Licensed Vegetarian Restaurant in Edinburgh

Open weekdays, all day from 12 noon, weekends 11 am. 

56-58 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh.
t:  0131 556 5888

Here, deep aubergine walls accented in silver and dark, minimalist seating send a strictly "nouvelle" message. As does the menu, which sweeps confidently through most of the globe, from the Mediterranean to the Pacific, via India and Thailand.
- The Scotsman.

Edinburgh Festival 2018

Please note that the restaurant doesn’t take bookings in August during the Edinburgh Festival (3rd to 27th). Please come along and we will find you a table.

Normal opening times:

Monday - Thursday 12.00-10.00pm
Friday 12.00-10.30pm
Saturday 11.00am-10.30pm
Sunday 11.00am-10.00pm. 

Location

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  FOOD

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Soup
Substantial bowl of freshly prepared soup of the day with homemade bread. GF
3.95
Aubergine, chickpea and cashew kofta.
Spicy kofta of roasted aubergine, chickpea and toasted cashews. Served with fresh banana chutney and plum dressing. V GF
5.75
Tartlet of Blue cheese and asparagus.
A delicate butter shortcrust tartlet filled with crème fraiche, Strathdon Blue cheese and asparagus. Served with rocket salad with red pesto and reduced balsamic dressing.
6.25
Smoked and marinated tofu
Home smoked tofu, fried and served with mango chutney. V GF
3.75
Tagliatelle with roasted squash and basil tomato.
Homemade pasta ribbons in a creamy fresh basil tomato sauce with roasted squash, pine nuts, peas and watercress.
6.25
Salad of fennel, beetroot, broccoli and poached egg.
A leafy salad with thinly sliced fennel, beetroot, sorrel, broccoli and broad beans, topped with a free range poached egg on toast. With mustard, lemon and maple dressing. [V] [GF]
7.75
Olive polenta with grilled vegetables and goats cheese curd.
Fried olive polenta with grilled red pepper and courgette served with basil pesto and homemade goats cheese curd.
6.75
Homemade hummus
with tomato chutney and homemade bread. V [GF]
3.95
Olives
Marinated green olives with homemade bread and herb olive oil. V [GF]
3.95
Chunky chips
With fresh rosemary and thyme, served with homemade apple and tomato ketchup and sour cream. [V] GF
- please ask your server

V - Vegan. [V] - Vegan on request
GF - Gluten free. [GF] - Gluten free on request
All food is traditionally cooked from fresh ingredients - no microwave - please allow us time to prepare your meal. We use organic flour in our bread.
Please note: An optional 10% service charge will be added to tables of 6 or more. All tips go to staff. Please inform the waiting staff of any allergies

