Mums Great Comfort Food

Mums Great Comfort Food
4a Forrest Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2QN
  • Telephone 0131 260 9806
  • Food served Mon–Sat 9am–10pm; Sun 10am–10pm.
  • Average price £15 (lunch); £15 (evening meal)
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Comfort food by name and by nature; Mums offers starch, carbs and good, old-fashioned nostalgia.

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If you think comfort food is just about stodge and carbs, you’ve got it so wrong. Mums covers all the senses: the music is family car journey (Status Quo, Aerosmith, The Cure), the décor steals from the 70s, all geocentric wallpaper and kitsch light fittings. The staff are big-sister and cool-uncle chirpy, encouraging but not forcing indulgence. When it comes down to it, bangers and mash is the go-to. The spinach, leek and cheddar sausages come nestled on an island of mashed potato, one of 16 choices Mums offers – turns out the sparky garlic mushroom option is a smart choice. For dessert, the caramelised banana split melts into a mush of cream, sprinkles and sauce, screaming ‘childhood’, while the treacle and date pudding is a sticky, solid mass of munch. Mums Great Comfort Food doesn’t claim to be fine dining, but with the sensorial memories it invokes, you won’t care.

  • High point: The staff have got 'service with a smile' down pat
  • Low point: Could be a little less microwave-y
  • Notable dish: Sausage and mash
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Nostalgic / indie
  • Capacity: 48
  • Largest group: 48
  • Open since: 2010
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £14.50 per bottle