- Telephone 0131 225 5979
- Food served Mon–Thu noon–3pm, 5.30–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–10pm; Sun 12.30–10pm.
- Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 5.30–7pm.
- Average price £7.50 (set lunch); £18 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £10.95
- Website www.mussel-inn.com
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This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
Mussels are the good guys of the fishies-on-dishies world, being cheap, plentiful, sustainable (and fun to eat with the pinchy shell-grabby thing). The Mussel Inn makes the most of this, with a casual wallet-and-stomach pleasing experience. Dive straight in with a kilo or half-kilo pot of the blue boys accompanied by one of seven different sauces and as much bread as you can manage. Simply done and lots of fun. That’s not to say there aren’t some serious plates coming out of the kitchen though, with a roast seafood platter featuring scallops, prawns, mussels and sea bass all beautifully cooked and cleanly presented in a pool of garlicky tomato sauce (although there’s no need for the crème fraiche). Daily changing specials change things up a bit, with light, crisp tempura prawns hitting the spot while brisk yet friendly service and affordable wine round off an enjoyable experience – you won’t necessarily want to linger, but that’s kind of not the point.
- High point: Mussels!
- Low point: The desserts are less impressive
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables
- Music on stereo: Pop
- Capacity: 52 + 32 outside in summer
- Largest group: 40
- Open since: 1998
- House wine: £14.30 per bottle
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