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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 good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (13 reviews)
“sandwich” (15 reviews)
“banh mi” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Fast food, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
3 East Market Street | Arch 2, Edinburgh EH8 8FS, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

High quality and tasty sandwiches! I visit this place every time I'm in the area. My favourite sandwich has to be salmon with pickled beetroot, avocado and horseradish sauce but I also tried other sandwiches and they are all amazing! People preparing the food are...More

Thank MAKuzma
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a friendly welcome and lots of knowledgeable chat from the owner as your selection prepared. Delicious sandwiches soup and cakes. Good to drop into for a snack or a more leisurely seat outside weather permitting.

Thank anneZ1683VF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On both trips I've taken to Edinburgh I've stopped in for a tea. Both times the service was great and the two people were very nice. I will go again when I get back to Edinburgh for my next visit.

Thank irishcolleen71
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really healthy food made with love and care. Staff very attentive. Owner has obviously put a lot of thought into menus and offering a great service.

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Went here for a wee change. I won't be back. Ordered the Big Muffaletta, and am now sitting with a revolting taste in my mouth and a sore stomache. I asked for tomato and rocket to be added and got neither resulting in a dry...More

Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 3 July 2018

I had coronation chicken sandwich and it was the best meal I had in Edinburgh so I came back again before I left Edinburgh. Not only the food was fresh and delicious, but the staff were also incredibly friendly and welcoming.

1  Thank Ning D
Reviewed 6 June 2018

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

1  Thank Sally-Anne H
Reviewed 27 May 2018

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

1  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

1  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

1  Thank RealBritbird
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$10
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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