26B Dublin Street
+44(0)131 556 5967
Overall score: ★★★★☆
Given that Daylight Robbery has such a cult following with vegans in Edinburgh, it can sometimes be a little hard to find for the uninitiated. Tucked beneath ground level on one of the wide streets deep in the New Town, you need to keep a keen eye out to spot it. But believe me, it’s worth it – as there are some fine vegan feasts to be had in this underground bar.
Vegan food at Daylight Robbery
All the vegan options at Daylight Robbery are clearly marked on the menu. With a selection of light bites, burgers, pancakes and other main meals, there’s plenty to choose from. Here’s what’s on offer at the time of writing:
- Sweet potato fries with edamame miso hummus
- Vegan burger: lemongrass tofu banh mi style with shredded asian vegetables, edamame miso hummus and salad
- Socca pancakes with scrambled tofu, roasted pepper, squash, aubergine, mint and avocado spread
- Pea bhaji burrito: pea bhaji, roasted red pepper and aubergines, house avocado spread
- Vegan Indian faux fish and chips: fillets of aubergine, chana masala, battered in gram flour with cumin potato veggies and salad
- Pancakes with berries, maple syrup and berry sorbet (can be made vegan on request)
I had heard great things about the vegan “fish” and chips so I couldn’t wait to try it. I certainly wasn’t disappointed – this imaginative dish took two slices of aubergine, filled it with a tasty chana masala and deep fried it in gram flour. While it certainly didn’t taste like fish, the batter had a greasiness to it that was definitely reminiscent of a fish supper. Genius!
Mr B had the vegan tofu burger. He quite enjoyed it, which is a huge achievement seen as he is not normally a huge tofu fan. Overall Daylight Robbery has a great selection of vegan comfort food, perfect if you’re wanting a decent feed on a lazy weekend.
Menu info: ★★★★★
Value for money: ★★★☆☆