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Mussel Inn

#56 of 1,910 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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City Centre
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157 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 2UQ, Scotland
+44 141 572 1405
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went for the pre-theatre menu. Smoked salmon spring rolls with sweet chilli dip and the fish chowder to start. The spring rolls were the highlight of the whole dining experience; really crisp and flavorsome. The chowder was pretty sparse on the fish front and drastically under seasoned, but after lashings of additional pepper and salt it became palatable. Free... More 

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Canton of Aargau, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to this restaurant twice during our two days visit in Glasgow. All I can say is this is the best seafood place if you love shellfish. For a half kilo mussels you only pay £5.60 and got complimentary bread. Staff are friendly and speedy service, which was exactly we wanted. There is another mussel inn in Edinburgh but... More 

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United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dragged ourselves to the Mussel Inn on a rain soaked, December evening, after spending the afternoon at the Glasgow Science Centre. We got down at Glasgow Central station, pondering where to go to get our dinner, when it was absolutely pouring down. My daughter wanted to have fish and chips and the Mussel Inn, seemed to be the obvious... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit here regularly, its one of my favourite restaurants in Glasgow. Top class food and wine, and reasonably priced. We usually order a selection of starters and mussels to share; Grilled Oysters superb, Prawns, haggis bon bons, Queenies, amazing as always. Friendly and helpful staff who offer great service. Would highly recommend!

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Egremont, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chowder was of course the only choice to be made for our starters, it was served simply with bread and butter and could have been had as a main course. To be truthful it was so tasty that I think I could have eaten it as starter, main and dessert! I didn't of course but rather had the shellfish... More 

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Laguna Woods, California
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: Excellent seafood (mussels, of course), friendly service, attractive interior. Cons: Nothing worth noting. Visited first night in Glasgow as it was a short walk from our hotel. Although we had no reservations we were promptly seated and offered menus. I would note we were apparently “ahead of the crowd” as the restaurant soon filled. We ordered wine and the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I have visited this restaurant before, and this visit didn't disappoint. I had the grilled pawns followed by the Shellfish Pasta, the pasta was excellent with plenty of shellfish and a very tasty sauce. The waitresses were good but one was not very customer friendly, I would say needs a little more traing, otherwise very good

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Selsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Visited for dinner and met by very welcoming staff. I had the fish chowder for starters and we both had mussels for main which were very nice. The decor of the restaurant is very nice with artwork on the walls upstairs, wish I had gone up to have a look. My wife had sticky date pudding for afters which she... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Visited for a swift lunch and wasn't disappointed. Staff were friendly and the mussels just excellent. If you are looking for a quality light bite or something more substantial, you couldn't do much better in Glasgow.

Thank Stevie0121
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Quite simply the best meal I've ever had , Pan fried scallops on pea risotto , made even better by the wonderful staff and excellent starter of mussels in garlic , this restaurant is a must on a visit to Glasgow , will be back without doubt .

Thank Ian R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 24
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 2UQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 572 1405
The Mussel Inn is one of Glasgow’s première restaurants. Despite the name, our restaurant offers a much wider variety of food than just Scottish West Coast mussels served with our unique and delicious range of sauces. Our seafood dishes also include Creamy Seafood Chowder, Grilled King Scallops and Queen Scallops, Scottish oysters, and our amazing seafood platter (Mini Seafood Platter also available).

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?