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Le Roi Fou

1 Forth St, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3JX
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Opening Information

Tuesday to Saturday : 17:00 - 22:30
Thursday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Bar
  • Wine Shop
  • Dietary Needs Catered For

About Le Roi Fou

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.

Cuisine: French, Fine Dining
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Outstanding as always! Best restaurant in Edinburgh by far - food, wine and service always top quality.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

I had the tasting menu with matched wines. The waitress/somellier was very knowledgeable and explained provenance and grape type and why each wine had been selected. Each tasting course was superb.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Thoughtfully and carefully looked after. Much appreciated.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Fish dishes and the venison were excellent. The spiced tajine sauce for the guinea fowl dish was a rare misstep in the tasting menu for us. Service was good and the wine sommelier had an open, friendly manner. Pricing felt right for the quality of food/service and surrounding.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed the lunchtime tasting menu with Wine. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the service first class. Both the Sommelier and chefs made our meal perfect.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Fabulous tasting menu with an exceptional wine pairing. Really lovely atmosphere and knowledge staff. We would definitely recommend and book again!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Excellent food as ever. Service exemplary. Pre theatre menu also great value. Many thanks.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 January 2019

Amazing tasting menu tonight with wine pairing and as ever food, drink and service were the best - if you haven’t been here you really must!

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Visited On Friday, 11 January 2019

Excellent food - will be back soon.

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Visited On Friday, 11 January 2019

Staff are organised and engaging, couldn’t do enough for us. Toilets clean, well presented, well organised. Often this is not the case in other establishments. Would most certainly return.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 January 2019

A delicious meal with excellent service - we will certainly be coming back. A great place to take someone for a treat.

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 January 2019

I had the duck, which I have to say was, without doubt, awful. The worst I’ve tasted. It was tough and my knife made no impression on it whatsoever. The amuse bouche was delightful, but my experience with the duck ruined my entire night. I even left most of the expensive bottle of wine I’d bought as my evening was ruined. When I drew the waiters attention to the matter his response was “shall I get you a sharper knife” I won’t be back!

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 January 2019

A really excellent evening out. We really enjoyed the food and much appreciated the friendly and excellent service. We'll be back!

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