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David Bann

56-58 St. Marys Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SX, Scotland
+44 131 556 5888
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“kofta” (127 reviews)
“smoked tofu” (79 reviews)
“udon noodles” (29 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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56-58 St. Marys Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SX, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was delighted at the mere prospect of having a restaurant where I don't have to scan the menu for the tiny V symbol. The food was extremely delicious, with interesting flavours and combinations of ingredients.

Thank Remmy F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was quite full when we arrived at 545 on a cold evening without a reservation. But we were seated quite promptly. Service was excellent and food was delicious. Highly recommended

Thank Len Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been a vegetarian for 20+ years and this was the most delicious, flavourful food my family have ever eaten ...a delight from the freshly baked added roll to the last spoonful of hot chocolate souffle. Thank you!l

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The starter was quick to arrive as was the main. For the mains, there seemed to be a bit of luck in the picking, We would recommend the Resoto and the Mexican bean salad.However the standout course was the sharing dessert, it is well worth...More

Thank DuckAndrew
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner while visiting Edinburgh. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and the cost reasonable. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a Saturday night and found the restaurant to have a very pleasant atmosphere and ambience. The service was excellent throughout and the food was also very good. The aubergine koftas were a particular favourite in our group but everything was well prepared and...More

Thank captainplanet
Reviewed 1 week ago

went for Dinner here on a visit to Edinburgh - wow - food was amazing - fabulous evening - great service - not that expensive and a great place to eat.

Thank beverleyrees
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thai fritter of broccoli and marinated tofu as a starter was so tasty, I recommend this also for main I had a very delicious Aubergine, chick pea and cashew koftas First time visiting, will be coming again when in Edinburgh

Thank Gabriela V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday lunch for two. Unusual and very tasty vegetarian dishes. Beetroot cheese soufflé with polenta chips . Delicious. Service friendly and helpful. Will be back next time in Edinburgh.

Thank anneZ1683VF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neither my wife nor myself are vegetarian but our daughter is, and we wanted to treat her to something special for her birthday. David Bann was the perfect choice. It was such a delight to see our daughter spoilt for choice and then a wonderful...More

Thank ChrisWoottonBassett
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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9 October 2017|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
I went without a reservation but that was a Tuesday evening and there were only a couple of tables free, I would recommend booking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56-58 St. Marys Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 5888
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