If you’ve read my last post you’ll know about my participation in the Edinburgh half marathon at the end of May. Well, we all know that a big run is really just a reason to eat ALL THE FOOD, so post-run me and my fam headed to David Bann to re-fuel, which was just round the corner from our apartment on St Mary’s Street in Edinburgh city centre.
My Mum & Dad had been to this lovely vegetarian restaurant before and assured me that there were lots of vegan options for me to choose from – and I wasn’t disappointed. Everything that’s vegan, or can be made vegan is clearly marked on the menu. The food choices take influences from across the globe including dishes such as thai fritters, hummus, risotto and noodles.
I enjoyed a freshly squeezed orange juice whilst I deliberated the menu, eventually settling on broccoli & tofu thai fritters and aubergine, chickpea & cashew kofta.
The starter was served with a fresh banana chutney and a plum dressing, the perfect fruity accompaniment to the ginger, chilli & lemongrass flavours of the crispy fritter. The plant-based kofta came alongside roasted sweet potatoes with a creamy coconut & tomato sauce and a fresh salad. All the flavour combinations were beautifully fragrant and fresh, and the meals were lovely and filling, but after all that running I, of course, had room for dessert!
What a thing of beauty! A raspberry jelly with pineapple, and coconut & rum sorbet. This was just summer on a plate. The fruity flavours were delicious, but without a doubt my favourite part was the sorbet, creamy and sweet with a subtle rum flavour that didn’t overpower the rest of the dish.
All in all, a perfect post-run feast! Definitely somewhere to check out if you’re visiting this gorgeous Scottish city.