Moon & Hare

Moon & Hare
167 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4DG
  • Telephone 0131 228 9250
  • Opening times Tue–Fri 8.30am–5pm; Sat & Sun 9.30am–5pm; closed Mon.
  • Food served Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat/Sun 9.30am–6pm.
  • Average price £9 (lunch)
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Birra Moretti

Vegan and gluten-free café in Bruntsfield demonstrates that healthy plant-based fare need not be unappetising or dull.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

Some would have you believe vegan, veggie and gluten-free food is earnest, boring and bland: lunching at Moon and Hare proves they couldn’t be more wrong. The flavours fairly pop from salads, wraps, cakes and smoothies, while owner and chef Shannon Denson is a breath of fresh air, determined to make healthy eating pleasurable. A colourful, flavoursome salad, like the quinoa, cucumber, radish and pomegranate, is almost fluffy in its lightness but still has some crunch. Broccoli, almond and cranberry, has a mellow sweetness and tang. Particularly delicious is a Tuscan wrap of cannellini beans, spinach, sun-dried tomato, olives and pesto, which softly melds together without losing distinction of ingredients. Cakes are gluten-free but still open and light, while smoothies range from virtuous to just plain yummy (and happily don’t fall back on lots of banana). A delicious addition to the neighbourhood.

  • High point: Healthiness rarely tastes this good
  • Low point: Not open in the evenings
  • Notable dish: Tuscan wrap
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Eclectic mix
  • Live entertainment: Every second month will put on a 4-course evening meal with live music - started on the 1st Dec.
  • Capacity: 28
  • Open since: 2015