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The Quay

3.8
3.8
102 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
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Whether your tipple is a specialist tea, artisan coffee or a delicious cocktail, Frisco Bay is the place for you!

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Indian

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00

  • Phone number

    0131 665 1066

  • Payment Options

    Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Menu

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What 102 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. CG

    CarolG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    This restaurant closed 4 months ago.! We used the Open Table website to book a table and even received a confirmation the day before we arrived at the venue to find it totally shut was very angry and have since sent Open Table a complaint email will telephone any restaurants directly in future.

  2. F

    Fred1234

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant was shut. I took clients for my 730pm booked meal and the restaurant was closing at 6pm during January. I will not be using this booking agent again. I will book direct, if that isn't possible I will take my business and my clients elsewhere as I did on Tuesday

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall it was a good experience, I always love coming to bejing banquet good food and a lot of laughs and friendly staff

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food and service were excellent. Meals were reasonably priced and servings sizes were good. Would definitely go back.

  5. S

    Satisfied

    Edinburgh

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good choice on menu although specialise in currys. Wine prices good also.

  6. A

    Auldtishymouse

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Varied menu. Lovely food served by friendly yet professional staff. This visit was with a couple of friends for lunch. This year we have attended a family wedding and a family birthday party both with over 30 guests, efficiently dealt with by the staff.

  7. JE

    JEGG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2016

    overall2food4service2ambience1

    There was no flexibility on the menu. Although the food and was good. It took too long to arrive though. Asked for chicken as a jalfrezi instead Korma and was told chef wanted a £1 more so we didn't tip as that of was pathetic over the sake of a one pound! The decor is nice but the place was over run by screaming babies and I mean screaming with no effort by parents to distract them. Not in the least relaxing. The waiter was lovely.

  8. GH

    GHibee

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2014

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Visited first time last week for a family get together. Excellent value and great choice at the buffet service to please all tastes. May not be cordon bleu but the food was very tasty. The servicevwas very good and staff were very welcoming and attentive? I would highly recommend the place and will be back soon.

  9. S

    Sparkkle

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Four of us came here for lunch on Sunday. There was a good selection of dishes from different parts of the world, a large Indian selection, a Chinese / Asian selection, lots of different pizzas, sunday roast, children's selection, some traditional British dishes, a mexican selection and lots of different salads and desserts, The food was not the usual bland dishes that are usually served in a buffet style restaurant. It was freshly cooked and well seasoned, the curries had plenty of taste and not just made out of a jar or a packet The only complaint i would make is that there were not many seafood or fish dishes. I do not eat meat or poultry, only fish and seafood so there was limited choice for me in that respect. There was one chinese dish with mussels and another with poached salmon but that was all. I filled up on vegetarian choices and there were plenty of those but it would have been nice to have a little more choice The buffet meal and a refillable soft drink came to approx £14 each. I would definitely return to eat here again

  10. J

    Jacquibabs

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2014

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Has quite a variety of dishes although the asian selection was probably the best. The service was very good and they were very attentive. It is a nice atmosphere and comfortable. Not gourmet but good value.

  11. l

    ld2014

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2014

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    This is my 2nd time going to the quay and i dont think ill be back. Food was dry and looked like it had been sitting for ages, staff were very very slow. Poor experience dont think ill be back after that visit

  12. m

    madscotjaney74

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, something to suit all tastes, great service, was a bit disappointed in the dessert options but overall great value for money

  13. L

    Lumbo

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time visit to The Quay and it will not be the last - there are many variety of foods to suit everyone's choice. Very good value for money, child friendly. I have passed my recommendations on to friends and work colleagues.

  14. MB

    MrsBlack86

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We have eaten here a few times now and absolutely love it. There is a huge variety of dishes, catering for all tastes and there's even a kids selection. The service is good and the price is very reasonable, we will be back very soon.

  15. M

    Mumzilla84

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2014

    overall1food2service2ambience2

    Booked for 8pm but they were already running the buffet down. Food was lukewarm and not being filled up. Restaurant empty by 10pm and we had to look for staff to take our payment then they helped themselves to a tip by not returning our change - which we didn't realise until after we had left. Ended up with a dreadfully upset stomach that night and the following day. I definitely will not be back there again.

  16. H

    Hungryhorace

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2014

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Quick service, order you drinks then off to the buffet, lots of choice, no complaints from a real fussy elderly lady in our party....

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2014

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    Food looked like it had been hanging around for a while All the dishes were far far too salty particularly the Indian and Chinese dishes The service was good but food not great

  18. g

    ggilfether

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2014

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We have been to the quay on many occasions as well as getting married there. food really good with lots of choice and staff very friendly.

  19. L

    Lav0908

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2014

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I love ur food esp Indian stuffs n service very much .i often recommend ur restaurant to most of my friends n we had 6-7birthday dinners at ur place.ur restaurant is the only one which provides a good blend of starters main course n desserts.i never regret for spending money at your place n ur food makes me 100%satisfied.

  20. LF

    LoveforFood

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2014

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Really good food for money. Buffet has a lot of choice

  21. A

    Alvi

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2014

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    My family like The Quay because of the range of food available. The service is really good and the food is tasty. It's informal but spotlessly clean and well organised.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2014

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    Took my son, girlfriend, husband granddaughter out for a meal. Some of the food was dry and had been there for ages.The food tasted fine but nothing special and not hot enough. The staff were friendly and helpful and the restuarant was clean and tidy. Great for kids. Somehow lacked any ambience or atmosphere. Wouldn't rush back of an evening but would pop in for lunch or an odd occassion.

