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Le Roi Fou

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

(((() Modern European
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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
  • Le Roi Fou - Edinburgh
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Average
Main course: £18
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Tuesday to Wednesday: 17:00 - 22:30
Thursday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:00 - 22:30.

Pre theatre menu which was first class, good fish, an very good steak and the best retaurant salad I have had in many years. More than decent wine by glass and excellent scottish cheeses. Service was excellent.

Steven 14 June 2018
from Edinburgh

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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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  • dinner (146)
  • lunch (71)
  • romantic (69)
  • luxury (51)
  • private dining (43)
  • business (33)
  • value (30)
  • trendy (23)
  • breakfast (4)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • ((((( 23 June 2018 by John from Auchtermuchty

    Very good - knowledgeable and friendly staff. Inspired cooking.

  • ((((( 21 June 2018 by Randall from Knoxville

    My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dining experience at Le Roi Fou on my 65th birthday. The tasting menu with wine pairings was perhaps the best I have ever experienced, and we have visited many fine restaurants over the years. We enjoyed five courses plus a gazpacho starter and a "pre-dessert" that was not even listed on the menu. We found each dish to be very flavorful and nicely paired with two white and two red wines, ending with a sparkling desert wine. Our favorite dish was the rabbit, paired with an excellent Syrah made in a French style from Morocco (yes, Morocco!). We were also served an aged Bordeaux with the lamb main course that was unexpected and excellent. I should also point out that, unlike many tasting menus we have tried, the portions were quite generous. If anything, they could have served somewhat smaller portions without undermining the overall quality of the experience at all. Service was at a very high standard. We found the staff to be extremely helpful and flexible. After dinner, when we had a brief discussion about whiskey with our waiter, he presented us with three excellent drams for a tasting, gratis! All in all, this was one of the best meals we can remember. Simply top notch. Thank you for capping off my birthday in such fine fashion.

  • ((((( 19 June 2018 by John from Livingston

    Excellent in every way the four of us thought your food and service to be amongst the best we 'll be back best dish couldn't say the food was so enjoyable

  • ((((( 19 June 2018 by Dan from Edinburgh

    FANTASTIC

  • ((((( 17 June 2018 by Andrew from Edinburgh

    Impeccable service , comfortable environment- and food of such quality that I have not enjoyed in Edinburgh for many years .
    Masterful use of seasonal British produce presenting French style cuisine at its truly best .
    Certainly if Michelin standard - wonderful

  • ((((( 17 June 2018 by Douglas from Falkirk

    We had a really superb lunch and enjoyed every aspect of our meal. The young lady who served was excellent and struck a note of informality which we like. The wine list was very interesting for us and we were able to try two Puglian wines which were very good.We will be back but I think we will not have 3 courses, the portion sizes are generous to say the least but we were tempted and grabbed the bait.

  • ((((( 14 June 2018 by Steven from Edinburgh

    Pre theatre menu which was first class, good fish, an very good steak and the best retaurant salad I have had in many years. More than decent wine by glass and excellent scottish cheeses. Service was excellent.

  • ((((( 12 June 2018 by Joyce from Edinburgh

    Fantastic meal, great service not too formal and great advice from our waiter and especially the wine sommelier who knew exactly what he was talking about and his recommendations were divine and matched our food exactly, food portions were very good and not left feeling hungry like a lot of fine dining places..... ambience was intimate but not too quiet and decent size table did not feel squashed, loved it all and we will be back hopefully when we have the time to try the tasting menu! Overall FABULOUS! thank you

  • ((((* 11 June 2018 by Steve from Melbourne Australia

    An excellent dinner and absolutely wonderful staff. The highlight of our dining in Scotland.

  • ((((* 11 June 2018 by Werner from Edinburgh

    Pleasant service and very nice food

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