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“Quality food”

Mussel and Steak Bar
Ranked #131 of 2,478 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$47
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Old Town
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“Quality food”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

My wife and I were visiting Edinburgh for some of the Festival activities. Popped in for a bit of lunch and was not disappointed with the quality of the food. A 2 course lunch for £9.99 each + a bottle of house wine @ £10. We both had the goats cheese tart which was excellent. My wife followed that with the chicken and I had the Thai Coconut Seafood Curry. The curry was superb - full of mussels , squid , octopus etc. Absolutely superb and recommended. The house wine was also a half decent bottle. My 2nd time there. Looking forward to the next time. Check it out.

  • Visited August 2014
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“Tasty late lunch”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Up in Edinburgh for the Tattoo and because we were unable to book for Fringe week we decided to take a very late lunch about 4.30 p.m. Fortunately, there was room and our 3 course lunch was exceedingly good value - a real bargain. Excellent waiting staff upstairs and in all a very good experience with good food. Highly recommend.

  • Visited August 2014
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Aberdeen, Scotland
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“Try the lobster”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We ate there three times in three days! Lobster just the best. Dessert - chocolate with mint and nuts - lovely. Staff are delightful - and we ate outdoors on our first visit.

  • Visited August 2014
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic food - dietary needs catered for wonderfully!”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Staff were wonderfully accommodating and allowed me to bring my own gluten free bread so I could have the delicious Mussels in White Wine Sauce. Wine and whiskey lists - wow! brilliant selection and reasonably priced. Be prepared to queue or book ahead. This place is always busy so you will need to plan ahead. Can't understand the bad reviews....all 4 of us were delighted and had a wonderful time.

  • Visited August 2014
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edinburgh, scotland
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“Disappointed given it's reputation”
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

We must have dined here on an "off" day with regard to service. And unfortunately the waiter did tell us at the end of our meal it was his first day. All for learning on the job but get the basics right please beforehand.
Three in our party and asked for water, which arrived for only 2 of us. Asked for another glass and was offered a latte coffee glass hot out the dishwasher. Waiter surprised when we asked for a water glass the same as the others. When giving our order he was questioned the choice of one of our party and mentioned that it was a large helping and was it only for one...it was. No mistake on our part had been made. Menu stated clearly main course for one. This was quite rude and quite embarrassing for our guest who felt they were appearing to be greedy.
Asked for salad for table to share. A small side dish arrived, what I would have expected for one person. On pointing this out our waiter admitted his mistake and asked did we really want to change it - aagh
Had to ask for cutlery some pieces missing from table - again surprise that we didn't have what we needed as if it was our fault.
Ordered surf and turf - not asked how we wished steak cooked and had to remind the waiter he had not checked this with us- again surprise
Food arrived and despite let down in service we did enjoy it, although - and we should have read the menu more thoroughly the surf and turf is served in a mussel pot. This means you have quite delicious seafood in a sauce at the bottom of the pot with your steak lying on top. Not easy to eat and meant as you ate the seafood your steak started to float in the sauce. Perhaps a rethink on presentation for this. Not be rushing back.

Visited July 2014
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