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.

Normal opening times:

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


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Substantial bowl of freshly prepared soup of the day with homemade bread. NGCI
Aubergine, chickpea and cashew kofta.
Spicy kofta of roasted aubergine, chickpea and toasted cashews. Served with fresh banana chutney and plum dressing. V NGCI
Tartlet of Blue cheese and cherry tomatoes.
A delicate butter shortcrust tartlet filled with crème fraiche, Strathdon Blue cheese, cherry tomatoes and caramelised onion. Served with rocket salad with red pesto and reduced balsamic and honey dressing.
Smoked and marinated tofu
Home smoked tofu, fried and served with mango chutney. V NGCI
Gnocchi with warm pear salad.
Homemade gnocchi with fresh basil, fried and served with a warm pear salad.
Salad of fennel, beetroot, broccoli and walnut.
A leafy salad with thinly sliced fennel, beetroot, sorrel, broccoli, toasted walnuts and pumpkin seeds. With raspberry balsamic, lemon and maple dressing. V NGCI
Olive polenta with grilled vegetables and warm peach salad.
Fried olive polenta with grilled red pepper, butternut squash and courgette, served with basil pesto and warm peach salad. NGCI
Homemade hummus
with tomato chutney and homemade bread. V [NGCI]
Marinated green olives with homemade bread and herb olive oil. V [NGCI]
Chunky chips
With fresh rosemary and thyme, served with homemade apple and tomato ketchup and sour cream. [V]

V - Vegan. [V] - Vegan on request
NGCI - Non gluten containing ingredients. [NGCI] - Non gluten containing ingredients 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

Spiced quinoa, spinach, pinenuts and sundried tomato courgette wrap with a rice arancino.
A blend of quinoa with leeks, spinach, pinenuts, sundried tomatoes and herbs. Served with a Kintyre smoked cheese rice arancino and beetroot chickpea puree.
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
Roasted cauliflower, potato and chickpea curry.
Served in a spicy aromatic sauce topped with toasted flaked almonds, with a sweet potato fritter, homemade flatbread, tomato chutney and mint raita. V [GF]
Risotto of broad beans, braised leek and roasted red pepper.
Arborio rice cooked in our own broth with broad beans, braised leek, white wine, mascarpone and Lyburn Farm mature cheese with red pepper sauce. Topped with watercress and spinach. [V]) GF
Baked beetroot pudding with potato and swede dauphinoise.
Beetroot, Bramley apple and Blue cheese baked pudding with layered potato and swede in a creamy sauce. Served with roasted carrot and pea sauce. NGCI
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.
Cheese plate with tomato chutney.
Strathdon Blue, Kintyre Applesmoke and Old Winchester, with homemade tomato chutney, apple and oatcakes. NGCI
Brunch served every Saturday and Sunday until 5pm
Free range eggs cooked your way on toast with mushrooms, homemade potato scone and beans in a herb tomato sauce. [V]
Chocolate cake with plum and port compote.
Warm chocolate coulant served with plum and port compote and beetroot, coconut and whisky ice cream. V
Assiette of desserts for two to share
Whisky pannacotta, homemade chocolates filled with sambuca, coffee and white chocolate, hot apple and cinnamon tart, with raspberry ice cream and pineapple sorbet.
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. [NGCI]
Hot apple and cinnamon tart.
Made to order with a delicate sweet shortcake pastry and served with homemade chocolate ice cream.
Whisky pannacotta with pear and caramel sauce.
Served with meringue. NGCI
Raspberry jelly with lemon cake and rum sorbet.
Whole raspberry jelly served on lemon cake topped with rum coconut sorbet. Served with a homemade orange marmalade chocolate. V NGCI.
Ginger and lime ice cream with orange cake.
Homemade ginger and lime ice cream served in a chocolate ganache bowl on orange drizzle cake.
Dark chocolate soufflé
Served with homemade vanilla ice cream. NGCI
Freshly ground continental roast, made to order
Ground continental roast, made to order.
Single espresso topped with foamed milk and a sprinkling of chocolate.
Single shot of strong coffee with an intense aroma.
double 2.75     single 2.25
Single espresso topped with frothy milk
Single espresso topped with hot milk with a creamy top
Single espresso and chocolate topped with hot frothy milk
Hot chocolate
The classic warming drink, with cream.
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.
Hot port
A 50ml shot of port with hot water, served with lemon & cloves.

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.



