Henderson's Vegan

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 75 reviews )
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25c Thistle St, Edinburgh, Scotland

The Henderson's business includes vegetarian restaurants, a shop and deli, and art gallery. This bistro's menu is reported all vegan, Nov 2015. Open Mon-Thu 9:00am-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 9:00am-10:00pm, Sun 9:00am-4:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Organic, Western, Beer/Wine, Catering, Scottish

75 Reviews

First Review by McVegan01

amazing food and service - Edit

Every time we come here for lunch we try something different from the menu and we are never disappointed! The food is delicious and this has become our go to in Edinburgh!

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Delicious Organic Lunch - Edit

We came here for lunch and had mushroom linguine and a platter. For dessert we sharad a chocolate mousse. Staff here is friendly and food is fresh and good. Loved gingerella lemonade. Would come back another time and recommend this place. 🖤🇮🇹

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Celebrating at Henderson's - Edit

I had lunch at this restaurant to celebrate the handing in of my PhD on February 6. The food: starter, main and dessert were absolutely stunning and really surpassed my expectations by a mile. The service was also excellent - the waitress was from Southern Spain and was very, very efficient and attentive without being overbearing. If every restaurant trained their staff so well, the world would be a happier place. I had the cured carrot bruschetta which was a world of flavour and I had to resist licking my plate! The main was a celeriac salad with quite a bit of complexity - a savoury granola which was a great idea, leaves, chestnuts and a delicious and contrasting salsa verde. I must say, I was impressed. Dessert was a gorgeous carrot cake with cashew cappuccino. One thing that's sure, just like the Terminator, I'll be back!

Pros: Food, Location - very near Prince's St, Price is very reasonable

Cons: All Edinburgh restaurants aren't run by Hendersons

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heaven - Edit

Love this place! Great atmosphere and inspiring food :)

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WOW - Edit

I loved everything about my meal. I ordered the Cured Carrot Bruschetta and Vegan Haggis. The meals were so inventive. You have to try the Bruschetta at the very least. I’m still dreaming about the food now 😊

Pros: Nice quiet restaurant, Great service, inventive food

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In LOVE!!! - Edit

Amazing vegan haggis and the best carrot cake! Also great service!

Pros: great food, great service , nice place

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großartig - Edit

Unbedingt besuchen. Lecker Essen und nette Bedienung.

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Excellent - Edit

We went to the one on Holyrood. Really varied menu with mainly vegan options and some veggie options that could be made vegan. Very friendly atmosphere and even games you could play. Also amazing selection of non-milk milks - I had a hazelnut milk hot chocolate!

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All-round wonderful! - Edit

My partner and I had a beautiful meal here - we had soup and incredible cured carrot bruschetta (very similar to smoked salmon), tofu bacon, kale and mushroom linguine and roasted butternut squash with pearl barley, then sticky toffee pudding to finish. All amazingly tasty, beautifully presented, and very friendly staff. Plant milk options of oat, cashew, hazelnut, almond and coconut. The cherry on the cake was the starter and main for £12.50 deal - great value!

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Nice vegan restaurant - Edit

Henderson's vegan is a cute little spot in Edinburgh. The menu offers a nice choice of vegan dishes. The special dish, mushroom linguine, was delicious. The same can be said for the teriyaki bowl. However, the wow factor was kinda missing I have to admit. The chocolate nut cake was outstanding though! Service was very good as well. Btw I suggest you to book cause it is quite small but super busy

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An honest review - Edit

Lovely little place, the staff are super friendly and the food is tasty however the portions are tiny and the prices are hefty. Was left so hungry after my meal plus dessert that I had to go elsewhere to get another meal.
***needs improvement but editing rating because food was tasty, just not enough of it especially for the price***





Updated from previous review on 2017-10-22

Pros: Acomodating staff, Vegan

Cons: Over priced , Tiny portions

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This established restaurant deserves it's good reputation - Edit

Lovely vegan restaurant with modern but comfortable decor. A range of innovative main dishes, and a Scottish haggis option! Delicious juices and desserts too. Not too pricey.

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Excellent - Edit

As the reviews say, a place that deserves 5 stars. Lunch & Dinner menus are the same.

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great soup e main courses - Edit

Lovely place, great food and a variety of drinks.

Pros: fare price , good localization

Cons: doesn't open at night :(

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Fantastic - Edit

Wonderful food and friendly service. We stopped in for sweets our first night in Edinburgh and enjoyed a blueberry cheesecake and chocolate nut cake. They were so good we came back for lunch the next day! We had the Haggis and Tofu Buddha Bowl as well as the Playful Platter starter. All amazing.

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THAT CREAM CHEESE DIP THOUGH! - Edit

I went to Edinburgh in July for 3 days.
I went here EVERYDAY.
For lunch the day we arrived, I had the mixed platter (Their changing the menu so I can't view it to give the proper name) It had oatcakes, sourdough bread, artichoke dip, hummus, olives (I changed them for extra hummus) and this
AMAZING, AMAZING CHEESEY DIP! Even my omni dad who wouldn't eat at a vegan place if he had a choice (It was my birthday trip so he didn't) absolutely loved it. He had second helpings.

