David Bann

Address: 56-58 St Marys Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SX, Scotland
Telephone: 0131 556 5888

- Mid-range

4.7

Modern, imaginative vegetarian food in stylish surroundings.

David Bann is well established and is, without doubt, No.1 for vegetarian food in the capital. In a macadamia nutshell, this is the vegetarian restaurant to take your non-vegetarian friends to as any preconceptions are dispelled on entry. The surroundings are elegant, the atmosphere intimate, the food imaginative and most importantly, very good indeed. Lunch and dinner is served all week, with a rather lovely brunch available from 11am at the weekends.

Food and drink
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Service
4.6
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Food and drink
4.5
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Value for money
4.5
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Ambience
4.7
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Location
4
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Food and drink

This is fusion cooking. Big flavours, interesting textures and influences that span the globe from Thailand and the Mediterranean to America, plus our own homegrown elements - your palate is in for a treat. Bann is passionate about his food and if he can make it, smoke it, bake it, knead it or bring out the best in it - he will and frequently does.

Recommended dishes

The soup! I would also recommend the organic udon noodles with ginger red peppper sauce and home smoked tofu.

Weekend brunch is also worth a try; it consists of free-range organic eggs, toasted muffins, mushrooms, a home-made potato scone and beans in a herb and tomato sauce. Served from 11am  'til 5pm.

Ambience

Dark red tones, subtle lighting, dark wood floor, tables and a small lively bar area give a gentle and intimate atmosphere.

Service

Understated.

Location

St Marys Street runs from The Royal Mile to The Cowgate in Edinburgh's Old Town.

Price advice

£3.50 for a bowl of his lovely home made soup and homemade organic bread. Main courses average about £10, desserts £5.50 - and it's £6 for that cracking weekend brunch.

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Foodies
  • Relaxation
  • Special occasions

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