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Chenin Blanc, Van Loveren, 2018, South Africa.
Aromatic with quince, guava and granny smith apple flavours, and a crisp, dry finish. [abv 12.5%]
175ml glass: 4.90 250ml glass: 6.80 Bottle: 19.7
Viognier, Cono Sur, 2018 Chile.
A bright Viognier with apricot, peach and orange aromas. [abv 13%]
175ml glass: 5.45 250ml glass: 7.60 Bottle: 21.95
Willowglen Gewürztraminer Riesling, 2018 Australia. V
A semi-sweet wine with rosewater and citrus aromas. [abv 12%]
175ml glass: 5.60 250ml glass: 7.80 Bottle: 22.50
Sauvignon Blanc, Rigid Elm, 2017 Bulgaria. V
Made from grapes grown on the Danube plain. Fresh citrus flavours with apricot and grapefruit aromas. [abv 13%]
175ml glass: 5.85 250ml glass: 8.25 Bottle: 23.75
Alasia Cortese, 2017 Italy. V
Fresh green apple aromas with notes of grapefruit, lime and honeysuckle. [abv 12%]
175ml glass: 6.00 250ml glass: 8.35 Bottle: 24.25
Pinot Grigio, Alpha Zeta, 2018 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. [abv 12.5%]
175ml glass: 6.25 250ml glass: 8.65 Bottle: 24.75
Chardonnay, Rigid Elm, 2016 Bulgaria. V
A beautiful golden colour, with fruity aromas and hints of green apple, banana and vanilla. [abv 13%]
Bottle: 25.00
Grüner Veltliner, 2018 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: 28.95
Cinema Verdejo, Rueda del Duero, 2016 Spain.
Elegant tropical fruit and fragrant citrus notes. Aromatic, full bodied with lively acidity. [abv 13%]
Bottle: 31.00
Albariño, Granbazan Verde, 2017 Spain. V
Crisp, medium-bodied, with refreshing acidity and a fruity finish. [abv 13%]
Bottle: 33.25
Sauvignon Blanc, Iona, 2018 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: 34.75
Chardonnay, Clos Montblanc, 2017 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 35.00
Rioja, Maturana Blanca, 2017 Spain. V - organic
Made from the oldest grape variety in Rioja, virtually extinct and brought back by Ijalba wine makers. Aromas of apple, banana and citrus fruits with herbal notes [abv 13%]
Bottle: 36.00
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: 38.00
St Veran ‘Le Moulin du Pont’, 2014 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: 47.00

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, 2018 Chile.
Delicious, medium bodied, with blackberry and cassis flavours. [abv 12.5%] .
175ml glass: 4.90 250ml glass: 6.80 Bottle: 19.75
Tempranillo, Monterio 2016 Spain.
A lovely ripe and vividly flavoured Tempranillo made from fruit sourced from the Castilla region of Spain. (abv 13%).
175ml glass: 5.20 250ml glass: 7.15 Bottle: 20.50
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: 6.15 250ml glass: 8.35 Bottle: 24.25
Otis Tarda Red Rioja, 2018 Spain. V - organic
Sweet young Rioja made with tempranillo grapes. Delicious fruit aromas and red berry flavours. [abv 14%]
175ml glass: 6.30 250ml glass: 8.75 Bottle: 25.50
Seriti Shiraz, Western Cape, 2017 South Africa. V
Aromas of berry fruits with a brambly palate. [abv 14%]
175ml glass: 6.50 250ml glass: 8.95 Bottle: 26.50
Paparuda Pinot Noir, 2018 Romania. V
Fruity, rich and potent, with layers of ripe black cherry, raspberry and cinnamon. [abv 12.5%]
175ml glass: 6.70 250ml glass: 9.25 Bottle: 27.50
Pinot Noir, Cono Sur Reserva Especial, 2016 Chile.
A fresh and bright Pinot Noir with notes of cherries, raspberries and strawberries. [abv 13.5%]
Bottle: 28.25
Gorgorito Ribera del Duero, 2017 Spain. V
Aged six months in French and American oak and six in bottle. Nice fruit concentration and a smooth lingering finish with intense Full bodied, dry, with intense cherry and plum aromas, and a silky palate. [abv 13.5%]
Bottle: 31.00
Allegrini Valpolicella, 2017 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: 34.00
Côte du Rhône Villages, Domaine Valand, 2017 France. V - organic
Made with Grenache and Shiraz grape varieties. Elegant, with aromas of cassis and cherry. [abv 14.5%]
Bottle: 35.25
Malbec (blend), Gaia, 2017 Argentina. V - organic
Rich, smooth and full bodied with a long finish. Aromas of blackberry with silky rounded tannins and hints of violets, plums and spices. [abv 14.5%]
Bottle: 38.95
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: 43.00
Rioja, Marqués de Murrieta, 2014 Spain.
Complex layers of sweet and savoury fruit, vanilla and spice. Full, fresh and vibrant.
Bottle: 46.00
Malbec (blend), Ameri, 2012 Argentina. V - organic
Full bodied with an intense purple colour, this wine has power, finesse and elegance. Aged in French oak for 16 months.. [abv 15%]
Bottle: 56.00
Châteauneuf du Pape, Domaine Deydier, 2014 France.
One of France’s most famous wines, a hearty red made from Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. [abv 14.5%]
Bottle: 60.00

