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Gannet and Guga

3 East Market Street | Arch 2, Edinburgh EH8 8FS, Scotland
+44 131 558 1762
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (15 reviews)
“sandwich” (16 reviews)
“banh mi” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Fast food, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3 East Market Street | Arch 2, Edinburgh EH8 8FS, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I work in the Old Town, was looking for somewhere new to get my lunch and found this place. Gannet and Guga is an absolute gem- I went in for summer rolls but then changed my mind and had a build-your-own Banh Mi. I went...More

Thank Sally-Anne H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect place to eat at lunch You can feel that the food is fresh and make with love i will come back often

Thank thomas c
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We wanted a small snack and wanted something healthy. Went for the jerk chicken in sourdough bread. The mango chutney was where the good news stopped. Too much onion, not much chicken, chicken had a funky taste of it having been cooked a while ago,...More

Thank Sara B
Pete M, Owner at Gannet and Guga, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Hi Sara Just wanted to respond quickly to your review. Firstly, thanks for coming down to try our small independent sandwich bar. I am obviously sad you didn't enjoy your meal. Just to answer your points. We use a free range chicken from a smaller...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This is a small place under some arches with a few high bench seats inside and a few tables outside for summer. I think it probably does a lot of take away food. The filled rolls we had were made with very good bread. I...More

Thank RealBritbird
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

After my husband finding another great review for this place, we went on a sunny little walk in the hope of finding this hidden treasure and I am so pleased we did! We had two delicious sandwiches followed by a yummy salted caramel brownie. The...More

1  Thank ELS1291
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

What a find in the Arches just a 2 minute walk from Waverly. Has to kill and this filled the gap perfectly. The smells and open kitchen it is easy to see everything is fresh. Would highly recommend, will return when back in Edinburgh.

Thank Brian_W_Reid
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Are you a food lover or just want to try something different? Stop searching and go to Gannet and Guga. We had an amazing build-your-own Banh Mi for a great low price. Service was great and in for a chat. Love the place!

Thank greg050877
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We came here while waiting for our train to London. I’m not a vegan but I love the vegan soup! The food is made fresh, can taste the mango on the sandwich!

Thank Diah C
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Reliably tasty soups and sandwiches, usually some kind of interesting stew option too. Friendly staff, good tunes, tasty batch brew coffee.

Thank G_LaForte
Reviewed 24 January 2018

I went to Gannet and Guga for the first time between Christmas and New Year with my sister, brother in Law and my niece. The person who was serving there that day was so nice and helpful, he gave us lots of recommendations and basically...More

Thank Christelle M
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Questions & Answers
Anthea M
22 October 2017|
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Response from Pete M | Property representative |
Yes to take out. Not to gluten free bread, however all sandwiches can be made into salad boxes or we have amazing Vietnamese style summer rolls which are made with rice paper, rice noodles, pickles and other delicious... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 East Market Street | Arch 2, Edinburgh EH8 8FS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 558 1762
  • E-mail
A new independent gourmet sandwich bar offering a range of homemade and interesting flavour combinations. Salt beef, Asian fusion banh mi, Vietnamese summer rolls, fresh salads and much more besides. We serve locally roasted coffee, locally blended teas and many sweet treats to have on the side. All our meat is local, outdoor reared and free range where possible. All smiles are genuine too.
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