Mussel Inn

Mussel Inn
157 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 2UQ
  • Telephone 0141 572 1405
  • Food served Mon–Fri noon–2.30pm, 5–10pm; Sat noon–10pm; Sun 12.30–10pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 5–6.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £10.95
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Succulent and well seasoned fish and seafood served from an open kitchen in a smart fast food setting.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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For almost 20 years the Johansson family has nurtured the Mussel Inn to create a seafood and fish restaurant in what is best described as a sophisticated fast food setting. Oysters are freshly sourced from Scotland’s West Coast and Shetland, while the mussels are served in a range of broths including white wine, garlic, shallots and cream or roasted red pepper and basil pesto or cheese, bacon and cream, as well as uniquely inventive ones from the daily board. The excellent value lunchtime special offers mussels, frites or salad all for the price of a boring takeaway. The pre-theatre menu served from 5–6.30pm is also a steal. The à la carte starters include treats such as cheese and bacon oysters, and the mains are varied and crafted to suite contemporary tastes include Goan tiger prawn curry and crisp-skinned sea bass fillet with a chorizo and butter bean cassoulet. Portions are unusually generous and the mussels rope – grown in the seas off Scotland come steaming hot and succulent in specially designed containers. Wines are reasonably priced and selected to complement the fish and seafood.

The List's rating






Jane Allan visited Mussel Inn on 2 February 2018
  • High point: Fast service and generous comforting portions
  • Low point: Space can feel a bit corridor-like
  • Notable dish: Pots of mussels
  • Average price: £6.95 (set lunch); £23 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 30 covers
  • Provides: Halal options, Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu
  • Music on stereo: Easy listening
  • Capacity: 90
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2001
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £17.80 per bottle

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