Rosé Wine

Ponte Pietra Pinot Grigio Rosato, 2018 Italy.
A lovely pink coloured rosato. Fresh and crisp with a delicate strawberry perfume. [abv 12%]
175ml glass: 5.50 250ml glass: 7.60 Bottle: 21.95
Pinot Noir Rosé, J Wolf, 2016 Germany.
Pale salmon pink in colour, with hints of rhubarb and raspberry, a rich creamy texture and a splash of strawberry. [abv 12%]
Bottle: 27.00
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.

Cava La Escapada Brut, Spain. V
Streams of fine bubbles with hints of honey and brioche. [abv 11.5%]
125ml glass: 5.95 Bottle: 29.95
Rosé La Escapada Cava Brut, Spain. V
Powerful fresh aromas of ripe strawberries and raspberries mixed with crushed grapes. [abv 11.5%]
125 ml glass: 5.95 Bottle: 29.95
Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Rosé, 2017 South Africa. V
The aromas of rose petals and red berries dominate the nose and reveal its red grape origins. [abv 12%]
Bottle: 45.00
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: 49.50
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: 90.00
Kir Royale
Sparkling wine and Crème de Cassis. (Also available with Cava Rosé)
Sparkling wine, peach purée and a touch of peach schnapps. (Also available with Cava Rosé)
Bloody Mary
Stolichnaya, tomato juice, dashes of Tabasco and vegan Worcester Sauce, and black pepper
Expresso Martini
Stolichnaya, Kahlua and espresso.
Stolichnaya, Cointreau, organic cranberry juice and fresh lime.
Orange infused dark rum stirred with orange bitters, sugar syrup and organic cloudy apple juice.
Chilli Margarita
Chilli infused Tequila, Cointreau and lime juice, and garnished with chilli flakes. We can make this cocktail mild or hot!
Daffy’s gin, Carpano rosso and Campari served over ice garnished with dried orange.
White Russian
Kahlua and vodka built with milk, cream, oat milk or soya milk topped with dark chocolate powder.
Aperol spritz
Aperol, Cava and soda water built onto ice, garnished with orange and mint.
Elderflower and rosemary Collins
Classic cocktail with rosemary infused Daffy’s gin and elderflower cordial.
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%]
Fraoch heather ale
50cl A traditional Scottish brew with a full malt body
Birds and Bees 50cl
Bright golden ale lightly infused with elderflowers. [abv 4.3%]
Caesar Augustus
50cl A well-balanced Lager / IPA hybrid, zesty and with character. [abv 4.1%]
Red Rye ale
33cl - 6 types of malt and 3 of rye give it its colour and earthy, toasty taste. [abv 4.5%]
Brewgooder clean water lager
33cl Refreshing with hints of citrus and lemongrass. [abv 4.5%]
100% of brewers profits go to projects bringing clean drinking water around the world.
Lawless Village IPA
33cl - A copper-coloured, aromatic beer, brewed in Leith, and gluten free. [abv 4.5%]
Volcano IPA
33cl - A zingy IPA with a perfect balance between malts and hops. [abv 5%]
Capital porter
33cl - Dark, rich and malty, but definitely an easy-drinker as dark beers go. [abv 5%]
Samuel Smith’s organic cider. V
55cl A very refreshing, pure, clean flavoured cider. Very versatile.
Brewdog Nanny State hoppy ale 33cl - [abv 0.5%] 4.25
Guest beer - Please ask for details of our monthly Guest, from Barney’s, Summerhall, Edinburgh.

[All our beers are Vegan.]

Lemonade, rose lemonade, ginger beer (275ml)
Leftfield Kombucha sencha green
Karma cola / Diet karma cola (330ml)
Mineral water
25cl bottle 1.95 75cl bottle 3.50

Freshly squeezed orange juice
Selection of organic juices (apple, cranberry, spicy tomato, carrot and ginger)
If you would like a straw, please ask your server  

For a Special Evening



Set Menu

October 2019 SET MENU

Set menu recommended for parties of 8 and more.
Full menu also available for smaller groups
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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, 
EH1 1SX 


Edinburgh Restaurant Awards 2019.

Winner! Best Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant.

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 56-58 St. Mary’s Street, Edinburgh.

 0131 556 5888

 0131 556 5888

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