3.95
Spicy chilli with guacamole and chocolate sauce.
Chilli in tomato sauce with butter beans, kidney beans and vegetables with guacamole, sweetcorn rissole, salsa, crème fraiche and chocolate sauce. [V] GF
13.25
Stir fried vegetables with udon noodles and smoked tofu.
Vegetables and Udon wheat noodles cooked in Thai spices with sesame tomato sauce and topped with home smoked tofu. V
12.25
Chickpea wrap with curried vegetables, Masala daal, tomato chutney.
A chickpea pancake filled with sweet potato, mushrooms and peas in a spicy aromatic sauce. Served with Masala daal, tomato chutney and mint raita. V GF
13.25
Risotto of asparagus, braised leek and roasted red pepper.
Arborio rice cooked in our own broth with braised leek, white wine, mascarpone and Lyburn Farm mature cheese with red pepper sauce. Topped with asparagus and watercress. [V] GF
12.25
Spiced quinoa, spinach, hazel and walnut courgette wrap with a rice arancino.
A blend of spiced quinoa with celeriac, spinach and toasted hazel and walnuts. Wrapped in grilled courgette with coriander pesto, served with Kintyre smoked cheese rice arancino and beetroot chickpea purée. [GF]
13.95
Mushroom, goats cheese and Heather Ale strudel.
Mushroom, rosemary, Bonnet goats cheese from Ayrshire and Heather Ale, baked and wrapped in filo pastry. Served with polenta chips and shallot sauce.
13.95
Cheese plate with tomato chutney.
Strathdon Blue, Kintyre Applesmoke and Old Winchester, with homemade tomato chutney, apple and oatcakes. GF
9.25
Brunch served every Saturday and Sunday until 5pm
Free range eggs cooked your way on toasted muffins, mushrooms, homemade potato scone and beans in a herb tomato sauce. [V]
7.50
Rhubarb with coconut and oat milk pudding.
Served with a homemade orange marmalade chocolate. V
5.90
Assiette of desserts for two to share
Vanilla pannacotta, homemade chocolates filled with sambuca, coffee and white chocolate, Hot apple and cinnamon tart, with raspberry ice cream and pineapple sorbet.
9.50
Ice-creams and sorbets
Select 3 scoops from our homemade ice creams (chocolate, vanilla, raspberry, ginger and lime), and sorbets (pineapple, coconut and rum - all vegan), plus two vegan 'ice creams' chocolate or beetroot, coconut and whisky. [GF]
5.00
Hot peach and raspberry tart.
Made to order with a delicate sweet shortcake pastry and served with homemade chocolate ice cream.
5.90
Vanilla pannacotta with strawberry and elderflower sauce.
Served with meringue. GF
5.90
Raspberry jelly with lemon cake and rum sorbet.
Raspberry jelly served on lemon cake topped with rum coconut sorbet. Served with rum soaked raisins. V [GF]
5.90
Ginger and lime ice cream with orange cake.
Homemade ginger and lime ice cream served in a chocolate ganache bowl on orange drizzle cake.
5.90
Dark chocolate soufflé
Served with homemade vanilla ice cream. GF
5.90
Coffee
Freshly ground continental roast, made to order
2.10
Decaffeinated
Ground continental roast, made to order.
2.10
Cappuccino
Single espresso topped with foamed milk and a sprinkling of chocolate.
2.30
Espresso
Single shot of strong coffee with an intense aroma.
double 2.30     single 1.90
 
Macchiato
Single espresso topped with frothy milk
2.10
Latte
Single espresso topped with hot milk with a creamy top
2.30
Mocha
Single espresso and chocolate topped with hot frothy milk
2.50
Hot chocolate
The classic warming drink, with cream.
2.50
Teavaried selection
2.10
Tea - English breakfast, Earl grey, Darjeeling, Chamomile flower, Yunnan green tea, Rose black, Jasmine, Lapsang souchong, Rooibos, Fresh mint, Apple and cinnamon. All loose leaf.
2.10
Hot port
A 50ml shot of port with hot water, served with lemon & cloves.
3.40

Liqueur coffee
A selection of liqueur coffees are available with cream.

All hot drinks are available with full cream or semi-skimmed milk, organic soya or speciality barista oat milk.

