Hendersons Vegan

Hendersons Vegan
25 Thistle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DX
  • Telephone 0131 225 2605
  • Seasonal times Festival: later opening hours
  • Food served Sun–Thu 9am–9pm; Fri/Sat 9am–10pm
  • Email
  • Website www.hendersonsofedinburgh.co.uk
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100% vegan food, nestled in a city centre cobbled side street.

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A haven of vegan food and drink presented with flair, creativity and integrity, Hendersons Vegan is a round-the-corner offshoot of the long-established family firm who have always set the bar high in the field of plant-based dining. The cooking, bar, serving and eating areas are all in the same room which makes for a cosy intimacy, brightened by lively décor and plentiful natural light. The ingredients are all organic and locally sourced. A sharing platter of tomato and basil hummus, fig tapenade, olives and herbed cashew cream cheese makes for a substantial starter. Cauliflower is a staple, coming in chunkily sliced steaks with mushroom as a base for its peppery sauce accompaniment. Scottish pearl barley and parsnip risotto is hearty, with a topping of crispy pieces of kale, pickled apple and sorrel giving an air of finesse.

  • High point: Turmeric latte is a coffee revelation
  • Low point: So many enticing smells makes it harder to chose
  • Notable dish: Playful platter
  • Average price: £16 (lunch); £16 (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: indie/folk
  • Capacity: 25
  • Largest group: 25
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £20 per bottle