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“Excellent food!”

Vesta Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #510 of 2,880 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: US$5 - US$20
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Neighbourhood: West End
Description: A warm welcome, fantastic bar and feel good food that leaves you happy and well. Welcome to Vesta. Set in the heart of Edinburgh’s city centre, we are open daily for lunch, dinner and drinks. Our menu is bursting with beautiful, healthy vegan and vegetarian plates, comfort classics from steaks to truly indulgent burgers and our ‘Bubbles & Brunch’ is the perfect way to while away a Sunday. Vesta also exists for a social mission, run along the same ethos as our partners Social Bite. We hope our feel good food leads to feel good actions and that you, our amazing customers, pay forward meals for people experiencing homelessness, be it a coffee, lunch or dinner.
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on the fly while walking Edinburgh. I had a wonderful burger, thick and tasty. My husband ate a great chicken sandwich. We were greeted with a smile by Hubert the bar manager and felt very welcome and accommodated. Alice, our waitress took great care of us. Well worth a stop!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Emily245, Public Relations Manager at Vesta Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Mara, what a lovely review, thank you so much. A warm welcome and feel good food is what Vesta is all about so it's great to hear you enjoyed both! Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We had a late lunch after some events at the festival. There was a good selection on the menu. They have teamed up with the Social Bite and open only for homeless people on a Monday afternoon. With the bill you have the option to purchase a lunch or dinner for a homeless person. Really great philosophy. We enjoyed our food, the service staff were friendly and helpful. Would certainly go back.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Alan019
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Emily245, Public Relations Manager at Vesta Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for your kind words, Alan. We work hard on our service and food offering and are delighted you enjoyed both. Our partnership with Social Bite is hugely important to us and its with the generosity of our fabulous customers, like you, that we can close exclusively on Mondays between 3 and 5pm to serve a 2 course lunch to vulnerable people. Than you again and hope to see you back at Vesta soon.

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Visited Vesta for the second time, this time for dinner with a business colleague. My blackened cod was sensational and my guest also loved his trout. Washed down with a delicious bottle of the house Chenin Blanc.
Fantastic food, great atmosphere and good value. I will be back!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank L1370FOsimonk
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Emily245, Public Relations Manager at Vesta Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Simon, thank you so much for your kind review. We love hearing that you enjoyed your seafood dishes and the Chenin Blanc is a great match. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent new addition to the West End and has a several points of difference to the alternative options around there. The menu is focussed, interesting and healthy, the staff are super friendly, the drinks menu is thought provoking/eclectic and the space has a really cool vibe about it. You can also contribute to the homeless too so that’s a real win/win! Great spot and sensibly priced. You’d be nuts not to support it. Well done to all.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank chriscY9441UA
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Emily245, Public Relations Manager at Vesta Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Many thanks for your review Chris. We've worked hard on our food and drinks menus to make sure we are offering something a little different, and it's great to hear the effort is paying off. We appreciate your support, every contribution helps our partners Social Bite in their mission to end homelessness so a big thanks from all of us at Vesta!

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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has changed hands recently and the change is sadly not for the better. The menu is not as good as it was before and disappointingly it's now more expensive. Despite the inflated costs, the portion sizes are very small. The haddock I ordered was more like a fish finger. The food tasted ok but was really nothing special. It's a shame as we used to enjoy eating here and the social enterprise is a great concept. We just hope the restaurant raises its standards before people lose interest.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Steven J
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Emily245, Public Relations Manager at Vesta Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Thank you for joining Trip Advisor to leave a review for us, we appreciate all your feedback. We are sorry our menu does not appeal to you. We have received many compliments on our varied menu which is over 50% vegan. We pride ourselves on offering our customers many choices with dishes such as vegan mac n cheese and seitan burgers to rib eye steak, smoked duck salad and various seafood plates including haddock, monkfish and sea bass.

We would love to have you visit us again so we can improve on your experience. We have been open for a month now and are continuing to build on our offering, like our recently launched Bubbles and Brunch offer on Sundays.

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