3.90

  DRINK

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Chenin Blanc, Van Loveren, 2016, South Africa.
Aromatic with quince, guava and granny smith apple flavours, and a crisp, dry finish. [abv 12.5%]
175ml glass: 4.50 250ml glass: 6.25 Bottle: 17.95
Viognier, Cono Sur, 2016 Chile.
A bright Viognier with apricot, peach and orange aromas. [abv 13%]
175ml glass: 4.95 250ml glass: 6.95 Bottle: 19.95
Willowglen Gewürztraminer Riesling, 2015 Australia. V
A semi-sweet wine with rosewater and citrus aromas. [abv 12.5%]
175ml glass: 5.10 250ml glass: 7.15 Bottle: 20.75
Pinot Grigio, Alpha Zeta, 2016 Italy.
This Pinot Grigio is slightly fuller than most as the grapes are left on the vine for an extra 2-3 weeks. Zesty and dry with savoury fruit characters.
175ml glass: 5.25 250ml glass: 7.25 Bottle: 21.50
Chardonnay, Rigid Elm, 2016 Bulgaria. V
A beautiful golden colour, with fruity aromas and hints of green apple, banana and vanilla. [abv 13%]
175ml glass: 5.50 250ml glass: 7.75 Bottle: 21.95
Sauvignon Blanc, Rigid Elm, 2015 Bulgaria. V
Made from grapes grown on the Danube plain. Fresh citrus flavours with apricot and grapefruit aromas. [abv 13%]
175ml glass: 5.75 250ml glass: 7.95 Bottle: 22.95
Rioja, Sonsierra Viura, 2016 Spain.
Fresh, youthful white Rioja at its best. Fresh, dry and clean with mouth watering citrus and light floral notes. Delicate yet displaying a fairly full texture and refreshing finish.
175ml glass: 5.75 250ml glass: 7.95 Bottle: 23.50
Grüner Veltliner, 2015 Austria. V
Tickles the tongue with white pepper and citrus fruit. Soft texture in the mouth with a fresh and clean finish. [abv 12%]
Bottle: 27.50
Chardonnay, Clos Montblanc, 2016 Conca de Barbera, Spain.
Lots of creamy spicy oak, from fermentation in French barrels. Rich tropical fruit, refreshing citrus flavours and great persistence. [abv 14.5%]
Bottle 28.50
Cinema Verdejo, Rueda del Duero, 2016 Spain.
Elegant tropical fruit and fragrant citrus notes. Aromatic, full bodied with lively acidity. [abv 13%]
Bottle: 29.50
Alkoomi Frankland River, Western Australia, Riesling 2016.
Vibrant fruit flavours, fresh on the palate. [abv 12.5%]
Bottle: 30.00
Albariño, Granbazan Verde, 2016 Spain. V
Crisp, medium-bodied, with refreshing acidity and a fruity finish. [abv 13%]
Bottle: 31.50
Sauvignon Blanc, Iona, 2017 South Africa.
South Africa’s best Sauvignon Blanc. Delicate and refreshing with lots of minerality, exceptional richness with layers of pure fruit and soothing herbaceous notes. [abv 13%]
Bottle: 33.00
Sancerre, Patrice Moreux, 2016 France.
Full and refreshing, it is dominated by flinty stones, with the acidity of grapefruit and lemon rind. [abv. 12.5%]
Bottle: 37.00
St Veran ‘Le Moulin du Pont’, 2013 Auvigue Brothers Macon France.
Wonderfully structured, showing great fruit with lovely toasty flavours and a crisp citrus aftertaste, ideally balanced and full bodied. [abv 13%]
Bottle: 46.00

We try to ensure our vintages are correct but please note there may be the odd change as new vintages are released.

