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Mussel Inn

#54 of 1,916 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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
Closed now
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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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Shanghai, China
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138 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Started off badly but quickly recovered itself. Our fish chowder arrived cold. It was obvious before it was even put in front of us. The bowl was cold and to be honest the server should have realised this. When we complained it was delay with quickly. Apparently soup kettle was not working and they hadn't realised it. Soup was taken... More 

Thank flemingmuir
Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been here for lunch a few times and love it the Chowder is lovely then we had a sweet some wine and finished with coffee and it didn't burst the bank just a nice place for lunch.

Thank Marshallmack
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice food but was very expensive considering the amount you got. Wasn't very impressed that it wasn't possible to receipt a seventh of the bill each, not looking forward to claiming these expenses back.

Thank Fred S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an early dinner booking on a Friday evening prior to a Celtic Connections concert. From the outside the restaurant looks a bit clinical due to minimal decor. The tables looked a bit like something you would see in a school cafeteria but I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable the seating was and, as we were seated near... More 

Thank Chris63Glasgow
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It looks unimposing from the outside, but inside it is fantastic. A menu full of mussels in various guises, sauces and with great side plates. The mussels were the best I have ever tasted, cooked just right, not chewy but soft and tender. There is nothing more to say - if you love mussels you MUST eat here. No Choice.

Thank Gordon S
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank HanBeeSee
Canton of Aargau, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

Thank franzwilk
United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 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 3 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!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Egremont, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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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$9 - US$25
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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?