"When we visited Scotland, one of the first things on my list was to trial the vegan food options, and the starting point, David Bann restaurant."
After spending much time researching and finding out more about their menu, myself and my husband set off on our adventure. David Bann is situated in trendy old town. A larger than average restaurant, I disappointingly found the décor somewhat lacking, and the service somewhat cold.
Nevertheless, we started off with a margarita cocktail each, which I must say was absolutely delicious. I opted for extra chilli in mine, and I wasn’t disappointed.
For starters, we shared their aubergine, chickpea and cashew kofta, which resembled more of strange sausages than anything else. It was served with banana chutney and plum dressing. Portion wise it was ok, 3 pieces all very tasty.
For mains, my husband had the mushroom, goats cheese and heather ale strudel, whilst I enjoyed the roasted cauliflower, potato and chickpea curry. Don’t get me wrong, the food was tasty, but somewhat lacking in the portion size. I could see my other half scraping the bowl after he gulped down the strudel and polenta chips, and I could have down with a bit more flatbread and curry.
Although the experience wasn’t bad, it wasn’t amazing either and I couldn’t help feeling a bit disappointed in the meal. Perhaps my expectations were too high, perhaps I was expecting too much from David Bann?
In any case, this hasn’t deterred me and I will continue to seek out the best plant-based dishes available in Scotland.