Cabernet Sauvignon, Norte Chico, 2016 Chile.
Delicious, medium bodied, with blackberry and cassis flavours. [abv 12.5%] .
175ml glass: 4.50 250ml glass: 6.25 Bottle: 17.95
Tempranillo, Monterio 2015 Spain.
A lovely ripe and vividly flavoured Tempranillo made from fruit sourced from the Castilla region of Spain. (abv 13%).
175ml glass: 4.95 250ml glass: 6.75 Bottle: 19.00
DOC Rioja, Viña Ijalba, 2016 Spain. V
Made from the tempranillo grape, this popular Rioja due to the beguiling raspberry jam character which has no rough edges. Velvety smooth from start to finish. [abv 13.5%] V
175ml glass: 5.25 250ml glass: 7.25 Bottle: 21.25
Merlot, Rigid Elm, 2014 Bulgaria. V
A dry red wine with aromas of raspberry, plums and chocolate with vanilla notes. [abv 13.5%]
175ml glass: 5.60 250ml glass: 7.75 Bottle: 22.50
Carmenere, Reserva, De Gras, 2016 Chile. V
Carmenere is planted only in Chile and until recently was mistaken for Merlot, as this example demonstrates it is more interesting than most Merlots with the soft black fruit flavours being complimented by a dash of pepper and spice. [abv 13.5%]
175ml glass: 6.25 250ml glass: 8.75 Bottle: 24.95
Pinot Noir, Cono Sur Reserva Especial, 2015 Chile.
A fresh and bright Pinot Noir with notes of cherries, raspberries and strawberries. [abv 13.5%]
175ml glass: 6.75 250ml glass: 9.25 Bottle: 26.50
Cinema Ribera del Duero, 2014 Spain.
Aged six months in French and American oak and six in bottle. Nice fruit concentration and a smooth lingering finish with intense aromas of strawberries, plums and liquorice. [abv 14%]
Bottle: 29.95
Allegrini Valpolicella, 2016 Italy.
Light to medium bodied wine, with aromas of sweet cherries and violet. The palate shows impressive depth with exuberant, luscious fruit and hints of spice leading to a pleasant, supple finish. [abv 13%]
Bottle: 32.00
Côte du Rhône “Les Antimagnes” Domaine des Escaravailles, 2014 France.
Deep purple in colour with powerful aromas of lush red fruit. Deeply concentrated with great opulence and depth. Excellent balance with fully integrated, ripe tannins. [abv 14%]
Bottle: 33.50
Heartland Shiraz, Langhorne Creek, 2014 Australia.
Big and smooth with pepper and other spice notes accentuating the dark intense fruit. [abv 14.8%]
Bottle: 34.00
Malbec, Trivento Golden Reserva, 2014 Argentina.
Big, muscular and complex. Full red fruit palate with spicy hints of cinnamon, pepper and chocolate. [abv 14.5%]
Bottle: 37.50
Vacqueyras Les plain des Moines. 2015. France.
Rich and spicy. Medium body with good concentration of black currant fruit and notes of liquorice.. [abv 14.5%]
Bottle: 39.00
Rioja, Marqués de Murrieta, 2012 Spain.
Complex layers of sweet and savoury fruit, vanilla and spice. Full, fresh and vibrant.
Bottle: 45.00
Châteauneuf du Pape, Domaine Deydier, 2013 France.
One of France’s most famous wines, a hearty red made from Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. [abv 14.5%]
Bottle: 59.00
Mitolo Jester Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 McLaren Vale, Australia.
Huge, dark and refined. Cedary spice, Christmas pudding and a hint of coffee bean with rich savoury tannins. Seamless integration of oak, tannin and fruit. [abv 14.5%]
Bottle: 35.95

Rosé Wine

Ponte Pietra Pinot Grigio Rosato, 2015 Italy.
A lovely pink coloured rosato. Fresh and crisp with a delicate strawberry perfume. [abv 12%]
175ml glass: 5.25 250ml glass: 7.25 Bottle: 20.95
Pinot Noir Rosé, J Wolf, 2015 Germany.
Pale salmon pink in colour, with hints of rhubarb and raspberry, a rich creamy texture and a splash of strawberry. [abv 12%]
Bottle: 26.00
Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, 2015 Chile.
A delicate sweet honey wine, almost lemon meringue-like in character. [abv 12.0%].
70ml glass: 3.75 375ml Bottle: 18.95
Campbells, Rutherglen Muscat, Australia.
Fruity and luscious - ideal with richer desserts [abv 17.5%].
70ml glass: 4.95 375ml Bottle: 24.50

All the wines on this list are to the very best of our knowledge vegetarian. Those marked [V] are, again to the very best of our knowledge, vegan.

abv - alcohol by volume. We try to ensure our vintages are correct, but please note there may be the odd change as new vintages are released.

