Daylight Robbery

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26B Dublin St, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 6NN

Serves meat, vegan options available. Diner by day, bar by night. Menu has labeled vegan items: aubergine fish and chips; vegan burger; courgette fries with aioli; plus all-day breakfast pancakes, scrambled tofu, house chickpea sausage, potatoes. All pancake items can be made vegan on request. Funky atmosphere. Open Mon-Thu 12:00pm-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 12:00pm-10:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-9:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, British, Non-veg

Reviews (12)

First Review by 3baekwon

great meal - for carnivores too - Edit

Really enjoyed my quinoa tabouleh, sticky sesame cauliflower bites and sweet potato fries with a delicious creamy. dipping sauce.
Jackfruit burger much enjoyed too

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No fish and chips - Edit

The fish any chips were no longer on the menu, but their burger is great. But is not really special food here. Service was a bit slow.

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Very good for a non vegan place! - Edit

I saw the vegan aubergine and chips and had to try it, and I loved it, the food and service were both excellent. Well worth a visit and hopefully they'll expand the vegan offerings in the future and reduce the non vegan stuff 😀

Pros: Interesting vegan options (not the usual fare), Friendly service, Reasonably priced

Cons: Not all Vegan

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Delicious pub food - Edit

This bar has great vegan options. I got the vegan 'fish' and chips which was stuffed aubergine (eggplant) deep fried in a delicious batter. The wedges it came with were divine with a hint of Indian spice. Also a side salad and a side of herbed pineapple, tomato and chili pepper. My partner ordered the vegan burger which had a tofu pattie with avocado and veggies - really nice tofu pattie. He got the fries with it which are vegan even though the menu says otherwise - we checked with the chef. They cook the vegetarian atuff in a separate fryer. Good service and nice booths. It was pretty quiet on the Sunday night we went so no problem getting a table. We were too full to try the vegan pancakes but they sound good!

Pros: Great vegan options , Separate fryer for vegetarian stuff

Cons: Some mislabelling on the menu - the fries are in f

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Breakfast at night! - Edit

All I had to see was that they served vegan pancakes and I was sold! I went here with my sister (omnivore) and we both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. I had the Vegan USA, which is a LOT of food. My sister had non-vegan pancakes with berries and sorbet. I plan to return here at least one more time before I leave - I've got to try the vegan fish and chips!

Pros: food for veg*ns and omnivores, breakfast from noon on

Cons: open at noon

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Amazing vegan 'fish' and chips - Edit

Went here last week and got the vegan 'fish' and chips which was battered aubergine and chickpea chana and was delicious! Went with a friend who isn't vegan or vegetarian who had a fish course so this is good for people who have non vege friends! Recommend

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Pretty good food, nice atmosphere - Edit

I came here in August and had the aubergine fish and chips. It was pretty good and I enjoyed sitting in the venue - they have nice decor and atmosphere, and the staff were nice and friendly. It would be nice to see a few more vegan options on the menu but overall it was a pretty good experience.

Pros: Vegan options marked on menu, Lovely atmosphere and decor, Nice staff

Cons: Not 100% veg

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Pancakes! - Edit

I saw a copy of their menu online and it mentioned vegan pancakes - whoosh, right to the top of my Edinburgh eats list of places to visit. We visited in August and as it's a little away from the main Fringe venues so we got a table easily, very easily, in fact we were their only customers. We'd arrived about 12:05pm and there was a member of staff cleaning up outside. I asked if they were open and she said they would be in about 20 minutes.

Given it was going to take around 10 minutes to walk to the next closest place I had bookmarked and there would be a good chance we may not get a table, we persevered. We walked around the block, I checked online their usual opening time on a Monday (12noon apparently), had a browse through our free fringe programme, then walked back and went inside and took a table. Not really feeling like beer we stuck with water and we ordered 'Vegan USA' meals.

I was soooooo happy to taste pancakes and maple syrup - we make them occasionally at home but it's rare a restaurant offers dairy and egg free ones. The sausage was very tasty and quite fluffy inside. The scrambled tofu I felt needed some black salt (Kala Namak) to give it an eggy flavour and drown out the hint of turmeric. The potatoes were good. I left half a pancake til the end to savour and it was then I noticed they weren't very sweet and I could taste baking powder. However, when eating them with the rest of the items I hadn't noticed.

Their food and drinks menus are pretty good, but I thought £10 for a breakfast was a bit pricey. Also at that time there wasn't much atmosphere, I'd like to go back on an evening.

Pros: Pancakes

Cons: A bit expensive

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Great place to relax - Edit

I was alone for some hours before flying and wanted a place to read and have a drink and some food. This place was perfect. Super relaxing with huge booths and places to charge your phone. Had the vegan "fish and chips" which were phenomenal. From the dressing on the side salad to the cumin dusted chips everything was perfectly balanced and tasty.

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great vegan options, friendly staff - Edit

Had some courgette fries to start, followed by the faux fish and chips (deep fried aubergine and chana masala), then some vegan pancakes to finish. Everything was superb and the staff were great, I'm sure we'll be back.

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delicious food - Edit

Read about this place online and decided to give it a try today. Had 'fish' and chips vegan style and everything on the plate was perfect and delicious. the fish was made of stuffed aubergine deep fried, very nice salad, lovely seasoned chips.
extremely friendly staff Ian.
thank you
i will be back

Pros: Tasty vegan options , nice decor , friendly staff

Cons: none

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VEGAN FISH N CHIPS! - Edit

I love(d) everything about this place. The vegan fish n chips were delicious and gorgeous. I've searched the world over for vegan fish n chips, but I've only read about a place in Australia somewhere that does them. To find a place here in the UK...! I love the amount of thought and creativity that went into this dish and making it taste really good. The dish was perfectly fried - crispy and not floating in oil. The vegan pancakes were light and fluffy, the scrambled tofu done to perfection, the potatoes amazing, and the sausage made there - not something out of Tesco's freezer. I appreciated that they don't charge you extra for non-dairy mylk for your coffee. The staff were helpful and friendly.

Edit: I passed through the city today, about two weeks after posting the above review, and headed straight for this place. *Everything* we ordered was a disappointment. The vegan burger was really mushy, which wouldn't have been a huge problem had it not come in a really hard bun (bad combination!), and instead of the nice, light, fluffy pancakes from before, these were tiny, hard, and oily. It was supposed to come 'with berries' -- which turned out to be exactly 7 blueberries. Painfully overpriced. Even the almond mylk latte, which was fabulous last time, was a disappointment today. When I asked, they said the kitchen staff had been replaced -- really too bad! I really loved this place. It's still new; perhaps they'll get things together.

My fish n chips dish from the first visit was definitely 5 stars - I hope they don't ruin that!

Updated from previous review on 2016-07-23

Pros: Vegan fish n chips, Clean w.c.

Cons: New kitchen staff who seem less skilled, Tiny rock-hard oily pancakes - really overpriced, Poorly prepared/ constructed vegan burger

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