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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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“kofta” (122 reviews)
“smoked tofu” (79 reviews)
“udon noodles” (29 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago

There's lots to say about David Bann that is good. It's a long established, reliable vegetarian restaurant, spacious, comfortable, with good, attentive service from the staff. We went on a busy Saturday night and practically every table was taken - and it had been extended...More

Thank gokhart1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a vegetarian but the food is delicious. Yummy hummus, stir fry, and a cheese/beetroot soufflé. Service friendly and good, lovely Edinburgh tap water served with mint and lemon, excellent bread. Super location in the Old Town. They do brunch on Sat/Sun which...More

Thank Rikkitikkitavi123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited last night as both of us are vegetarian and I am also coeliac, we hadn't booked but managed to get one of the last tables. We were attended to quite quickly and offer a roll and oatcakes whilst our drinks arrived. My daughter...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enterprising, interesting - good value. Quiet and civilised Excellent service. Edinburgh's landmark vegetarian restaurant.

Thank darkstauk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Warm but roomy, this space really had a great setting. The food was great (as many others have mentioned, definitely vegetarian friendly) and service was awesome as well.

Thank thewildepanda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely warm atmosphere, quick and efficient service, and delicious food that came well-presented and packed with flavour. What's more, the cost at the end of the night was so much lower than we expected. We can't wait to come back to Edinburgh just to...More

Thank AlexBoyd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great welcome and impressed with the interior décor. Great menu with plenty GF options to choose from. The starter was amazing. Fresh, fragrant and delicious. Presentation and quantity ticked all the boxes for me. The main didn't disappoint either when the Kofta's appeared. The subtle...More

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a vegetarian nor a vegan, but I had great food there! I would recommend getting the hummus! Good service and a nice place.

Thank Eyrun J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really loved this restaurant. So much veggie food to choose from- beautifully cooked and presented. It was reasonably priced too. Tuesday evening and the place was well full so would recommend you book in advance. Our only complaint- this restaurant isn't based in Birmingham!...More

Thank happytravelling4us
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we came here for lunch on a weekend and didn't have a booking and got a table fine. there's so many good things on the menu so it was hard to choose! our favourite was the aubergine, chickpea and cashew koftas.

Thank kristyrebecca
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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