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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, 09 March 2019

I celebrated my 50th with family in the function room downstairs. Everything from start to finish was perfect & made my day more special. The 2 staff members serving were lovely & couldn’t be more helpful. There was no rush to leave the room either which was perfect for small gatherings. Everyone enthused about the food too which was a 3 choice, 3 course lunch menu. Would definitely recommend visiting here & function room is a great find!

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 March 2019

We thought the food, service and ambience were exceptional. Thank you Le Roi Fou for a fantastic meal.

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Superb experience! Lovely venue, great food, nice stuff and amazing value for your money! Everyone should try the tasting menu of Le Roi Fou! We were really content and pleased by our dinner! Will definitely recommend the restaurant to our friends and be back in another time!

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

Thank you for a wonderful evening, delicious food, great wines and a wonderful atmosphere. A great start to our weekend in Edinburgh.

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Visited On Friday, 08 March 2019

Food was fabulous, my husband thought the venison was the best he had ever tasted. We commented so at the time so hope this was conveyed back to the chef! It was good to see sweetbreads and calves liver on the menu too. The portions were very generous...make sure you go hungry to this restaurant!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Excellent all round. Good food served with charm and efficiency

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Wonderful in every way. We loved it!

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Visited On Thursday, 28 February 2019

This is a superb restaurant, from the relaxed Scandi mid century interior , the professional discretely attentive service to most importantly the wonderful food , prepared and presented exquisitely. Worthy of all its awards . Cannot praise it highly enough

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Visited On Saturday, 02 March 2019

A great place for special celebrations or a quiet meal out this lovely restaurant serves fabulous food from award-winning chef, Jerome Henry. A hidden gem in the capital.

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Visited On Friday, 01 March 2019

A great lunchtime visit. Cooking of the highest standard with excellent service.

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Visited On Thursday, 28 February 2019

Utterly fantastic.

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Visited On Thursday, 28 February 2019

Utterly excellent !

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Tremendous evening with great service and the food was exceptional, would definitely recommend to friends and can see myself going back soon!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 February 2019

One of the best meals I've enjoyed anywhere in the last year. Five star food, and service to match, and a perfectly judged wine list. A real jewel in the heart of Edinburgh. My only regret is that I didn't have enough room for dessert!

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Visited On Thursday, 21 February 2019

Impeccable service, attentive without being fussy. Pre theatre menu good value.My wife thought her chicken liver pate could have done with a sweet relish accompaniment,.other courses good.

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Visited On Friday, 22 February 2019

This was our first visit to the restaurant. It will not be our last. We had a lovely lunch, the food and presentation was excellent. All the staff looked after us very well. Even the chef came up to say hello!! Would certainly recommend the restaurant.

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Visited On Friday, 22 February 2019

The whole evening was wonderful, from service, table setting , atmosphere and the most delicious food and wine. So good and highly recommend.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Restaurant was a bit cold but that was the only thing. The meal was delicious!

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Had a great time. The food was incredible! Will definitely be back again 😊

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Excellent food, great service, friendly, knowledgeable, attentive. One of the best!

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Absolutely superb. The tasting menu was pure perfection and the wine pairings complimented and enhanced every single course. Amazing service from start to finish. This wasn’t just a meal, it was an experience.

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Great experience once again. Relaxed atmosphere excellent food and service. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Quite expensive given the dishes quality

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Sophisticated, classic French cuisine by a masterchef and his able team.Decadent seared foie gras with rhubarb and perfectly seasoned steak tartare were amongst the embarrassment of choice a la carte menu.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

As shown above a most impressive experience all round with only one weakness - very under flavoured coffee a bit like a once used coffee bag (I imagine).. Definitely needs improvement.

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