Re-opening

We are delighted to be re-opening at 5pm on July 15th with our refurbished restaurant. We will be operating with a reduced menu for the present time, with many of our favourite dishes.

  • Government advice will be followed.
  • Social distancing.
  • Hand sanitiser stations.
  • Increased handwashing.
  • Face shields/masks.
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures in all areas.
  • Disposable menus.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Licensed Vegetarian Restaurant in Edinburgh

Open weekdays, all day from 12 noon, weekends 11 am. 

56-58 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh.
t:  0131 556 5888

Here, deep aubergine walls accented in silver and dark, minimalist seating send a strictly "nouvelle" message. As does the menu, which sweeps confidently through most of the globe, from the Mediterranean to the Pacific, via India and Thailand.
- The Scotsman.

Festive opening times:

The restaurant is open for lunch on 24th December and closed for dinner.
We are closed 25th, 26th December and January 1st.

Normal opening times:

Monday - Thursday 12.00-10.00pm
Friday 12.00-10.30pm
Saturday 11.00am-10.30pm
Sunday 11.00am-10.00pm. 

Location

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  FOOD

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Please see our temporary post-lockdown menu to download here

Coffee
Freshly ground continental roast, made to order
2.75
Decaffeinated
Ground continental roast, made to order.
2.75
Cappuccino
Single espresso topped with foamed milk and a sprinkling of chocolate.
2.95
Espresso
Single shot of strong coffee with an intense aroma.
double 2.75     single 2.25
 
Macchiato
Single espresso topped with frothy milk
2.75
Latte
Single espresso topped with hot milk with a creamy top
2.95
Mocha
Single espresso and chocolate topped with hot frothy milk
2.75
Hot chocolate
The classic warming drink, with cream.
2.75
Tea - English breakfast, Earl grey, Darjeeling, Chamomile flower, Yunnan green tea, Rose black, Jasmine, Lapsang souchong, Rooibos, Fresh mint, Apple and cinnamon. All loose leaf.
2.75
Hot port
A 50ml shot of port with hot water, served with lemon & cloves.
4.75

Liqueur coffee
A selection of liqueur coffees are available with cream.

All hot drinks are available with full cream or semi-skimmed milk, organic soya or speciality barista oat milk.

