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The Mussel & Steak Bar

The Mussel & Steak Bar, nestled in Edinburgh’s Old Town Grassmarket, is the perfect location for a restaurant serving locally sourced market produce. 

 

Opened in 2005 by restaurateur Marshall Milne, this independent restaurant has been a firm favourite of visitors and Scots alike for over 18 years. Inspired by Marshall’s love of fresh food and Scotland, our unique eatery is popular and bustling all year round.

In our kitchen, our talented chefs are inspired to plan and create delicious dishes, making the most of our high quality ingredients. Our produce is sourced from the renowned fish merchants on the west coast of Scotland and award winning farms in the borders and central belt of Scotland.

 

Our restaurant has a warm, welcoming atmosphere with caring and dedicated staff. We cater to large celebrations and groups. In the summer months, our popular outdoor terrace seating area allows you to soak up the sunshine whilst sipping your chilled wine or beer.

 

Our wine list and drink menu is affordable and varied enough for everyone’s palate. We have worked with independent wine merchants to bring some great wines and local whiskies to your table.

110 West Bow, Grassmarket

Edinburgh EH1 2HH

0131 225 5028

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Our Products

We serve premium quality food products all fresh and locally sourced

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Oysters

We serve Pacific Oysters, farmed in Scottish sea-water lochs, with unparalleled water quality.

Oysters are well-known for their nutritional benefits. They contain many essential vitamins and minerals, which can help increase bone strength, strengthen heart muscles and boost the immune system.

We serve our oysters fresh with red wine and shallot vinaigrette, lemon and rye bread, or cooked in garlic, herbs and butter. 

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Steak

Our steaks are dry-aged for 35 days and are specially cut and prepared for our restaurant. All of our beef is grass-fed and locally sourced from the Central Belt of Scotland from Scottish farms.

Our steaks are a great source of protein, iron, vitamin B12, zinc, and other important nutrients. 

Always cooked to order, we take pride in serving our steaks to perfection. We offer rib eye, fillet and tomahawk cuts.

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Mussels

We serve Scottish rope grown mussels sourced from Shetland. They are grown on suspended ropes and feed from the natural sources of the sea. They are ecologically friendly and easy to farm sustainably.

Mussels are a nutritious and healthy food, high in protein, iron, vitamin A and B12, and also low in fat. they are also incredibly rich in Omega-3 and improves circulatory health, while maintaining good energy levels.

We serve our kilo pot of mussels au natural or in 3 different sauces: chilli & garlic; white wine, shallots and cream; and whisky, smoked bacon and cream. 

“So tasty!

“Simply sublime!"

“Mussel house!

Not my first trip here, and it won’t be my last, the kitchens and the staff didn’t disappoint, food was amazing. Thank you.”

 

OCTOBER 2019

My partner and I came for a valentine's dinner and it was simply sublime. I had the surf and turf and was astonished by the portion size, almost half a kilo of beautiful fresh mussels in a gorgeous white wine, cream and shallot sauce, two huge and delicious crevettes and a phenomenal 8oz ribeye that was cooked to perfection. My partner had a kilo of mussels and she was delighted with her meal too!

To start, we had queen scallops to share and these were beautifully presented and delicious. We were also given a complimentary oyster each which was really appreciated.

Our servers were attentive and lovely and we both thought the decor and atmosphere was spot on.

All in all, one of our favourite meals we've ever had. Thank you!

FEBRUARY 2022

If you really love mussels this is the place. In the central of the town, small, clean and tidy. Service is quick and friendly. Seafood dishes are up to the standard.”

 

NOVEMBER 2019

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