Feel-good food that gets the celebrity thumbs up? Sounds like a winning combination to us.
Since forming in 2016, Social Bite has picked up a roster of famous guests. These include Leonardo Di Caprio and most recently, young Nobel Laureate, Malala Yousafzai.
Formerly known as Home by Maison Bleue and a partner of the charity Social Bite, Vesta (in Edinburgh’s West End) promises a warm welcome, fantastic bar and ‘food to glow’ – in other words, tasty and nutritious cuisine.
Sample it for yourself with today’s Big Deal on one or two courses for two.
Food to glow
This offer is for a meal for two at Vesta Restaurant & Bar. Option one is for one course each and option two is for two courses.
You can enjoy your meal Sunday to Friday at various times, right up until 31st May.
Cuisine that cares
Vesta is a restaurant and social initiative based on Queensferry Street in the West End, close to House of Fraser and around a 15-minute walk from Haymarket station. Inside, you will find a cheerful eating space that’s both stylish and rustic.
Open exclusively on Monday afternoons to feed the homeless, Vesta also offers training and employment programmes for vulnerable individuals. In other words, it really is a restaurant with a heart.
Tasty and nutritious dishes
Vesta’s menu is bursting with vegan and vegetarian plates, comfort classics and indulgent burgers.
The Big Deal offerings may be subject to change, but guests can expect the following:
The day’s fresh soup with sourdough bread (vg)
Chilli & coriander crab cakes with spiced tomato salsa
Ham hough terrine with pickled vegetables & herb mayo
Miso glazed seitan & cashew stir fry tossed with bok choy, black rice, oyster mushrooms & ginger infused soy sauce (vg)
Vesta 7oz burger with chorizo jam, Isle of Mull cheddar & chips
Slow braised pork belly with parley mash, black pudding croquette and wholegrain mustard
Beer battered haddock with mushy peas, chips & tartar sauce
The drinks list includes ethical wines, creative cocktails, craft beers, gins and whiskies, as well as freshly made juices and smoothies.
Vesta has been collecting outstanding reviews on its Facebook page. Here are a few, edited for shortness:
‘Stumbled across this place and liked the look of the menu so thought we would give it a go… lovely food, lovely wine, lovely atmosphere and super friendly staff… glad to have stumbled…’
‘Delicious, healthy food and lovely staff. Second visit in a week and both times were great. Fantastic that the company is ethical and supports the homeless through jobs and getting back on track. Highly recommended.’
‘Met a friend here yesterday for lunch and was hugely impressed. Not only did I love the decor and style but the service was outstanding… I loved the menu, it is fresh, inspiring and great to see something different being offered in Edinburgh. Great vegan options… couldn’t fault this place – would highly recommend.’
Head to Vesta
From healthy grub to homeless initiatives, Vesta is definitely a restaurant with the feel-good factor. Plus its central location makes it great for pre-theatre dining as well.
So why not grab this Big Deal and try out one of Edinburgh’s most innovative restaurants?