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David Bann

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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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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
56-58 St. Marys Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SX, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

As a vegetarian couple (no vegan) we were recommended this place. Based on the reviews and after having visited lots of vegetarian places (or veg cooking places) around the globe we expected a very nice place with delicious food. Our impression was the following: the...More

Thank bambue
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

How do they do it???? Such fabulous tasting food and such interesting combinations of ingredients. Each item on the Menu seems to arrive at the table as the chef's latest masterpiece . Just like magic!!! We highly recommend this super restaurant with super staff that...More

1  Thank Mr F T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came here on a friend's recommendation and weren't disappointed. The food was very flavoursome and definitely wasn't the sort of thing you get at most places. You can't book so you'd better go early - we were there before 6 and it was already...More

Thank ch363
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been to this restaurant many times over the years - and during our week in Edinburgh during the festival - we always go at least 2, if not more times - and always love it. The quality of food and presentation is of...More

Thank philipwoolley
Reviewed 6 days ago

First visit to this large established vegie restaurant. The room and service a bit casual. Told our mains would take a few minutes so we shared a starter. Food was not impressive enough.Very simple cheesy risotto. Good range of bottled beer.

1  Thank f2s
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visiting the fringe and needed to find somewhere for a family lunch. Although busy we were quickly shown to a table and our order taken. No problem in providing a high chair for a two year old. The food and drinks came quite quickly and...More

Thank Ken P
Reviewed 6 days ago

As a long term vegitarian, I have had a variety of vegitarian meals in hotels and restaurants and usually one is offered a vegetable lasagna, that 9 times out of ten comes from Brakes. David Bann food is different, imaginative and tasty and something for...More

Thank Jacqueline D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was such an enjoyable meal. The David Bann restaurant experience is classy and comfortable. The menu is interesting with a wide variety of choices. The quality and presentation of all 3 courses was excellent. Service was friendly and efficient. Highly recommended and we will...More

Thank Citybreakers5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant during the fringe and as to be expected super busy and therefore wait for the food a little longer than normal. Well worth the queue for a table and will most definitely seek this place out again next year. The food was...More

Thank caz1000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are vegetarian restaurants and then there is David Bann. We had a truly lovely meal with friends. Beautiful food made from fine ingredients. Excellent service. We ate there a couple of years ago and loved the place then. It has remained it's high standards.

Thank Charles J
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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