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David Bann

56-58 St. Marys Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SX, Scotland
+44 131 556 5888
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“koftas” (91 reviews)
“smoked tofu” (81 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
56-58 St. Marys Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SX, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We've visited about 10x now and we'll be back, however... It has become somewhat frantic in there on a weekend night. We get it, you're busy, you're trying to turn tables around, you're a business, etc. However... staff racing around (making mistakes dare I say...More

Thank Hungry_Head
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am not vegetarian but this restaurant was near my hotel and looked nice so decided to try it. I ate alone as I was in Edinburgh for work and felt very comfortable and got excellent service. The food was fantastic: a delicious beetroot and...More

Thank kirstyld
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here during a stay in Edinburgh, I'm vegetarian but my other half isn't. I had the cashew koftas and he had the mushroom strudel, both were delicious and we split them so we got to eat both! Service was good and very friendly, would...More

Thank Kat J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on Friday 11th May. We hadn't booked and we got there for just after 5pm I think. As vegetarian restaurants go, this place is amazing. All the food looked incredible. We had the stir fry with tofu and the koftas. We also...More

Thank NatOgden
Reviewed 1 week ago

So pleasing to be able to look at a menu, and not have to bi-pass all the meat choices to find the vegetarian option, usually a lasagne or risotto. We had a very enjoyable meal in good surroundings, so wish the restaurant every success.

Thank Wingerworth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My last review of this restaurant was in 2012. I'm pleased to say that my opinion is still the same. My kofta dish was amazing! Beautifully presented and perfectly seasoned. Perfect place for vegetarians.

Thank Ketzl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, great service. Could have a wider range of main dishes on the menu but the food we had was really tasty. Atmosphere could be made more interesting, perhaps with some background music. We did really enjoy our visit :)

Thank Emily P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made reservations one day prior. Delicious starters and main meals; all fresh and like nothing else. A wonderful mixture of flavors and textures. One of our best meals ever. Highly, highly recommend, even if you need to go out of your planned path or journey.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good vegetarian menu extremely well executed. Every course was excellent, especially the desert. Wished we had eaten here a second night and not 9a which is just around the corner. Beer at 9a and then meal at David Bann is a great combination.

Thank frankie390
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful variety and creativity in the menu. All food carefully prepared. Very friendly. We came for lunch and then came back for dinner.

Thank Mitchell B
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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October 9, 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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:15 p.m.
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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