Very helpful service. Majority of dishes were very tasty. Only the dairy Mac and Cheese disappointed.
Food really good and I would definitely return!
Crab cakes superb! We had purchased a 5pm lunch deal and also visited the Botanic gardens so it was a great day all round!
Comfort cuisine with a conscience in Edinburgh’s West End
Vesta Bar & Kitchen is a social enterprise restaurant that promises a warm welcome and feel-good food. Open seven days, you can drop by for lunch, dinner or a weekend brunch in an elegantly rustic setting. Menu staples include indulgent burgers, steaks and seafood dishes, accompanied by creative cocktails, mocktails, craft beers, wine and more.
Vesta really is a restaurant with a difference as, together with Social Bite, the team is on a mission to end homelessness in Scotland. So every Tuesday, it closes between 3-5pm to serve lunch to vulnerable people. Customers can also ‘pay forward’ the cost of a coffee, lunch or dinner, with all proceeds going straight to Social Bite.
From hearty classics to veggie delights
Vesta celebrates its namesake, the goddess of hearth, home and family, through a menu inspired by global cuisine and crafted from local ingredients. Think comfort classics with a few gourmet twists along the way, such as the hand-pressed burger in a pretzel bun with chorizo jam and Isle of Mull cheddar; the slow-braised pork belly with chimichurri or the fish of the day with French-style peas. Vegans and vegetarians can tuck into dishes like cauliflower buffalo wings with pepper salsa and superfood salad or a BBQ Moving Mountains burger.
The weekend brunch menu includes the full works as well as pancakes, waffle stacks, eggs Benedict and more. Enjoy it with a freshly made juice or smoothie, or a glass of fizz at the sparkling Sunday ‘Bubbles & Brunch’.
The drinks list features over 30 gins and whiskies, as well as international wines sourced from responsible suppliers and beers brewed by artisan distilleries.
What’s close to Vesta Bar & Kitchen?
You can find Vesta on Queensferry Street in the West End, round the corner from the Johnnie Walker Experience. It’s perfectly placed for several central attractions and only a short walk from the Usher Hall, Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial and Water of Leith. Haymarket station is around a 10-minute walk away and if you’re driving, an NCP car park is nearby.