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Would highly recommend to anyone , will be going back again
Excellent service. very busy. food wonderful.must book or u wont get a table
Luckily we booked a table, due to its popularity it was busy but didn’t mind waiting because the food was excellent. If you are coming book a table to avoid disappointment ( but if it’s busy it must be good ).....the food is amazing and the portions aren’t shy.
Great sweet spicy pork ribs and soup! The service was quick and efficient though there were a lot of people. Luv it：）
Good food, but it took ages to arrive, and it was a bit pricy. The location is fantastic, and the chefs obviously know there stuff, but the atmosphere is a bit off. The interior reminded me of a yacht from the 80s, there was no music, and the lighting wasn't helpful. Friday night you would expect locals to be drinking and eating oysters and mussels and enjoying some good house music, but the restaurant was instead half-filled with confused looking tourists. I'm sure this place is semi-succesful as is. But how many of your customers are repeat customers? This place has so much potential. Go eat out at some popular restaurants - do your market research - and fix your atmosphere and interior. Maybe hire one more chef so things move quicker in the kitchen. And update your wine and drinks menu - it's very limited. I won't be returning (until things change).
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....