4.95

  DRINK

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Chenin Blanc, Van Loveren, 2018, South Africa.
Aromatic with quince, guava and granny smith apple flavours, and a crisp, dry finish. [abv 12.5%]
175ml glass: 4.90 250ml glass: 6.80 Bottle: 19.7
Viognier, Cono Sur, 2018 Chile.
A bright Viognier with apricot, peach and orange aromas. [abv 13%]
175ml glass: 5.45 250ml glass: 7.60 Bottle: 21.95
Willowglen Gewürztraminer Riesling, 2018 Australia. V
A semi-sweet wine with rosewater and citrus aromas. [abv 12%]
175ml glass: 5.60 250ml glass: 7.80 Bottle: 22.50
Sauvignon Blanc, Rigid Elm, 2017 Bulgaria. V
Made from grapes grown on the Danube plain. Fresh citrus flavours with apricot and grapefruit aromas. [abv 13%]
175ml glass: 5.85 250ml glass: 8.25 Bottle: 23.75
Alasia Cortese, 2018 Italy. V
Fresh green apple aromas with notes of grapefruit, lime and honeysuckle. [abv 12%]
175ml glass: 6.00 250ml glass: 8.35 Bottle: 24.25
Pinot Grigio, Alpha Zeta, 2018 Italy.
This Pinot Grigio is slightly fuller than most as the grapes are left on the vine for an extra 2-3 weeks. Zesty and dry with savoury fruit characters. [abv 12.5%]
175ml glass: 6.25 250ml glass: 8.65 Bottle: 24.75
Chardonnay, Rigid Elm, 2016 Bulgaria. V
A beautiful golden colour, with fruity aromas and hints of green apple, banana and vanilla. [abv 13%]
Bottle: 25.00
Grüner Veltliner, 2018 Austria. V
Tickles the tongue with white pepper and citrus fruit. Soft texture in the mouth with a fresh and clean finish. [abv 12%]
Bottle: 28.95
Gorgorito Rueda de Duero, Verdejo 2018 Spain.
Very fresh a clean in the palate with a dry finish and grass and gooseberries aromas. [abv 12.5%]
Bottle: 31.00
Albariño, Granbazan Verde, 2018 Spain. V
Crisp, medium-bodied, with refreshing acidity and a fruity finish. [abv 13%]
Bottle: 33.25
Sauvignon Blanc, Iona, 2019 South Africa.
South Africa’s best Sauvignon Blanc. Delicate and refreshing with lots of minerality, exceptional richness with layers of pure fruit and soothing herbaceous notes. [abv 13%]
Bottle: 34.75
Chardonnay, Clos Montblanc, 2017 Conca de Barbera, Spain.
Lots of creamy spicy oak, from fermentation in French barrels. Rich tropical fruit, refreshing citrus flavours and great persistence. [abv 14.5%]
Bottle 35.00
Rioja, Maturana Blanca, 2018 Spain. V - organic
Made from the oldest grape variety in Rioja, virtually extinct and brought back by Ijalba wine makers. Aromas of apple, banana and citrus fruits with herbal notes [abv 13%]
Bottle: 36.00
Sancerre, Patrice Moreux, 2016 France.
Full and refreshing, it is dominated by flinty stones, with the acidity of grapefruit and lemon rind. [abv. 12.5%]
Bottle: 38.00
St Veran ‘Le Moulin du Pont’, 2014 Auvigue Brothers Macon France.
Wonderfully structured, showing great fruit with lovely toasty flavours and a crisp citrus aftertaste, ideally balanced and full bodied. [abv 13%]
Bottle: 47.00

