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The list http://www.list.co.uk gives lots of info on Glasgow/Edinburgh eateries and has a whole section on veggie places but make sure to check the other sections too as almost everywhere caters to us to some extent.
The Filmhouse is also great for good value veggie food.
That's rubbish, there are at least another three vegetarian restaurants I can think of.
Black Bo's in Niddrie Street is just off the Royal Mile and is good.
Do not go to The Witchery if you don't like 'posh' or silver service. It has both in abundance.
Frankensteins was brilliant, the food was really good, and the atmosphere excellent. Wouldn't advise for a posh, romantic night out, but just great for what we were looking for, somewhere my daughter could eat in comfort without being intimidated by silver service, and plenty of veggie choice for me. Got a free "Mother's Day" sparkling wine thrown in. Never did find the screaming toilet, but we did have quite a lot to eat and could hardly move. And they played old b & w Frankenstein movie later on, which was really good (they play music so you can't hear the film soundtrack, but it was a nice touch, wee bit of nostalgia!) We were set at a table on the highest level, so it was lovely to be able to look down below, and also above - amazing place. Must have cost a fortune to kit out. Seats were nice and comfy for my old bones, and much appreciated!
We also went to Fiscal's (Hunter Square), just off Royal Mile & opposite Cockburn St, for lunch. We have used this for lunch for about 2 years when in Edinburgh, if in the area. Good prices, nice menu and some good food and drink deals. (If there are two of you drinking wine, check out their bottle prices.) They do all day breakfasts, light snacks such as paninis/baguettes, basket of french fries or full meal. What I like is they have really comfy settees, which is a must after climbing up and down everywhere in the Old Town.
Also found a wonderful little Italian place, can't remember the name. We went for late breakfast, but wish I had been there to try the tomato soup which was being made, smelled divine - and could see that all food was freshly made. The panini was well worth waiting for, and great coffee. Anyway, it opens at 10 a.m., is in the arcade nearly at the top of Cockburn St, leading to the Bridges.
Will not bore you with all the shopping stuff, which I was forced into. Cost me a fortune. However, was my birthday just over a week ago, wee torag wanted to get me something - I said truffle oil, and found out we could get it in Harvey Nicholls, so would wait until we got down to Edinburgh - cheaper than P&P on internet.
Found the truffle oil, so much more to look at, did get a couple of things myself, wee torag hauling me out of the foodstore, there was too much for me to browse round, for her liking. Least we got the HN bags!
We did manage to be nearly straightfaced about their prices - wee pink tutu with black velvet bow £299, didn't even look at the prices for their yucky sixties style clothes - just reminded me of my granny's aprons! What idiots want to spend their money on that?
Thanks again to all who gave me suggestions - and will try some others next time.
Can you update us on the present and birthday cake too