  23. LG

    LeoG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Good price,very good food,free parking,spacious and staff very helpful

  24. S

    Supermech

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2014

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Always an outstanding selection of great food. Staff friendly and welcoming and always pleased to serve. Great place to dine whether with the family or for a romantic meal.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Modern decor. Freshly cooked food. Plenty of choice for lunchtime. Staff attentive. Food itself nothing fancy but tasty and lots of styles of cuisine. Great price.

  26. S

    Streetwise

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2014

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    We had heard that it was a good place to eat. We were sadly disappointed the food selection seemed minimal, and was not worth the £13.99 each that we paid!

  27. T

    Tattiesandpeas

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2014

    overall2food1service2ambience1

    Very dissapointed with world banquet at the quay. Very confusing latout. The only thing we actually enjoyed was the steak pie. There was roast lamb on offer at carvery section but noone to serve it and no utensils provided. Poor choice of food concidering the vast menu. Looked from the website like there would be a better choice. Some dishes were not labled so didnt have a clue what they were. One or two dishes were labled incorrectly. The chicken dishes were dry. For the chinese section there was no sauces barr chilli oil and soy sauce. Alot of the food had been sitting for a long time meaning it was going a bit stale. Drove from fife for my 30th specially for it and dont think we will be back again im sorry to say.

  28. t

    tillnie

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took my mum out for dinner. This was her first time at a self service resturaunt and she and I had a good meal. The food was good and she liked the fact that there was so much choice and she could have small portions of a few different things and you could take time between courses. We will be back.

  29. NW

    NickW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2014

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Visited the Quay in Musselburgh for the first time on April 6th as a late Mother's Day/double Birthday treat & it certainly was a treat. The restaurant is spacious with a good atmosphere & modern decoration & style & the food is very good indeed. Billed as a "World Buffet" the smorgasbord of tantalising dishes is a delight to behold & even better to taste, with the meats being very tender. A very good price makes this great value for money too. The only negative comments would be that the choices of European/North American fare is not as varied as the Chinese & Indian selections & some of the options could be kept hotter, those with lids were fine but it must be difficult to get the right heat from the lamps to prevent the food drying out.

  30. CO

    CORKY

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2014

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Went for mothers day me mum and my daughter who is 4, Food was nice and great variety to choose from my daughter loved the ice cream as you can top up with yummy treats, vegetables that were offered were a bit hard though and not very hot but apart from that good value ! Only wish I had more time to try other dishes : (

  31. a

    alig

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have been twice in the past few weeks, first time was with some family members but it was so good we took our daughter and her boyfriend there for something to eat too. Very good selection of dishes and all the ones I got round were very tasty.

  32. L

    Lisa

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2014

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    We went for lunch and there was nowhere near as much choice as advertised on the website. The kids food was dried out and had clearly been sitting for a long time. The onion rings were solid! The adults food was ok, not much choice at all but the food wasn't bad. A few dishes needed replenished, the chicken curry had no chicken as people had obviously taken it all but it hasn't been restocked. Desserts are really just mini brownies etc. the icrecream bar is a good touch for kids. I wouldn't go back though. There are plenty of other buffets offering a lot more for a similar price

  33. E

    Ek87

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2014

    overall2food1service3ambience2

    We went on a Tuesday night, expecting a good meal but we food the food either very dry or tasteless. We were very disappointed. There is a lot of choice but the food was in my opinion very poor. I thought it was possibly because it was a Tuesday night but it was quite busy for mid week so I feel they should really put effort into the cooking.

  34. N

    Nala

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The quay world banquet has something for everyone from the traditional to the foreign lands. It's a lovely spacious bright seating area with lovely big windows and colourful art work. The staff were courteous and polite and the experience was enjoyable. I went with my fiancé on a Friday lunch time and there was a wide selection of foods to choose from. I especially like the fact that you can fill up on children's food and get to have a go at the ice cream factory.

  35. K

    Kakier

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2014

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    The food was only warm by the time we walked past the doors and all the way to our table it was even colder. Not enough room in front of the bar when we came there was a waiter taking out drinks and a little girl who was waiting at the bar with her parents turned round as he was coming out and all the drinks fell and he turned and gave her a dirty look the table in front of the bar peoples feet got wet and they had to move I needed to wait a while with warm food to get passed while they removed the glass and wiped up the drink so when I got back to the table the food was even colder. The man who showed us our seats just pointed to the table and did not ask for a drinks order I needed to call over a waitress who was very nice but.

  36. T

    Torio

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2014

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    This place is huge! The staff were very friendly and attentive. Candles or spotlights on the tables would have improved the atmosphere and made you less aware of the size of the place. Sadly despite the huge selection, the food was disappointing. Starters, lots of samosas, spring rolls etc were actually tasty, but lukewarm, raising concerns which given the reputation of buffet-style dining you can do without. We tried various curries and stir fries, all were fine, but none as tasty as they would be from a specialist restaurant. Shame, as if the food had been better, it would be a winning concept.

  37. p

    paddy

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2014

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    Food very basic, not enough selection of different food in each cuisine.

  38. D

    Dmm99

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Love this place, something for everyone, from the fussy eaters to those that like to try new things. Always plenty choice, delicious and hot!! :)

  39. M

    Mike

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2014

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    We had a good lunch and found there was a great variety of food

  40. E

    Enjoyable

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2014

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Really enjoyed my experience at The Quay World Buffet. Having been to numerous world buffets i was looking forward to trying a new one. There was a great variety of food ethnics from Indian, Chinese, Japanese, British, Italian, Scottish etc. This is the first World Buffet i have been to that has taken into account its location in Scotland. It has a section in the buffet for Scottish dishes such as Stovies. The buffet was regularly topped up which resulted in HOT buffet food (which you don't always get) and fresh. There was also never any waiting for dishes that had ran out. I was very impressed and will certainly be back in the future

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  • Area

    Musselburgh

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Payment Options

    Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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