We try to ensure our vintages are correct but please note there may be the odd change as new vintages are released.

Cabernet Sauvignon, Norte Chico, 2018 Chile.
Delicious, medium bodied, with blackberry and cassis flavours. [abv 12.5%] .
175ml glass: 4.90 250ml glass: 6.80 Bottle: 19.75
Tempranillo, Monterio 2016 Spain.
A lovely ripe and vividly flavoured Tempranillo made from fruit sourced from the Castilla region of Spain. (abv 13%).
175ml glass: 5.20 250ml glass: 7.15 Bottle: 20.50
Merlot, Rigid Elm, 2014 Bulgaria. V
A dry red wine with aromas of raspberry, plums and chocolate with vanilla notes. [abv 13.5%]
175ml glass: 6.15 250ml glass: 8.35 Bottle: 24.25
Otis Tarda Red Rioja, 2018 Spain. V - organic
Sweet young Rioja made with tempranillo grapes. Delicious fruit aromas and red berry flavours. [abv 14%]
175ml glass: 6.30 250ml glass: 8.75 Bottle: 25.50
Seriti Shiraz, Western Cape, 2017 South Africa. V
Aromas of berry fruits with a brambly palate. [abv 14.5%]
175ml glass: 6.50 250ml glass: 8.95 Bottle: 26.50
Paparuda Pinot Noir, 2018 Romania. V
Fruity, rich and potent, with layers of ripe black cherry, raspberry and cinnamon. [abv 12.5%]
175ml glass: 6.70 250ml glass: 9.25 Bottle: 27.50
Pinot Noir, Cono Sur Reserva Especial, 2016 Chile.
A fresh and bright Pinot Noir with notes of cherries, raspberries and strawberries. [abv 13.5%]
Bottle: 28.25
Gorgorito Ribera del Duero, 2017 Spain. V
Aged six months in French and American oak and six in bottle. Nice fruit concentration and a smooth lingering finish with intense Full bodied, dry, with intense cherry and plum aromas, and a silky palate. [abv 13.5%]
Bottle: 31.00
Allegrini Valpolicella, 2018 Italy.
Light to medium bodied wine, with aromas of sweet cherries and violet. The palate shows impressive depth with exuberant, luscious fruit and hints of spice leading to a pleasant, supple finish. [abv 13%]
Bottle: 34.00
Côte du Rhône Villages, Domaine Valand, 2017 France. V - organic
Made with Grenache and Shiraz grape varieties. Elegant, with aromas of cassis and cherry. [abv 14.5%]
Bottle: 35.25
Malbec (blend), Gaia, 2017 Argentina. V - organic
Rich, smooth and full bodied with a long finish. Aromas of blackberry with silky rounded tannins and hints of violets, plums and spices. [abv 14.5%]
Bottle: 38.95
Vacqueyras Les plain des Moines. 2015. France.
Rich and spicy. Medium body with good concentration of black currant fruit and notes of liquorice.. [abv 14.5%]
Bottle: 43.00
Rioja, Marqués de Murrieta, 2015 Spain.
Complex layers of sweet and savoury fruit, vanilla and spice. Full, fresh and vibrant. [abv 14%]
Bottle: 46.00
Malbec (blend), Ameri, 2011 Argentina. V - organic
Full bodied with an intense purple colour, this wine has power, finesse and elegance. Aged in French oak for 16 months.. [abv 15%]
Bottle: 56.00
Châteauneuf du Pape, Domaine Deydier, 2014 France.
One of France’s most famous wines, a hearty red made from Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. [abv 14.5%]
Bottle: 60.00

