Based on St Mary's Street in Edinburgh, they have been named the best vegetarian restaurant in Britain! It was time to try them out.....
As it’s a Vegetarian Restaurant everything and anything is for veggies with a whole choice for vegans too!. This is only a brief description of the items on the menu, see the full menu here for the full description of each dish www.davidbann.com .
Tartlet of coriander pesto and slow dried tomato
Thai fritter of spiced broccoli and smoked tofu
Olive polenta with roasted vegetables and goats curd
Smoked mushroom and basil ravioli with tomato and basil soup
Salad of fennel, beetroot, raspberry and baby potato
Smoked and Marinated Tofu
Chilli pancake with grilled sweet potato, courgette and chocolate sauce
Stir fried vegetables with udon noodles and smoked tofu
Aubergine, chick pea and cashew koftas
Risotto of roasted red pepper with kohlrabi and spinach.
Mushroom strudel with celeriac sauce and dauphinoise.
Baked layered roasted vegetable, Blue Cheese and mash.
Cheese plate with plum chutney
Lemon and raspberry posset
Assiette of desserts for two to share
Ice-creams and sorbets
Hot peach and raspberry tart.
Raspberry and mint jelly with pineapple and rum sorbet.
Ginger and lime ice cream with orange cake
Dark chocolate soufflé
For my meal I started with the Tartlet of Coriander Pesto followed by the Mushroom Strudel with dauphisoise and could not resist the dark chocolate soufflé to finish with.
What can I say the tartlet was amazing, crumbly, creamy, tasty, the dressing and the salad were also really delicious with it.
I love mushrooms they are my absolute favourite and I was so excited to have the mushroom strudel however I was a bit disappointed as it didn’t really taste of mushrooms. The dauphinoise were absolutely amazing as was the rest of the dish, I just felt a little let down by the flavour of the strudel.
The dessert was worth the 15 minute wait as it was made fresh. Gooey chocolatey goodness, shame it was so small though I could have easily eaten 3!
In conclusion, great choice of food, and drinks, fantastic friendly service, was a bit more expensive that what I usually pay but in my opinion was worth the extra money for a special occasion. Would go there again as so much more on their menu I want to try.
4 out of 5 Tomatoes Awarded