David Bann is an Edinburgh institution, representing vegetarian cooking at its best. Known for good service and surprisingly tasty food, this is a great destination for vegetarians and meat eaters. The restaurant immediately offered a separate menu, with scribbles in all the right places to enable easy gluten free choices.
There is a good range of gluten free food and my choice was not limited. I started with a very good stack polenta and roasted vegetables (I really do have to get into the habit of photographing my food before I dive in) and a main course of risotto (with the mushroom element left out, naturally).
Side orders included some very tasty and gluten free chips with dips:
Overall I would say this is good dining for a coeliac and the restaurant is good at giving clarity around choices. As a keen meat and fish eater I would not automatically choose to eat just vegetarian and my concern was that it was removing even more GF choices from my menu, but actually I was happy with it all.
Again, this is not a cheap option for a restaurant. It comes in at around £30 a head, which will be steep for many people, but I highly recommend it – particularly for the gluten free vegetarian.