Mussel & Steak Bar are specialists in succulent steaks & superb seafood and located in the heart of Edinburgh's Grassmarket. It’s chic and stylish and a cut above the rest. This classy space is not your run-of-the-mill, surf-n-turf spot, but rather serves high quality, premium steak and seafood that will have your palate cleansed and tastebuds dancing. Open since 2005, Mussel and Steak Bar is located on West Bow in Old Town and is open for lunch and dinner as well as for drinks, so whether you’re in the mood for some cocktails with friends or a delicious meal, book a spot at this Scottish delight – there’s really no better choice.
Fresh seafood and quality cuts of meats are the stars of the show at Edinburgh restaurant, Mussel and Steak Bar. Located in Old Town, this is a beautifully-styled restaurant that fits perfectly with the fine fare on offer. Here at West Bow, seafood and meat lovers will rejoice at the menu that is washed down perfectly with a bloody mary or mac mussel – an infusion of grouse whiskey, crabbies ginger wine and a hint of orange – or a wine of your choosing from the expertly-curated list.
The food is impeccable and the team behind Mussel and Steak Bar have outdone themselves entirely. There are starters of grilled mussels with herb or teriyaki butter, oysters from the Scottish Shetlands and Scottish blue shell mussel pots with your choice of sauce (chilli, ginger, cumin and lime or Thai red curry), as well as a dazzling steak menu. All, we assure you, are cooked to perfection and matured for minimum of 38 days and served with all the trimmings, making this Edinburgh restaurant a carnivore and seafood lovers delight. We also highly recommend sampling the seafood platter, but you’ll find Mussel and Steak Bar in Old Town where booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
Don't miss surf and turf, it's amazing. Mussels are very good and tasty. Is a very lovely place where having lunch or dinner or just a drink outside watching people passing. Just the negroni needs a rework. Cheers
Great food, lovely atmosphere and really nice staff. Would highly recommend. Not normally a huge fan of mussels, but my husband that then for starters and they were gorgeous!
Excellent food and excellent service. The shared seafood platter was delicious. Would gladly go again. Dave served us well. Wait staff friendly and knowledgeable. Five stars!
Incredibly nice staff and the best mussels ever!!! We really enjoyed our evening there, meals, drinks and atmosphere. We were a party of 8 and it was great!
We were visiting from the US and this restaurant was recommended by the staff at the Apex Grassmarket Hotel. The first time we walked in, the place was jammed, so we made a reservation online, which worked great. The restaurant is very cozy and comfortable and the staff was very attentive and did not make us wait. After our seating the staff gave us a few minutes and then asked for our drink order. We found that in several restaurants we had to wait way to long for even placing our drink order............not here, it is well run and well staffed. The food was fantastic (great mussels and steaks....no kidding right) as was the deserts. To top it off the prices were very reasonable. We did eat lunch here as well. Everything was fantastic. We recommend it very highly.
The salmon starter and the salmon main were incredibly well balanced dishes - the Chef makes the food dance on your tongue and the key ingredients sing with the well-chosen additionals. Staff are friendly and the environment is understated and unassuming- perfect for relaxed night with 5-Star food. Crab linguine was great, and Mussel sauces are to die for! Desserts very good (we had sticky toffee pudding and mulled wine poached pears) but mains are definitely the star of the show. Beautiful plating. Wonderful focused selection with the whisky flights. Would highly highly recommend.
We went for the lunch menu and it was fantastic! Warm welcome at the reception and shown to our table. The waiting staff were very attentive and polite. Starter - Haggis Wellington 10/10. Main - 1/2kg mussels with chips 10/10 ( love the mussells in this place and chips are devine ) Dessert - Sticky Toffee Parfait 10/10. This place is excellent, I cannot fault it, Great food at a great price and a great location. 3 Courses and a drink for 2 people £35.
The food is absolutely divine. The steak is beautifully cooked, with hardly any fat on it. The sauces are delicious I have tried both the pepper sauce and the whiskey sauce and they are spectacular. The cheesecake for dessert I highly recommend, it is undoubtedly the best cheesecake I have ever tasted and possibly one of my favourite desserts. The service is very polite and fast, I absolutely love going here and it is so far my favourite Edinburgh restaurant.
We enjoyed a delicious meal, with attentive but not intrusive service. Just what we were looking for during our Scotland holiday. I would definitely recommend Mussel & Steak Bar and will thank the tour director who recommended it to us.
Having visited this restaurant twice before, the last 3 or 4 years ago, I have to say my group was generally disappointed with our visit. We had various starters, 3 of us opted for the queen scallops, which would best be described as miniature scallops, served on a bed of extremely salty seaweed. Of our mains, 3 of our group opted for steaks. 2 sirloins and the picanha - which was rump. The 2 sirloins were returned immediately for re-heating. The picanha which was medium was medium to rare in some parts and very rate to the point of being inedible in others. The mussels we're lovely! (oh, the sides of chips also had a distinct vanilla flavour about them....) Our initial complaint resulted in the deduction of the 10% service charge, which as we pointed out a) should have been optional anyway and b) didn't cover our satisfaction, resulted in a 12.5% discount from the food bill and no service charge was left - which was unfortunate for the staff as their service was great. Such a pity the food let them down Unfortunately due to the large number of good to great restaurants in Edinburgh, it's unlikely we shall return. In saying that, when we left around 5pm, the restaurant appeared full and I hope for the staff and owner's sake that this was just the chef having a bad day....