Gannet & Guga

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Gannet & Guga
Unit 2, Number 3, The Arches, East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8FS
  • Telephone 0131 558 1762
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 8am–4pm; Sat/Sun 11am–4pm.
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8am–5pm; Sat/Sun 10am–5pm.
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Gannet & Guga

Gourmet sandwich bar under the Arches, specialising in soups, salads, stews, Vietnamese summer rolls and build-your-own banh mi.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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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.

The List's rating






Suzy Pope visited Gannet & Guga on 2 April 2019
  • High point: Exceptionally chatty and friendly staff
  • Low point: Everything made fresh takes time, so things get really cramped at lunch time
  • Notable dish: A Salmon Bun Laden sandwich, filled with hot smoked salmon and avocado.
  • Average price: £8 (lunch)
  • 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 Street

1 Nov 2016

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