Rosé Wine

Ponte Pietra Pinot Grigio Rosato, 2018 Italy.
A lovely pink coloured rosato. Fresh and crisp with a delicate strawberry perfume. [abv 12%]
175ml glass: 5.50 250ml glass: 7.60 Bottle: 21.95
Pinot Noir Rosé, J Wolf, 2016 Germany.
Pale salmon pink in colour, with hints of rhubarb and raspberry, a rich creamy texture and a splash of strawberry. [abv 12%]
Bottle: 27.00
Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, 2015 Chile.
A delicate sweet honey wine, almost lemon meringue-like in character. [abv 12.0%].
70ml glass: 3.75 375ml Bottle: 18.95
Campbells, Rutherglen Muscat, Australia.
Fruity and luscious - ideal with richer desserts [abv 17.5%].
70ml glass: 4.95 375ml Bottle: 24.50

All the wines on this list are to the very best of our knowledge vegetarian. Those marked [V] are, again to the very best of our knowledge, vegan.

abv - alcohol by volume. We try to ensure our vintages are correct, but please note there may be the odd change as new vintages are released.

Cava La Escapada Brut, Spain. V
Streams of fine bubbles with hints of honey and brioche. [abv 11.5%]
125ml glass: 5.95 Bottle: 29.95
Rosé La Escapada Cava Brut, Spain. V
Powerful fresh aromas of ripe strawberries and raspberries mixed with crushed grapes. [abv 11.5%]
125 ml glass: 5.95 Bottle: 29.95
Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Rosé, 2017 South Africa. V
The aromas of rose petals and red berries dominate the nose and reveal its red grape origins. [abv 12%]
Bottle: 45.00
Bernard Robert Champagne Reserve Brut, France.
From a small high quality producer based in Voigny in the southern part of the Champagne region, this predominately black grapes Champagne offers a softer easy drinking style.
Bottle: 49.50
Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut NV, Champagne.
Consisting of approximately three quarters Pinot Noir and Meunier with one quarter Chardonnay, Bollinger Special Cuvée is one of the fullest champagnes with an intensely rich character of freshly baked bread alongside citrus and baked apple fruit.
Bottle: 90.00
Kir Royale
Sparkling wine and Crème de Cassis. (Also available with Cava Rosé)
6.25
Bellini
Sparkling wine, peach purée and a touch of peach schnapps. (Also available with Cava Rosé)
6.25
Bloody Mary
Stolichnaya, tomato juice, dashes of Tabasco and vegan Worcester Sauce, and black pepper
7.25
Expresso Martini
Stolichnaya, Kahlua and espresso.
7.25
Cosmopolitan
Stolichnaya, Cointreau, organic cranberry juice and fresh lime.
7.25
Treacle
Orange infused dark rum stirred with orange bitters, sugar syrup and organic cloudy apple juice.
7.25
Chilli Margarita
Chilli infused Tequila, Cointreau and lime juice, and garnished with chilli flakes. We can make this cocktail mild or hot!
7.25
Negroni
Daffy’s gin, Carpano rosso and Campari served over ice garnished with dried orange.
7.95
White Russian
Kahlua and vodka built with milk, cream, oat milk or soya milk topped with dark chocolate powder.
7.25
Rose Long Vodka
Lemon infused Vodka, angostura bitters, toasted cardamom pods built in with fentimans rose lemonade garnished with rose petals
7.25
Elderflower and rosemary Collins
Classic cocktail with rosemary infused Daffy’s gin and elderflower cordial.
7.25
Please ask your server if you would like a cocktail that is not on our list and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Wooha Scotch Ale
330ml. Rich malt flavours, light hops and a smooth clean finish. [abv 6%]
4.75
Wooha Porter
Real Ale, dark, rich and smoky with hints of coffee and chocolate. [abv 5]
4.95
Cromarty Red Rocker
500ml. Red rye based with a smooth bitterness. [abv 5%]
5.45
Cromarty Kowabunga APA
500ml. Sweet malt base, good body with juicy flavour and aroma. [abv 5%]
5.45
Barneys cool beans IPA
330ml Brewed with faba beans that need no synthetic nitrogen fertiliser making it better for the environment. GLUTEN FREE. [abv 4.2%]
4.75
Red Rye ale
33cl - 6 types of malt and 3 of rye give it its colour and earthy, toasty taste. [abv 4.5%]
4.75
Brewgooder clean water lager
33cl Refreshing with hints of citrus and lemongrass. [abv 4.5%]
100% of brewers profits go to projects bringing clean drinking water around the world.
4.75
Lawless Village IPA
33cl - A copper-coloured, aromatic beer, brewed in Leith, and gluten free. [abv 4.5%]
4.75
Volcano IPA
33cl - A zingy IPA with a perfect balance between malts and hops. [abv 5%]
4.75
Capital porter
33cl - Dark, rich and malty, but definitely an easy-drinker as dark beers go. [abv 5%]
4.75
Samuel Smith’s organic cider. V
55cl A very refreshing, pure, clean flavoured cider. Very versatile.
4.95
NON-ALCOHOLIC BEERS
Wheesht alcohol free dark ale. 330ml. - [abv 0.0%] 3.00
Fentimans lemonade, rose lemonade, ginger beer (275ml)
2.95
Leftfield Kombucha sencha green
4.50
Karma cola / Diet karma cola (300ml)
2.95
Mineral water
25cl bottle 1.95 75cl bottle 3.50

 
Freshly squeezed orange juice
3.50
Selection of organic juices (apple, cranberry, spicy tomato, carrot and ginger)
2.95
If you would like a straw, please ask your server  

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TEMPORARY MENU

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Gift Vouchers

We have gift vouchers to the value of £25, £50, £100 etc. and can be arranged by phone: 0131 556 5888  or email

Postal Address:
David Bann Restaurant, 
56-58 St. Mary’s Street, 
Edinburgh 
EH1 1SX 

News

Edinburgh Restaurant Awards 2019.

Winner! Best Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant.

FESTIVE OPENING TIMES

The restaurant is open for lunch on 24th December and closed for dinner.
We are closed 25th, 26th December and January 1st.

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CONTACT / BOOK A TABLE

Contact us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

 56-58 St. Mary’s Street, Edinburgh.

 0131 556 5888

 0131 556 5888

 info@davidbann.co.uk

If the booking is for the same day please call 0131 556 5888 - you may also call and confirm any online booking.

Book by email:  info@davidbann.co.uk

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