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The Mussel and Steak Bar, Grassmarket, Edinburgh

The Mussel and Steak Bar

4.5
4.5
367 Reviews
£26 to £40
Scottish
The mussel and steak bar has been a firm favourite for over 17 years with worldwide visitors and Scots alike since we opened in 2005. We have been granted the most popular seafood and steakhouse by various organizations. Our restaurant has been awarded a member of the Scotch Beef Club because we have inspected and satisfied the criteria regarding the quality, provenance, handling and preparation of the scotch beef that is served.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 11:30–17:00 Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 17:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    0131 225 5028
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Area
    Old Town
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 367 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Scottish

  • Edinburgh

    Scottish

367 Reviews
  1. IainB

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would have given 5 stars, except we were kept waiting for our table several times. Was asked to come at 8.30pm, instead of 9pm. When we got there, table wasnt ready. was asked to come back at 8.45pm, (still not ready), then 9pm, still not ready. Finally seated about 9.15pm. After that, service was fantastic. The Manager provided a plate of oysters & a complimentary bottle of wine. Service was fantastic, and the entire party loved the food. Cant fault them really, as it was an extremely busy day for them. All in all, I'd highly recommend this place if you are in Edin. We'll definitely be back again. Thanks again for a great evening.

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  2. Fooood

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    While our waiter was amazing we were disappointed with the food and the ambience. It was very bright, they played loud club music, and the food was mediocre. I feel like for how much they charge it should’ve been a nicer experience.

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  3. ScotG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, lovely wee place. Had the steak with mussels, very tasty.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were greeted with a big smile. We were served with an even bigger smile, and we had lots of smiles ourselves. Cracking little place would recommend highly star****.

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  5. ClareG

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service If you go for the Sun and Turf, I promise you you don’t need any side dishes as the portions are generous!

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  6. Gordy

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, attentive staff we had a great evening would definitely return

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  7. trevorb

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service,with light humour, friendliness and good knowledge of the menu and wines. The place was packed which speaks for itself. My oysters were delicious and my fish main was perfectly cooked. Loved my husbands haggis Wellington and his mussels and steak were both tasty respectively. Thanks for a memorable evening. The only niggle was being charged £4 for bread which was removed from the table before we'd finished it, I didn't notice in time. However this would not prevent us returning nor recommding this ace restaurant.

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  8. georgec

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and excellent service. We had the linguini and the mixed seafood platter. Very large portions and extremely tasty. Also had an amazing excellent sticky toffee pudding. Service was very quick.

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  9. StephenC

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant and friendly welcome as always with fabulous service, great food and drinks. We also come to Mussell and Steak as its one of our favourites however not a cheap option.

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  10. GavinC

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service excellent food, ribs amazing steak and mussels combo the best

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  11. PaulaT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If we didn’t live the other end of the country we would visit regularly

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  12. Jocko

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Set in the historic Grass Market area this bijou restaurant has a pleasant, if noisy, ambience. The service was excellent and the food simply delicious. Oysters are a must which I followed with mussels in white wine and they were simply scrumptious! Toilets could do with being kept a little better but difficult in such a popular, busy place.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! We feel warm and welcome for our Chinese reunion dinner here

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  14. Dotti

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice experience, food was pleasant but not so amazing that I would return.

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  15. Usher

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is very nice place to have a dinner with the family.

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  16. MaiteB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really nice place ! Very good fish and wine too ! I recommend it !

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Angus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Staff were fantastic. Very helpful and explained menu.

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  18. hailo7

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked a table for my 30st birthday and were welcomed very friendly. The food is absolutely marvellous and the service is attentive, sympathetic and professional. I will definitely come back here to enjoy seafood par excellence !

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  19. Blademan

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely Cullen Skink, followed by mussels in chilli and garlic. Delicious. Generous portions and served up fairly quickly.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked this restaurant for heard great reports about the food and having tasted the seafood sharing plater it certainly didn’t disappoint

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  21. CandiceS

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant, with a great atmosphere. Unfortunately limited choice for seafood on menu for being a seafood and steak restaurant. We ordered the seafood platter to share, all I can say is this was average, expected a bit more was disappointed to be honest. Service was amazing however.

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  22. edomondo

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent quality produce coupled with a highly skilled chef provided me and my partner with an absolutely enjoyable dinner. Our second time back, and my third time in total - testament to its quality that we keep returning! We had grilled lobster, steak and mussels, and the lobster was absolutely stunning! Revelled in this experience with lovely cocktails (Free the Nipple was my favourite) and will return when we're next in Edinburgh looking for a fine meal. Thank you to the team!

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  23. AlessandroS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place, nice food and service. Fish is very fresh

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  24. ShelleyE

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and great service, will definitely be back

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  25. GeorgeK

    Berlin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    good quality of food, very good prices. I would go again.

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  26. JimM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the surf and turf, steak was cooked perfectly and there were so many mussels that I could not eat them all. The complementary 2 oysters on the half shell were a nice added bonus.

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  27. EMacK

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Will definitely visit again.

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  28. HannahK

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service. Daniel looked after us. Very helpful, good advice, tried to ensure enjoyed my steak (even tho tryin medium rate fr first time!). Deffo recommend fr food n service. Decor dated thou. Needs updating.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice evening. Service was very good and the food was very tasty too. Highly recommended

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  30. RyanJ

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful meal and great service, haggis, Cullen skink and mussels are delicious

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  31. SandraW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose the shellfish platter and, overall we loved it. As avid shellfish lovers the only disappoint was the way the crab was served, not dressed and sliced in half with its stomach contents in there! Dressed crab would have been nicer. Other than that absolutely no complaints about the food. We enjoyed the pace of service as it allowed us to enjoy all aspects of the platter without being rushed.

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  32. EddyV

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to spend time enjoying honest well prepared food. Staff always exceptional friendly and the girl running the place has a great can do attitude. Place to go !!!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit, the food was truly exceptional. The service was top notch. Great experience all around, can't wait to visit again.

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  34. ThomasP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Staff were attentive and friendly.

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  35. DawnP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    excellent service, would give 6 stars if possible - absolutely welcoming waiters for their customers!

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  36. KatieK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for the whole family. Kids meals were large, delicious, and inexpensive.

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  37. SallyH

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately a great of the fish was unavailable which made for a different dining experience. I’m not sure if this is because we dined at lunch time. I make a point of dining at mussels and steak when I come to edinburgh and have never been disappointed but I was this time. The staff were helpful and encouraged other choices.

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  38. lucyk

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was New Year’s Eve so busy, service was good the food was exceptional. We really enjoyed our visit

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  39. Alexandrazt10

    Newcastle

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Couldn’t believe the portion size of the surf & turf! You get loads! Delicious as well as plentiful. The chips were delicious too. Really loved it here, staff friendly and service was excellent. Would definitely return here, loved it. Thank you

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  40. CaseyB

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We sampled several items from the menu, and they were all excellent.

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You can order delivery directly from The Mussel and Steak Bar using the Order Online button. The Mussel and Steak Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. The Mussel and Steak Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 225 5028.

The Mussel and Steak Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 367 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today

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Google Map for The Mussel and Steak Bar

110 W Bow, Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HH

Additional information

  • Area
    Old Town
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 11:30–17:00 Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 17:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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