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PRICE RANGE
£5 - £8
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Diner, Cajun & Creole, Street Food
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

Amazing tasting food served in a cool and funky setting by staff that are engaging and friendly. What more can you ask for?

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

What a place! Quirky and welcoming decor, brilliant vegan food, and the staff were fantastic. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for vegan food in Edinburgh. We will definitely go back! Nick and Emily

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 January 2024

Amazing service and lovely food, would highly recommend for a nice night out! The cocktails were delicious and the vibes overall were amazing.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 26 January 2024 via mobile

All the food was incredibly and I had the best Ceasar salad I’ve ever had in my life! Staff are super friendly and welcoming, the decor is fabulous and it’s a safe space for all🩷 will definitely be back!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

What can you say? Fabulous venue, great food, lovely staff and speedy service. Everything you want from a restaurant and more. Highly recommend to add to your list of food choices in the wonderful city of Edinburgh!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024

My amazing daughter took me here for a birthday meal. The food was excellent, service was fantastic and the mocktail menu could not have been better. You would be hard pressed to find a better meal in Edinburgh.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

Outstanding food, wonderful unique decor and Cat our server was so kind, welcoming and went and above and beyond to make us feel special

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

Such a great little gem in Edinburgh, a fantastic buckfast cocktail and pickle backs all night long. Well worth coming for one (several drinks)

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2023 via mobile

Byfar my FAVOURITE restaurant/ bar in edinburgh. Quirky aesthetic. Unbelievable food!! i cannot recommend the vegan mac and cheese enough (even if you are a non vegan / vegetarian the vegan version is far better than the dairy!! The servers are faultless. I highly recommend...the buckfast daiquiri. I don’t even like buckfast but this cocktail is mouthwatering… 10/10 experience againMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 December 2023 via mobile

The best vegan food we've had in Scotland, really friendly staff and a great atmosphere! Cannot recommend highly enough!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2023

Really tasty great service. Funky atmosphere. Wold recommend the pina colada cocktail especially....

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023

Great atmosphere. Wonderful decorations and information all over. Food was first rate. Service wasfadt and efficient.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 October 2023

Read about this place in a guide book and felt we had to try it out. We weren't disappointed as the staff , atmosphere and food were divine. We were offered a table by the window which was perfect and both our food and drink...arrived promptly. The décor is fantastic and it takes a while absorb everything. It's such a fun, vibrant place ! My partner and I both had the 'Lucky Cheeseburger' which was by far, the best Vegan burger we've tasted.... EVER! We also had mocktails which were incredibly refreshing! Just a wonderful experience and a welcoming atmosphere to everyone who walks through the door! Loved it and will be back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023

Everything about our visit was great. The food, staff, atmosphere!! The burgers and 'calamari' is incredible. We visit every time we come to Edinburgh! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023

Prepped all our dinner spots in advance of our trip, and we couldn't remember anything about this joint by the time the day rolled around to actually getting food here - so me & my friend rocked up very pleasantly surprised to find out the...full menu is vegan, though you can request dairy if you want! I don't know why more places don't do this, it's a great way to work it. We didn't actually book, so there was no space in the restaurant when we arrived, but they let us sit wherever we liked in the bar area (so we got to claim two super comfy sofas in the back corner) - and still got our food brought to us! My friend ordered the vegan mac & cheese (with crispy onions and fries, which cost a little extra), and I ordered the exact same except with proper cheese because I'm a menace and a bad vegan. Super speedy, the portion sizes were great, and the extras were definitely worth it. The fries were a taddd over-salted, but still good. The mac & cheese was unbelievably good, like you know it's good when you just sit there eating in absolute silence for 20 minutes. My friend also has not stopped talking about her mac & cheese since, so I trust hers was equally as good! We saw they had a student discount cocktail menu going (and the discounts were HEFTY), so after food we both ordered oatmilk martinis out of sheer fascination. It was essentially a vegan espresso martini, and it was lovely! The bartender who made it said it was their first day, but you honestly could not tell at all, the whole team was really great. The vibe of the place is so well-curated and really incredible for such a small space, I loved it so much - especially the stuffed animals on the ceiling. Not a single surface is undecorated, there's so much character radiating from every corner. The staff were all wonderful and so so lovely - I genuinely felt so safe and welcome here, it makes me sad there's not a place quite like this near our uni. The bathrooms were separated as sitting & standing, which I've never seen before anywhere but I loved. All in all, we were here for over three hours and it got really busy at points, yet we were never given even the slightest pressure to hurry up & leave. I already can't wait to visit Edinburgh again, and this place is one of the main reasons I'm so excited to go back - I want to try the whole menu!! <3More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Hi, Although children are allowed during the day, our license does not allow those under 16 years old after 8pm and 16-17 year olds after 9pm. Thanks, Paradise Palms
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5