Hendersons Vegan

Hendersons Vegan
25c Thistle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DX
  • Telephone 0131 225 2605
  • Seasonal times Festival: food served until 9.30pm every day
  • Food served Sun–Thu 11.30am–8.30pm; Fri/Sat 11.30am–9.30pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.hendersonsofedinburgh.co.uk
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Creative and inspiring plant-based dishes, executed with flair using fresh, local and organic produce.

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Hendersons Vegan restaurant sits around the corner from the Edinburgh stalwart's Salad Table restaurant and neighbouring Shop & Deli in the New Town. During the day, the small open-plan venue fills with natural light, while candlelit evenings bring intimacy and cosiness, with Thistle Street’s cobbles adding to the charm. Décor is vibrant and fun, with colourful herringbone flooring and a soft glow from the cane ceiling pendants. The food is just as stylish, with creative and inspiring plant-based lunch and evening dishes executed with flair using fresh, local and organic produce. A main of butternut squash stuffed with pearl barley, alongside sautéed cavalo nero, comes beautifully presented with its palette of bold orange against vibrant green. Plenty of creamed garlicky spinach brings together the contrasting textures and earthy flavours of the dish. For dessert, a chocolate tart from the specials presents a rich, smooth chocolate and orange ganache encased in shortcrust, with fresh berries, orange slices and raspberry coulis – one of those dishes you simply don’t want to come to an end.

The List's rating






Tara Klein visited Hendersons Vegan on 5 February 2018
  • High point: Aside from tasting great, it's all nutritious and wholesome
  • Low point: Not open for breakfast or brunch
  • Notable dish: Chocolate and orange tart
  • Average price: £17.50 (lunch); £17.50 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Chilled, staff picks.
  • Capacity: 25
  • Largest group: 8–10
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
  • House wine: £19 per bottle