight. Would recommend anyone to visit and will be sure to return when next in Edinburgh!

  • ((*** 30 November 2018 by Stefano from london

    nothing extraordinary
    food decent
    check to expensive

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