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MUMS Great Comfort Food

#139 of 1,829 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Old Town
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4a Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN, Scotland
+44 131 260 9806
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Claremont, California
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Partner and I split a Steak and Ale pie, tasty enough, although crust was not nearly done enough for our liking. Service was great and prices reasonable.

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Thank shellz61
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had their sausages and mash which were very tasty. The sausages all had different flavours and the potatoes were flavourful with a good texture. The other people I was with had the venison stew/pie and it was well received. The show stopper was the treacle and date pudding. It is the best seller for good reason. To top it... More 

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Thank Michaela M
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place was recommended by our tour guide, as we asked him for a students budget-friendly place for lunch. And indeed it was. The menu offers what the restaurant promises: home-like food. Nothing extravagant and therefore fair prices (for Edinburgh). We ordered Haggis and were nicely surprised! Although a little bit to peppery for my taste, I found this often... More 

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Thank SongshanSam
South Florida, Florida
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361 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yum - Mum's is a hit! Great comfort food regardless of where you come from. The queue to get in can be lengthy. Arrive early so you can get a table quickly. The menu is affordable and full of traditional fare and there is a good selection of beverages. The servings are large so be aware.

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Thank TravelBoomerang
Toronto, Canada
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For great comfort food at a decent price this is the place to go. We went twice as the first time we were too full to have dessert. Good vegetarian options. Be forewarned it gets very busy during lunchtime and it's not a large space.

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Thank MB1769
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered eggs benedict and a small bottle of still water. The eggs benedict tasted fine, but the muffin had gotten quite soggy on the bottoms because the plate sat on the waiting counter for five minutes. The waiting counter had no heat lamp, so by the time the plate arrived, my food was lukewarm. The service was decent, but... More 

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Thank Gylerose
Madrid, Spain
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a perfect place for eating gluten free and tasty food. Haggis, sausages... and excellent staff!

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Thank Irene P
Leeds, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the sausages and champ mash. It was beautiful proper comfort food and great staff however not a very big place and extremely busy so may have to wait or book and come back later but definitely worth it.

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Thank Denise S
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mums was recommended by a friend and after a night of drinking whisky, this was what was needed the next day! Staff were really friendly too :)

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Thank originaltraveller05
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely breakfast this morning at Mum's. We both ordered a classic breakfast each and had pancakes with syrup to share. The breakfast was delicious - couldn't fault it at all. The pancakes were definitely the best pancakes I've had, very fluffy. Also thoroughly enjoyed my latte. Overall lovely meal, and the staff were very pleasant and friendly.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4a Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 260 9806

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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