Nestled in a unique Tudor style building in Edinburgh’s Randolph Place, La P’tite Folie is a haven of fine French food and wine, and is sister to one of the most respected wine-bars in Edinburgh, Le Di Vin. With beautiful sash windows surrounded glittering fairy lights, this chic space is cosy enough for intimate romantic meals, whilst being gregarious enough to lend itself to more vivacious group dining. A French feel surrounds diners, with posters of French films and other decorative pieces which reflect owner Virginie’s proud Breton roots.
The carefully curated menu showcases the best of Gallic cuisine, each dish cooked perfectly. Starters include herb crusted crab cakes, full of delicate flavours and complimented by a zingy citrus tartare sauce or a baked Roquefort soufflé that is delicate and light, complimented perfectly by earthy walnuts and herb leaves.
Mains include an array of classic dishes – a loin of red deer which is tender and rich, the accompanying sweet red cabbage and gin-pickled onions working perfectly with the meat, or a luscious rib-eye with a mushroom and tarragon jus that is heady and delicious beside a creamy dauphinoise. Tantalising fish dishes are also on offer, meaning guests will be spoiled for choice. Desserts are everything you could wish for, rich, tempting classic French treats which are the perfect way to round of a meal.
As you might imagine given that the fantastic Le Di-Vin is located across the hallway, the wine list is impressive, with plenty of dazzlingly good French wines to compliment the menu. There is a clear commitment to producing high quality, carefully curated plates of food – true to the French way – where flavour is everything and bonhomie is everywhere.