Gannet & Guga
Gourmet sandwich bar under the Arches, specialising in soups, salads, stews, Vietnamese summer rolls and build-your-own banh mi.
An explosion of paper cranes covers the vaulted ceiling at this friendly sandwich bar, just the first hint at the Far East flavours which are the focus of the food. If you like a touch of the bespoke, you can construct your own Vietnamese banh mi, French-style baguettes filled with fresh ingredients on display at the counter; there's also a pun-filled menu of pre-designed sandwich concoctions for anyone seeking a little guidance. The Get Ducked comes on your choice of fresh bread and features delicious smoked duck with a tangy hoisin kick and a salty, cured egg yolk. The hot smoked salmon in the A Salmon Bun Laden is paired with the heat of horseradish mayonnaise and creamy texture of ripe avocado giving the whole thing a Japanese feel. If you like puns in your menu, a hearty helping of friendly chatter with your sandwich and everything made fresh, this is the spot for you.
- Delivery: Delivery for catering orders in advance only.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Staff playlists
- Capacity: 8 (24 outdoors)
- Open since: 2016
Reviews & features
Not on the High Street1 Nov 2016
Take a stroll along East Market Street's Waverley Arches, Edinburgh's newest eating and drinking quarter
Most successful eating and drinking destinations are born, not made. A chef opens their first restaurant, a bright spark refurbs the pub next door and slowly, slowly, a Shore or Stockbridge emerges. It tends not to work quite as well when the process is…