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Feel-Good Food, Feel-Good Actions at Vesta Bar & Kitchen

As well as our chain of social enterprise sandwich shops, we also own a restaurant in the west end of Edinburgh, Vesta Bar & Kitchen. Unlike other restaurants in the Scottish capital, a visit to Vesta is more than just a great meal, it’s a restaurant with a difference.  We open exclusively every Monday afternoon to serve a two-course meal to people in a situation of homelessness and food poverty.  Our customers can choose to ‘Pay Forward’ the cost of a coffee, lunch or dinner to help provide meals to people most in need.

Paying it Forward

It’s simple and easy to do, cards are placed on the tables for customers to choose an option to be added to their bill. It’s at the customer’s discretion and all contributions received help provide free food throughout the year to people experiencing homelessness.

The Ethos of Vesta

It’s all about simple, delicious dishes with big flavours, that not only taste good but leave you feeling good too.

It’s namesake, Vesta, the goddess of hearth, home and family, takes its name to build a menu inspired from around the world, using ingredients sourced as close to home as possible. The menu is bursting with beautiful, healthy, hearty dishes including a great variety of vegan and vegetarian plates too. Something for every taste and everyone.

Vesta is wholly owned by the Social Bite charity and is supported by an impressive list of leading figures in the Scottish restaurant scene, with Social Bite board members including Michelin-starred chef Martin Wishart, David Wither and Simon Littlejohn.

Vesta can be found at 7 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4PA

Take a look at the video below of the newly re-launched Vesta. We hope to see you soon!

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