Brass Monkey
362 Leith Walk
Edinburgh
EH6 5BR

+(0)44 131 554 5286
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Overall score: ★★★★☆

The Brass Monkey is a popular watering hole on Leith Walk, with lots of nooks and crannies to enjoy a quiet drink with pals. The place has a good vibe and there’s a nice section up the back which has a big screen streaming Film 4 or a similar movie channel. It’s a good wee local pub and I was so happy to discover that its kitchen caters for vegans!

Vegan Food available at The Brass Monkey

The Brass Monkey has a couple of vegan options, all of which are clearly marked on the menu – hooray! At the time of writing, these are:

  • Spiced bean and pepper veggie chilli fries
  • Spiced bean and pepper veggie chilli bowl with tortilla chips or rice and salsa
  • Vegan curry served with rice and flatbread (changes every day – check the specials board for the latest)
  • Vegan chilli dog veggie sausages on a baguette with spiced bean and pepper chilli, beer soaked onions and mustard with fries and slaw

All of the dishes above are currently priced under a tenner, so the food here is pretty decent value for money.

Vegan Chilli Dog at Brass Monkey Leith

Vegan chilli dog

 

Window at the Brass Monkey Leith

 

Vegan Chilli Dog at Brass Monkey Leith

 

Vegan Chilli Dog at Brass Monkey Leith

I love going along for a vegan chilli dog and a pub quiz, which happens on a Monday night. Just make sure you get along early, or make a reservation for a table!

The chilli dog is a really generous portion and a satisfying meal. With a rich sauce and a decent serving of onions, the dish is hot but not too spicy. The fries that go along with it are super moreish – just as you would expect.

With a great atmosphere and nice wee selection of options, I would definitely recommend the Brass Monkey for a bite to eat. It’s the perfect place to meet up with friends and you never know – you might be in with a chance of winning the pub quiz jackpot!

Choice: ★★★☆☆
Menu info: ★★★★★
Deliciousness: ★★★☆☆
Value for money: ★★★★☆

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