Both my mum and dad had the risotto, it looked good but the portion size was a bit small.

For main I had the haggis with neeps (Turnips) and tatties (Potatoes), it was really good, the turnip was al dente which for me is too underdone for turnip but I was so happy to try vegan haggis because it's obviously a regional dish but vegan. I did have a slice of the chocolate cake. It was dry, I must say that, it was but the flavour was still good.

We also went there for the following two days for breakfast. First day I had the pancakes, and shared the tofu Benedict with my mum. The pancakes were fantastic and I don't like tofu, but this was GOOD tofu it was meaty and smoked so it went well with the vegan Benedict sauce. My mum had the porridge both mornings and loved it. My dad had toast (Cause he boring).

The second day I had the full scottish breakfast, though unfortunately I didn't get a tattie scone which I was really looking forward to, I was to nervous to ask. Once again, I loathe tofu most of the time, but their scrambled tofu was damn good, as was the homemade sausage. I also shared the hazelnut bread with my mum, bit dry but good. The hot drinks are quite small for the price, my mums coffee and my hot chocolate were good, and they have a good selection of plant milks, but for the size their not truly worth it unless it's an all out sort of meal.

Overall the place is super clean, the man who served us each time was polite and made conversation and we felt very welcome. The other Hendersons do have the odd vegan option, I believe at the time I went they all served the mixed platter, and some sweet treats, however I didn't get to try the other ones out in during my time in Edinburgh.

Pros: THE HEAVENLY CHEESEY DIP, Polite staff, Regional dishes made vegan

Cons: Pricey drinks

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Delicious - Edit

I couldn't decide between 4 and 5 stars ;) I loved the food (Buddha bowl was a masterpiece) and a place is really nice. The service was not the best tho. The waiters were nice guys but they didn't care too much about customers, some moments I felt invisible. But it was Sunday evening and I believe they just wanted to be at home ;) Portions could be bigger because I was still a bit hungry after the most expensive (presume the biggest) main. In general I recomend if you are not in rush and not starving.

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Hidden gem - Edit

Small but friendly restaurant. Not too busy (although we did go quite early) despite it being peak Festival season. So nice to be able to choose from everything on the menu! We shared a platter to start with bread, oatcakes, delicious hummus and cashew cheese. Then I had a tofu Buddha bowl and my partner has haggis. The tofu bowl was a slightly odd mix of hot and cold but tasted great. The haggis could have done with less haggis and more success but was still tasty.

Pros: Imaginative, totally vegan menu

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I wish the food was better - Edit

Friendly staff and chilled vibe. But, personally, I much prefer the vegan food 'round the corner at their restaurant (Henderson's restaurant - vegetarian - but not 100% vegan ). There are more vegan options here at Henderson's Vegan, but the food is a bit boring; it's the kind of vegan food you probably cook yourself at home. Having said that, I'm sure I'll be back since it's about the only 100% vegan restaurant in Edinburgh open in the evening and they have vegan wine to go with your meal.

Pros: Nice decor, Friendly and knowledgeable staff

Cons: Closes relatively early , Food is a bit boring

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Good - Edit

Nice good, portions at small....

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Nice place. - Edit

Red pepper soup was tasty and well priced. Atmosphere was nice, though a little cramped.
Would go back.

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Amazing Lunch - Edit

my second visit to this great vegan restaurant.

the lunch menu is full of reasonably priced tasty food

always gets busy so you will need to arrive early or book in advance

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great food, nice staff - Edit

Small vegan cafe with a really nice vibe and background music. I got a hot chocolate with hazelnut milk tasting like liquid Nutella, some raw Ravioli and cheesecake. Everything tasted really good. The portions arent that big so I'd recommend ordering more than one thing to fill your belly.

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Nice enough - Edit

The menu on the pictures here is sadly not used anymore. Most of the food didn't seem very exciting. Had a tasting platter with dips and that was good. Soup was alright. I've had better vegan food in Edinburgh however. Cozy atmosphere and nice staff.

Pros: Completely vegan, Nice staff, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Not my type of food

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lovely little place - Edit

Nice place and very good vegan food. Really enjoyed the desserts.
Very pleasant experience.

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Delicious - Edit

One of highlights of a holiday in Edinburgh. A lot of the tables seemed to be reserved but we got a table for two without a reservation. The food was amazing, best vegan dining experience I've had so far. The cashew cheese, hummus and fig tapanade were all great, especially the cheese (all part of the Playful Platter). I got to have haggis without the dead sheep, it was delicious with the turnip. The tofu was great too. The bathroom took away somewhat from the atmosphere, nitpicking I realise. Staff were friendly and competent, price was fair too.

Pros: Brilliant food

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Henderson's - Edit

I got the smoked tofu with hollandaise sauce and it was A . It's a little pricey but it's worth it, definitely visit here if you're in Edinburgh!

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