A popular and award-winning French restaurant that has built a dedicated following since launching in 2001, La Garrigue specialises in the food of the Languedoc – the home region of chef/proprietor Jean-Michel Gauffre. Hardly any distance from the Royal Mile, the attractive interior has a tidy, rustic feel, and service is just so. A typical dinner could bring rabbit, hare and pickled walnut terrine with apple salad and horseradish dressing followed by roast monkfish with shellfish and leeks in a red wine bisque. To finish, the acclaimed lavender crème brûlée with an almond tuile still tops the bill. Lunch is good value (£12.50/15.50 for two/three courses) and there’s an excellent one-course deal with a glass of wine for £14.50. The full wine list focuses on artisan and specialist producers from southern France including Mas de Daumas Gassac and organic Domaine de Clovallon, with plenty offered by the glass and pichet.