Castillo de Montblanc Reserva, Spain. [V]
Light sparkling wine aged for 1.5 to 2 years with floral nose and strong orange and citrus notes. ABV 12%.
125ml glass: 5.50 Bottle: 28.50
Meinklang Prosa Pinot Noir Rosé, Austria. [V]
Made uniquely from Pinot Noir, this quality frizzante has a refreshing palate with generous quantities of red summer berry fruits and biscuity notes. Made biodynamically.
125ml glass: 5.75 Bottle: 29.00
Bernard Robert Champagne Reserve Brut, France.
From a small high quality producer based in Voigny in the southern part of the Champagne region, this predominately black grapes Champagne offers a softer easy drinking style.
Bottle: 48.75
Roederer Estate Quartet NV, Anderson Valley, California.
An exceptionally elegant blend of approximately 70% Chardonnay with 30% Pinot Noir, with an initial citrus freshness that seamlessly flows into a mid-palate of lemon cream biscuits underpinned by hints of raspberry. The finish is long and dry, reminiscent of freshly baked baguette crust.
Bottle: 60.00
Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut NV, Champagne.
Consisting of approximately three quarters Pinot Noir and Meunier with one quarter Chardonnay, Bollinger Special Cuvée is one of the fullest champagnes with an intensely rich character of freshly baked bread alongside citrus and baked apple fruit.
Bottle: 89.00
Kir Royale
Sparkling wine and Crème de Cassis. [also available with vegan sparkling Rosé]
5.95
Bellini
Made with peach puree and a touch of peach schnapps. [also available with vegan sparkling Rosé]
5.95
Bloody Mary
Stolichnaya, tomato juice, dashes of Tabasco and vegan Worcester Sauce and black pepper
6.95
Expresso Martini
Stolichnaya, Kahlua and espresso.
6.95
Cosmopolitan
Stolichnaya, Cointreau, organic cranberry juice and fresh lime.
6.95
Treacle
Orange infused dark rum stirred with orange bitters, sugar syrup and organic cloudy apple juice.
6.95
Chilli Margarita
Chilli infused tequila, triple sec and lime juice. We can make this cocktail mild or hot!
6.95
Negroni
Gin, Martini rosso and Campari served over ice garnished with orange peel.
6.95
White Russian
Tia Maria and vodka built with milk, cream, oat milk or soya milk topped with dark chocolate powder.
6.95
Aperol spritz
Aperol, Cava and soda water built onto ice, garnished with orange and mint.
6.95
Ramble
Gin built with lime juice, a touch of crème de cassis and raspberries stirred and topped with soda water.
6.95
Please ask your server if you would like a cocktail that is not on our list and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Midnight Sun
50cl A rich, dark and spicy porter with an afterbite of fresh ginger. [abv 5.6%]
4.95
Fraoch heather ale
50cl A traditional Scottish brew with a full malt body
4.50
Birds and Bees 50cl
Bright golden ale lightly infused with elderflowers. [abv 4.3%]
4.50
Caesar Augustus
50cl A well-balanced Lager / IPA hybrid, zesty and with character. [abv 4.1%]
4.50
Red Rye ale
33cl - 6 types of malt and 3 of rye give it its colour and earthy, toasty taste. [abv 4.5%]
4.50
St. Mungo Lager
33cl A light golden Lager brewed in Glasgow. [abv 4.9%]
4.50
Lawless Village IPA
33cl - A copper-coloured, aromatic beer, brewed in Leith, and gluten free. [abv 4.5%]
4.50
Volcano IPA
33cl - A zingy IPA with a perfect balance between malts and hops. [abv 5%]
4.50
Capital porter
33cl - Dark, rich and malty, but definitely an easy-drinker as dark beers go. [abv 5%]
4.50
Samuel Smith’s organic cider. V
55cl A very refreshing, pure, clean flavoured cider. Very versatile.
4.95
NON-ALCOHOLIC BEERS
Innis and None. Alcohol free pale ale. 33cl
Brewed in Edinburgh.
3.50
GUEST BEER
Ask your server for details of our monthly guest from Barney’s brewery in Summerhall in Edinburgh South.

[All our beers are Vegan.]

 
Diet Coke, glass
2.25
Purdeys
2.95
Fentimans cola, lemonade, rose lemonade, ginger beer (275ml)
2.95
Mineral water
25cl bottle 1.95 75cl bottle 3.50

 
Freshly squeezed orange juice
2.95
Selection of organic juices (apple, pear, cranberry, tomato)
2.75
All juices are available as pure juices or as a tall drink with ice.  

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Set Menu

May 2018 SET MENU

Set menu recommended for parties of 8 and more.
Full menu also available for smaller groups
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Gift Vouchers

We have gift vouchers to the value of £25, £50, £100 etc. and can be arranged by phone: 0131 556 5888  or email

Postal Address:
David Bann Restaurant, 
56-58 St. Mary’s Street, 
Edinburgh 
EH1 1SX 

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Edinburgh Festival 2018

Please note that the restaurant doesn't take bookings in August during the Edinburgh Festival (3rd to 27th). Please come along and we will find you a table.

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 56-58 St. Mary’s Street, Edinburgh.

 0131 556 5888

 0131 556 5888

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